Investment in Africa

Entrepreneurs and leaders in business, government, civil society, and the media discussed the change in U.S. priorities in Africa from… read more

Entrepreneurs and leaders in business, government, civil society, and the media discussed the change in U.S. priorities in Africa from foreign aid to business opportunities. Panelists said mobile phones were changing Africa, and stressed the need to not look at Africa as a continent but as over 50 separate nations. They said that investors see the continent as Africa instead of separate countries with separate standards of governance and issues.

“The Game Has Changed: The New Landscape for Innovation and Business in Africa” was a day-long forum held by the Brookings Institution’s Africa Growth Initiative at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Kemal Dervis Vice President and Director Brookings Institution->Global Economy and Development Program
  • Jay Ireland President and CEO General Electric->GE Africa
  • Strive Masiyiwa Founder and Chair Econet Wireless
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Investment in Africa

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Program ID:
320841-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 7, 2014
Last Aired:
Aug 9, 2014

Airing Details

  • Aug 07, 2014 | 7:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 07, 2014 | 11:33am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 08, 2014 | 6:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 09, 2014 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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