Remarks by Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi at 11th U.S.-Africa Business Summit

President Filipe Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique delivered these remarks at the Corporate Council on Africa’s 11th biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington, D.C., on June 14, 2017. Text provided by the Office of the President. I was quite delighted to accept the invitation to attend this 11th Biannual USA-Africa Business Summit. This is …

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Remarks by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at U.S.-Africa Business Summit

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross delivered these remarks at the Corporate Council on Africa’s 11th U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington, D.C., on June 14, 2016. The text was provided “as delivered.” Good morning. Thank you, Florie for that kind introduction. I also want to thank Chairman Jeff Sturchio (Ster-chee-o) and the entire team at …

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Brutalising food vendors hurts Africa’s growing cities

Danielle Resnick, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) In January this year, the Harare City Council in Zimbabwe accused informal food vendors of spreading typhoid. The council then attempted to confiscate, and destroy, all perishable food items that were being hawked in the central business district. Many vendors fought back, resulting in deadly clashes …

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Mobile Money Has Lifted 194,000 Kenyan Households Out of Poverty

by Scott Burns In an earlier post, I showed how over the past few years M-PESA and other kinds of “mobile money” have made sending money across the world as easy as sending a text message, while also facilitating commerce and financial inclusion in developing nations around the world. It’s only recently, though, that experts …

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Africa Will Not Rise Absent Trade With Itself

By Daniel Knowles For an idea of how wealthy Africans want to think of their countries, flick through the adverts in one of the glossy pan-African magazines given away in the continent’s airport lounges. Banks are promoted with pictures of young glamorous Africans in smart suits strolling through glossy malls. New apartment blocks and golf …

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