A Global Innovation & Business Enterprise


Langston Global Enterprises, LLC (LGE) is an entrepreneurial and business innovations consulting firm
committed to business-to-business relations between U.S. businesses and the strategic pursuit of business
relationships between Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South

America, South Pacific Islanders and Asia.



U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference

December 4-6, 2016
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Louisiana

Join the Corporate Council on Africa and more than 400 business executives, investors and government leaders convening in New Orleans on December 4-6 at the 2016 U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference. CCA’s U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference - the first and only conference in the United States focused solely on U.S.-Africa Infrastructure – will bring together stakeholders in African economic growth to network, engage and discuss Africa’s infrastructure development and how to unleash the continent’s Next Wave of Growth.


Export USA
Export USA, developed to replace Commercial News USA, is the export promotion magazine of the USA. The magazine is designed to help American companies promote their products and services to buyers in more than 178 countries worldwide.

The November/December 2016
issue is now available.

Africa’s Economic Growth Continues to Falter, Yet Some Countries Show Signs of Resilience

WASHINGTON, September 29, 2016— After slowing to 3 percent in 2015, economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to fall further to 1.6 percent in 2016, the lowest level in over two decades. The sharp decline in aggregate growth reflects challenging economic conditions in the region’s largest economies and commodity exporters. Many of these countries continue to face headwinds from low commodity prices, tight financial conditions, and domestic policy uncertainties. Economic activity has been notably weak across oil exporters.

At the same time, economic growth in about a quarter of the region’s countries is showing signs of resilience.

These latest figures are outlined in the new Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s twice-yearly analysis of economic trends and data for the region. Growth is far from homogeneous, suggesting that countries are growing at divergent speeds. While many countries are registering a sharp slippage in economic growth, some others—Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Tanzania—have continued to post annual average growth rates of over 6 percent. Several countries—including Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal—have become top performers.

Our analysis shows that the more resilient growth performers tend to have stronger macroeconomic policy frameworks, better business regulatory environment, more diverse structure of exports, and more effective institutions,” says Albert Zeufack, World Bank Chief Economist for Africa.  Full article

Langston Global Enterprises, LLC

Ronald N. Langston, Principal
P.O. Box 41098
Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Mobile Phone: 202.345.1818

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