JOIN THE DISCUSSION @AFRICABUSFORUM – 3rd Investment Meeting – 17 Oct @Dubai World Trade Tower


          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. Connect with other business owners, hear inspirational stories, and learn valuable tactics you can use to grow your […]

U.S startup pays kids in Africa to learn to code, then gives them jobs at Fortune 500 companies


Africa has the largest pool of untapped tech talent in the world, according to Jeremy Johnson. The 31-year old says that for two reasons: Human brilliance is evenly distributed around the world, but opportunity isn’t. There are four jobs for every software developer in the U.S. Johnson’s solution is Andela, a program that finds the […]

Three African Countries and Business Leaders Launch $5 million Regional innovation fund for Africa


The governments of Senegal, Ethiopia and Rwanda, and the Africa Business Champions for Science, a group of African businessmen, have launched a $5 million regional scholarship and innovation fund for Africa. According to a press release made available to TechCabal, the fund will be channeled through World Bank’s Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering […]

US private equity firm TPG yesterday agreed to a tie-up with Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim’s Satya Capital

Sudanese born British businessman Mo Ibr

US private equity firm TPG yesterday agreed to a tie-up with Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim’s Satya Capital, to invest in African companies looking to expand in Africa and globally. TPG would invest up to $1 billion (R12bn) in Africa via a partnership with Satya, a person familiar with the matter said this week. “The firms […]

Can Africa fund its own growth?


South African truck drivers waiting to get through the South Africa-Swaziland border post at Oshoek. Intra-Africa trade is a serious opportunity from which to raise internal resources, says Oswell Binha of the SADC Chambers of Commerce and Industry. DESPITE witnessing exceptional growth in development finance in recent years, Africa is still faced with the arduous […]

Solar power to the people: how the sun can ease Africa’s electricity crisis


“We shall make electric light so cheap that only the wealthy can afford to burn candles,” said Thomas Edison, inventor of the modern lightbulb. That was almost a century and a half ago. Today in Africa, 621 million people – two-thirds of the population – live without electricity. And the numbers are rising. A kettle […]

Facebook users in the Middle East and Africa use the site in some surprisingly


We recently sat down with Facebook’s VP of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Nicola Mendelsohn. During her two years at Facebook, she has spent a lot of time visiting the different regions she is responsible for and discovering how people in the Middle East and Africa in particular are using Facebook in really novel […]


Aims & Objectives


Make Deals

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



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



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



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


What people think of the Africa Business Forum

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.

Mostafa Al Habbai

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.


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.


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.


Areas of Focus

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