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Jenni Chamberlain Named to Africa AM Power 50

Jenni Chamberlain named to the Africa AM Power 50 for second consecutive year...

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Value Driven Approach

Returns may best be realised through a longterm, value-driven approach

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Expert in the Field

There is no substitute for experience in sub-Saharan Africa...

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African Development: Making Sense of the Issues and Actors

Recent development successes experienced in Africa...

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Core Themes

Demographics

Long-term growth propsects supported by Africa's favourable demographic profile

  • Africa's total population will rise to 2 billion by 2050 where 1 in 5 of the world's inhabitants will be of African descent
  • Africa's working-age population will rise to 1.1 billion by 2040 making it the largest labour force in the world
  • Africa's working-age population has a median age of less than 20 years making it the youngest labour force in the world
  • African households with discretionary income are expected to rise by more than 50% to 128 million by 2020
  • African consumer spending is expected to rise by nearly 40% to $1.4 trillion by 2020  

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