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The African Development Bank’s Annual Meeting: The Importance of Agribusiness in Africa

The African Development Bank (ADB) held its Annual Meeting in India this month, the first time ADB has held this meeting outside of the African continent.  During his keynote address, ADB President Akinwunmi Adesina highlighted the importance of agribusiness to the continued transformation of economies across the continent.  To those who know him and those … Continue Reading

August Trade Mission to Ethiopia and Kenya

Greenberg Traurig participated in the Corporate Council on Africa’s Trade Mission to Ethiopia and Kenya during the week of August 15. While a primary focus of the trip was the agribusiness sector, private investment in manufacturing and infrastructure (including power) were also identified as vital to each economy. Vicky McPherson, a shareholder based in Washington, D.C. and … Continue Reading

African Economies Looking Beyond Oil and Gas in Response to the Collapse of the Commodities Market

The first quarter of 2016 has proven to be difficult with few bright spots across Sub-Saharan Africa economies. According to Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s twice-yearly analysis of economic trends and the latest data for the region, economic activity in Sub-Saharan Africa slowed in 2015 to its lowest rates since 2009 with GDP growth averaging … Continue Reading

Realizing the Potential to Become the Breadbasket of the World

The commentary is well-known about the potential for Africa to become the breadbasket for the world amid the wide-spread need for food security. However, despite this widely regarded potential, not very many countries in Africa have addressed the equally well-known challenges to making this more than a catchy phrase. These fundamental challenges to making the … Continue Reading