Dakar Economic Forum officially opens


The Dakar Economic Forum officially opened on 12 March 2016.

During the discussions, several business leaders agreed that so far Africa is receiving strong investment flows.

“Growth has remained very strong in all African countries. But if one follows the forecasts, based on the assumptions we have for the next thirty years, the continent’s growth is a little more than 5%.”

“So, the purpose of our meeting is rather how we can actually reach out to 6.5%, 7% growth that will allow us to swallow population growth and use all the potential the continent has,” says Jean- Hervé Lorenzi, President of the Circle of Economists.

“Growth cannot be reduced to a mechanical hardware that turns on itself by ignoring its human and social purpose. This is also why some gladly replace the GDP with Gross Domestic Happiness and human development. Hence the need for a refocused growth that is socially inclusive,” says Macky Sall, Senegal President.

Analysts said if the continent harnesses its potential it will spur more growth.


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Thabo Mphahlele is the BizNis Africa Head of Sales and Marketing. Mphahlele was previously MultiChoice Production Support Analyst responsible for developing and monitoring applications. In addition, Mphahlele develops and automates batch scripts and is responsible for the daily infrastructure maintenance at MultiChoice. As a Production Support Analyst, he is responsible for incident analysis solving , developing and constructing business reports for SQL and Oracle and implement change controls for the business. Additional responsibility includes monitoring system performance via SOA, Kibaba (Elasticsearch), H.P BSM, HP Sitescope. Mphahlele is responsible for creating infrastructure performance reports through HP Ops Analytics, monitoring payments via Splunk and in-house built-in tool and disaster recovery simulation and testing. At Nashua Mobile, he was responsible for application development and enhancing the web sites At South West Gauteng College, he was the IT Technician and Network Administrator. During his tenure at Double Digit Media, he was he focused on application and web site development for new and existing clients Mphahlele contributes as a Content Manager for BizNis Africa.

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