The benefits of intra-regional trade are well documented, yet Africa remains the least integrated continent in the world. Integration would allow for the creation of larger markets to enable players to take advantage of economies of scale, as well as increased competitiveness, specialisation and innovation.
The African Union’s Agenda 2063 sets as one of its goals the doubling of intra-African trade by 2022. Read:
Scramble for African Real Estate to Reach Fever Pitch in 2018
Demand for investment in African real estate is expected to reach a fever pitch in 2018, and beyond, as the continent’s markets turn to growth after years of trying trading conditions.
Kenya and Mozambique are also predicted to grow substantially with the former completing its election cycle and the latter’s debt issues being resolved by the proactive leadership of its new president and the much-anticipated LNG Gas project now back online. Read:
Top 5 Business Risks for West Africa in 2018
Politics, regulations, and even terrorism are included among Control Risks’ countdown of the region’s most pressing economic challenges moving into 2018
Terrorism and militancy
New sectors, new risks
Ongoing operational risks
Egypt: the Investment Gateway to Africa
Egypt is ripe to play a significant role in leveraging synergies and harnessing efforts towards holistic continental economic integration.
This is a fact of geography and history. In recent history, the economic synergies between Egypt and Africa have been envisioned as early as the 1960s and found institutional expression with the establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1964 where Egypt played an instrumental role. The OAU aim was to advance opportunities for economic development of the continent through coordination and integration of the economies of individual states. Read: