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The IRON List - October 11, 2017

Andela, a venture capital firm backed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is poised to accelerate expansion of its start-up tech and talent incubator in Africa. According to Forbes, the recent Series C investment in Andela marks “one of the largest investments ever led by an African venture firm into an Africa-based technology company.”

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The IRON List - September 14, 2017

The Economist is reporting a housing crisis in all of Africa, particularly when it comes to affordable housing for the continent’s poorer population. Very few countries (Ethiopia, Cameroon, and Angola, namely) offer subsidized housing, and the majority of these programs are led by the private sector - raising concerns about oversight, quality, and sustainability. A report published by Knight Frank talks of retail development being the primary concern of real estate investors in Africa, seemingly demonstrating that the wealth gap will be exacerbated faster than anyone can resolve it.

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