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GABF speaker launches crowdinvesting platform ecoligo to finance solar projects in Africa
April 13, 2017

Germany-Africa Business Forum speaker Markus Schwaninger has launched a new crowdinvesting platform that enables private investors to back solar power plants in emerging markets. The first project on ecoligo, the platform Markus created together with his co-founder Martin Baart, was opened to investors last week and the funding goal was reached in just 6 days. […]

First Ever Germany-Africa Business Forum Urges German Companies to Trust in African Investment Potential
March 23, 2017

At the first ever Germany-Africa Business Forum, held March 23 at the Adlon Kempinski in Berlin, participants urged the German business community to intensify investments in the African continent. Highlighting Africa’s need for capital, machinery, technology and skills, speakers said German businesses were well positioned to add greater value. “As a global role model, a […]

A German Entrepreneur’s Take on Africa
March 10, 2017

Sebastian Wagner, Executive Director of Africa-focused resource trading and advisory firm DMWA Resources, has lived and worked in Uganda, Equatorial Guinea, Congo Brazzaville, Côte d’Ivoire and Southern Africa. He talks to the Germany Africa Business Forum about his impressions on doing business as a young German entrepreneur in Africa.

Rwanda Trade Minister and Nigeria State Governors Round Out Final GABF Speaker Roster
March 8, 2017

  The Germany-Africa Business Forum is pleased to announce that H.E. Francois Kanimba, Minister of Trade, Industry and EAC Affairs of Rwanda, has joined the program and will deliver the final Country Focus presentation on March 23. Also joining the roster as presenters are H.E. Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, Executive Governor of Katsina State, […]

Where government goes, private enterprise follows
February 27, 2017

Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, will address the Germany Africa Business Forum in Berlin next month.

GABF adds former Benin President to roster of high-level speakers
February 23, 2017

The Germany-Africa Business Forum, the first ever privately held event exclusively dedicated to strengthening trade and investment ties between Germany and Africa, has confirmed the participation of former Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi at its Berlin conference on March 23, 2017.

How German firms can tap into Africa’s diversification drive
February 3, 2017

NJ Ayuk, CEO of Centurion Law Group, speaks to Jaco Maritz at How we made it in Africa, about his vision for Germany-Africa trade and investment relations ahead of the GABF conference.

Germany’s Marshall Plan for Africa
January 20, 2017

Germany’s development minister unveiled on Wednesday a potential “Marshall Plan” for Africa, which could signal a switch from handing out development aid to strategically promoting private businesses on the continent, if approved.

Germany, African Countries Seek to Strengthen Relationships at GABF
January 19, 2017

This year, Germany will host the first ever privately held event exclusively dedicated to strengthening trade and investment ties between Germany and the African continent.

Germany-Africa Relations Warm Up
January 11, 2017

Economic and cultural ties between Europe and Africa run deep, but Germany has been a relatively minor player in intercontinental trade flows.