World Economic Forum on Africa

11-13 May 2016 Kigali, Rwanda
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Africa 2016

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World Economic Forum on Africa 2016

Welcome to the 26th annual World Economic Forum on Africa, live from the Rwandan capital, Kigali.

The theme of the 2016 meeting is "Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation" and the first session begins at 1300 CAT/CET. Take a look at the full programme here.

For some background reading, take a look at this blog by the head of our Africa team, Elsie Kanza:

It includes this striking graphic from the International Energy Agency showing the proportion of African populations without access to electricity - which is sure to be a theme running through many of the sessions over the next three days.

Image: International Energy Agency

Follow our live blog for the key highlights from the World Economic Forum on Africa 2016.

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