The lifting of economic sanctions on Iran in January has opened the floodgates for potential investors to seek opportunities in the country.
Even without the data for December, it is already clear that Kenya enjoyed a major increase in inward investment in 2015 when compared with 2014.
As part of a wider drive to open up its economy to foreign investment, Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans to privatise its airports.
The opening of Angola's first steel mill represents not only the largest foreign investment in the country, but also ends the country's reliance on importing steel.
Small steps are being taken to repair the damage that decades of civil war have wreaked on the Democratic Republic of Congo. Political complications and security issues still blight the country, but cities such as Goma are showing the way forwards when it comes to attracting the attention of investors.
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