Co-Founder of Ecobank and Founder of Asky Airlines Gervais Djondo receives AfroChampions Lifetime Award for his pan African vision and contribution to the development of the continent
PRESS RELEASE Bamako, January 18th, 2017 – The AfroChampions Initiative, an innovative project designed to promote African private sector champions, has been officially launched in Bamako, Mali, at an inaugural dinner sponsored by the Organizing Committee of the Africa-France Summit for Partnership, Peace and Emergence, advisory firm Konfidants and ADS group. Partners of the initiative have honoured […]
The AfroChampions Initiative is very pleased to announce that it received official support from Mr. Aliko Dangote, Founder and CEO of the Dangote Group and Dangote Foundation and one of the most respected business leaders in the continent. Mr. Dangote has accepted to co-chair the AfroChampions Initiative with President Thabo Mbeki, and serve as inaugural […]
Chair of the AfroChampions Club Aliko Dangote will host an inaugural meeting in Lagos on October 14th. The AfroChampions Club is designed as a high-level networking platform for the African business community, to push forward a reform agenda aimed to accelerate the economic integration of Africa, which is the condition for its long-term development. This […]
African multinationals join forces within the AfroChampions Club to foster Africa’s growth and development
Dangote Group CEO Aliko Dangote, President Thabo Mbeki and President Olusegun Obasanjo organised a successful inaugural meeting in Lagos, which brought together CEOs from 13 African countries Lagos, October 18, 2017 – The AfroChampions Initiative has just taken a new step with the official creation of the AfroChampions Club, a new platform to mobilise African multinationals to accelerate the economic integration […]
Successful outcome of Trade Minister meeting in Niamey: The AfroChampions initiative welcomes major development on CFTA Agreement
The AfroChampions initiative welcomes major development on CFTA Agreement, as African Union Trade ministers African ministers of trade have hit the milestone objective of concluding the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Agreement within the deadline of December 2017, in accordance with a decision by African Union Heads of State and Government in June 2015. Report […]
First African Globalizers Report presented by the AfroChampions Initiative
Conducted by partner consultancy Konfidants, this pioneering survey is the first to explore the global expansion of African multinationals. It has been presented at a breakfast event organised in Johannesburg in partnership with the Thabo Mbeki Foundation, in presence of representatives of the African ‘globalizers’ companies. Download the Press Release
AfroChampions Initiative partners with Africa STEM Alliance
Africa STEM Alliance (ASA) launched at WEF 2018 to boost African industrialization and development Mauritius President Mrs Gurib-Fakim calls for increased investment in science and technology to shape a new future for Africa Davos, January 25, 2018 – Her Excellency Mrs. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius, has just announced the creation of the Africa STEM […]
Michael Kottoh exclusive interview (w/Jeune Afrique)
Jeune Afrique presents the highlights of the 2017 African Globalisers Report developed by Konfidants, in partnership with the AfroChampions Initiative. In an exclusive interview, Michael Kottoh, Managing Partner at Konfidants, explains the challenges of globalisation for African players and comes back on therationale behind this report, which is a call to action to explore how […]
African leaders agree to sign free continental trade treaty in March
AfroChampions Club, a group of major African private businesses call on all African countries to sign and speed the implementation of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) as African leaders agreed to sign the legal framework in March 2018. CFTA is set to be signed by all the 55 member states of the African Union […]
African Union announces partnership with the AfroChampions Initiative
On January 29, on the occasion of the 30th African Union’s heads of state summit, the AfroChampions Initiative has reached a major step with the start of an official partnership with the AU to promote the African Continental Free Trade Area. Both organizations will engage in a high level dialogue to mobilize the private sector in […]
AU Summit: Towards a Continental Free Trade Area (RFI)
Le 30e sommet des chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement de l’Union africaine s’est achevé lundi 29 janvier avec la première prise de parole de Paul Kagame en tant que président de l’institution pour l’année 2018. Le chef de l’État rwandais pilote depuis un an les propositions de réforme de l’organisation panafricaine. A côté de ces […]
Attendees to the event launching the partnership between the African Union and the AfroChampions Initiative
Attendees to the event launching the partnership between the African Union and the AfroChampions Initiative included:– Mr Ali Mufuruki, CEO of Infotech Invetsments, Vice-Chair of the AfroChampions Club (Eastern Africa)– H.E. Mr Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – Patron of the AfroChampions Initiative– Mr Jean-Louis Billon, Chairman of SICFA, Vice-Chair […]
#AfricaPassportNow! – AfroChampions Petition for the creation of a unique African Passport
On 21 March 2018, African Heads of State will sign in Kigali the Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area. At the AfroChampions Initiative, we consider this reform to be a major step forward for our continent, which will create the free movement of people, goods and investments. But we want all Africans to […]
From Made in Africa to Made for Africa: How can AfCFTA drive tailored solutions to develop Africa?” Opening session of the AfCFTA Business Forum 20th March, 2018 | Kigali, Rwanda If the “made in Africa” is the ultimate objective for development, then one way to reach it is to focus e orts on “made-for-Africa” solutions, […]
Highlights of the AfroChampions Panel at the Kigali’s Business Forum on the African Continental Free Trade Area
We are very grateful to our distinguished guests and panellists for joining us for the panel we organised at the African Continental Free Trade Area’s Business forum: “From Made in Africato Made for Africa: how can the AfCFTA drive tailored solutions to develop Africa?” The debate was moderated by Michael Kottoh, Chief Strategist of the AfroChampions Initiative, […]
The Signing of the Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area opens new prospect for Africa
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 will be remembered as a historic day for Africa’s economic integration, as 44 states signed the Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area, opening the path for the creation of the largest single market in the world. It is an incredible milestone for the continent, especially as signatories include both […]
AfroChampions Initiative commits USD 1 million for an awareness-raising campaign to promote the AfCFTA!
What is worth highlighting after the AU’s Extraordinary Summit in Kigali is the alignment between the public and private decision-makers on the urgency to implement the African Continental Free Trade Area – This is the first time ever that a public-private dialogue on economic policy takes place at continental level. At the AfroChampions Initiative, we […]
AfricaPassPortNow Video: a call for action from the AfroChampions team
We continue our efforts to mobilise African authorities at national and continental level to push for the creation of a unique African passport! Watch out our video and… see who is already supporting our movement!
Highlights of TAS 2018 : the road to the USD 300 billion, with special intervention of Samba Bathily, Co-Founder and CEO of ADS Group and Advisor to the AfroChampions Executive Committee
How can we mobilize the $ 300 billion needed to deploy ICTs and the Internet on the African continent? To discuss ways to achieve this ambitious goal, several personalities met on 9 May at one of Transform Africa 2018 panels: H.E.M. Bruno Nabagné Kone, Minister of Communication, Digital Economy and Post, Côte d’Ivoire, H.E.M. Clare […]
The AfroChampions AfCFTA roadshow is about to start!
Launch of the AfCFTA awareness-raising campaign: the AfroChampions Initiative and representatives of the African Union will soon begin a West African tour to meet local entrepreneurs, introduce them to the AfCFTA Agreement but also collect questions, concerns and suggestions from them. The tour, organized in partnership with the Association of Ghana Industries, the Côte d’Ivoire […]
Launch of the African Sovereign Wealth Funds Index!
This pioneering study conducted by Konfidants, in partnership with the AfroChampions Initiative and the strategy firm PG and Partners, will be released on June 1, 2018 at the African Sovereign Fund Summit. Join us in Accra for a high-level debate under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of the Republic of […]
The AfroChampions AfCFTA roadshow starts in Accra!
The AfroChampions AfCFTA roadshow starts in Accra, where we are welcomed, together with AU Trade and Industry Commissioner Albert Muchanga, by the Association of Ghana Industries, represented by Dr. Yaw Adu-Gyamﬁ. A productive discussion, focusing in particular on the issues of the free movement of goods and services, the need to better explain the AfCFTA […]
The AfroChampions AfCFTA roadshow continues in Abidjan!
The AfroChampions tour on the ZLECA continues in Abidjan, where we are this time hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Côte d’Ivoire, whose organization is perfect, and Mr Diomande, Advisor to the Minister in charge of the Trade H.E. Mr. Diarassouba. The debate, interestingly, focuses particularly on small and medium-sized businesses and […]