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Djibouti sets up sovereign wealth fund, targets $1.5 bln in 10 years

NAIROBI, June 25 (Reuters) – Djibouti is setting up a sovereign wealth fund for domestic and regional investment, aiming to fund it to the tune of $1.5 billion over the next decade, the government said on Thursday. Wealthy nations traditionally use sovereign wealth funds to invest surplus billions overseas to prevent inflation at home, diversify…

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AUDA-NEPAD confirms Hubert Danso as Chairperson of the Continental Business Network Council

Institutional Investment Leader, Hubert Danso, internationally-renowned infrastructure Investment Advocate, was today formally appointed as the Chairperson of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) Continental Business Network Council (CBN). Mr Danso who held the position as CBN interim Chairperson since September 2019, is also the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Africa investor (Ai) Group and serves…

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Hubert Danso, Africa investor CEO appointed to UN Steering Committee on SDG Investments

Africa investor (Ai) today confirmed Hubert Danso, its CEO and Chairman and the Chairman of the African Union Development Agency Continental Business Network (CBN),  has been appointed to the UNDP high-level Project Steering Committee, that will be advising on the development of the South Africa Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Investor Map. The UNDP South Africa…

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African institutional investors to partner ECA’s to support the African Continental Free Trade Area respond to COVID-19

Africa investor (Ai) today convened the 4th African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders Forum COVID-19 Roundtable, an exclusive Forum of the continent’s most influential Chairmen, CEO’s and CIO’s of African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Funds, to discuss the role and response of African institutional investors in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic across Africa.…

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Private Creditors Form Group to Negotiate Africa Debt Relief

By Alonso Soto May 15, 2020, 2:34 PM GMT+2 Updated on May 15, 2020, 6:16 PM GMT+2 Private creditors representing more than $9 trillion of assets under management formed a group to negotiate debt relief for African nations, warning of the risks of a blanket approach to the process. The so-called Africa Private Creditor Working Group will…

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Kenya eschews G20 debt relief initiative over restrictive terms

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya will not seek a suspension of debt payments under a G20 initiative aimed at helping poor countries weather the COVID-19 pandemic, its finance minister said on Friday, saying the terms of the deal were too restrictive. Minister Ukur Yatani told Reuters in an interview he was also concerned about the impact…

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Institutional investors agree fast tracking the African Union’s 5% Infrastructure Agenda is critical in the fight against COVID-19

Africa investor (Ai) today convened the 3rd African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders Forum COVID-19 Roundtable, an exclusive Forum of the continent’s most influential Chairmen, CEO’s and CIO’s of African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Funds, to discuss the role and response of African institutional investors in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic across Africa. The…

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African institutional investors call for partnerships to build resilient economies

The African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders Forum has today issued a Call to Action to build resilient African economies. Noting the potential for devastating economic impacts on the African continent by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic The Forum, comprised of leaders of Africa’s pre-eminent sovereign wealth and pension funds, are determined to form new…

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African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders Refine COVID-19 Response Recommendations

African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders Refine COVID-19 Response Recommendations Africa investor (Ai) today convened the 2nd African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders Forum COVID-19 Virtual Round-table, an exclusive Forum of the continent’s most influential Chairmen, CEO’s and CIO’s of African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Funds, to discuss the role and response of African institutional investors…

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African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Funds United in Fight Against COVID-19 in Africa

Africa investor (Ai) today convened the African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders Forum COVID-19 Virtual Roundtable, an exclusive Forum of the continent’s most influential Chairmen, CEO’s and CIO’s of African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Funds, to discuss the role and response of African institutional investors in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic across Africa.…

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