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“Africa always knew its potential, but now, for the first time, I think Africa has confidence in itself because it has seen the beginning of a much faster and independent path towards growth”

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The Bric countries have redefined affordable drugs, making access to medicines possible for millions in low income regions. Yet changing priorities for major generic drug producers, such as India, could reshape the African pharmaceutical landscape

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Surging demand is fast turning Africa into a major growth region for the world’s biggest brewing companies

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