The African Excellence Awards are an essential guide to the key sectors driving growth throughout the continent, rewarding those outstanding companies and individuals whose entrepreneurship has strengthened Africa’s position as the next global economic powerhouse. While historically regarded as the world’s poorest region, in recent years there has been a boom across Africa’s largest economies – including Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya – which has spread throughout the continent and generated increased revenue for most of its countries. This paired with expansion into new markets and the abundance of natural resources the continent possesses have led many experts to believe that Africa is poised to become a major player in global business over the next couple of decades. Whilst each country within this diverse and developing region has its own unique business landscape that sets it apart from other parts of Africa, there are some prevailing market trends that run through the continent as a whole. Agriculture is the clear leader for Africa’s overall economy and significantly outpaces all other sectors in both revenue and employment figures, boasting a 15% share of the GDP and over 60% of Africa’s 460 million-strong workforce. Sofi Parry, Senior Editor www.mea-markets.com For the past five years the African Excellence Awards have recognised the very best of African Industry, and MEA Markets is excited to announce that this respected programme will be returning for its sixth edition in 2023! AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.