• Mr Grant T. Harris, Independent Director of AFC

Africa Finance Corporation Welcomes New Independent Director

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Grant T. Harris as an independent Director. Mr. Harris joins AFC after serving four years at the U.S. National Security Council at the White House in Washington, D.C. As Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for African [...]

High Turnout at the Opening of 2016 Africa CEO Forum

The 2016 AFRICA CEO FORUM, frontrunner of African business conferences, opened in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on Monday. CEO’s made a strong showing at this year’s event, recording a 20% increase compared to last year’s edition. There were over 1,000 participants from 63 countries, including 43 African countries. H.E. Alassane [...]

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Invest in Africa Launches Ghana’s First Cross-Sector Online Platform For SMEs

Accra, London: – Invest in Africa (IIA), an organisation focused on tackling shared private sector challenges, has launched the African PartnerPool (APP), Ghana’s first cross-sector online business directory for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs). This cross-sector directory under the URL: was created to simplify the local sourcing process byconnecting independently validated Ghanaian [...]

  • Obama addressing leaders at the U.S Africa leaders, Africa

Chocolate City in the House! (in the White House, that is)

Chocolate City. That is the affectionate nickname used by many African Americans to refer to Washington DC and its large black population. The week of August 4th 2014 saw Washington expand this notion of a ‘Chocolate City’  to new venues—from the White House to the Capitol, from the board rooms [...]

THIS Depiction of How The World Views Africa Will Shock You

When we saw this depiction of the African continent, we were left speechless. Foreign investors are scrambling for business opportunities sprouting up across the continent, and these are just a few of the nations coming to dinner when Africa is on the menu. Share your caption for this photo, and [...]

  • The Victoria Falls in Zambia-Africa

Zambia: “Did You Know?”

Zambia, a view of Lusaka town. Photo Credit: balsamia Did You Know Zambia’s Stock Exchange is Africa’s third-best performing for 2013?   According to the African Development Bank(AfDB)’s 2013 “African Economic Outlook” report, Zambia‘s growth GDP has grown since 2011, and the country is expected to continue as [...]

Top 5 Investment Opportunities in Ghana

Stopping in Accra is one of my favorite things to do, never more so now than before. Landing in a country where immigration says “Welcome Home” (as a simple way to inform me of my supposed Ghanaian features) is always endearing. Seeing the booming economy can definitely make you want [...]

  • Women farming-Burundi-Africa

Burundi: Investing in a Post-Conflict Future

Landlocked between Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi is easily overshadowed by (and forgotten among) its politically larger neighbors. Burundi is rated as one of the world’s poorest nations, struggling to move forward after many years of civil war. The recent fire in the Bujumbura Marche [...]

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Djibouti : Top 5 Opportunities for Investment

The map of Djibouti. As the flight from Dire Dawa, Ethiopia descends into Djibouti airspace, it is hard to ignore Djibouti’s strategic location and importance. Bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea and situated between Eritrea and Somalia, Djibouti is the route to the sea for [...]

  • A person holding coffee seeds

Chocolate and Coffee: Moving the Value of African Agribusiness Onshore

Sitting in the middle of Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, you cannot ignore the diverse landscape of the country and its potential for agribusiness investment. Madagascar, similar to large part of Africa, has a vast amount of arable land that is bringing in investors in droves. Africa contains 58 percent [...]

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