Africa CEO Forum

Cote d'Ivoire seeks double-digit GDP growth

Ivory Coast is hoping to achieve double-digit economic growth this year and every year until 2020, Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan said on the sidelines of the Africa CEO Forum in Geneva Reuters on Tuesday.

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Africa's development: How to get there, fast

Donald Kaberuka, President of African Development BankAfrica needs quality education and a reliable power infrastructure to realise its growth potential, high profile panelists told more than 800 business and political leaders at The Africa CEO Forum in Geneva, Switzerland.

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African lions follow in the footsteps of Asian tigers

African companies face stiff international headwinds in the year ahead, a period in which governments are lowering intra-African trade barriers and companies are increasing their reach and sophistication.

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Africa's Agriculture sector suffers coordination failure - Philippe Scholtes

 Philippe Scholtes, the director of the the UN’s Industrial Development Organization's agri-business development branchAfrican agriculture is suffering a "coordination failure" with state and private sector organisations unable to effectively work together, according to a United Nations' industrialisation expert.

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For a stronger private sector growth, governments need to get it right - Rugwabiza

Valentine Rugwabiza©JABusinessmen and policy-makers at the Africa CEO Forum in March agreed that in addition to focusing on major national companies, SME networks need strengthening.

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Africa CEO Forum 2014: African Business leaders gather in Geneva

The AFRICA CEO FORUM 2014, one of the most important gathering of African business leaders taking place in Geneva from 17 to 19 March, has been officially opened.

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Africa's mild growth is due to a lack of strong decisions - Kaberuka

Donald Kaberuka, AfDB President. Photo©JADespite the effect of the global financial crisis and political instability on the continent, Africa can still continue on its rapid growth trajectory, but it must first address key structural reforms, the head of the African Development Bank (AfDB) said.

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Miners after Marikana: We all have to do stuff differently - Mark Cutifani

Mark Cutifani has been named as the new chief executive of mining company Anglo American/Photo©Bruno Levy for JAMark Cutifani was named on Monday, January 8, as the new chief executive of mining company Anglo American, with effective from April 2013. The Australian is the current president of South Africa's Chamber of Mines, and joins the global group from AngloGold Ashanti. The Africa Report interviewed him in November 2012 at The Africa CEO Forum in Geneva about how miners in South Africa are reassessing their operations.

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