By Landry Signé and Eric Olander
The official launch of the Trump Administration’s Prosper Africa program at the Corporate Council on Africa’s U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Mozambique on June 19 comes after months of policy talk about ramping up trade and investment between the United States and African countries. Prosper Africa aligns with the Trump administration’s Africa strategy, introduced by National Security Adviser John Bolton last December, which aims to promote prosperity, security, and stability in U.S.-Africa relations, and confirms the administration’s prioritization of trade and investment to reach those three objectives. Read more
By Chris Harmse
US deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen on Wednesday announced at the opening ceremony of the U.S.-Africa Business Summit on Wednesday in Maputo, that the Trump administration message to Africa is simple and blunt:”
Choose the United States over China and Russia.”
My relationship to my ancestral home is complicated yet precious.
By Itoro Udofia
People often assume I was not born and raised in the United States. As a child of Nigerian immigrants bearing an indigenous name, and with features etched from another land, I have never felt like I fully belong here.
But I’ve also had difficulty fitting in with my Nigerian origins. Read more
By Michael Arthur Raynor, US Ambassador to Ethiopia
At this time last year, I spoke about the incredible promise of the reform efforts under His Excellency Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed, and the unprecedented opportunity for Ethiopia to build a prosperous, peaceful, and democratic future. I’m excited by the many gains since then, and remain firm in my optimism today. Read more
By David Ignatius
You can’t find many success stories in the United States’ sour, sullen relationship with Egypt over the past decade. Mostly it has been a tale of mutual suspicion, thanks to erratic U.S. policy and growing Egyptian political repression.
But talking with Amal Enan, a 33-year-old Egyptian economist, you realize what a healthy relationship could accomplish. She runs the Cairo office of an innovative, little-noticed development project that’s quietly backed by the two governments, known as the Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund.
By Mekki Elmograbi
KHARTOUM, Sudan – Capitalism is quietly transforming Africa. Now it is time for international institutions – and Western perceptions – to catch up.
Private sector-led growth has shown impressive gains in South Africa, Ghana, Morocco, and Ivory Coast. In fact, these economies are rated among the best ten African countries for investors, according to Venture Africa Report 2019. Read more
By Paul Kagame and Bill Gates
According to United Nations projections, by the end of this century, Africa will be home to one of every three people on the planet and to five of the world’s 10 largest cities, including the largest — Lagos, Nigeria.
President Paul Kagame