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A number of well-known companies in the U.S. and Africa are going out of business and many U.S. schools will open online or offer a hybrid fall semester. We are being forced to think about what was previously unthinkable. In the post-COVID “new normal”, we will all need to anticipate and adapt to what last year seemed unimaginable.

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted the “U.S.-Ethiopia Investment Dialogue”, which featured H.E. Dr. Eyob Tekalign Tolina, State Minister of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance, and Ethiopian Ambassador to the U.S., H.E. Ambassador Fitsum Arega.

H.E. Hott discussed the tremendous growth of Senegal’s economy, particularly in the last five years. Despite the repercussions of COVID-19, Senegal’s economic sectors remain prosperous, Minister Hott stated, adding “this is the right time to invest in Senegal.” Mr. Glin spoke on the various opportunities for economic growth in Senegal by highlighting inclusive community-led solutions, “Our (ADF’s) ...

H.E. Prince Clem Agba, Nigerian Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, and Exim Bank President, Honorable Kimberly Reed, delivered the keynote remarks.  Minister Agba emphasized the importance of the partnership between the public and private sector to achieve economic recovery. Chairman Reed discussed the U.S. government’s commitment to the strengthening of U.S.-Africa business ...

Dear Secretary Wilbur Ross, Ms. Florie Liser, President and CEO, Corporate Council on Africa, Ambassador McDonald, Your Royal Highness, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me start by saying that the global economic situation was already showing signs of distress before the beginning of the pandemic.

In response to the pandemic H.E. Elalamy stated that “Morocco, which produced absolutely no masks, began manufacturing 17 million masks per day for a population of 36 million,” highlighting the country’s ability to mobilize their industrial and aeronautical sectors to combat the virus.

Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is adapting to a “new normal.”  In September, for the first time in history, the UN General Assembly will not take place in New York. For the first time ever, a U.S. election will take place during a pandemic. A number of well-known companies in the U.S. and Africa are going out of business and many U.S. schools will open online or offer a hybrid ...

On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted the third and final session of the webinar series on Blended Finance: Catalyst for Africa’s Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery.

On Thursday, July 23, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) in partnership with the U.S. Africa Business Center (USAfBC) and the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) hosted a webinar on the African Union’s Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP).

On Thursday, July 23, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa hosted a webinar focused on ICT in Africa Post COVID-19, entitled Digital Solutions and Economic Recovery.