News : Investment

Namibia: Offshore Investing, a Valuable Tool for All

[Namibia Economist] The offshore investment process is often seen as unwieldy and complicated, but this assumption is far from true. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Addressing Investor Concerns On Zim

[Zimbabwe Independent] The sharp decline in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows from US$717 million in 2018 to US$259 million in 2019 highlights the country's persistent challenges in attracting long-term investment despite the abundance of opportunities in the local market. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: The Best Way to Attract Investors - Good, Honest, Accountable Governance

[Observer] Many politicians, whether in or out of office, are fond of blaming the media for "scaring away investors" by the media's criticisms of the powers that be -- or were. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Ugandans in UK Meet Prince Charles Over Business Promotion

[Monitor] Prince Charles of Wales has commended Ugandans in the United Kingdom (UK) for their efforts to promote business between Uganda and the UK. (AllAfrica)

Africa: We Must Invest Differently to Support Women and Girls

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Many of the structural issues at the root of gender inequality are locked in and magnified by our current financial system (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: AT Calls for Investment to Revive Athletics

[Daily News] ATHLETICS Tanzania (AT) has called on sports stakeholders in the country to support athletes and clubs by investing in the sport so that the country produces more world class runners. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Investors Explore Investment Opportunities in DRC

[Daily News] A STRONG trade-cum-investment TPSF-led delegation is set to leave on Friday for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to explore trade and investment opportunities in a three-day tour which ends on March 8, 2020, Tanzania Private Sector Foundation Chairperson, Ms Angelina Ngalula, announced in Dar es Salaam yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: 'Stop Tearing Liberia Apart - It Scares Investors'

[Observer] -Fmr. President Sirleaf calls critics "bold-faced liars", admonishes journalists to be truthful (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Take Advantage of Investment Opportunities in Ghana - Malta Business Delegation Urged

[Ghanaian Times] Investors and the business community in Malta have been urged to take advantage of the numerous investments opportunities in the Ghana to diversify their investment portfolios. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: UAE's Sheikh Mohammed Visits Rwanda

[New Times] H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai recently visited Rwanda. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: France Lists Areas of Investment Interest in Tanzania

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Solar energy, climate and sustainable cities development are three areas of investment that France is more interested in Tanzania, the country's ambassador said yesterday, three months into the African France Summit scheduled for June this year. (AllAfrica)

Africa: First UK-Africa Investment Summit Signals Post-Brexit Plans for Continent

[Africa Renewal] The British government promoted the first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit held in London in January 2020 as an opportunity to "showcase and promote the breadth and quality of investment opportunities across Africa." (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Tulu Kapi Welcomes Local Private Shareholder

[Addis Fortune] The local company is going to avail one billion Birr worth of shares (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: How Govt Plans to Spur Collective Investment Schemes

[New Times] The Government plans to adjust policies to foster collective investment schemes, especially in high value-added industries and service sectors. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: SEC Harps On Need to Patronise Collective Investment Schemes

[This Day] The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will intensify efforts in making collective investment scheme (CIS) the entry point into the nation's capital for retail investors. (AllAfrica)

Africa: African Leaders Cautioned Against Resource-Backed Loans

[Public Agenda] Resource-backed loans have contributed to crippling debt levels in Africa and are shrouded in secrecy, according to a new report. These loans to governments, collateralized with oil or minerals, have been hidden from scrutiny for far too long and that must change, say the report's authors. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Investment Forum in Sudan

[SNA] Khartoum -The National Investment Authority organizes in cooperation with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) - Bahrain Investment and Technology Promotion Office and the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development the Investment Forum in Sudan on March 3-4 in Khartoum. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: National Investment Authority Develops Plans to Attract Investors

[SNA] Khartoum -The Secretary General of the National Investment Authority (NIA) Hanan Musnad has revealed NIA plans and programs to amend the investment law to give more positive advantages to investors to encourage investment. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria's CNG Investment Deficit Dips As Inappropriate Pricing Sets in

[Vanguard] There are indications that Nigeria's compressed natural gas, CNG, deficit may not abate in the near future as inappropriate pricing, poor state of infrastructure and non-existence of a regulating agency are yet to be settled. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: N-Power - Over 400,000 Youth Enrolled in Social Investment Programmes - Minister

[Premium Times] The Nigerian government says 473,137 Nigerian youth have been enrolled into its National Social Investment Programme. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Leave No Man Behind - Skillup Africa Seeks to Bridge the Local Digital Divide

[Vanguard] On Valentine's Day my team at Futuresoft and I launched Skillup Africa our Corporate Social Investment Initiative focused on positioning Nigeria for the 4th Industrial Revolution and ensuring that we have a future work-ready youth population. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Investment in Young People a Priority - Minister

[The Herald] Zimbabwe yesterday joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Children's Day of Broadcasting, a global event celebrated annually on March 1. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Moody's Rating Decision in March... Is Much Ado About Nothing

[Daily Maverick] It has been difficult to ignore the post-Budget 2020 pundits who have been preoccupied with whether Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will avert a possible rating downgrade by Moody's in March. This is the wrong question -- the right question is: what will happen if there is a rating downgrade? (AllAfrica)

Africa: 2020 Retrospective Vision - the Next Decade Will Need to Bring More Than Just Echoes of 'Africa Rising'

[Daily Maverick] Ten years ago, the hype around Africa's economic potential was high. A decade later, the continent's performance can largely be described as 'one step forward, two steps back'. This is most evident in a decade of democratic backsliding and technological bottlenecks which threaten to leave Africa behind as the Fourth Industrial Revolution gains momentum. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Kagame Welcomes Investors Into Rwanda's High-End Tourism

[New Times] President Paul Kagame has invited investors into the high-end tourism, promising that their ventures will be handled and treated with an aim to ensure that it benefits both the country and the shareholders. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: National Railways Investor Takes Money to South Africa

[Zimbabwe Independent] In the wake of the termination of the US$400 million National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) recapitalisation deal, the Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG) and related companies are shifting their investment priorities from Zimbabwe into the region, and are rolling out infrastructure projects totalling US$350 million in neighbouring South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 'Zim Is Open for Business' Mantra Now Rings Hollow

[Zimbabwe Independent] Zimbabwe's failure to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2019, with investment plummeting by more than 50%, demonstrates that President Emmerson Mnangagwa's "Zimbabwe is open for business" mantra is a dismal flop. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Analysts Dismiss VAT's Impact On Stock Investment, Seek Reverse Incentive

[Vanguard] Executives at the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, and the PriceWaterhouseCoopers, PwC, have said that reinstatement of Value Added Tax (VAT) charges on stock market and the subsequent increase to 7.5 percent is unlikely to undermine investment in the capital market. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Netflix to Increase Investment in Nigerian Movies

[This Day] Netflix has announced that it would increase its investment in Nigeria's creative industry with the production of "Akin Omotoso Project," which is its first African original scripted series from Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Gambia Needs Investment - Commonwealth Analyst

[The Point] A senior analyst of the Commonwealth secretariat, Kevon Wilson has said that The Gambia needs strong investment to help it secure its development objectives. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: Angola Opens Investment Forum in Shanghai

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Trade minister, Joffre Van-Dunem, inaugurated last Thursday in Shangai, China, an open debate space about investment in Angola, named "Fórum Invest-Angola", inserted in the second edition of the China International Import and Export (CIIE) trade fair. (AllAfrica)