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Kigali International Financial Centre (KIFC) launches a $250M pan-African Virunga Africa Fund I .

The Kigali International Financial Centre (KIFC) has announced the establishment of the Virunga Africa Fund I, a $250 million fund that will invest in crucial sectors driving Africa’s economic and social transformation. This fund invests in vital sectors that will help Africa achieve economic and social transformation.

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Rwanda Social Security Board are the top two anchor investors in Virunga Africa Fund I. (RSSB). Admaius, an independent investment firm with a highly skilled pan-African investment team, manages this fund. The Virunga Africa Fund I is headquartered in Kigali.

The fund seeks to make investments that will have a positive impact on Rwandans and others on the continent. This contributes to the development of a vibrant private sector in Africa that is self-reliant while reducing dependence on foreign imports. Investment projects will expand access to essential services like education, healthcare, digital infrastructure, and financial services, while also guiding businesses through digital transformations that create long-term value while taking advantage of post-Covid opportunities, secular growth trends, and strong demographic tailwinds.

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“For investors of such standing to choose the Kigali International Financial Centre to host their fund sends a great signal. It shows that the KIFC is a compliant and attractive jurisdiction for Pan-African investment,” Nick Barigye, CEO of Rwanda Finance, the agency leading the development and promotion of the Kigali International Financial Centre, said.

“Investors see that Rwanda offers them strategic advantages; these include good governance, high levels of connectivity, efficiency, transparency, and an ease of doing business which has been internationally recognised.

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Weddy Thuranira
Weddy Thuranira
Weddy profiles new startups and innovators across Africa and announces funding rounds, mergers, acquisitions and startup partnerships across Africa. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Reach her and the entire news desk at [email protected]

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