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Angel fair Africa africa.com The Investors are virtual for 8th AFA

Forty-three leading global investors from Africa, Europe, US and the Middle East have signed up to participate virtually in the 8th Angel Fair Africa on 5th November 2020.

The investors are from Angel Africa List (AAL), Africa Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (AVCA), America Capital Association (ACA), Women-In-Capital (WIC), Viktoria Business Angel Network, Brightmore Capital, amongst others. Asime Partners and MSM Property Fund are supporting the investor participation. The ten selected ventures to pitch to these investors have gone through our one-month Africa Virtual Accelerator (AVA) @ https://www.africavirtualaccelerator.com/in.php. They are, ShopMeAway led by Racine Carr; Kalpay led by Ibrahima Kane; AgroInnova led by Amos Narh; Adi&Bolga led by Abimbola Oladeji; Kladika led by Muthoni Mwangi; Gift Pesa led by Pamela Muriuki; Ejoobi led by Simangele Mphahlele; Kweza led by Ropafadzo Musvaire, Afrijob Network led by Harriet Kariuki and Curacel led by Henry Mascot. Their participation is supported by Google, Impact Hub Dakar, CTIC Dakar, MEST Africa, StartupBootcamp Africa, Viable, Adei Institute and iHub. https://virtualconferenceafrica.com/nov-5th-angel-fair-africa/
  Abimbola Oladeji of Adi&Bolga said “AVA was a truly intense month-long accelerator experience, packed with lots of learnings and insight delivered by mentors with diverse backgrounds in the startup ecosystem. I’m grateful to have been selected to be part of this cohort and I’m excited for pitch day next week”. Pamela Muriuki of Gift Pesa said “My experience at AVA has been a serendipitous encounter. I have discovered new use cases for the Gift Pesa platform. The new use cases have more than tripled our market size - this is brilliant. Am now feeling prepared to meet investors with confidence.” Ropafadzo Musvaire of Kweza said “My AVA journey has been a very engaging and relevant learning opportunity that has also given me access to an incredible network of players in the Africa tech ecosystem.” Racine Sarr of ShopMeAway said “Focused and well structured! AVA program made me go through all vital parts of my business again but this time with the help of world-class experts. Unlearning and re-learning super-fast, October has been more hot than usual. Thank you, AVA.” Sewu-Steve Tawia, Head of the Asime Partners family office said, “we have followed the momentum developed by the event despite the COVID pandemic and are happy to help bring the investor community together for what promises to be the best of its kind event in a virtual environment”. Musi Skosana, CEO of MSM Property Fund observed that “the increased participation of female investors and entrepreneurs in the event signaled a welcomed change in the state of affairs regarding gender parity and the beginning of a new era of female entrepreneurship”. According to Angela Akua Asante, Founder of TITA Productions, she is excited to be the MC for this year’s event as she is impressed with the caliber of investors and entrepreneurs who are going to pitch as well as constitute the panels for the event. 5th November 2020 on the www.virtualconferenceafrica.com platform. Angel Fair Africa is an event that brings together accelerators, incubators and emerging businesses from across the African continent and investors to do deals. Contact - info@angelfairafrica.com Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. Africa.com’s interests include a business publisher’s network, content syndication, the website at www.iafrica.com, email newsletters, various social media platforms, and internet domain names ending with the “.africa.com” extension. Africa.com operates from Johannesburg, Lagos, and New York, and has a presence in Cape Town and Nairobi. Dalberg ( www.dalberg.com ) is a global group of change makers (entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, creative problem solvers, thinkers and doers) working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential. We partner with and serve communities, governments, and companies throughout the world, providing and innovative mix of services.
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Angel fair Africa africa.com 5th Nov 2020

All Female Investors and Entrepreneurs Panel @ 8 th AFA

The 8 th Angel Fair Africa would feature an all female investors and entrepreneurs panel; thus building on our 2016 all female investors panel. The investors pane, consisting of Hannah Subayi, Partner of Dazzle Angels, Evelyne Dioh, CEO of WIC Capital, Lelemba Phiri, Partner of Enygma Ventures and Maya Famodu, CEO of Ingressive Capital, will be moderated by Salimatou Diallo, Partner of SD Avocats.
  The entrepreneurs panel, consisting of Magatte Wade CEO of Skin to Skin, Jamila Zomah CEO of Africa Dish Out, Isseu Diop Sakho CEO of Mburu, and Sassoum Niang CMO of InTouch SA, will be moderated by Eva Sow, Director of i4Policy. “The Africa investment and entrepreneurial ecosystem is maturing to the point where we have strong participation of women across the entire value chain. Our all-female panels are meant to showcase this important development” said Eric Osiakwan, Co-Founder of Angel Fair Africa. This year’s investors panelists are actually some of the most active investors during the pandemic. For example Maya Famodu closed her $10m Seed Fund during the pandemic. Lelemba Phiri, Evelyne Dioh and Hannah Subayi have all made significant investments during the period. Therefore their panel will focus on how they ensured these achievements, and the lessons to be learnt therefrom. The entrepreneurs panel, on the other hand, is made up of those who have defied the pandemic to grow their businesses. For example, Jamila Zomah whose Africa Dish Out saw 44% growth. Isseu Diop Sakho of Mburu who actually got money??? during the pandemic. They would be sharing these stories on their panel. The lockdown in Africa during the pandemic, created a positive domino effect, where we saw mergers and acquisitions (M&A) picking up pace across the continent. Therefore we are replacing our Exit panel with an M&A panel, Here we have Endre Opdal, CEO of HotelOnline, Dare Okundjou, CEO of MSF Africa, Gregory Rockson and CEO of mPharma sharing their recent M&A activities. This panel will be moderated by Winnie Mwangi, a VC and Impact Investment Professional from Kenya. These feed into our overall theme of exploring Lucy Quist’s Bold New Normal within the new normal of “doing deals in a virtual environment”, featured on: 5th November 2020 on the www.virtualconferenceafrica.com platform. Being a thought leader, as well as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of Morgan Stanley, Lucy would open the day with her views on how Africa’s Bold New Normal would work within the World’s new normal.The format will be a fireside chat with Ian Ziddah, Partner of Chanzo Capital. Teresa Clarke, Chairman and CEO of Africa.com will follow with a lunchtime keynote fireside chat on how she exemplified the bold new normal. She left Goldman Sachs in New York, relocated to Johannesburg, South Africa, and proceeded to build Africa.com from the ground up into a media empire, which last year acquired iAfrica. The day will end with Musi Skosana of MSM Property Fund interviewing Tim Draper of Draper. VC on his bold new normal of investing globally from Silicon Valley into companies like Baidu, Tesla, Hotmail, Skype, etc which all redefined their industries. Angel Fair Africa is an event that brings together accelerators, incubators and emerging businesses from across the African continent and investors to do deals. Contact - info@angelfairafrica.com Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. Africa.com’s interests include a business publisher’s network, content syndication, the website at www.iafrica.com, email newsletters, various social media platforms, and internet domain names ending with the “.africa.com” extension. Africa.com operates from Johannesburg, Lagos, and New York, and has a presence in Cape Town and Nairobi. Dalberg ( www.dalberg.com ) is a global group of change makers (entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, creative problem solvers, thinkers and doers) working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential. We partner with and serve communities, governments, and companies throughout the world, providing and innovative mix of services.
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View the africa.com Webinar Session #14: 29 July 2020

Almost August. African COVID-19 Cases Rapidly Rising. Economic Strategies: What Now?

Click here for details At this juncture, as we enter into August, Africa is seeing a gain in COVID-19 cases, and related deaths. How does the lives vs livelihoods conversation change with this new reality? Do we continue down the same lockdown exit path as we learn that more African lives are being lost?

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About Africa.com Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. Africa.com’s interests include a business publisher’s ad network, content syndication, the website at www.iafrica.com, email newsletters, various social media platforms, and internet domain names ending with the “.africa.com” extension. Africa.com operates from Johannesburg, Lagos, and New York, and has a presence in Cape Town and Nairobi.

Media Inquiries Laura Joseph Phone: +27 82 332 0473 Email: laura.joseph@africa.com

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Almost August. African COVID-19 Cases Rapidly Rising. Economic Strategies: What Now?

Johannesburg, South Africa, July 29, 2020 - Over the last fourteen weeks, we have explored a wide range of topics related to COVID-19 with a wide lens on the economic strategies Africa is employing in response to the pandemic. At this juncture, as we enter into August, Africa is seeing a gain in COVID-19 cases, and related deaths. How does the lives vs livelihoods conversation change with this new reality? Do we continue down the same lockdown exit path as we learn that more African lives are being lost?

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New Webinar #14

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About Africa.com Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. Africa.com’s interests include a business publisher’s ad network, content syndication, the website at www.iafrica.com, email newsletters, various social media platforms, and internet domain names ending with the “.africa.com” extension. Africa.com operates from Johannesburg, Lagos, and New York, and has a presence in Cape Town and Nairobi.

Media Inquiries Laura Joseph Phone: +27 82 332 0473 Email: laura.joseph@africa.com

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View the africa.com Webinar Session #13: 22 July 2020

'Disruptions with Impact - the Intersection of Business and Philanthropy'

Click here for details  Dr. James Mwangi, Managing Director and CEO of Equity Group Holdings and Executive Chairman of the Equity Group Foundation will be featured in a fireside chat with Harvard Business School Professor Caroline Elkins on July 22, 2020 at 5pm EAT, as part Africa.com’s webinar series Crisis Management for African Business Leaders. The webinar series draws the largest-ever gathering of African business leaders each week, with thousands of C-Suite participants from 123 countries around the world that includes 46 countries on the African continent, and 77 countries in the rest of the world.

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The session, Disruptions with Impact: The Intersection of Business and Philanthropy, will examine the COVID-19 crisis for Kenya and East Africa, and the changes that COVID-19 might accelerate for businesses and philanthropies.  Among specific themes to be discussed is the balance between a company’s ethos and its ethical compass during crisis, and the leadership required to navigate the two.

Dr. James Mwangi is a champion for socio-economic transformation. The Kenyan born banker and leading businessman is a lifelong entrepreneur whose career stands as an example of how a successful business can deliver value to its shareholders whilst creating effective social impact. Dr. Mwangi’s leadership approach has been recognized locally, regionally, and globally.

He has been credited with democratizing financial access by removing entry barriers and pioneering a microfinance revolution which gave 96% of the un-banked population in Kenya the opportunity for broader economic participation. He has led Equity Group Holdings to become a publicly listed financial services group in three countries and is rapidly expanding it and its unique shared-values model across Africa. The Group currently serves 14.3 million clients in 6 countries, positioning itself as the largest financial services and banking group in Eastern and Central Africa in market capitalization. Driven by the commitment to scale up shared prosperity and social impact interventions that transform lives and livelihoods, Dr. Mwangi initiated the establishment of Equity Group Foundation (EGF), the social arm of the Group, in 2008. EGF implements innovative programs that leverage on the infrastructure of the bank achieving a higher social return on investment. While serving as the Executive Chairman, he has shaped notable EGF programs and has, to date, mobilized the support of like-minded partners to commit USD 445 million for social impact.

Caroline Elkins is Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, and also a faculty member at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School. She is the founding director of Harvard’s Center for African Studies. She received her A.B., summa cum laude, from Princeton University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.  Her book, Imperial Reckoning:  The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya (Henry Holt, 2005) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 2006.  It was also one of The Economist’s Best Books for 2005, an Editor’s Choice for The New York Times, a Waterstone’s Best Writer for 2005, and a finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize for nonfiction. Elkins and her work have been profiled in newspapers and magazines around the world, including NewsweekTime MagazineThe Los Angeles TimesLe MondeThe Guardian, and The Boston Globe, as well on various television and radio programs. She and her research were the subjects of a BBC documentary titled “Kenya:  White Terror,” which won the International Red Cross Award at the Monte Carlos Film Festival.

If you have not yet registered, or for more information, please visit virtualconferenceafrica.com

About Africa.com Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. Africa.com’s interests include a business publisher’s ad network, content syndication, the website at www.iafrica.com, email newsletters, various social media platforms, and internet domain names ending with the “.africa.com” extension. Africa.com operates from Johannesburg, Lagos, and New York, and has a presence in Cape Town and Nairobi.

Media Inquiries Laura Joseph Phone: +27 82 332 0473 Email: laura.joseph@africa.com

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Register now – africa.com Webinar Session #13: 22 July 2020

'Disruptions with Impact - the Intersection of Business and Philanthropy'

Johannesburg, South Africa, July 22, 2020 -  Dr. James Mwangi, Managing Director and CEO of Equity Group Holdings and Executive Chairman of the Equity Group Foundation will be featured in a fireside chat with Harvard Business School Professor Caroline Elkins on July 22, 2020 at 5pm EAT, as part Africa.com’s webinar series Crisis Management for African Business Leaders. The webinar series draws the largest-ever gathering of African business leaders each week, with thousands of C-Suite participants from 123 countries around the world that includes 46 countries on the African continent, and 77 countries in the rest of the world.

Session # 13: July 22, 2020 Wednesday Webinar Series Back by popular demand...

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The session, Disruptions with Impact: The Intersection of Business and Philanthropy, will examine the COVID-19 crisis for Kenya and East Africa, and the changes that COVID-19 might accelerate for businesses and philanthropies.  Among specific themes to be discussed is the balance between a company’s ethos and its ethical compass during crisis, and the leadership required to navigate the two.

Dr. James Mwangi is a champion for socio-economic transformation. The Kenyan born banker and leading businessman is a lifelong entrepreneur whose career stands as an example of how a successful business can deliver value to its shareholders whilst creating effective social impact. Dr. Mwangi’s leadership approach has been recognized locally, regionally, and globally.

He has been credited with democratizing financial access by removing entry barriers and pioneering a microfinance revolution which gave 96% of the un-banked population in Kenya the opportunity for broader economic participation. He has led Equity Group Holdings to become a publicly listed financial services group in three countries and is rapidly expanding it and its unique shared-values model across Africa. The Group currently serves 14.3 million clients in 6 countries, positioning itself as the largest financial services and banking group in Eastern and Central Africa in market capitalization. Driven by the commitment to scale up shared prosperity and social impact interventions that transform lives and livelihoods, Dr. Mwangi initiated the establishment of Equity Group Foundation (EGF), the social arm of the Group, in 2008. EGF implements innovative programs that leverage on the infrastructure of the bank achieving a higher social return on investment. While serving as the Executive Chairman, he has shaped notable EGF programs and has, to date, mobilized the support of like-minded partners to commit USD 445 million for social impact.

Caroline Elkins is Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, and also a faculty member at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School. She is the founding director of Harvard’s Center for African Studies. She received her A.B., summa cum laude, from Princeton University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.  Her book, Imperial Reckoning:  The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya (Henry Holt, 2005) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 2006.  It was also one of The Economist’s Best Books for 2005, an Editor’s Choice for The New York Times, a Waterstone’s Best Writer for 2005, and a finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize for nonfiction. Elkins and her work have been profiled in newspapers and magazines around the world, including NewsweekTime MagazineThe Los Angeles TimesLe MondeThe Guardian, and The Boston Globe, as well on various television and radio programs. She and her research were the subjects of a BBC documentary titled “Kenya:  White Terror,” which won the International Red Cross Award at the Monte Carlos Film Festival.

If you have not yet registered, or for more information, please visit virtualconferenceafrica.com

About Africa.com Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. Africa.com’s interests include a business publisher’s ad network, content syndication, the website at www.iafrica.com, email newsletters, various social media platforms, and internet domain names ending with the “.africa.com” extension. Africa.com operates from Johannesburg, Lagos, and New York, and has a presence in Cape Town and Nairobi.

Media Inquiries Laura Joseph Phone: +27 82 332 0473 Email: laura.joseph@africa.com

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View the africa.com Webinar Session #12: 16 July 2020

Graça Machel and Melinda Gates to Make a Call to Action on behalf of Women and Girls on Africa.com Webinar

Click here for details Graça Machel and Melinda Gates will make a call to action in response to the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls in Africa during the next session webinar on Africa.com. The discussion will take place on Thursday July 16, 2020.

Session # 12: July 16, 2020 Wednesday Webinar Series Back by popular demand...

The event takes place at this time across the world: 12:30 EDT New York | 16:30 GMT Ghana | 17:30 WAT Nigeria /UK | 18:30 CAT South Africa | 19:30 EAT Kenya

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Graça Machel is one of the world’s leading advocates for women’s and children’s rights and has been a social justice and political activist for many decades. She established the Graça Machel Trust in 2010 as a Pan-African advocacy organisation focused on child health and nutrition, education, women’s economic and financial empowerment, leadership and good governance. The Trust has worked to “Multiply the Faces and Amplify the Voices” of African women and children.

Melinda Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which launched  in 2000. Through her work at the foundation, Melinda has seen first-hand that empowering women and girls can bring transformational improvements in the health and prosperity of families, communities, and societies.

The webinar series, Crisis Management for African Business Leaders, was developed in partnership with faculty from Harvard Business School, and constitutes the largest ever gathering of c-suite executives in Africa.  The series has attracted over 20,000 senior business leaders, with several thousand participating in each webinar. Registrants come from 123 countries - 46 countries on the African continent + 77 countries throughout the world.

If you have not yet registered, or for more information, please visit virtualconferenceafrica.com

About Africa.com Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. Africa.com’s interests include a business publisher’s ad network, content syndication, the website at www.iafrica.com, email newsletters, various social media platforms, and internet domain names ending with the “.africa.com” extension. Africa.com operates from Johannesburg, Lagos, and New York, and has a presence in Cape Town and Nairobi.

Media Inquiries Laura Joseph Phone: +27 82 332 0473 Email: laura.joseph@africa.com

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Register now – africa.com Webinar Session #12: 16 July 2020

Graça Machel and Melinda Gates to Make a Call to Action on behalf of Women and Girls on Africa.com Webinar

Graça Machel and Melinda Gates will make a call to action in response to the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls in Africa during the next session webinar on Africa.com. The discussion will take place on Thursday July 16, 2020.

Session # 12: July 16, 2020 Wednesday Webinar Series Back by popular demand...

The event takes place at this time across the world: 12:30 EDT New York | 16:30 GMT Ghana | 17:30 WAT Nigeria /UK | 18:30 CAT South Africa | 19:30 EAT Kenya

Register for free at this link. https://virtualconferenceafrica.com/registration/

Graça Machel is one of the world’s leading advocates for women’s and children’s rights and has been a social justice and political activist for many decades. She established the Graça Machel Trust in 2010 as a Pan-African advocacy organisation focused on child health and nutrition, education, women’s economic and financial empowerment, leadership and good governance. The Trust has worked to “Multiply the Faces and Amplify the Voices” of African women and children.

Melinda Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which launched  in 2000. Through her work at the foundation, Melinda has seen first-hand that empowering women and girls can bring transformational improvements in the health and prosperity of families, communities, and societies.

The webinar series, Crisis Management for African Business Leaders, was developed in partnership with faculty from Harvard Business School, and constitutes the largest ever gathering of c-suite executives in Africa.  The series has attracted over 20,000 senior business leaders, with several thousand participating in each webinar. Registrants come from 123 countries - 46 countries on the African continent + 77 countries throughout the world.

If you have not yet registered, or for more information, please visit virtualconferenceafrica.com

About Africa.com Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. Africa.com’s interests include a business publisher’s ad network, content syndication, the website at www.iafrica.com, email newsletters, various social media platforms, and internet domain names ending with the “.africa.com” extension. Africa.com operates from Johannesburg, Lagos, and New York, and has a presence in Cape Town and Nairobi.

Media Inquiries Laura Joseph Phone: +27 82 332 0473 Email: laura.joseph@africa.com

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africa.com Webinar Session 11: Safeguarding Africa’s Food Systems Through And Beyond COVID-19

Safeguarding Africa's Food Systems Through And Beyond COVID-19

Wednesday Webinar Series Working with Harvard Business School faculty and our partners across Africa, Africa.com is pleased to offer this timely and valuable virtual conference series.

Session 11: June 13, 2020 Back by popular demand...

Led by Teresa Clarke, Chair and CEO of Africa.com:

 

About Africa.com Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. Africa.com’s interests include a business publisher’s ad network, content syndication, the website at www.iafrica.com, email newsletters, various social media platforms, and internet domain names ending with the “.africa.com” extension. Africa.com operates from Johannesburg, Lagos, and New York, and has a presence in Cape Town and Nairobi.

Media Inquiries Laura Joseph Phone: +27 82 332 0473 Email: laura.joseph@africa.com

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africa.com Webinar Session10: New analyses and insights on the impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s agricultural and food systems

New analyses and insights on the impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s agricultural and food systems

Johannesburg, South Africa, June 13, 2020 - /  Africa.com, in collaboration with McKinsey & Co., will host the next session of Crisis Management for African Business Leaders on June 17. Safeguarding Africa's Food Systems Through and Beyond the Crisis, features experts working with agricultural companies on development strategies, introduction of technology and creating sustainable employment opportunities for the continent’s burgeoning youth population.

The panel includes:

  • Linda Manda, Executive, Agribusiness, Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Bank Group
  • Kola Masha, Managing Director, Babban Gona
  • Mezuo Nwuneli, Managing Partner, Sahel Capital Agribusiness Managers Ltd.
  • Gillian Pais, Partner and Leader, Africa Agriculture Group, McKinsey & Co
  • Atsuko Toda, Director, Agricultural Finance and Rural Infrastructure Development Department, African Development Bank

The webinar series draws the largest-ever gathering of African business leaders each week, with thousands of c-suite participants from 123 countries around the world - 46 countries on the African continent, and 77 countries in the rest of the world.

If you have not yet registered to attend the webinar, or for more information, visit VirtualConferenceAfrica.com.

New analyses and insights on the impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s agricultural and food systems

About Africa.com Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. Africa.com’s interests include a business publisher’s ad network, content syndication, the website at www.iafrica.com, email newsletters, various social media platforms, and internet domain names ending with the “.africa.com” extension. Africa.com operates from Johannesburg, Lagos, and New York, and has a presence in Cape Town and Nairobi.

Media Inquiries Laura Joseph Phone: +27 82 332 0473 Email: laura.joseph@africa.com

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