Africa’s Transition To Democracy & Development: Navigating Political & Economic Minefields

For the last 15 years, African economies have continued to improve largely due to better governance and enhancement of democracy. It is important for governments to strengthen their state structures, and to implement procedures for greater transparency and accountability. However, a new generation of entrepreneurs has emerged and is working with local governments to put in place policies and create an investor friendly business environment.

The opportunities in Africa lie on a micro level with the involvement of the private sector in niche industries and in partnership with the government. African countries should focus on strengthening their capacity to produce competitively.


  1. H.E. Dr. Cheick Modibo Diarra – Former Prime Minister of Mali and ALN Chairman


  1. Ashish J. Thakkar, Mara Group
  2. Dr. Jendayi Fraser, AFEX
  3. G. Jayakrishnan, International Enterprise Singapore
  4. Mohammed Amersi, Emergent Telecom Ventures
  5. Robert Hersov, Invest Africa
  6. Zemedeneh Negatu, E&Y Ethiopia

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