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Africa Business News

In Business, Foreign Affairs on September 25, 2009 at 9:44 am

 

Economist.com

Sub-Saharan Africa is tending

Sub-Saharan Africa is tending to fall behind other regions in terms of competitiveness. Human capital deficiencies—whether in terms of education or health—infrastructure and high crime levels tend to be deterrents as far as investors are concerned.

Sub-Saharan economies have become more competitive in the past year, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Global Competitiveness Report, published on September 8th. Adjusted for the fact that there is one less country ranked in the 2009/2010 report, 13 of the 26 Sub-Saharan economies rated have improved their standing, while three are unchanged from last year and ten have slipped back. The greatest improvement by far is registered by Uganda, up 20 places at 108th (out of 133 overall), while Lesotho jumps 16 places and Tanzania 13. The worst African performers over the past 12 months have been Mali, down 13 places, Ghana (-12) and Botswana (-10).

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Advice on Doing Business in Africa

Later this month, hundreds of U.S.-based small-business owners will meet potential partners and suppliers from Africa’s 53 countries at an international summit held in Washington, D.C. The 7th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit will include a business matchmaking program aimed specifically at small and mid-sized companies on both continents, says Stephen Hayes, president and CEO of the trade group The Corporate Council on Africa, which is organizing the event. With democracy and vibrant free enterprise becoming common in many African nations, Hayes says, the continent is a promising emerging market that U.S. companies ignore at their peril. He spoke to Smart Answers columnist Karen E. Klein.

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WORLD Magazine - Today's News | Christian Views Africa Rising: Rwanda wins most improved award in world business report.

Lost in the shadows of one black head of state at the UN General Assembly was another, Rwandan president Paul Kagame. Outside UN meetings Kagame received little world attention for a feat reported at the same time world leaders convened in New York: Rwanda has done the most to make itself a business-friendly environment, vaulting from 143rd place to 67th in the World Bank’s annual “Doing Business” report.

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 to fall behind other regions in terms of competitiveness. Human capital deficiencies—whether in terms of education or health—infrastructure and high crime levels tend to be deterrents as far as investors are concerned.

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