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Join the discussion @Africabusforum – 3rd Investment Meeting – 17 Oct 15 @Dubai World Trade Tower

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Join at our quarterly high profile Investment meeting that aims to bring together Business professionals, CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Govt officials, Exporters, Buyers and Sellers, to highlight the trade and investment potential of Africa. Network and connect with other business leaders, hear inspirational stories, and learn valuable tactics you can use to grow your business in Africa. […]

Africa gains $34.5 billion of Private-Equity transactions in the past 7 years


A LONG line of smoke-belching lorries clogs the highway for miles outside Mombasa, Kenya’s main port. They are waiting to collect shipping containers that they will haul across 1,200 grinding kilometres to Kampala, Uganda’s capital. Doing so is slow and costly. Yet for a quarter of a century this was the only viable way of […]

East Africa’s inflows of Foreign Direct Investment increase by 11pc


Africa is now positioning itself as a major business hub for overseas investors, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) latest Economic Insight report. Where aid was the traditional source of finance, the continent is now seeing a dramatic five-fold increase in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), with Nairobi topping the […]

Ethiopia opens Sub-Saharan Africa’s first tramway

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Sub-Saharan Africa’s first modern tramway opened in the Ethiopian capital on Sunday, marking the completion of a massive Chinese-funded infrastructure project hailed as a major step in the country’s economic development. Even before the ribbon was cut, several hundred residents were queueing for a ride on the Chinese-driven trams, which have the capacity to carry […]

Turkish Airlines ranks ‘first in connecting Africa’

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Turkish Airlines (THY) ranks first in connecting Africa with the rest of the world, a senior official of Turkey’s flag carrier said on Sept. 28. Company Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Temel Kotil also added the airline was the “most effective and active” company in the same interview with Anadolu Agency.  Kotil said that […]

Ernst & Young answers the question: Why is there under investment in Africa?

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Business rescue has a big role to play in encouraging new investment into Africa, says EY. This is because, although private equity firms have raised over $25 billion for investment into Africa, only half of this amount has actually been committed. Jim Deiotte, EY Africa tax leader, says this gap – of $12.5 million – […]


Aims & Objectives


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Business professionals, buyers, sellers and officials  have the opportunity to keep up to date with the latest business trends in Africa.


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This is a forum for CEO's, Entrepreneur 's, senior management, Importers and Exporters seeking opportunities in Africa.


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We regularly meet governmental officials and their representatives to help boost investment in their home countries.


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The aim is to grow your businesses through trade with Africa and create partnerships.


What people think of the Africa Business Forum

I represent Southern Africa for the Africa Business Forum. Being from Angola I represent one of the fasting growing regions in the world in terms of GDP and growth. Great to see an Africa Business Forum, organised by Africans for Africans. This is truly becoming an important hub and now thanks to the forum, an important meeting place for Africans to connect.

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I represent East Africa for the Africa Business Forum. It is great to support such a Pan-African platform. Myself and my team have made a lot of new contacts and new potential business leads interested in investing in East Africa. We represent the magazine of Ethiopian Airlines – Selamta  published bimonthly with 100,000 copies distributed worldwide.

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I represent West Africa for the Africa Business Forum. It is great to see the younger generation of Africans taking an active contribution with their new ideas and energy.  I run a specialist business and project development company based in London that has a focus on West Africa with a core focus on Nigeria.

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I represent the Dubai Government Export Agency towards Africa. It is very important to support and enhance the trade links between Dubai and the rest of Africa. Africa is becoming one of the most important re-export markets for the UAE and also a base for many Africans looking to do business Globally.

Africa Business Mostafa Al Habbai

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