When I wrote to you in February, I forecast 2019 would be a busy and productive year. Even I had no idea just how busy they would be. I’m delighted to report that, just under 50 days to the U.S.-Africa Business Summit, we already have eleven heads of state confirmed (from co-hosts Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Eswatini, Kenya, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi) ...
On April 17, 2019, Ann Bernstein, the Executive Director of South Africa’s Center for Development and Enterprise, provided a broad summary of the issues confronting South Africa as it heads for national elections on May 8.
On April 15,2019, CCA hosted the Ambassadors of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe as well as Admiral Tim Ziemer, the Acting Assistant Administrator of USAID for the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance.
On Friday April 12, 2019, on the sidelines of the World Bank Spring meetings, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted the Nigerian Minister of Budget & National Planning and the Nigerian Minister of Finance as part of its High-Level Dialogue Series
On April 10, 2019, CCA hosted U.S. and African financial institutions, government representatives and regulators to discuss the integration of Africa's banking systems with the international financial system.
President Bio explained that he specifically came to Boston and Washington as part of an effort to reach out to American companies to convince them to examine Sierra Leone’s potential – particularly beyond just looking at Freetown, mining and tourism.