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Unpacking investment strategies for Africa

On the side-lines of the AfDB’s roadshow ahead of its Africa Investment Forum in November, the Head, Infrastructure of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, Richard Eckrich, talks investment strategies and priority sectors with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole.

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