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Millions at risk from African famine worsened by Boko Haram: U.N.

People stand behind burnt out cars following a Boko Haram attack at a car park in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Photo: Hamza Suleiman/AP/SIPAAid agencies must get food to close to 3 million people by July to avert a famine in Africa's Lake Chad region caused by drought, chronic poverty and Islamist insurgents Boko Haram, the United Nations said on Friday as it launched a funding appeal.

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South Africa's Liberty to buy 75 pct stake in Nigerian insurer

In this photo,  a family eats Domino's pizza at a restaurant in Lagos, Nigeria. As Nigeria’s middle class grows along with the appetite for foreign brands in Africa’s most populous nation, more foreign restaurants and lifestyle companies are entering the country. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPASouth Africa's Liberty Holdings will acquire a 75% stake in a Nigerian long-term insurer for $12m, the company said on Friday, after reporting a 38% decline in earnings.

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South Africa's Barclays Africa CEO "deeply regrets" role in FX rigging

Women stand outside a building used by South Africa's ABSA bank in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, March. 1, 2016, which is part of the Barclays Africa Group. Photo: Schalk van Zuydam/AP/SIPASouth African lender Barclays Africa asked for forgiveness on Thursday for its role in rigging the local currency, a scandal that has raised questions over the dominance of four big local banks.

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TAR Debates 2017

  THE AFRICA REPORT DEBATES in partnership with MO IBRAHIM FOUNDATION  
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THE PLACE TO BE
FOR AFRICAN LEADERS
 

  
  

For the first time in MARRAKECH, MOROCCO 7th April 2017
in a prestigious setting at the PALMERAIE CONFERENCE CENTER

Featuring high profile speakers, including Mo Ibrahim, as well as experts and people within the audience, the debate will allow Africa’s elite to freely express their opinions on the subject. The jousting debaters and expert witnesses will keep the debate moving around the audience to ensure a real sense of participation.

THE AFRICA REPORT debates offers a unique platform for thought-provoking discussion and an excellent opportunity to expose your business to high level networking.

The 2017 debate asks:

  
  

 Has Africa's development
been an illusion?

 

  
  

  5 REASONS   TO BE THERE  

1. EXPERIENCE a change of style, pace and structure from the usual panel discussion
2. DEBATE ideas and policies with a diverse audience
3. EXPAND your network of top-level contacts
4. DISCOVER best practices of fast growing countries and companies
5. PROMOTE your company

  SPONSORSHIP   YOUR KEY BENEFITS  

The former Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama, launched the first debate of The Africa Report magazine, in front of a glittering crowd at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra on 20 November, 2015, in partnership with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.As a sponsor of the debate, your company will benefit from a strong association with The Africa Report brand. You will also be exposed to a wide range of VIP guests and have free access to the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Governance weekend.

This year’s debate is particularly important, as it forms part of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s 10th year anniversary

  
     
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"Far from being hopeless, Africa is full of hope and potential, maybe more so than any other continent."

 

"We have a current competitiveness and it will persist only if Africa continues to wake up."

 

"We see that the technology we have today is very clumsy. We should have open systems. It’s an open world."

  
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Mo Ibrahim Foundation
 MOULAY HAFID ELALAMY
Minister of Industry, Trade,
Investment and Digital Economy, Morocco
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C.E.O. of Safaricom Ltd
  
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Should democracy
or development be the priority?

  
   

 

  
  

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Alison Kingsley-Hall 
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ARM Cement says to boost its Kenya plant capacity in next 12-14 months

In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, Kenyan laborers work to finish the construction of an existing bridge that goes across a corner of Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAARM Cement plans to expand grinding capacity at its one million tonne-a-year plant in Kenya by 50% over the next year to meet rising demand, its chief executive said.

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Chevron, Angola government in tax, investment talks

Exterior view of a Chevron gas station near ChevronTexaco headquarters in San Ramon, California, USA. Photo: PAUL SAKUMA/AP/SIPAUS energy company Chevron is in talks with the Angolan government and state oil firm Sonangol to revise tax terms and any future investment will hinge on those talks, a senior company official was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

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Ghana's President Akufo-Addo says economy is in a "bad way".

Nana Akufo-Addo gestures to his supporters during a press conference on election in his compound in Accra Ghana, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPAGhanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said in his first state of the nation address that the West African nation's economy was in a "bad way".

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