It may seem obvious but “Africa” is not a country but 54 sovereign states. Each country has its own political, economic, cultural, historical and socio economic issues and policies and strategies to attract and leverage benefits from both local and foreign investments vary from country to country. These range from reserving sectors of the economy for locals only, restrictions on foreign ownership, requirements for local partners and management, the employment of locals and affirmative action and restrictions on foreigners owning land.
Investment incentives are available (for example special economic zones, tax holidays and other tax incentives) and need to be fully understood to maximise their benefits. Bilateral Investment Treaties, Free Trade Agreements and double taxation treaties also need to be taken into account.
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