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Supporting Trade, Not Aid, In Africa

When it comes to Africa, the U.S. President Barack Obama's mantra has always been "trade not aid." Two years ago he put that idea into practice at the first U.S.-Africa Business Forum. So two years ago GE committed to invest $2 billion across Africa by 2018. GE Africa's Chief Executive Jay Ireland says the company has made significant progress on that commitment. Read More. A 2-Year Report Card - here. More about GE in Africa in this BRIEFING



  • Africa:   Supporting Trade, Not Aid, In Africa

    GE Africa, 24 September 2016

    When it comes to Africa, President Obama's mantra has always been "trade not aid." Two years ago he put that idea into practice at the first U.S. – Africa Business… Read more »

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