Africa: Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure Vital to Continent`s Development

source: allAfrica (Washington, DC)
Charles W. Corey
29 April 2010

Just minutes after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton officially closed the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, the fourth annual U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference opened nearby on April 27.

Many of the 25 African entrepreneurs from 10 African countries who attended the entrepreneurship summit stayed on to attend the infrastructure conference sponsored by the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA).

At the opening reception, CCA President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Hayes told that infrastructure is Africa’s biggest need, and that entrepreneurs are “absolutely vital” to Africa’s economic development and growth. “I think the entrepreneurship summit was something that was badly needed in terms of the emphasis it puts on entrepreneurs — there is probably not another thing more needed in Africa.”

Mima S. Nedelcovych, managing director of [continue reading]


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