The Portier Agency

The Portier Agency A consulting firm committed to diversifying and expanding U.S- Africa relations and partnerships.

TPA develops and executes customized strategies specializing in building strategic partnerships, program management and government & external affairs services.

Mission: To build relations between the U.S. and Sub-Saharan Africa which connect trusted government, corporate and civil society partners who share inclusive and common interests and goals that mutually support economic, social, and cultural growth.

Top Facebook Group Sites
07/04/2017
Top Facebook Group Sites

Top Facebook Group Sites

Facebook is the world’s largest social media network, with over 1.8 billion active users worldwide, with 170 million of the user base being from Africa, with statistics stating that 7 out of 10 internet users in Africa log onto Facebook mainly through mobile phones. The continent’s hotspots for Face...

Africa's Nobel Peace Prize Laureates
04/25/2017
Africa's Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

Africa's Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

Since the inception of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, there have been 11 Nobel Laureates from Africa selected by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The Nobel peace prize is one of the five annual international awards bestowed in a number of categories in recognition of academic, cultural and or scientif...

PBS Television Series a 'Myth-Busting' Journey Through African History
03/01/2017
PBS Television Series a 'Myth-Busting' Journey Through African History

PBS Television Series a 'Myth-Busting' Journey Through African History

A new six-hour series by PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, attempts a monumental task: to reveal the truth of 200,000 years of history in the African continent - “from the origins of human civilization to the threshold of the modern world.” This, according to acclaimed historian and series execu...

The Ten African Economies To Look Out For In 2017
01/10/2017
The Ten African Economies To Look Out For In 2017

The Ten African Economies To Look Out For In 2017

Africa’s two largest economies Nigeria and South Africa are currently experiencing economic difficulties. Nigeria is battling with a deepening recession and Africa’s most advanced economy is dealing with slow growth. So with the two giants struggling, who should we look out for in 2017? The followin...

Developing Women Entrepreneurship In SA
12/15/2016
Developing Women Entrepreneurship In SA

Developing Women Entrepreneurship In SA

Focusing on business theory, accounting, cash flow and marketing, the Mastercard programme helps the learners to develop and market their own product to their community, while building their interpersonal skills and confidence.

How To Become Africa's Largest Retail Chain
12/05/2016
How To Become Africa's Largest Retail Chain

How To Become Africa's Largest Retail Chain

A strategy to seek out Africa’s growing middle class consumers, in places its competitors have yet dared to venture, has helped drive Shoprite’s rapid expansion in the last decade.

Corporate Council on Africa Appoints Florizelle Liser as New President and CEO
11/30/2016
Corporate Council on Africa Appoints Florizelle Liser as New President and CEO

Corporate Council on Africa Appoints Florizelle Liser as New President and CEO

Announcement - Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), the leading U.S. business association focused on U.S.-Africa trade and investment, announced today that Florizelle (Florie) Liser, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa, will be the Council's next President and CEO. Ms. Liser was appointed u...

Here Are 12 African Business Leaders Worth Following
11/26/2016
Here Are 12 African Business Leaders Worth Following

Here Are 12 African Business Leaders Worth Following

Twitter is becoming a popular short-message platform in which to connect with the masses, and some of the top businessmen and women in Africa tweet out to thousands of followers around the globe.

What's Driving The Infrastructure Boom In East Africa?
11/26/2016
What's Driving The Infrastructure Boom In East Africa?

What's Driving The Infrastructure Boom In East Africa?

Low steel prices, regional economic strength and Chinese support for projects. The cost of steel, engineering and design services have all been low this year, as a result of weak international demand.

11/14/2016
Unpacking Trumps' agenda on tax

Unpacking Trumps' agenda on tax

Joining CNBC Africa to talk about the New U.S President's tax policies is Marcus Botha, Head of Corporate Tax at BDO South Africa.

Curves steal the spotlight at Lagos Fashion Week
11/14/2016
Curves steal the spotlight at Lagos Fashion Week

Curves steal the spotlight at Lagos Fashion Week

Curves steal the spotlight at Lagos Fashion WeekBy Katy Scott, CNNUpdated 6:13 AM ET, Fri November 11, 2016 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Curves steal the spotlight at Lagos Fashion WeekBeauty supersized -- showcasing real women – '...

Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum
10/20/2016
Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum

Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum is the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, media partners, corporations, business, enterprise development agencies, academic institutions, business schools, accelerators, incubators, policy makers, and government a...

Collaborative Innovation Driving Financial Inclusion In Africa
10/02/2016
Collaborative Innovation Driving Financial Inclusion In Africa

Collaborative Innovation Driving Financial Inclusion In Africa

“Africa is the next frontier,” says Raghu Malhotra, Mastercard’s Middle East and Africa President. Speaking to Africa.com at the recent Mastercard Innovation Forum in Budapest, Hungary, Malhotra says that in emerging markets you don’t have the same infrastructure.

How Do African Countries Fare In The Global Competitiveness Report
09/29/2016
How Do African Countries Fare In The Global Competitiveness Report

How Do African Countries Fare In The Global Competitiveness Report

One of the most improved nations in sub-Saharan Africa is Rwanda, which rises 6 places to 52. It is closing in on the region’s traditionally most competitive economies, Mauritius and South Africa, although both these countries register more modest improvements, climbing to 45 and 47 respectively.

When Life Threw This Nigerian Duo Lemons, They Made Lemonade
09/29/2016
When Life Threw This Nigerian Duo Lemons, They Made Lemonade

When Life Threw This Nigerian Duo Lemons, They Made Lemonade

With just $5, Seun and Seyi Abolaji set up Wilson's Juice company in Lagos, Nigeria in 2010. They started out selling cups of lemonade at their college, but now two brothers have built a company in Nigeria which distributes its juice in over 650 locations.

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