Agoa: an unprecedented opportunity for Africa. (African Business Special Report).The second Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA AGOA African Growth and Opportunity Act ) forum is being held in Mauritius from the 13 - 17th of January. US President George W Bush is expected to make his first visit to Africa as Head of State when he inaugurates the forum. He will be leading a formidable team including Secretary of State Colin Powell Noun 1. Colin Powell - United States general who was the first African American to serve as chief of staff; later served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush (born 1937)
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African representation will be suitably impressive with national delegations led by Heads of State and including high ranking See Google bomb. Ministers, Permanent Secretaries and business leaders.
While there will be considerable diplomatic and political horse-trading, the Forum is essentially about business. AGOA is not a one way street - it makes it easier for Africa to export to the US but it also gives US firms incentives to invest in Africa. Thus it is a showcase for African enterprise and the exhibition running concurrently with the forum will provide the ideal platform.
The publicity surrounding the event will be massive and for once, Africa will not make the American networks American Network is cable/satellite television network. It broadcasts only American shows. Is part of Televisa Networks, as affiliate on Televisa. Programs broadcast by American Network
The organisers could not have chosen a more fitting venue than Mauritius to stage the Forum. This beautiful Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, third largest ocean, c.28,350,000 sq mi (73,427,000 sq km), extending from S Asia to Antarctica and from E Africa to SE Australia; it is c.4,000 mi (6,400 km) wide at the equator. It constitutes about 20% of the world's total ocean area. island is also one of the world's most dynamic industrial countries and a clear example of what most African countries can become if the will, the planning and the energy to carry through are there.
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