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    Ensuring investment for the future of SADC and its citizens

    "In Africa today, we recognise that trade and investment, and not aid, are pillars of development" Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, told a Conference of African Union Ministers of Trade on 27 May 2004. Nine years later, President of the African Development Bank Donald Kaberuka began his Foreword to their Annual Development Effectiveness Review 2013 by declaring that "With around one-third of its countries growing by more than 6%, Africa has become the world's fastest-growing continent".