African Union urges private sector to join the fight against Ebola
Author: Farhaanah Mahomed, CBNC Africa (So. Africa) , Published on: 4 November 2014
"AU calls for private sector to join the fight against Ebola" 3 November 2014
On November 8 in Addis Ababa, the AU is set to hold a forum with Africa’s private sector for the first time to mobilise resources from within the continent in an effort to assist with on-the-ground national and international Ebola initiatives. The forum will also discuss ways to reverse the economic decline of the affected West African countries affected such as Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea affected as well as post-Ebola recovery. High profile businessmen like Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote, founder of Econet Wireless Global Strive Masiyiwa and South African mining tycoon Patrice Motsepe are set to attend the meeting.