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Friday, 09 November 2018 16:39

Africa Investment Forum: African development changes course from aid to investment Featured

Africa Investment Forum: African development changes course from aid to investment Image: Flickr, Paul Saad

African presidents were saluted for embracing the continent’s economic growth project, with organisers of the inaugural Africa Investment Forum saying this would go a long way in attracting tangible investment. The current crop of African leaders was described as being the chief executive officers of their countries by African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina, who was speaking at the forum in Johannesburg on 7 November. “African leaders are doing business differently. We are seeing our leaders as CEOs of their own corporations, if you will,” he said.

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