The Africa e-Journal

Download PDF version of CCA’s June/July 2017 edition of The Africa eJournal


PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Last month, CCA convened some of the most important stakeholders in U.S.-Africa business at the 11th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington, D.C. Majority of the discussions that took place at our plenaries, break-out sessions and in my private meetings were centered on the future of the important U.S.-Africa economic relationship. Business in Africa is rapidly evolving and now is the time to reflect on the commercial and business strategy in Africa – what it is today and how we will need to adjust if U.S. and African companies are to succeed in this changing market.
CCA U.S.-AFRICA BUSINESS SUMMIT
SPOTLIGHTS AFRICAN BUSINESS IN WASHINGTON, DC
CCA convened more than 800 government and business leaders for its 11th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit hosted in Washington DC
from June 13-16, 2017.
AFRICA TRAVEL ASSOCIATION SET TO HOST
41st ANNUAL WORLD TOURISM CONFERENCE
ATA’s flagship event focused on promoting tourism opportunities across Africa will be hosted in partnership with the Rwandan Development Board (RDB) and will feature businesses such as the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Facebook.
DEFINING THE NEW
U.S. ADMINISTRATION’S ENGAGEMENT IN AFRICA
The opening plenary at the 2017 U.S.-Africa Business Summit aimed to provide government leaders with a platform to engage with a top official from President Trump’s Administration and discuss the future U.S.-Africa economic relationship.
INVESTING IN AFRICA’S FUTURE
The plenary discussion focused on the role of the energy sector in Africa, specifically how countries and companies can work together to create a favorable investment environment, build lasting partnerships, and overcome structural challenges to unlock the transformative potential of energy investments on the continent.
AFRICA’S ROLE IN THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN
The plenary on Africa’s role in the global supply chain covered some of the critical elements that enhance Africa’s role in the global supply chain and how these elements manifested themselves in different regions across Africa.
THE BUSINESS IMPERATIVE
FOR REGIONAL INTEGRATION
The closing plenary at the 2017 U.S.-Africa Business Summit aimed to provide an overview of the recent milestones and successes in regional integration, and highlight the significance of integration efforts for businesses operating on the continent.
TECHNOLOGY AND BIG DATA
EMPOWER INVESTMENT IN ETHIOPIA
On May 4 CCA hosted Zakarias Amsalu, Director Ethiopian Operations, Asoko Insight. Asoko Insight, a CCA member company, is a leading market research platform that provides corporate data on African public and privately-held companies.
UNLOCKING KENYA’S INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
On May 10, 2017, CCA hosted a lunch with senior representatives from Stanbic Bank Kenya to discuss the economic opportunities in Kenya, and the role the Bank can play in unlocking some of these opportunities for potential investors.
REDUCING POST HARVEST LOSSES
AND ADDRESSING WATER SCARCITY
Nicole Smith, Chief Operating Officer, and Michael Goodwyn, Lead Engineer and Operations Manager, from Aldelano, a national leader in customized assembly packing and warehouse services established in 1968, visited CCA on May 18, 2017.
BALANCED ECONOMIES
SPUR EAST AFRICA’S SUSTAINED GROWTH
On Thursday, June 1, 2017, The Africa Society and Corporate Council on Africa hosted a discussion with KCB Bank on “Investment Opportunities in East Africa” at Covington and Burling LLP.



The Corporate Council on Africa's monthly newsletter The Africa e-Journa
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 upcoming events, programs and member highlights, as well as current news stories on U.S.-Africa business relations and the investment climate on the continent.

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Download the PDF version of CCA’s  September/October 2016 edition of The Africa eJournal


PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
In the summer of 2013, early in his second term, President Barack Obama announced in dramatic fashion the four guiding principles of his policy towards Africa. He announced the policy initiatives in three different locations: Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. The four priorities were TradeAfrica, PowerAfrica, Young African Leadership Development and Better Governance, I thought then as I do now that the Administration got it almost exactly right on what our priorities towards Africa should beRead More>>
AFRICA TRAVEL ASSOCIATION’S 41ST ANNUAL WORLD TOURISM CONFERENCE GOES TO RWANDA
The Africa Travel Association (ATA), a division of the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), is proud to announce its 41st Annual World Tourism Conference will take place November 14- 17, 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is collaborating on the event.
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CCA’s UNGA SEPTEMBER EVENTS
Corporate Council on Africa hosted seven special events in New York and Washington,  D.C. complementing the United Nations General Assembly in New York, and supported several other partner events.
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CCA LEADS SUCCESSFUL TRADE MISSION
TO KENYA AND ETHIOPIA
CCA led 14 companies on a successful trade Mission to Kenya and Ethiopia from August 14-19. The trade delegation met with leading business executives and top government officials in both countries, including H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya.
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LEADING THE WAY:
CCA TAKES TRADE MISSION TO ANGOLA AND NAMIBI
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Corporate Council on Africa led 13 business executives on a trade mission to Angola and Namibia on September 4-11, 2016. The trade mission which was organized in partnership with the U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce.
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GLOBAL FOOD PARTNERSHIPS
Jeff Dykstra, CEO of Partners in Food Solutions (PFS), focused his discussion on global partnerships and food security. PFS is a consortium of leading global food companies- Cargill, Royall DSM, Buhler and the Hershey Company.
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OPERATION UNITED ASSISTANCE
On Tuesday, August 9, the CCA’s Security Working Group hosted Major General James C. Vechery, Director for Logistics (J4) at AFRICOM, for his presentation on AFRICOM’s “Operation United Assistance.”
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THE NEXUS OF STRATEGY AND TECHNOLOGY
FOR BLUE ECONOMIES
On August 11, CCA’s Infrastructure Working Group hosted Captain (Ret.) Phillip Heyl, formerly of AFRICOM. Mr. Heyl spent 32 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, before working as a private contractor for AFRICOM.  
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LESOTHO’S ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION POLICIES
On August 15, CCA’s Lesotho Working Group hosted the Honorable Joshua Setipa, Minister of Trade and Industry of The Kingdom of Lesotho, and Mr. David Chen, President of the Lesotho Textile Exporters Association, accompanied by a delegation of senior officials and H.E. Prof. Eliachim Molapi Sebatane, Ambassador of Lesotho to the U.S. 
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INVESTING IN NAMIBIA’S GROWTH SECTORS
On Tuesday, August 23, CCA hosted His Excellency Martin Andjaba, the Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia to the U.S., for an informational session on investing in Namibia. 
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The Corporate Council on Africa's monthly newsletter The Africa e-Journa
provides our members and constituents with regular updates on CCA's recent and
 upcoming events, programs and member highlights, as well as current news stories on U.S.-Africa business relations and the investment climate on the continent.

Download recent editions of The Africa e-Journal:

August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
February / March 2016
December 2015 / January 2016


                        

  December 2014 December 2013 December 2012 December 2011 December 2010
November 2015 November 2014 November 2013 November 2012 November 2011 November 2010
October 2015 October 2014 October 2013 October 2012 October 2011 October 2010
September 2015 September 2014 September 2013 September 2012 September 2011 September 2010
August 2015 August 2014 August 2013 August 2012 August 2011 August 2010
July 2015 July 2014 July 2013 July 2012 July 2011 July 2010
June 2015 June 2014 June 2013 June 2012 June 2011 June 2010
May 2015 May 2014 May 2013 May 2012 May 2011 May 2010
April 2015 April 2014 April 2013 March / April 2012 April 2011 April 2010
March 2015 March 2014 March 2013 February 2012 March 2011 March 2010
Jan / Feb 2015 February 2014 February 2013 January 2012 February 2011 February 2010
  January 2014 January 2013   January 2011 January 2010