November 2020
Quote of the month
“We are very happy to sign an MoU with the Belgian Finance Center (BFC), this partnership agreement covers two key themes in the context of post-Covid recovery: the financing of SMEs and corporate governance. This partnership between CFC and the financial center of Brussels is also a pledge of recognition of the excellent relations that unite us.”
Mr. Said Ibrahimi, CEO of Casablanca Finance City during the signing of the MoU between CFC and BFC. Read the full press release 
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Africa Insights
CFC's country factsheet: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
One of the largest countries by land in Africa, DRC has vast potential for economic success based on the abundance of natural resources such as land, water, and minerals. However, the country has been faced with significant challenges related to political instability, high poverty rates, and recurring disease outbreaks.
Nevertheless, normalization of the political situation and a new determination to reform and fight corruption instill a climate of confidence, which promotes new private investment in sectors that drive the economy.
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CFC keeps you up to date with the latest news in Africa
This month, our 'Hear it from the expert' segment includes a look into the expansion of trade between Africa and India. The combined markets of India and Africa encompass 2.5 billion people and a GDP of $5.5 trillion.

A panel from the Indo-Africa Summit 2020 discussed the synergies that could be created between the two markets and evaluated the opportunities for mutual inter-dependence.
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Community News
For the fourth consecutive year, Mediterrania Capital Partners wins the Private Equity Africa 2020 Award for North Africa
 CFC member since 2014
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Intelcia IT solutions to establish itself in Cameroon and Ivory Coast
 CFC member since 2018
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ENGIE Africa powers Rwanda with clean energy
 CFC member since 2016
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Orange is strengthening its position as leader in connectivity in Africa with Djoliba, the first pan-West African network.
 CFC member since 2018
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CFC News
CFC community joins efforts for the economic recovery in Africa
Members from the CFC community share their perspective for rapid economic growth in Africa on Morocco’s leading business and economic news publication.
The first contribution is signed by Mr. Alain Ebobissé, CEO of Africa50 Infrastructure Investment Platform, where he highlighted the importance of infrastructure in the post-pandemic recovery of Africa.
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CFC and Belgian Finance Center (BFC) have signed a partnership agreement
November, 16 The MoU was signed by Mr. Saïd Ibrahimi, CEO of CFC, and Mr.Bruno Colmant, Chairman of the BFC. The agreement, between the two parties, lays the foundations for lasting cooperation in promoting investment opportunities between Belgium, Morocco, and Africa.
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New // The CFC expat center: Your one-stop shop for moving to Casablanca
CFC has launched the CFC Expat center for CFC expatriates and their families. This new offer, which reinforced the doing business pillar of the CFC value proposition, allows expatriate members of the CFC community to move to Casablanca hassle-free.
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Upcoming Events  
Casablanca Arbitration Days 2020
Casablanca international mediation and arbitration center (CIMAC) is hosting the 6th edition of the Casablanca Arbitration Days, which will be held virtually on December 3, 2020.
This year’s theme is: “Is arbitration helping or hindering the protection of the environment and public health?”
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Clifford Chance International Festival of Fintech
The week-long series of insightful webinars will feature multiple expert panel discussions and fireside chats with industry leaders, each focused on the rapidly changing world of financial technology and tackling related legal and regulatory issues.

The series of webinars will start on Monday, 30 November, and running through to Friday 4 December.
Clifford Chance, CFC member since 2014
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Africa Trade and Investment Convention: Invest in Africa
Africa Trade and Investment Convention is a business conference and exhibition designed specifically to promote and facilitate international trade between Africa and Europe, North America and Asia, facilitate FDI’s into Africa, and provide a platform for businesses to expand into new markets.

The next edition will take place on the 26th & 27th of March 2021 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Welcome Home Vol. II exhibition showcased at the  Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL)
Welcome Home Vol. II is an exhibition devoted to the Museum’s permanent collection. Following the success of MACAAL’s Welcome Home, this second phase brings together some of the most iconic works from the museum’s collection, which have contributed to the success of earlier shows.
The exhibition will take place from 24 October 2020 – 10 January 2021.
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« Demain dès aujourd’hui » a cultural event organized by the French Institute in Morocco
« Demain dès aujourd’hui » is a cultural event led by the French Institure in Morocco aimed at promoting and supporting eco-citizenship and ecological transition. The event will feature a range of cultural events set to take place from mid-October until the end of December. It will include conferences, exhibitions, meetings and shows, in the form of online meetings.
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