Which country is the next up-coming growth star in Africa?
Chris NdunguDigital Marketing Strategist www.vizzibo.wordpress.com
Based on how multinational companies, I would say South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. It is noticeable that these international companies are locating their headquarters in Kenya for East & Central Africa and a different office in S.Africa for the Southern region.

Kenya has lately become favorable for its recent innovations especially in ICT areas. Mobile money transfer is an excellent case study as well as emerging mobile application market leading to emergence of talent incubation centers like iHub.

The region has attracted top companies like Cisco, IBM and Microsoft. The richest personalities in the world have also been mentioned to be investing in Kenya's real estate industry and they are believed to be reaping millions of dollars. East African economy has been attractive due of its resilience to the current global economic turmoil.
Nov 10, 2011

S PrakashHead - Global Alliances & Partnerships QAI Global Institute
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South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, etc.
Nov 08, 2011

vladimir marjanovicmember of managing board jp srbijasume
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my experience is substantial and in Africa consultancy would be solution for me
Nov 08, 2011

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Considering the population and buying power of Nigerians, in my opinion it is the place. I know other parts of Africa have great potentials too
Nov 08, 2011

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Ghana is the next African Country to emerge as an African Star indeed. It has the potential and the right socio-political and economic environment for this achievement.
Dec 17, 2011
I agree - Lisette Zounon 7 years

Osmond Lange ArchitectsConstruction
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I would say that South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Angola are set for some expansion.
As a firm of architects, we generally are the first to feel the rise and dips in the economies and so far inklings of renewal in the above countries along with Malawi seem to be on the radar.
Jan 04, 2012

Xi\'an Tech-Pack Co.,LtdManufacturing & Processing
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It is a interesting question and is hard to answer. However, according to all the feedback above, South Africa has huge market value. We are the company engaging in multi-technology field for 30 years in China. And I plan to find a partner/Distributor in Africa.
Mar 09, 2012

South Focus EntreprisesConstruction
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About Gabon

Population: 1.5 million
Capital: Libreville
Area: 267,667 sq km (103,347 sq miles)
Major languages: French, Bantu-group languages
Main exports: Crude oil, timber, manganese, uranium
GNI per capita: US $7,740 (World Bank, 2010)
International dialing code: +241
Visa: All visitors (other than those from South Africa) are required to obtain a visa
Currency: CFA Franc (XAF). Euros, Dollars, and Visa credit cards are widely accepted
Local Time: Gabon time is one hour ahead of GMT (GMT+1)

Strategically nestled on the Gulf of Guinea, Gabon has positioned itself as a stable and resource abundant nation that is ripe for investment. With an economy that is expected to grow by 5.6% in 2012, Gabon has joined with its African neighbors in creating one of the fastest growing regions in the world. The nation's "Emerging Gabon" initiative is seeking to further this growth through the attraction of sustainable and diversified investments, all while responsibly and transparently managing its remarkable natural resources. The nation prides itself on providing Greenfield investment opportunities and is promoting policies and best practices that create an environment where private enterprise can thrive.

The nation is at the vanguard of environmental sustainability and has introduced safeguards to ensure that economic growth does not come at the expense of its natural endowments. Lush forests, elegant coastlines, humid savannas, and tremendous biodiversity are all part of the Gabonese identity and the government has used various strategies to ensure their preservation. The nation has 13 protected national parks, many of which are home to elephants, hippos and gorillas. Promotion of tourism is a cornerstone of the government's growth strategy and it hopes to attract 100,000 tourists annually by 2020.

By emphasizing diversified business development and strong stewardship of natural resources, Gabon hopes to decrease its dependence on oil exportation as its primary economic driver. Its efforts to improve infrastructure and increase access to basic services has met with success, and will be key in meeting the government's goal of increasing domestic food production (it currently imports 85% of its food). Gabon has also been recognized for its successes on the environmental front, and the country was ranked 12th in the world, and first in Africa, in Yale University's 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index.

Libreville is the ocean side, French influenced Gabonese capital. With its pleasant city center and excellent restaurants it is known for its friendly people, palm-lined streets, and unique architecture. The seafront is popular with locals and many gather there to relax and enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Ali Bongo Ondimba entered Gabonese politics in 1981. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1989 to 1991, before serving in the National Assembly. From 1999 to 2009, he was Minister of Defense, and in July 2009, he was selected as the official candidate for the Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) for the presidential election that was called after the death of the head of state. Elected President of the Republic of Gabon on August 30, 2009, his official inauguration was on October 16, 2009.

"Emerging Gabon"
The government's agenda to increase investment in Gabon consists of three pillars: le Gabon Vert (Green Gabon); le Gabon Industriel (Industrial Gabon); and le Gabon des Services (Service-oriented Gabon).
Green - Lead the green revolution by promoting biodiversity and ecotourism, while also reducing the nation's carbon footprint.
Industrial -Create clean energy through the strategic extraction of raw materials (manganese, iron, gas, and wood.)
Service - Stimulate economic development in the fields of health, media, information technology, as well as, support institutions of higher education and research within Gabon.
More information and a letter from Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba can be found at: http://gabonun.org/sample7/emerging-welcome.html
Meet the Surfing Hippos + Other Activities

At the Loango National Park the hippos are known to venture into the water for a swim. The park is also home to elephants, buffalos, hippos, wild hogs, gorillas and leopards.
A National Geographic article on the park can be found at:http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0408/feature6/assignment1.html
Mar 17, 2012
The Forum will take place the June 8-10, 2012 in Libreville, Gabon. - South Focus Entreprises 8 years

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Defenitly Mozambique! High growth rate and yearly raise in foreign investment.
Oct 25, 2011
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