Discover Africa

Discover Africa The Africa Business Program offers links below to news and information websites about Africa and business in Africa. The Africa Business Prgoram does not endorse any of these websites.

Africa Business News and Information



Project Finance
Project Finance Magazine gives readers in-depth articles covering a variety of industries, including power, oil, gas, airports, mining, property and tourism development and much more.


Infrastructure Consortium for Africa
Browsers can read the ICA newsletter and find information on capacity building, advocacy, project preparation and donor coordination.

Foreign Direct Investment
FDI.net offers free, on-demand country analysis and information on all things related to foreign direct investment in 175 countries.

Africa Intelligence
Africa Intelligence offers original, daily news content to provide users with exclusive information on a variety of African countries.

African Energy
Browsers can subscribe to Africa Energy, a published report on power, finance and policy, and much more on energy issues affecting Africa.

Business Africa
Business Africa is a television show broadcast on 45 African and five European channels. On this site, Viewers can watch videos and access the Business Africa newsletter. The site is offered in English and French.

Africa Business Pages
Africa Business Pages gives users information on promoting trade to and from Africa. The site offers a business guide, market reports and a list of business contacts to guide you in succeeding in the African business market.

Business Action for Africa
The Business Action for Africa blog gives users a chance to read and comment on pressing issues in the African business environment.

Business Daily Africa
Business Daily Africa offers up-to-date news of all things business on the African continent. Users can get the latest on tourism, technology, enterprise, agribusiness, consumer insight and much more.

Liquid Africa Holding, Ltd.
LiquidAfrica.com provides the latest in African financial news as well as frequent updates on market indices, Liquid Africa Holding transactions, and deals.

Africa Business Information Services
Africa Business Information Services provides information on African countries, including economic and political profiles, sector reports, trade data, profiles of key personalities and details of investment and trade opportunities.

Africa Open for Business
Viewers can learn more about "Africa Open for Business," the 2006 BBC World Documentary of the Year. You can learn more about doing business in Africa, watch the documentary trailer, and order the movie online.

Shared Interest
Shared Interest provides information on microfinance in South Africa and opportunities to donate to the organization.

Development Institutions

Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
The BCEAO site provides users with information on foreign currencies and exchange rates, the West African Monetary Union, and BCEAO integration projects.

United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
The USTDA site offers links to current overseas business opportunities and information regarding USTDA programs and activities.

African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
This site provides information on AGOA as well as trade links and resources.

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Miga.org shows investors how to secure guarantees, provides investor information services, and has up-to-date news, feature stories, and project briefs.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Find information on the IMF, an organization of 185 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

International Finance Corporation (Africa)
IFC's Web site offers details on syndicated loans.

Development Bank of Southern Africa
DBSA is one of several development finance institutions in South and Southern Africa. Its Web site offers information on the DBSA development fund, various projects and DBSA annual reports.

The World Bank (Africa Region)
Find news and events, research data and statistics, and read up on the World Bank's projects and programs in Africa.

African Development Bank
Browsers will find information on projects and operations throughout Africa in several sectors, including agriculture, energy and power, environment, economic and financial governance, information and communication technology, infrastructure and private sector development.

New Partnership for Africa's Development
This site gives readers extensive information on the NEPAD initiative as mandated by the African Union.

Financing and Guarantee Sources


Export-Import Bank of the United States
This site offers useful links and resources to help finance U.S. goods and services in key markets around the word.

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Miga.org shows investors how to secure guarantees, provides investor information services, and has up-to-date news, feature stories and project briefs.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Browsers can find links to financing and insurance information, investment funds, news and events, and OPIC publications and resources.

International Finance Corporation (Africa)
IFC's Web site offers details on syndicated loans, equity finance and risk management, just a few of the many financial products available for investors.

Africa-Based Institutions

The Business Ethics Network of Africa
The Business Ethics Network of Africa seeks to expand ethical business practices on the African continent. Visitors can get info on current BEN-Africa projects, stay updated on BEN-Africa events, and access the African Journal of Business Ethics.

South African Chamber of Commerce in America
SACCA offers African businesses access to American markets and American businesses access to the African markets.

U.S. Support Agencies

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Browsers to this Web site can find links to financing and insurance information, investment funds, news and events, and OPIC publications and resources.

Village Enterprise Fund
Learn more about the Village Enterprise Fund which provides business training, seed capital grants, mentoring and empowerment grants for African entrepreneurs.

U.S. Department of Commerce
Find information on U.S. commerce bureaus and initiatives as well as links to international trade opportunities for U.S. businesses.

African Growth and Opportunity Act
This site provides information on AGOA as well as trade links and resources.

United States Trade Representative
The USTR negotiates directly with foreign governments to create trade agreements, resolve disputes and participate in global trade policy organizations. They also meet with governments, business groups, legislators and public interest groups to gather input on trade issues and explain the president's trade policy positions.

United States Trade and Development Agency
The USTDA site offers links to current overseas business opportunities and information regarding USTDA programs and activities.

Export-Import Bank of the United States
This site offers useful links and resources to help finance U.S. goods and services in key markets around the word.

International Trade Administration
The ITA Web site provides links to help U.S. businesses participate in international trade.

The Corporate Council on Africa
Find business links, information on agribusiness, and CCA news and information.