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Baltimore Sun features Elizabeth Littlefield on African investment opportunity

Elizabeth Littlefield meets with local microfinance institutions during a delegation to Rwanda earlier this year.   “Casual political observers often focus on Africa’s natural resources, mineral wealth and conflicts as a strategic... Read more...

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Africa at a glance

Ahead of the historic summit of African leaders that will take place in Washington from August 4-6, take a look at some key facts about Africa that illustrate the challenges and opportunities the continent faces today, and the ways OPIC is... Read more...

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Promoting successful community engagement in Africa

By Keith Kozloff, Director, OPIC Office of Accountability Director of OPIC Office of Accountability Keith Kozloff, addresses a group at the African Development Bank in Nairobi, Kenya.   OPIC’s Office of Accountability is an... Read more...

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Power Africa one year later: Our work is just beginning

By Judith Pryor Vice President, Office of External Affairs, Overseas Private Investment Corporation It’s been one year since President Obama announced the ambitious Power Africa initiative to double access to power in Sub-Saharan Africa,... Read more...

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The little document that makes a big difference in project finance: Why a Bankable PPA helps private investment in African power

One of the ways OPIC supports President Obama’s Power Africa initiative – in addition to providing loans and insurance to help build new power plants – is by sharing its extensive experience doing business in emerging markets. The Agency has... Read more...

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Momentum builds around the world for Power Africa initiative

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield will join a large group of senior U.S. and African officials this week at the U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial (AEM) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to talk about the progress that has been made to... Read more...

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To the warm heart of Africa: OPIC investment mission to Malawi and Rwanda

By Benjamin Hunt – Special Assistant to the OPIC President About 7,000 miles east of Washington, D.C., sit the Republic of Malawi and the Republic of Rwanda, two countries part of an African sub-region known as the “Heart of Africa.” Despite... Read more...

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Featured photo: OPIC’s Alemayehou testifies at Senate Hearing on Power Africa’s progress

  Judith Pryor, Vice President of OPIC’s Office of External Affairs, left, and Mimi Alemayehou, OPIC’s Executive Vice President, share a laugh before Alemayehou’s March 27 testimony on the progress of President Obama’s Power Africa... Read more...

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"My unique connection to Power Africa:" OPIC’s Alemayehou featured in USAID newsletter

In the summer of 2013, President Obama announced the Power Africa initiative, designed to help African countries responsibly develop extensive energy resources with the aid of private sector investors. OPIC committed up to $1.5 billion in financing... Read more...

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OPIC seeks to support American investors in Malawi

By Elizabeth Littlefield President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation President Obama asked me a year ago to travel to Malawi to explore opportunities to support private sector investment in this country that is brimming with... Read more...

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