The Africa e-Journal

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
This month marks my 100th day in office. Like any new president, I have been reflecting on my 100 days – on what I have accomplished, and thinking of where I hope to lead the organization.

As promised in my first message, I have continued my listening tour of CCA. I have had over 100 insightful meetings with CCA staff, board members, CCA member companies, and key U.S. and African government officials, and will continue these meeting as the year goes on to ensure that CCA understands and meets the needs of all its major stakeholders.

100+ DELEGATES ATTEND CCA’S AFRICA FINANCE FORUM
CCA hosted 135 delegates at its Africa Finance Forum in Washington DC, on April 20, 2017. The Forum, which was attended by several African ministers, project developers, financiers and African government representatives key to infrastructure development in Africa, was hosted in partnership with CCA member, Dentons US LLP.
MOBILIZING INVESTMENTS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
On March 9, CCA hosted Mr. Oliver Behrend, Acting Head, IFC InfraVentures, who began his remarks by highlighting the role of International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank, which works alongside the private sector in developing countries to mobilize investments.
WELL FUNCTIONING MARKETS MAKE GOOD BUSINESS SENSE
On March 21, CCA hosted two officials from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) who discussed the role the private sector can play in eliminating hunger by 2030, as outlined in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are linked to food and agriculture directly and indirectly. 
NEVADA INCLUDES AFRICA IN ITS GLOBAL MISSION
On March 29, CCA hosted Kristopher Sanchez, the Director of the International Trade Division of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, an office that has been a vehicle of economic growth for the state.
COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN TOGO
On April 5, CCA hosted the U.S. Ambassador to Togo, Ambassador David R. Gilmour. He has held his current position since December 2015 and during his short term, he has witnessed Togo develop a stabilized political economy.
SHARED-USE INFRASTRUCTURE IN EMERGING MARKETS
On April 12, CCA hosted Carole Biau, Director at the Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute, who highlighted Milken’s capital markets initiative that seeks to partner with African countries in strengthening their financial markets.
ETHIOPIA’S ORGANIC CERTIFIED
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE BUSINESS
On April 18, CCA hosted Eric Couper, the Co-founder and Director of Operations of GreenPath Food, who explained how the company’s business model involves mutually beneficial partnerships with local farmers.


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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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