On the Road to the 2011 G8 Summit: Investing in Africa's Emerging Markets

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 850 million people, and according to the United Nations, that number is estimated to increase to 1.8 billion and account for 20% of the world?s population by 2050. This impending growth has stimulated interest in Africa?s emerging markets and governance. The 2011 G8 discussion will focus on opportunities in Africa and explore means to encourage the development of the private sector.

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