Africa Focus – July 2014

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Adams & Adams Africa Focus – our quarterly publication that is produced exclusively for and tailored to the specific interests of you, our valued clients. In this edition, we shift our attention to Africa’s telecommunication section and another ‘hot topic’ – technoinnovation!

We begin as usual, with updates on key economic, political and industry-specific developments across the African continent. A few highlights from the past quarter include China’s Central Bank and AfDB signing a US$ 2 billion financing deal for the ‘African Common Growth Fund’, el-Sisi’s landslide victory in Egypt’s May presidential elections, Nigeria’s GDP rebasing and Vodacom’s US$ 660 million purchase of Neotel.

The featured article, authored by Consultancy Africa Intelligence (CAI) senior analyst, Conway Waddington, provides an overview of the involvement of private actors in enhancing and driving technological innovation in Africa. The article concludes that private investors in particular stand to benefit from engagement with African technological growth initiatives, through both direct returns and ancillary dividends offered by improving the market environment.

A new feature in this edition is the Sector in Focus, with our eyes this month on the telecommunications sector. The article explores Africa’s evolution in the information age, offering our readers a snapshot of one of the continent’s most exciting sectors.

This edition also includes our staple features, in the form of the Adams & Adams Africa Insights and event picks for the upcoming quarter.

Download Africa Focus July 2014

  • Featured Article
    Private support for innovation hubs to combat the technology gap in Africa
  • Sector in Focus
    Telecommunications: Africa and its evolution in the information age