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Investment outlook for Africa 

Africa's recent growth experience is well-known. The continent has had a remarkable decade of development but the continuation of Africa's growth is not a foregone conclusion. The challenges for the continent are clear and significant and recent setbacks in political stability, especially, have caused many to question the sustainability of Africa's rise. 

While the opportunity for investment returns over the long term are apparent, global investors must carefully navigate Africa's opportunity set in an objective way. This requires an appreciation of economics and business as well as governance and institutions.

Dr. Mo Ibrahim is the founder of telecom-giant Celtel and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. He holds a number of advisory positions, including as a board member of the International Crisis Group.  He is one of the world's leading Africa experts and has played a leading role in its development. As both a champion and a critic of Africa, Dr. Ibrahim, along with Hendrik du Toit, CEO of Investec Asset Management, will share their views on the prospects for Africa in a dinner discussion chaired by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown.

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The Investment Institute is the strategic insights and engagement platform of Investec Asset Management. The goal of the Investment Institute is to provide insight on key political, economic and investment trends that impact investment decision-making across geographies and asset classes. We do so by leveraging the investment expertise within our firm and fostering partnerships with a global network of leading thinking and practitioners. Our partners include Harvard University, the International Crisis Group, the World Economic Forum among others.