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Given the evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) and the Government of Morocco have jointly decided to postpone the 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit previously scheduled to take place from June 9-12, 2020 in Marrakech, Morocco.

As of today, we still hope to convene the U.S.-Africa Business Summit as planned on June 9-12, 2020, in Marrakech, Morocco. However, due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and preventive measures being put in place by countries, airlines, businesses, and global health officials, CCA and its partners are re-assessing our current plans and exploring options for postponing the ...

Happy New Year and greetings from CCA!   We started the year with our annual economic outlook in Africa – providing CCA members and stakeholders with the major economic trends expected on the continent in 2020. 

On February 19, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa hosted a High-Level Dialogue featuring Sean Cairncross, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), who spoke about the agency’s priorities in Africa. The Dialogue was hosted at Winston and Strawn LLP.

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) in partnership with Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) hosted a roundtable discussion with Kenyan and U.S. business leaders and government officials to explore how the private sector can support this bilateral effort and take full advantage of investment and trade opportunities that will arise from a Kenya-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.

On February 11, 2020, CCA hosted a ‘Business Breakfast and Roundtable on Combating Hepatitis in Africa’ on the sidelines of the 2020 AU Summit. The roundtable convened a select group of roughly 60 high-level U.S. and African decision makers from the public and private sectors

On February 4, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted “A Roundtable Discussion with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State.”

On January 22, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa hosted a meeting on Africa’s 2020 Economic Outlook. Welcome remarks were given by Thomas B. Trimble, a Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP and Florizelle Liser, President and CEO of Corporate Council on Africa. Dr. Albert G. Zeufack, Chief Economist, Africa Region at the World Bank Group, gave the main presentation. Dr. Zeufack kicked off his ...

As I reflect on the past year and look forward to the new year, I am pleased to say that  enhancing U.S.-Africa trade and investment, which African and U.S. government and business leaders often tout as a goal,  is now much more than a lofty aspiration; it’s an exciting reality.    

In my nearly three years as President and CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) (and for many years before ...

On December 5, 2019, CCA hosted a High-Level Dialogue with visiting Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The luncheon included Sudan’s Ministers of Religious Affairs and Endowments, Defense, Justice, and Youth and Sports, as well as senior U.S. government officials and fifteen representatives from U.S. companies.