The Africa e-Journal


Download PDF version of CCA’s August/September 2017 edition of The Africa eJournal


PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
It has been a busy and very productive few months here at CCA. We were in Lomé, Togo in early August for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum. We jetted off to Kigali, Rwanda for the first Africa Travel Association (ATA) World Tourism Conference under CCA leadership and finally, we just returned from New York, where we hosted several key events on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). As I reflect on the discussions and interactions I have had these past two months, there has been a recurring theme on the importance of the diversification of African economies
ATA’s 41st ANNUAL WORLD TOURISM CONFERENCE SHOWCASES AFRICAN TOURISM
The Africa Travel Association (ATA) hosted the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda from August 28-31, 2017. The conference, which was developed to promote tourism as an engine for economic growth across Africa, was attended by H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, who delivered the keynote address.
OVERVIEW OF THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION’S TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT
On Monday, July 31, 2017, Corporate Council on Africa held a working group focused on the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) with Christina Kopitopoulos, USTR Director for Customs and Trade Affairs, WTO and Multilateral Affairs, United States Trade Representative.
AGOA FORUM PRIVATE SECTOR DIALOGUE ON 
AGOA SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES
On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, Corporate Council on Africa hosted the 2017 AGOA Forum Private Sector Dialogue in Lome, Togo. The panelists identified and discussed the challenges and successes of AGOA.
AGOA FORUM PRIVATE SECTOR DIALOGUE ON
LOGISTICS, TRANSPORT OPERATIONS
AND THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN
The second panel at the 2017 AGOA Forum Private Sector Dialogue in Lome, Togo included Mr. Tewolde GreMariam, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Ade Ayeyemi, Group CEO, Ecobank, Mr. Thomas Hardy, Acting Director, USTDA and Mr. Cory O'Hara, Team Leader, Regional Trade & Investment, USAID Africa.
PRESIDENTIAL DIALOGUE ON THE FUTURE
OF U.S-AFICA BUSINESS RELATIONS
On September 19, 2017, CCA hosted the Presidential Dialogue on the Future of U.S.-Africa Business Relations on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The dialogue emphasized the importance of infrastructure financing on economic growth in Africa.
FORUM ON ADVANCING HEALTH PRIORITIES IN AFRICA
On September 20, 2017, CCA sponsored a health forum in New York during the week of the United Nationals General Assembly (UNGA) meetings. Among the objectives was to discuss ways to accelerate new solutions for health improvement in Africa, by examining ways to make health a greater financial priority for African countries.
AFRICAN FINANCE FORUM: FROM REFORMS TO INVESTMENTS
On September 20, 2017, CCA hosted the Africa Finance Forum on the theme Reforming African Economies, on the sideline of the 72nd session of the UNGA, in New York. The Forum stressed the important role reforms play in creating a good business environment and increasing investments.
CCA HOSTS THREE UNGA ROUNDTABLES
CCA held special by-invitation CEO investor roundtables with Heads of State and senior government officials of Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria and Gabon.
 

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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