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Creating a business hub in West Africa

There is no doubt that business is increasing in West Africa. While the usual obstacles and barriers remain, from infrastructure development to political stability and terrorist threats, the majority of the countries in the region have experienced growth over the last 5-10 years and optimism for further growth remains in most quarters.

One question that has occupied commentators though is whether any one (or more) countries in the region might emerge as a hub for business in the region, whether in one or more industry sectors.