Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"More U.S. Businesses Encouraged to Look At Africa's Potential"

Photo: VOA - N. Colombant
I'm quoted in Nico Colombant's Aug. 18 Voice of America story on U.S. investment in Africa:
Development experts say smaller companies which have something to offer for Africa's growing middle class and infrastructure needs should also take a close look. A former U.S. ambassador in Africa, David Shinn, says the U.S. government should do more to help nervous companies take their first steps.

"Part of it is cajoling the American private sector, having perhaps a major conference led by the Secretary of State or the Secretary of Commerce or the president even to bring in potential investors and encouraging them to go to Africa," said Shinn.

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