Talk Africa: Industrializing Africa

Of all global manufacturing output, only 1.5 percent comes from Africa. And when it comes to ease of doing business, most African nations still find themselves on the bottom of the rankings. But with assistance from China and facilities like this, that could change.

This is the Eastern Industrial Zone in Dukem, Ethiopia, spanning 4 square kilometres and designed to host 80 mega-factories. And by bringing Chinese companies to set up shop in Ethiopia, it’s paving the way for government to realize the area’s full investment potential.