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Is now the time to look to Nigeria?


When Nigeria overtook South Africa as Africa’s strongest economy two years ago, talk was only of economic boom. Since the fall in oil prices, the word is of economic crisis. We asked businesses about the real scale of the opportunities and risks in the country.


By Claudia Voß, Moritz Hunger und Michael Monnerjahn

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Africa - A continent of chances

The German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft) supports German businesses with their involvement on the African continent. Members profit from our decades-long experience in Africa related issues and a wide network in Africa, Germany and the world. 

The Association was founded in 1934. Now, in 2017 we have around 600 members. Our members are mainly German, but also African incorporations, institutions and private individuals. The Afrika-Verein offices are situated in Hamburg and Berlin, Germany. 


The Afrika-Verein's main responsibilities include the organization of events, such as forums, conferences, and business summits, the channeling of contemporary information regarding economic and political issues in Africa, as well as the advocacy of our members.