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Funding Africa's Growth

Africa is the second fastest growing continent in the world, yet it only attracts a few billion dollars of private investment per year. Why is that? Ed Butler investigates.

Africa is the second fastest growing continent in the world, yet it only attracts a few billion dollars of private investment per year. Why is that?

Dr Amy Jadesimi of Nigerian logistics firm Ladol tells presenter Ed Butler that she blames the global moneymen for having a blind spot when it comes to cashing in on the continent.

Meanwhile South African tech entrepreneur Sheraan Amod, explains how he had to turn to his mother to help finance his first start-up. And Arnold Ekpe, former head of pan-African lender Ecobank, explains what can be done to overcome what he sees as the excessive caution of the continent's banks.

(Picture: Kenyan farmer tends newly planted trees; Credit: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)

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