Presidents and CEOs Interact on Africa's Prospects at Biz Forum

The second U.S. Africa Business Forum convened in New York Wednesday morning. Speakers include Presidents Obama, Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, Alassane Ouattara of Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia's Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Tunisia's Beji Caid Essebsi, as well as Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and African and U.S. corporate CEOs. A quick poll of participants ranked infrastructure as the most pressing priorities for economic growth.

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government's development finance institution, announced at the side-lines of the U.S. – Africa Business Forum in New York City their financing agreement with ContourGlobal for the 33 megawatt expansion project at ContourGlobal’s Cap des Biches power plant in Senegal.

USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak and Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) CEO Albert Mugo officialize new partnership. USTDA will be supporting Kenya's utility-scale solar asset.

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg with Pattis Harris, CEO of Bloomberg Philanthropies and U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker at the opening of the U.S. Africa Business Forum in New York.

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