Stronger Partnerships Spotlighted at U.S.-Africa Investment Forum

In a major push to spur greater trade and investment in Africa, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) joined with the Atlantic Council to sponsor an online convening promoting the Trump administration's signature Africa initiative, Prosper Africa. The four sessions of Investing in Africa's Future on October 16 included three African presidents, leaders of major African finance institutions, U.S. government officials and representatives from the U.S. and African private sector.  Since DFC was established by Congress in 2019, the agency has taken the lead in the administratrion's push to  increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and Africa, with DFC Chief Executive Officer Adam S. Boehler serving as Prosper Africa executive chairman.

Mira Mehta, center, founder of Tomato Jos, celebrates with Nigerian dignitaries at a ceremony for Tomato Jos’ processing facility in Kaduna (Photo courtesy of Tomato Jos)

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