2 May 2014

Africa: World Economic Forum on Africa 2014 to go Ahead Amid Tightened Security

Photo: World Economic Forum / Benedikt von Loebell
Africa Rising Discussion at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja, Nigeria 2014.

press release

Abuja —

  • The World Economic Forum has received assurances from President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan that security arrangements in Abuja will ensure a smooth and successful meeting next week
  • The 24th World Economic Forum on Africa will take place in Abuja, Nigeria, on 7-9 May 2014 convening over 1000 leaders from politics, business and civil society
  • For more information on the meeting, visit: http://wef.ch/af14

The World Economic Forum on Africa 2014 will go ahead as planned next week following assurances by Nigeria’s President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and his government on the robustness of the security arrangements that are being put in place for the meeting.

The 24th World Economic Forum on Africa comes at a crucial time for the continent.

Taking place under the theme, Forging Inclusive Growth, Creating Jobs, it will bring together over 1,000 leaders from across politics, business and civil society including Premier Li Keqiang of China and eleven African heads of state and government, as well as President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and senior members of the Nigerian government.

For more information please visit http://www.weforum.org/nr_afaats

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