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In the News... The Africa Beats

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Laura Davis
| February 20, 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
Africa Mentor - More signs are continuing to point to Africa's growing investment climate. Commentators are noting several trends: the growing middle class has more disposable income than the last generation, there is increased investment from the 30 million African diaspora who have migrated from Africa, and there are a significant number of technology incubators popping up all over Africa.
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Impact Investing
Forbes - The University of Utah recently announced the opening of an impact investing center, created with a gift from technology entrepreneur James Lee Sorenson. The center's goals involve allowing students to gain real-world experience with investing and to study impact investing. Unlike other universities that have a focus on social entrepreneurship, the Center will focus on hands-on investing.
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SMEs in Africa
BusinessTech - Microsoft recently unveiled its 4Afrika Initiative, through which it aims to engage in Africa’s economic development to improve its global competitiveness. The initiative's goals involve making smart devices available to millions of Africa's youth by 2016, helping bring small and medium-sized businesses online, and boosting job skills for Africa's workforce and recent graduates.
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