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Mapping Africa’s Growing Tech Hubs

AFRICANGLOBE - One of the benefits of working in the tech industry is that you can be pretty flexible when deciding where to choose an office. An Internet connection, a computer, a cup of coffee, and creative thinking are basically all you need.

What Exactly Does Sub-Saharan Africa Mean?

AFRICANGLOBE - It appears increasingly fashionable in the West for a number of broadcasters, websites, news agencies, newspapers and magazines, the United Nations/allied agencies and some governments, writers and academics to use the term ‘sub-Saharan Africa’ to refer to all of Africa except the five predominantly Arab states of north Africa.

Africa’s Economic Outlook

The International Monetary Fund's most recent forecast for sub-Saharan Africa anticipates average growth of 5.5 percent in 2012. These projections are in line with the expectations of This Is Africa's sentiment survey. Only two respondents anticipated growth of under 5 percent, with most predicting levels of 5.5-6 percent.

Where to Invest in Africa’s Media Industry

The media and entertainment industries are registering above average growth in many African countries and are expected to grow at 5% GDP per capita up until 2015. Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa offer the greatest opportunities for content producers and distribution platforms for film, television, digital media, mobile and other forms of entertainment. The industry signifies a confluence of creativity and commerce. This creativity has the potential to sustain it when combined with entrepreneurship and professional management.

Africa Is Emerging As the Place to Invest

Sub-Saharan Africa -- "Africa," for short -- is about to emerge. Some of the reasons for optimism are fairly obvious. But most are not. This article is about what has happened so far, and why. Its sequel in two weeks will discuss the drivers that will take the continent to the next level.

Rwanda's Investment Strategy Paying Off

Recently Rwanda has embarked on an ambitious drive to promote business and attract investors. Rwanda Development Board (RDB), has spearheaded a number of reforms that have made Rwanda an ideal investment destination.

Sub-Saharan Africa Shows Robust Growth

The international ratings agency, Fitch Ratings, said that Africa's resilience to the global economic crisis was largely due to domestic factors such as a strong pre-crisis growth, economic liberalisation and strengthening of public investment.

Africa's New Middle Class Lures Investment

During the past 10 years, six of the world's fastest-growing economies have been in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the Economist magazine. Over the next five years, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia may grow at an average of 7.2 percent annually, the Economist says.

African Researchers to Link Via High-Speed Intranet

A plan to link up African researchers via a high-speed computer intranet finally has substantial backing, following a cash commitment from the European Union (EU). The EU has put forward 14.75 million (around US$21 million) to help build the high-capacity regional intranet, for academic and research institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.