A man walks at a plant of Ivory Coast power company Ciprel in Abidjan

 
A man walks at a plant of Ivory Coast power company Ciprel in Abidjan
A man walks at a plant of Ivory Coast power company Ciprel in Abidjan June 12, 2012. The next wave of private investment in Africa is likely to come from Asian funds, lured by sustained high growth rates and increasing economic and political stability, according to the co-head of one of the continent's top private equity groups. Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) bought a 60 percent stake in Ivorian water and power utilities, SODECI, CIPREL and CIE in 2009 and is now planning to invest further. Picture taken June 12, 2012. REUTERS/ Thierry Gouegnon (IVORY COAST - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS)