In an Al Jazeera op-ed, Rosa Whitaker argues that China’s thirst for African resources and markets is giving Africa the leverage it needs to set and advance its own priorities.
“If President Donald Trump is to “Make America Great Again” he cannot afford to ignore Africa,” Rosa Whitaker writes in The Hill. “It is in this region of over one billion people — the world’s second-fastest growing continent — that the rise of China and the relative decline in U.S. power is more stark than in any other.”
Profound thanks to Rep. Charles Rangel for proclaiming Rosa Whitaker Day. No one in the US Congress has done more for the cause of Africa’s freedom and prosperity than the member for Harlem.
Rosa Whitaker, founder and CEO of the Whitaker Group, has been hailed as a “trailblazer” by Face2Face Africa at its fifth annual awards gala to recognize and celebrate of pan-African achievement.
Let’s not get hung up on the 1%/99% problem that is bedevelling mature market economies but focus instead on what we need to do to make the market work inclusively for us, argues Kingsley Mohgalu, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and currently a Senior Fellow in the Council on Emerging Market Enterprises at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
…argues David Levin, Managing Partner at Nexus Capital Markets, a leading Pan-African/U.S. investment bank located in New York and Johannesburg. American business should take note and stop missing out on the extraordinary opportunities the continent offers.
Riva Levinsons’s Choosing the Hero: My Improbable Journey and the Rise of Africa’s First Woman President is a must read. Insightful, instructive and inspiring, Riva provides a front row seat and eye witness account of some of the most significant developments shaping Africa’s political landscape. Blended with stories of her own personal and professional development along the way, Riva’s journey is loaded with lessons in grit, naïveté, integrity and loyalty.
According to African Merchandising Services Africa the future of African Textile and Apparel Exports is bright as the continent is an attractive destination due to among others abundant labor, low wages, AGOA’s 10 year renewal.
Rosa Whitaker, President of the Whitaker Group, discusses the opportunities for apparel exports to the US for African manufacturers offered under AGOA, at Source Africa 2015. The third annual Source Africa textiles and apparel trade show event took place in Cape Town, South Africa, June 9-11, 2015.