AFRICA - THE NEXT GROWTH MARKET

Africa is currently home to five of the fastest growing economies in the world. According to a global study, the continent's economy is forecast to grow to $2.6 trillion in 2020 from $1.6 trillion in 2008, fuelled by booms in mining, agriculture and development of ports, roads and other infrastructure. This rapid economic growth is what is creating substantial new business opportunities in the region.

Over the past decade, Africa's real GDP grew by 4.7% a year, on average—twice the pace of its growth in the 1980s and 1990s. This growth was observed across all nations and sectors. By 2009, Africa's collective GDP of $1.6 trillion was roughly equal to Brazil's or Russia's, making the continent among the fastest-expanding economic regions in the world today.

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Expogroup Worldwide announces another edition of MEDEXPO AFRICA

After an overwhelming response in 2016, Expogroup Worldwide announces another edition of MEDEXPO AFRICA, the leading healthcare trade fair in Africa. Taking place from 2 - 4 June, 2017 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya and 22 - 24 August at the Mlimani Conference Centre (MCC), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the event brings together more than 5000 healthcare professionals with 400 of the world’s leading healthcare suppliers, manufacturers and service providers, all under one roof, to find the latest industry innovations, network and do business.

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Nairobi County to unveil project in response to housing crisis

Nairobi residents are set to benefit from a housing project to be rolled out by the county government to ease the city’s housing problems.

Speaking during Mashujaa Day celebrations marked at the Starehe Grounds, Nairobi County Secretary Robert Ayisi said the county will build 100,000 housing units starting November to accommodate approximately 650,000 residents.

Dr Ayisi said the project will cost Sh 3billion.

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FOODAGRO AFRICA 2017

The future of food, hospitality and agriculture in Africa will be a key theme throughout the 2017 installment of FOODAGRO AFRICA, which will run from 2 – 4 June, 2017 in Kenya, 10 – 12 August 2017 in Tanzania and 12 – 14 May 2017 in Ethiopia. More than 200 + exhibitors will showcase their latest innovations to thousands of buyers and decision makers, all looking to place orders on the industry’s newest products. Visitors will also be able to hear from experts who will offer business support, advice and debate during the three-day events.

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