Africa: U.S.- African Trade More Than Doubled in Eight Years

source: allAfrica (Washington, DC)
Merle David Kellerhals Jr.
17 February 2010

In the past eight years, U.S. trade with sub-Saharan Africa has more than doubled as Africans improve their lives and livelihoods while exporting an ever-expanding list of goods to the United States, says Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis.

“At the same time, American companies and workers have found new opportunities to do business in Africa — providing inputs and expertise to aspiring African entrepreneurs, participating in joint-venture partnerships, and increasing American exports and investments,” Marantis said in a February 16 speech at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Makerere, Uganda’s largest and oldest university, was established in [continue reading]

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