"As Europe did to continue to get Russian gas..." In front of nearly a thousand participants who came to attend the closing presidential panel ... of the Africa CEO Forum* organised on 13 and 14 June in Abidjan, Senegal's President Macky Sall pointed out the double standards from which African economies suffer because of the crisis in Ukraine.
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The peaceful handover of power from President Joseph Kabila to President Felix Tshisekedi was applauded worldwide. It was seen as the rupture ... from a past characterised by coups and military takeovers, corruption and misgovernance
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"How do we want to be remembered in history? As simple consumers? Or as transformers of our potential and resources?" With this question, Kate ... Fotso, the boss of Cameroon's Telcar Cocoa, sums up the challenge that Africa must take up to build its economic independence. This debate, at the heart of the Africa CEO Forum held in Abidjan, was discussed during a round table on 13 June.
Beyond planning national economic recoveries as they exited the pandemic, policymakers were also focusing on ways to maximise the value of the ... African Continental Free Trade Area to diversify regional economies and break free of the dependence on unprocessed commodity exports.
The Democratic Republic of Congo-based Mouvement du 23 Mars (M23) rebels captured Bunagana border post on the morning of Monday 13 June, forcing ... Congolese soldiers and police to run into Uganda for safety. The DRC accuses Rwanda of supporting the rebels, and after the capture of the border post, there were online reports that Ugandan soldiers also aided the rebels. Army officials in Kampala have dismissed those claims.
Engineer Ahmed El Sewedy, President and CEO of Egypt's Elsewedy Electric, tells The Africa Report he is a staunch believer in the business potential ... of many African countries, shedding light on where opportunities are on the continent.