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In the News... The Africa Beats

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Laura Davis
| January 30, 2013

Welcome to RENEW's In the News…The Africa Beats. The following post includes highlights on topics such as Investing in Africa, Impact Investing and more:

Invest in Africa
Voice of America - At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, South African President Jacob Zuma and other African leaders discussed what is currently being done to make Africa more attractive to foreign investors. The panel, titled 'De-risking Africa' discussed perceptions that foreign investors have regarding investment in Africa and how to address and change those perceptions.
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Sports Pro - The Africa Cup of Nations, Africa's leading football tournament, kicked off last week in South Africa. One of the shirt sponsors, Invest in Africa, works to promote Africa as a credible business destination and is using the Africa Cup of Nations as a way to promote and celebrate the continent's potential. Invest in Africa sees the football tournament as a great way to showcase some of the world's fastest growing markets, as evidenced by 6.6 billion cumulative television viewers who tuned in for the competition last year.
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Impact Investing
Huffington Post - A look at some lessons that impact investors can learn from the struggles and successes of microfinance in the last 30 years, including how impact and returns are measured.
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