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One Big Continent, One Big Summit, Three Big Lessons

During the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit in August, Littlefield met with many African heads of state, including Faure Gnassingbé, President of Togo.   By Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC President and CEO This blog post originally... Read more...

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Powering Africa: The off-grid challenge

Ballinger (third from left) at the site of a solar project being developed in Rwanda.   President Obama’s Power Africa initiative harnesses the power of private sector investment to help the more than 600 million people in Sub-... Read more...

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U.S. Department of Commerce highlights historic U.S.-Africa Business Forum and the significant gains for Africa-U.S. business ties

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig is seen speaking with OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, which took place during the week of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Credit... Read more...

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Featured photo: Underscoring the opportunity of private investment in Africa

  Elizabeth Littlefield (center), President and CEO of OPIC, signs a memorandum of understanding with Thomas McCaffery (left), Wells Fargo’s Executive Vice President, and Mohamed El Kettani (right), Chairman and CEO of Morocco’s... Read more...

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Highlights from the Field: ACEF supports African renewable energy projects for enduring development

By Sarah Carta, OPIC U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Program Manager OPIC’s U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance (ACEF) team recently traveled to Africa to seek out thriving clean energy technology resulting from ACEF support – from off-grid solar... Read more...

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Seeking to build on momentum of recent days, OPIC hosts high-speed networking event for African businesses

In an effort to build on the momentum of recent days that saw billions of new investment committed to Africa, OPIC on Wednesday hosted multiple American and African businesses, as well as representatives from other U.S. Government Agencies for... Read more...

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“Energy prosperity can replace energy poverty:” NPR highlights Power Africa and OPIC’s latest commitment

  National Public Radio featured the African Leaders Summit and President Obama’s Power Africainitiative this week in a story that highlighted OPIC’s latest Power Africa project, its $50 million commitment to the 450-megawatt... Read more...

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Committing to continued investment in Africa

OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield signs a memorandum of understanding on August 4 with Mohamed El Kettani (right), Chairman and CEO of Morocco’s Attijariwafa Bank; and Thomas McCaffery (left), Wells Fargo executive vice president, expressing... Read more...

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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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