Past Conferences

Africa Debt & Capital Markets Summit, 2012

The 2nd Africa Debt Capital Markets Summit will highlight market progress since last year as well as identify future trends. 2011 has been the strongest year for African debt capital markets since the financial crisis in 2007. As well as sovereign and multilateral issuers, a broader range of corporate issuers including financial institutions are increasingly turning to the debt capital markets to fund capital intensive investments and expansion plans. The improved quality and diversity of African bonds, along with favourable yelds, macroeconomic growth and relative political stability, have attracted international investors’ appetite for Africa’s growingly profitable financial markets.

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African Finance Corporation Debate, 2012

Africa Finance Corporation and the African Development Bank are organising a high level debate to discuss the opportunities and challenges which need to be overcome as well as uncover some the innovations and positive developments we are seeing, largely engineered and led by indigenous African institutions and also governments who are playing their role as enablers and facilitators to the private sector and society at large.

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African Banker Debates

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our inaugural series of this African Banker Debates programme. We embark on this new project of events with the aim of bringing key issues important to African growth and development to the centre of the African agenda. Where best to launch it than at the IMF-World Bank meetings, which still attract the policy makers and business leaders who can have a big impact on the direction of African growth. We hope to take this series to where it truly belongs, and that is at the heart of the debate in Africa.

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ICC: Building Restorative International Justice

For a considerable time, the ICC has been a central theme in our flagship title, New African. This year, for obvious reasons, we have published several articles by various experts in this field. These have generated a great deal of passionate feedback and debates from our readers.

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