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As we head toward mid-summer, I am both saddened and inspired.  Like all of you, I am deeply saddened by the health and economic devastation caused by COVID-19 globally.   In the United States, we are far from beating the virus while in Africa, it seems the fight is in its early stages.  In the past month alone, the number of COVID cases in Africa has doubled and the continent is heading into its ...

H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President, Republic of Ghana, and H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President, Republic of Kenya, gave opening remarks and participated in a fireside chat moderated by Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

In her opening remarks, Deputy Administrator Glick noted the critical role the U.S. government has played to help tackle COVID-19 in Africa. She stated that “in Sub-Saharan Africa, the U.S. government contribution of assistance includes more than $361 million to meet the critical needs of communities, governments and of course the health workers on the front lines of the pandemic.

Session three, entitled Resiliency in Action: Drivers of Growth in Post COVID Africa featured opening remarks by Ms. Bonnie Glick, Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Business and government leaders from across the U.S. and Africa tuned in to gain insights on sectors critical to post-COVID economic recovery, such as ICT, finance, oil and gas and ...

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted day two of its inaugural Leaders Forum – a high level virtual forum to bring together Heads of State, senior USG and African government officials, CEOs and private sector executives, and leaders from multilateral institutions.

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) launched its inaugural Leaders Forum – a high level virtual forum to bring together Heads of State, senior USG and African government officials, CEOs and private sector executives, and leaders from multilateral institutions. 

On June 16, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa hosted a webinar on the Nigerian government and private sector response to COVID-19 featuring Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria and Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Florie Liser, President and CEO of Corporate Council on Africa moderated the event.

On June 11, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa hosted a webinar featuring H.E. Nomaindiya Mfeketo, the new Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to the U.S. on the South African government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Temitope Iluyemi, Director of Global Government Relations for Africa at P&G moderated the discussion.

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) cannot be silent on the racial injustice surrounding the death of George Floyd and so many others before him.  We condemn such violence and the racism and inequality in America that has affected African Americans throughout this nation’s history.

On May 29, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted a high-level discussion and fireside chat featuring H.E. Amadou Hott, Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation, Republic of Senegal and H.E. Mohcine Jazouli, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on their government responses to COVID-19. Jeffrey Krilla, Vice President for Global Public Policy and Government Affairs ...