The G20 ‘Compact with Africa’: Advancing Economic Reform
7 Jul 2017

As the G20 Summit gets underway in Hamburg under the German G20 presidency, the “Compact with Africa” initiative aims to bring investment to African reformers. With South Africa the only African G20 member, will the plan address the needs of all the region’s economies?

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First Ever Germany-Africa Business Forum Urges German Companies to Trust in African Investment Potential
23 Mar 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 […]

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A German Entrepreneur’s Take on Africa
10 Mar 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.

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GABF adds former Benin President to roster of high-level speakers
23 Feb 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.

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Germany’s Marshall Plan for Africa
20 Jan 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.

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