INFOGRAPHIC: A 26 years timeline of the World Economic Forum on Africa

26th Forum theme is "Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation"

THE World Economic Forum on Africa gets underway on May 11. For the first time in its history on the continent it will be hosted in a country that straddles both east and central Africa - in Kigali, Rwanda. 

This year’s theme is “Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation”. Rwanda is a notable African example of a country that has staked its fortunes on leveraging digital possibilities. 

It has one of sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest GDP growth rates, and a top reformer in improving the business environment.

Here’s a quick recap of the World Economic Forum on Africa has evolved since its inception 26 years ago, and its key moments:

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