About the Author: Brittany Young serves in the Bureau of African Affairs.
“There’s huge opportunity…in Africa,” said Stephen Cashin, CEO of Pan-African Capital. The continent’s intractable problems such as malaria and other public health crises, he said, do not need to be holding the continent back. because they can be addressed. The audience — an eclectic group gathered at the Palomar in Washington, D.C. — applauded in agreement. With participants from the Central African Republic, Kenya, and even the tiny island of Mauritius, the event brought together young entrepreneurs from across Africa to help promote growth on the continent.
Since mid-June, 62 young African business and social entrepreneurs have been networking and interacting with peers and mentors in the United States under the Innovation… more »