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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Growing a business that helps small farmers in Africa

Growing a business that helps small farmers in Africa

M-Farm CEO Jamila Abass has built an online platform and marketplace to boost smallholder farming in Kenya. She spoke to Claire O’Connell. As a farmer, you need to make a profit on selling your crops […]

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Africa’s largest wind farm set to power Kenya

Africa’s largest wind farm set to power Kenya

The scorching sun is unrelenting, but the blowing winds are strong and they become even stronger after sunset. The sandy soils do not support much in the way of vegetation. Nothing grows here, except for […]

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Isaac Mophatlane named CEO of Telkom Business Connexion

Isaac Mophatlane named CEO of Telkom Business Connexion

Telkom and Business Connexion (BCX) have revealed the official appointment of Isaac Mophatlane as the Chief Executive Officer of the newly integrated Telkom Business Connexion. Mr. Mophatlane will be responsible for both Business Connexion and […]

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Mark Zuckerberg just made a big investment in a startup that pays young people in Africa to learn code

Mark Zuckerberg just made a big investment in a startup that pays young people in Africa to learn code

Chibuzor Obiora didn’t have any previous coding experience when he decided to apply to Andela, a programming school with campuses in Kenya and Nigeria, which places its students (“fellows”) with tech companies like Microsoft, Google, […]

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India helping create business hubs in Africa through development partnership

India helping create business hubs in Africa through development partnership

Half a century into its technical outreach to the least developed and developing nations, India is helping create hubs of small and medium industries in some of the African countries to enable job generation and […]

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‘Use us as a gateway to Africa’

‘Use us as a gateway to Africa’

Ethiopian Airlines is Africa’s largest carrier, and also its most profitable. In eight years, while the airline accumulated $800 million in profits, the rest of the African aviation sector incurred losses of $1.5 billion. The […]

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Oil falls on prospects of rising output in Canada, Africa

Oil falls on prospects of rising output in Canada, Africa

Oil prices fell Monday on expectations for stronger production in North America and Africa and tepid global demand growth. Rising uncertainty about Britain s vote next week on remaining in the European Union, as well as […]

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Selling Clean Drinking Water Is A Business Opportunity In East Africa

Selling Clean Drinking Water Is A Business Opportunity In East Africa

After working for years in international development, Galen Welsch wanted to try something different. He was fed up with the “patronizing approaches” of aid projects, he says, and frustrated about not having enough money to […]

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EU ministers turn wary eye on migration from North Africa

EU ministers turn wary eye on migration from North Africa

European Union ministers will look on Friday into ways of stemming the flow of migrants who set sail for Europe from Libya and elsewhere in north Africa after a deal with Turkey has cut arrivals […]

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I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel around Africa for 2 years and here’s what it was like to build

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel around Africa for 2 years and here’s what it was like to build

Hi, I’m Dan. A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want […]

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Africa: Airtel Wins the Global Telecommunication Business (GTB) Award

Africa: Airtel Wins the Global Telecommunication Business (GTB) Award

Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia, in collaboration with Nokia, has won the Global Telecommunication Business (GTB) award for a digital backbone that is […]

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Africa Business Fellowship

Africa Business Fellowship

The inaugural class of 14 has been selected for the highly competitive Africa Business Fellowship (ABF), a joint-initiative of Econet, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), the Milken Institute, and the African Leadership Network (ALN). The […]

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Notre Dame and Bisk Release “Business of Good: Young Africa Rising” Documentary Featuring Mandela Washington

Notre Dame and Bisk Release “Business of Good: Young Africa Rising” Documentary Featuring Mandela Washington

The documentary follows young African leaders as they journey through leadership training and a cultural immersion of a lifetime. The University of Notre Dame partnered with Bisk in the summer of 2015 to document the […]

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Africa’s Biggest TV Market Opens for Business

Africa’s Biggest TV Market Opens for Business

Africa’s biggest TV content market returned to Ivory Coast May 31 for a three-day event bringing together buyers, sellers, producers, and industry influencers from more than 60 countries. Business event organizer Basic Lead expect more […]

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Barclays Africa to expand insurance business into Ghana

Barclays Africa to expand insurance business into Ghana

Deputy chief executive David Hodnett told South Africa’s Business Day that the bank was currently looking to buy an insurance unit in Ghana to sit alongside its First Assurance business in Kenya which it acquired […]

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Modi may visit Africa next month to boost ties

Modi may visit Africa next month to boost ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake his maiden visit to Africa next month in an effort to boost diplomatic and economic ties, even as the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is planning to initiate awareness […]

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Africa’s green growth imperative

Africa’s green growth imperative

Speaking at the Addis Ababa meeting in early April, the deputy executive secretary of UNECA, Abdalla Hamdok, said: “There is now growing commitment among African countries to pursue inclusive green development. Collective commitment from across […]

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Africa needs to be more business-friendly to foster growth

Africa needs to be more business-friendly to foster growth

According to Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, greater regional integration in Africa, amongst all roleplayers, is needed to capitalise on the continent’s growth potential as growth in developed markets such as Europe, […]

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World Bank names Mauritius Africa’s top business destination

World Bank names Mauritius Africa’s top business destination

An annual report from the World Bank has picked out Mauritius as the best place to conduct business in Africa, so just how has the island nation achieved this? Mauritius has been named as Africa’s […]

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East Africa: EAC Business Leaders Call for SME-Friendly Policies

East Africa: EAC Business Leaders Call for SME-Friendly Policies

Regional governments have been urged to make policies that support small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) in the East African community (EAC) to spur the bloc’s growth, as well as bridge skills gap through knowledge transfer. Nathan Irumba, […]

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EBACE 2016 Brings African Business Aviation in Focus

EBACE 2016 Brings African Business Aviation in Focus

As part of the opening session at the European Business Aviation Convention and Expo on Tuesday, the business aviation environment in Africa was brought into light. Former French minister of foreign affairs and cofounder of […]

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Africa must move faster like the leopard – Adesina

Africa must move faster like the leopard – Adesina

Africa cannot continue to act slowly, in addressing her development needs, the continent must move faster like the leopard, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has said. Speaking at a press […]

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Africa is poised for a digital revolution

Africa is poised for a digital revolution

Africa remains one of the preferred frontiers for investment opportunities and doing business, according to a report released by PwC Africa on Friday, 19 May 2016. Growth and foreign direct investment has continued in Africa […]

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Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to boost growth

Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to boost growth

  Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to boost growth. (image credit: accountancyage.com) Africa remains one of the preferred frontiers for investment opportunities and doing business, according to a report released by PwC Africa. […]

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Africa’s Farm Families Must Benefit from New Business Opportunities

Africa’s Farm Families Must Benefit from New Business Opportunities

Companies in the Western world are, to an increasing degree, setting their sights on Africa as a new frontier for business. Trade relationships are burgeoning on both supply and demand sides, as an improving political […]

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Exchange-rate volatility is worrying Africa’s CEOs, says PwC

Exchange-rate volatility is worrying Africa’s CEOs, says PwC

A STUDY by auditing and accounting firm PwC has found that almost all company bosses in Africa are concerned about the effect of the exchange-rate volatility on their businesses. The study‚ which interviewed 153 CEOs […]

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Africa’s first Chair in Digital Business revealed

Africa’s first Chair in Digital Business revealed

  Sipho Maseko, Group Chief Executive at Telkom. Africa’s first Chair in Digital Business is to be established at the Wits Business School through an initial five-year funding commitment from Telkom. This is in line […]

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The vegetable oil that fuels a $50 billion business

The vegetable oil that fuels a $50 billion business

Story highlights Palm oil is a high yield, versatile vegetable oil, linked to deforestation in Southeast Asia Global production has doubled in the last decade and is now worth $50 billion a year Indigenous groups […]

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Ethiopia to build first bus rapid transit line in East Africa

Ethiopia to build first bus rapid transit line in East Africa

The first bus rapid transit line in east Africa is to be built in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, reports said on Thursday.The city’s Road and Transport Bureau on Thursday signed an agreement with three […]

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Businesses must help electrify Africa

Businesses must help electrify Africa

On 10th February, US President Barack Obama signed the Electrify Africa act into law, committing his government to supporting his landmark development initiative, Power Africa. While Power Africa is certainly not novel, it deserves credit […]

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A New Map For Business In Africa

A New Map For Business In Africa

Only a few years ago, Africa was being dubbed “the next Asia,” and multinationals watched with mounting interest as local economies boomed across the continent. Although a decline in global commodity demand has since ushered […]

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DP World signs $442m joint venture with Somaliland

DP World signs $442m joint venture with Somaliland

Joint venture entity will ‘invest and manage’ Port of Berbera, which it aims to transform into a ‘regional and logistic hub’. Dubai: DP World, the port operator with terminals from Brazil to China, has signed […]

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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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