Africa huge investment opportunities

The hot money from London's dynamic financial district is going on Africa and investors are climbing abord to share in the meteroic rise of this vast continent

President Obama said sub-Saharan Africa is poised to be the world’s next greatest economic success story, with exports to Africa topping US$21 billion a year. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to six of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world, and enormous opportunities exist for companies to not only do well – but to do good.

For a long time, Africa has been at the center of negative publicity, partly promoted by foreign biased media reports and pessimists, unnerving potential investors and hindering its development. But that seems to be in the past, as European, US and Chinese investors look to Africa for lucrative investment opportunities. China, in particular, has become economically involved with every country on the continent.

Investors without African exposure will eventually start to feel thet have already missed the ground-floor opportunities on the continent. According to projections from the World Bank, nine of the 15 countries in the world with the highest rate of five-year economic growth forecast are in Africa, and with governments across Africa working to improve the business climate, there has never been a better time to invest.