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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How Technology Is Changing The Travel Business In Africa

How Technology Is Changing The Travel Business In Africa

How Technology Is Changing The Travel Business In Africa By Dana Sanchez Published: February 12, 2015, 9:52 am Print [embedded content] Travel and tourism are the third most popular topics for mobile apps on smartphones and […]

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My Africa: The competing visions of Africa’s future

My Africa: The competing visions of Africa’s future

By Alan Kasujja BBC World Service Isaac Oboth is one of Uganda’s young entrepreneurs aiming to create a “new” Africa For the BBC’s A Richer World, Alan Kasujja returns to his native Uganda to meet […]

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MoneyGram boasts of 25000 locations across Africa

MoneyGram boasts of 25000 locations across Africa

Leading global money transfer company, MoneyGram International, has announced that its agent network in Africa has now reached 25,000 locations, following a strategic expansion initiative across the continent.Nigeria’s Tribune newspaper report on Tuesday said that […]

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African investors launch news agency

African investors launch news agency

Cape Town – Top African investors have announced the creation of the continent’s first news syndication service, the African News Agency (ANA) with an initial investment of $20 million. ANA, set to launch on 1 […]

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Risks and Rewards: Doing Business in Africa and Anti-Bribery Laws

Risks and Rewards: Doing Business in Africa and Anti-Bribery Laws

Jeff Vaden, former First Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Texas, is a Partner in Bracewell & Giuliani’s White Collar Defense Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, he served for more […]

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Scourge of Power Outages Holding Business Back in Africa

Scourge of Power Outages Holding Business Back in Africa

NAIROBI— Power outages are a fact of life across much of Africa, with the near-daily blackouts affecting rich and poor countries alike. A small business in Nairobi that began as a party supply outfit has […]

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Billionaires Tony Elumelu And Aliko Dangote Launch The African Energy Leaders Group

Billionaires Tony Elumelu And Aliko Dangote Launch The African Energy Leaders Group

Speaking at a high profile panel on energy at the 2015 annual meeting for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Nigerian billionaire and philanthropist Tony Elumelu emphasized the key priority for 2015 for Africa […]

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China’s road to growth in Africa

China’s road to growth in Africa

East Asia Forum China, like much of the developed world, faces slower growth and an ageing population. Africa in contrast offers the potential of ‘catch up’ growth and a growing young pool of low-cost labour, alongside […]

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With African fashion in vogue, home talent shines

With African fashion in vogue, home talent shines

    * Burberry, Louis Vuitton have Africa collections   * African designers starting to gain global status   * World has changing attitude towards Africa   * African countries struggle to trade with each […]

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Google predicts massive growth in African e-commerce

Google predicts massive growth in African e-commerce

Google predicts massive growth in African e-commerce by André-Pierre du Plessis, 2015-02-06 14:59:12.0 GOOGLE South Africa is seeing considerable growth in Africa’s e-commerce space and expects 2015 to be another growth year. Luke Mckend, country […]

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Akon Talks About His Business Interests In Africa

Akon Talks About His Business Interests In Africa

Akon Talks About His Business Interests In Africa By Dana Sanchez Published: February 5, 2015, 3:00 pm Print thenetworth.net Born in the U.S. and raised in Senegal, Akon said he’s a businessman first and a musician […]

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Africa’s new breed of solar energy entrepreneurs

Africa’s new breed of solar energy entrepreneurs

By Tom Jackson Cape Town Let there be light: A new breed of entrepreneur is bringing solar power to millions of Africans who don’t have access to mains electricity African economies may be booming, but […]

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Exploration stalls in Africa as oil price declines

Exploration stalls in Africa as oil price declines

Exploration stalls in Africa as oil price declines by Paul Burkhardt, 2015-01-23 06:52:59.0 AFRICA’s oil and gas boom is in jeopardy. The dash for resources that saw explorers invest billions of dollars to tap promising […]

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Agribusiness begins to boom in Africa

Agribusiness begins to boom in Africa

The world’s population is constantly growing, and with it the interest of investors in Africa’s arable land. The continent has vast untapped potential – but can local producers compete with foreign companies? The wind whistling […]

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Africa struggles to be heard in Davos

Africa struggles to be heard in Davos

Islamist violence and the spread of Ebola are serious new threats to Africa and its economy. Slow growth among Africa’s top trade and investment partners and falling commodity prices add to the continent’s difficulties. Last […]

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Views of Africa: closing the gap

Views of Africa: closing the gap

APFlags hang on the roof of the Congress Hall were the World Economic Forum will take place in Davos, Switzerland. Africa will put forward its case for an integral place in the global economy at […]

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Heroin Smuggling Is Undermining African Countries

Heroin Smuggling Is Undermining African Countries

The Economist EXPERTS are calling it the African “Smack Track”: a circuitous route to smuggle heroin from Afghanistan to Europe, passing through east Africa. Two drug busts in November, netting 712kg of the stuff, closed […]

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Why China Has Become So Big In Africa

Why China Has Become So Big In Africa

REUTERS/Christopher HerwiLiberian children hold Chinese flags before the arrival of China’s President Hu Jintao in Monrovia February 1, 2007. Across Africa, radio call-in programmes are buzzing with tales of Africans, usually men, bemoaning the loss […]

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Rewards outweigh the risks in Africa

Rewards outweigh the risks in Africa

Source: Rewards outweigh the risks in Africa by Lerato Mbele, 2015-01-18 11:32:39.0 ‘AFRICA Rising” is the sexy catchphrase used to describe the economic growth and positive social developments on the continent in the past decade. […]

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How One Woman Is Changing Business Lending In Africa

How One Woman Is Changing Business Lending In Africa

A vast majority — 85% — of micro through medium size enterprises in emerging markets suffer from a lack of access to to credit, according to the International Finance Corporation and McKinsey. When an African […]

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Africa’s Thirst For Human Hair Is A Billion-Dollar Business for Indian companies

Africa’s Thirst For Human Hair Is A Billion-Dollar Business for Indian companies

  Indian beauty firms, specifically human hair sellers, are racking up the big bucks in Africa.  Because Indian hair is popular for its strength and texture, it’s highly sought-after commodity in Africa, where it is […]

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Nigerian Invests $100 Million in Young Africans

Nigerian Invests $100 Million in Young Africans

LAGOS, NIGERIA— In an effort to address Africa’s growing unemployment, Nigerian philanthropist Tony Elumelu is spending $100 million of his own money to kick-start hundreds of new small businesses – and to identify young entrepreneurs […]

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The US Is Forfeiting Africa To China

The US Is Forfeiting Africa To China

Guang Niu/ReutersChinese soldiers wearing the UN peacekeeper blue berets attend a ceremony in Beijing on Feb. 10, 2003, before deploying to the Democratic Republic of Congo. For decades, American presidents traveled to Africa, proposed new […]

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$100m fund aims to kickstart next generation of African businesses

$100m fund aims to kickstart next generation of African businesses

Down a scratchy phone line from Nairobi, 21-year-old Joel Mwale says he has spent the past year seeking funds to take his online educational and mentorship platform to the next level. His frustration cuts through […]

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Africa’s Most Successful Women: Mo Abudu

Africa’s Most Successful Women: Mo Abudu

Africa’s Most Successful Women introduces you to the most outstanding African women who are making giant strides in business, politics, technology, entrepreneurship and leadership on the continent and elsewhere around the world. Mo Abudu, a […]

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Africa’s Titans And Rising Stars: On Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Wealth

Africa’s Titans And Rising Stars: On Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Wealth

Despite the many challenges that the continent faced in 2014; the kidnapping of 276 school girls in Nigeria, Ebola outbreak in the West African epicenters of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone and conflicts in various […]

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New Models Of Business In Africa

New Models Of Business In Africa

VENTURES AFRICA – Business in Africa is exciting, and this is more of fact than sentiment. But, in the 21st century, change is the new normal and stability is the exception. Today’s world has seen […]

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2015 Africa Business And Industry Conferences

2015 Africa Business And Industry Conferences

2015 Africa Business And Industry Conferences By D.A. Barber AFKI Original Published: December 31, 2014, 01:57pm Print The year 2015 will be a busy one for African business conferences. We’re highlighting opportunities in sub-Saharan African transportation, […]

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IMF urged to cancel debts of Ebola-hit countries

IMF urged to cancel debts of Ebola-hit countries

West African economies are struggling to cope since the outbreak of Ebola and the IMF is being urged to alleviate their debts. (AFP) The International Monetary Fund is under mounting pressure to cancel the debts […]

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There’s A Violent Crisis Brewing On The Europe-Africa Border

There’s A Violent Crisis Brewing On The Europe-Africa Border

© AFP/File Jose ColonWould-be immigrants sit on a fence near Beni Enza, in the north African Spanish enclave of Melilla on March 28, 2014 See Also Striking Photo Perfectly Sums Up The Immigration Crisis On […]

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Two Harvard Grads Are Searching For The Perfect Tomato in Africa

Two Harvard Grads Are Searching For The Perfect Tomato in Africa

By Rachel Raczka @rachelraczka Boston.com Staff | 12.24.14 | 3:37 PM Harvard Business School graduate Mira Mehta has been splitting her time 60/40 between Cambridge and Nigeria to get her tomato paste business Tomato Jos […]

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Top Business Gadgets For Africans In 2014

Top Business Gadgets For Africans In 2014

VENTURES AFRICA – For decades, entertainment has been the core driver of innovation with the gadget market, with most adorable gadgets usually equipped with the latest music or movies feature. But with the business world […]

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Companies @Africa Business Forum

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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