African Countries Must Set and Implement Their Own Priorities in Infrastructure

On December 5 in Brussels, Africa50 CEO Alain Ebobissé participated in POLITICO’s conference “EU-Africa: Strengthening a Sustainable Partnership.” He was joined on his panel on implementing the EU financial plans for Africa by Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Pascal Agboyibor, Partner and Head of Africa Practice, Orrick, and Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary General, UNCTAD.

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Interview with Africa50 COO Carole Wainaina at the SuperReturn Africa conference in Cape Town

Although investors can benefit from large returns, the lack of bankable projects could be a huge drawback to infrastructure investors in Africa. Carole Wainaina, Chief Operating Officer of Africa50 Infrastructure Fund, reveals the highs and lows of investments in Africa's infrastructure and proposes how to bridge the gap.

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Africa50 Calls for Improved Enabling Environment for Off-Grid Solar at Conference on the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean

On November 14 in Cairo, Africa50 CEO Alain Ebobisse participated in the second Business Forum for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) organized by the EBRD and Egypt.

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Africa50 Featured in African Banker Magazine

Après 17 ans passés à la Société financière internationale (Banque mondiale), Alain Ebobissé a pris les rênes du fonds Africa50, il y a un peu plus d’un an, avec l’ambition de «mieux servir l’Afrique» et de construire un pont entre les pays africains.

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Scatec Solar secures financing for 400MW solar projects in Egypt

Norwegian solar developer Scatec Solar has secured financing of $335m from a consortium of international Development Finance Institutions, including Africa50, for the development of six solar projects totaling 400MW in Egypt.

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