The Africa e-Journal

Download the PDF version of CCA’s Nov/Dec 2016 edition of The Africa eJournal


PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
This is my last letter in the eJournal. In late January, Corporate Council on Africa will have its third President and CEO, Ms.Florie Liser, who has most recently served as Africa Director of the Office of the US Trade Representative. She was selected after an extensive search and series of interviews with many candidates by a committee of the CCA Board of Directors. I believe the selection to be both wise and timely as she brings new energy and enthusiasm to the organization. Read More>>
CCA DELEGATION EXPLORES INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE AND SENEGAL
DURING DECEMBER 5-9 TRADE MISSION
In both countries, the delegates explored current investment opportunities and networked with key business leaders both in the public and private sector to discuss prospective partnerships in a variety of sectors, including agribusiness, aviation, capacity building, health and infrastructure. Read More>>
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN SENEGAL
On Tuesday, September 27, Corporate Council on Africa hosted the International Monetary Fund (IMF) team on Senegal for a roundtable on Senegal’s Economic outlook, which was led by Mr. Ali Mansoor, an Assistant Director at the IMF.
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AN EMERGING SENEGAL
On Wednesday, October 5, CCA hosted a Senegalese delegation led by H.E. Amadou Ba, Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning to discuss some of the reforms the government has initiated and investment opportunities.
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THE WORLD BANK REPORT:
ENABLING THE BUSINESS OF AGRIBUSINESS
Davida Connon and Arnau Gallard-Agusti, Private Sector Development Specialists spoke at the Corporate Council of Africa’s Agribusiness Working Group session on October 20. The focus of their presentation centered on the World Bank Group’s “Enabling the Business of Agriculture” (EBA) project which is focused on measures and monitors regulations affecting the agribusiness sector. Read More>>
CCA HOSTS ROUNDTABLE
ON EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS IN WEST AFRICA
On Wednesday, October 26, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted a roundtable on educational systems in West Africa with Phillips Consulting and the West African Examination Council (WAEC). Philips Consulting was engaged by WAEC to run a strategy session for the Council, evaluate its current performance and redefine its strategy, where necessary. Read More>>
CÔTE D’IVOIRE’S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
On Wednesday, October 26, Corporate Council on Africa hosted Dan Ghura, Côte d’Ivoire Mission Chief at the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for a roundtable discussion on Côte d’Ivoire’s Economic Outlook. Mr. Ghura, who had just returned from a mission to the West African country, indicated that Côte d’Ivoire has been growing at a nine percent rate in last five years, which is high relative to the rest of Africa and the world. Read More>>
NIGERIA: CHALLENGES AND HOPE
By 2050, Nigeria will be the world’s third most populous country. Today, it is seventh. But it has the dubious distinction of being the number one country with the most children out of school, more than 10.5 million, according to UNESCO in 2012, double that of Pakistan, which holds second place. The insurgency in the Northeast has added another 2-3 million to that number. Read More>>
AFRICA’S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
On November 1, Corporate Council on Africa hosted Mr. Albert Zeufack, Chief Economist, of the Africa Region, at the World Bank Group. Mr. Zeufack indicated that though growth is faltering on the continent for the first time in twenty years, the overall investment climate is improving. Read More>>
MEAT AND POULTRY TRADE INVESTMENT
OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA
Bill Westman, Senior Vice President, International Affairs, North American Meat Institute (NAMI) closed out 2016 for both the Agriculture and Ethiopia Working Groups. He provided a very interactive discussion regarding his members seeking business opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa for meat and poultry equipment and supplies. Read More>>



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.

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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