Africa Business Forum

Connecting Africa and the rest of the world

Our conference has become one of the most important bi-annual gathering in Africa & Middle East. Grow your business in Africa. Engage, maximize your market share and build connections with African, customers and partners.

A unique platform to showcase the latest products and services with a global network of 10,000+ Professionals. 20,000+ Registered international companies, 60,000+ Social media and 10 million views.

We offer international companies considerable opportunities to enter and become successful in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Ethiopia alone has the 5th fastest growing economy in Africa, with 11% GDP and 95 million population.

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Participate in our Conferences and B2B investment meetings to access key business professionals, CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Government officials, Exporters, Buyers and Sellers. 

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East Africa emerges as a trade hub

East Africa emerges as a trade hub

East Africa is emerging as a trade hub to rival sub-Saharan Africa is two heavyweight states of South Africa and Nigeria, according to analysis by Barclays published on Thursday. However the UK bank identifies five […]

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Ghana ranked 4th rising economy in Sub- Saharan Africa

Ghana ranked 4th rising economy in Sub- Saharan Africa

Ghana stands to benefit from a projected 3 billion dollar investment in the next five years. This according to the first ever Annual Trade index produced by Barclays Bank Ghana. The Index ranked Ghana fourth […]

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50 Cent is bragging about his new home in Africa 2 months after filing for bankruptcy

50 Cent is bragging about his new home in Africa 2 months after filing for bankruptcy

Rapper Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy almost two months ago, but that won’t stop him from living well, and making sure people know about it. Over the weekend, the rapper posted a […]

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In search of Africa’s ‘Netflix’

In search of Africa’s ‘Netflix’

A crop of new tech entrepreneurs from Africa and its diaspora are hoping to bridge the continent’s growing middle class and booming film industry in a quest to become the “African Netflix”. On its own, […]

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Fast-growing East African markets becomes a focus for Dubai Exports

Fast-growing East African markets becomes a focus for Dubai Exports

Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai, Government of Dubai, is leading a trade mission to Kenya in a bid to further strengthen bilateral exchanges and connect more […]

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Africa’s richest square mile: Johannesburg tops Africa millionaires list

Africa’s richest square mile: Johannesburg tops Africa millionaires list

 Sandton, a Johannesburg business and shopping district is Africa’s richest square mile. South Africa has the highest number of dollar millionaires in Africa, according to a new report. According to a report by AfrAsia Bank and […]

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Africa faces debt crisis

Africa faces debt crisis

INDEPENDENT MEDIAFile photograph. London – In the past decade, countries across Africa, encouraged by surging commodity prices and a global appetite for high-risk debt, sold dollar bonds to finance everything from roads to railways to […]

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Africa’s richest man enters ‘cement wars’

Africa’s richest man enters ‘cement wars’

Aliko Dangote believes Africa’s future growth is intrinsically linked to cement. Africa’s richest man is pushing to dominate its market for cement, the material at the heart of the continent’s infrastructure boom. All that stands […]

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AfricaBusinessForum.com – 3rd Investment Meeting – 17 Oct 15 @Dubai World Trade Tower

AfricaBusinessForum.com – 3rd Investment Meeting – 17 Oct 15 @Dubai World Trade Tower

Join AfricaBusinessForum.com 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 […]

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Airbnb targets Africa’s boom

Airbnb targets Africa’s boom

Hot on the heels of Uber’s pulling up in Kenya, home-sharing platform Airbnb is now open in Africa. The company, which allows users to list their spare rooms to travellers who do not wish to […]

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Five ways China’s economic crisis will affect Africa

Five ways China’s economic crisis will affect Africa

Signs of an economic slowdown in China have led to fears of a global recession, including Africa, given the close ties it has built up with China in recent years. BBC Africa Business Report’s Lerato Mbele […]

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Is Africa’s boom over?

Is Africa’s boom over?

Central Business District of Abuja-Nigeria. Disappointing growth in Africa’s two biggest economies has highlighted the role of China in the expansion of recent years, now that China’s own economy is slowing. Expectations of more than […]

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East Africa gets connected

East Africa gets connected

Nairobi – Power lines connecting the east African states of Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia are expected to be completed within the next three years, helping improve supplies and power trading, a senior Kenyan […]

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DHL hopes to tap Africa’s middle class

DHL hopes to tap Africa’s middle class

Deutsche Post AG’s DHL unit is investing about $50m in sub-Saharan Africa as rising household incomes help spur demand for express and freight deliveries. Johannesburg – Deutsche Post AG’s DHL unit is investing about $50 […]

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Africa’s billionaire boom: The 13 tycoons whose wealth has exploded in the last four years

Africa’s billionaire boom: The 13 tycoons whose wealth has exploded in the last four years

Africa is undergoing an explosion of wealth as countries open up to the global economy. Many have seen major economic expansions in recent years. And that’s benefiting a small number of already incredibly wealthy individuals — […]

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Google launches a smartphone for Africa that costs less than $100

Google launches a smartphone for Africa that costs less than $100

Android One, an initiative created by Google to bring cheap, good quality smartphones to developing countries, is being rolled out to Africa one year after it was first unveiled by the company in India. Google handles […]

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Investors place bets on Africa

Investors place bets on Africa

From milk churning in Zimbabwe to rose growing in Ethiopia, private equity investments in Africa have returned to pre-crisis levels and should keep rising as funds seek big returns in far-flung markets. Private equity deals […]

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Business in Africa: find a good local partner

Business in Africa: find a good local partner

Moneyweb Business Insights Philip Myburgh, Standard Bank’s head of franchising in Africa: partner with a local who has long-term vision, is committed to the brand and understands the market. Africa has fast grown into an […]

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Oil price spillover hits Africa hard

Oil price spillover hits Africa hard

The oversupply of crude has persisted since July last year and Africa’s oil and gas industry is not immune to the effect of this global oversupply. (Reuters) The decline in the oil price has plunged […]

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‘Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong’

‘Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong’

Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong By Morten Jerven Zed Books, 160 pages, $21.95 Economists who study Africa use dodgy theory and inappropriate statistical techniques, and at times deliberately mislead. In an interesting and highly […]

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African trade partners feel the bite of China’s yuan devaluation

African trade partners feel the bite of China’s yuan devaluation

For African countries that have bet heavily on China as their economic saviour, the sudden devaluation of the Chinese currency is a painful reminder of the risks of over-dependence on the Asian giant. The devaluation […]

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African Entrepreneur: Meet ‘Lawrence Zikusoka’ from Global ICT Solutions East Africa

African Entrepreneur: Meet ‘Lawrence Zikusoka’ from Global ICT Solutions East Africa

Topping up airtime while abroad just got easier with the new innovative ICT solution provider from East Africa. The world is now a global village, with such cross-border mobility that requires better communication between friends, […]

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Africa’s millionaire explosion: The 16 countries where the ultra-wealthy are …

Africa’s millionaire explosion: The 16 countries where the ultra-wealthy are …

Nigerian man looks at a vehicle by German carmaker Porsche in Lagos. Africa’s wealthy elite is expanding at a dramatic pace. In fact, according to a report by New World Wealth, the number of African millionaires […]

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Dollar millionaire numbers growing rapidly in Africa

Dollar millionaire numbers growing rapidly in Africa

Dollar millionaire numbers growing rapidly in Africa MOZAMBIQUE is expected to add dollar millionaires at the fastest rate in Africa over the next decade, followed by Cote d’Ivoire and Zambia as a mix of construction, […]

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Ethiopia – Africa’s giant on the rise

Ethiopia – Africa’s giant on the rise

Ethiopia is currently the second-most populous nation on the continent. At the current rate, it could have more than 200 million people by 2050. Ethiopia is thus on track to become one of the world’s […]

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Betting on Africa’s Diamond Walk

Betting on Africa’s Diamond Walk

SANDTON CITY Johannesburg – On the sparkling tiles of Johannesburg’s newest luxury retail destination, one of two customers in the Burberry shop is trying on jackets. “I see these brands advertised in magazines and know […]

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Kenya loses its position among Africa’s top 10 foreign investment destinations

Kenya loses its position among Africa’s top 10 foreign investment destinations

Delegates at the recent Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations compound in Nairobi. Kenya, which hosted the conference, has lost her place as one of the top 10 investment destinations in Africa. NAIROBI: Kenya […]

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12 things we learned from Obama’s historic trip to Africa

12 things we learned from Obama’s historic trip to Africa

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Obama is on a roll. He arrived in east Africa on the back of a ruling upholding his […]

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Airbnb plans to significantly grow its business in Africa

Airbnb plans to significantly grow its business in Africa

In the last twelve months alone, Airbnb has more than doubled in size in Africa. Today, its CEO Brian Chesky will attend GES 2015 to meet with entrepreneurs from around the world and explore the […]

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So You Want to Move to Africa? 10 Attractive Business Opportunities

So You Want to Move to Africa? 10 Attractive Business Opportunities

From a long term perspective, by population alone, Africa offers enormous opportunities. UNICEF has predicted that in the next 35 years, Africa’s population will increase by 1.8 billion people, and with a number of the […]

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The innovators: how tiny amounts of wind energy could light up Africa

The innovators: how tiny amounts of wind energy could light up Africa

While the cost of electricity is a constant bugbear in many countries, South Africans face a bigger problem: keeping the lights on. These blackouts prompted Cape Town native Charlotte Slingsby to seek out a solution […]

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Coca-Cola Africa Foundation unveils digital platform for youth empowerment

Coca-Cola Africa Foundation unveils digital platform for youth empowerment

The new YES! Technology platform is being rolled out in Nairobi County and will be available to youth who are participating in the program/CFM The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) has unveiled a new digital technology […]

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Special Guests @Africa Business Forum – 01 Jun 2016 – Ethiopia

What people think of Africa Business Forum

Testimonials

The conference was essential for international companies present to learn about trends in the investment, opportunities and regulatory environments in Africa and specifically in Ethiopia, and discuss ideas, share information, experiences, and last but not least network. We have established new business contacts with numerous delegates and it’s with a great pleasure to be part of this.

I enjoyed the conference thoroughly. This was my first trip to Ethiopia and it was a great introduction to the tremendous business and partnership opportunities. Every single presentation and panel discussion was useful and valuable. The presence of top companies in the industry was also highly interesting. Thank you for inviting us to be part of this transformative event.

I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation towards the Africa Business Forum team for their care and consideration during the Forum and my stay in Addis Ababa. Also I would like to congratulate you for this successful Forum, with a large presence of quality individuals and great topics that were discussed. I wish you all the best of luck and I look forward to joining the next one. Insha-Allah.

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.

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