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TIA special report: WEF Africa 2012

This is Africa’s coverage of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2012

The 2012 World Economic Forum on Africa was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 09-11 May 2012.

Thisisafricaonline.com streamed sessions live from the Meeting, enabling you to stay up to date with all the latest developments for free.

This is Africa partnered with the Forum to produce a special report focusing on how Africa can harness its commercial potential. This includes contributions from thought leaders such as Kofi Annan, Bekele Geleta, Doug McMillon and Gao Xiqing. Read the articles below to get up to date with the key themes covered in Ethiopia.

You can watch our series of video interviews examining various aspects of growth and development in Africa in 2012 where our editorial team previewed the event. You can also watch the sessions from the event below, with This is Africa editor Lanre Akinola moderating the first discussion of the series, Africa's Innovators.

Our editorial team attended the event and reported back on Twitter: @Africa_global

WEF Africa 2012: Videos from the event

Click the playlist button for more videos from the World Economic Forum on Africa 2012.

WEF Africa 2012: Special report

Doug McMillon
From Business

WEF Africa 2012: Doug McMillon, President and Chief Executive of Walmart International

“Our investment in Massmart is really an investment in the continent of Africa. We believe in Africa”

Investment landscape
From Analysis

WEF Africa 2012: Mapping Africa’s investment landscape

This Is Africa takes a closer look at greenfield foreign direct investment and M&A activity on the continent

Hailemariam Desalegn
From Reports

WEF Africa 2012: Ethiopia’s moment

As the home of the African Union, and of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa can claim to be the diplomatic capital of the continent, writes Hailemariam Desalegn, deputy prime minister of Ethiopia 

Elsie Kanza
From Reports

WEF Africa 2012: Shaping Africa’s transformation

Africa’s outlook is bright and optimistic, writes Elsie Kanza, director, head of Africa, at the World Economic Forum

Gao Xiqing
From Analysis

WEF Africa 2012: Building stronger China-Africa economic ties

Africa has made great headway over the past few years, writes Gao Xiqing, vice chairman and president of the China Investment Corporation and a co-chair of this year’s World Economic Forum on Africa 

Kofi Annan
From Analysis

WEF Africa 2012: Africa’s growth must become more inclusive

Wherever you go in the world, increasing inequality and lack of opportunities are growing causes of anger and concern, writes Kofi Annan, chair of the Africa Progress Panel and a co-chair of this year’s World Economic Forum on Africa

ThisIsAfricaOnline.com features special coverage of the forthcoming World Economic Forum annual meeting, being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, running on 09-11 May 2012.

Visit our WEF Africa 2012 page to see details of:

  • A special report
  • Pre event interviews
  • Live streaming
  • Live updates from the event

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