Houston, Texas
January 15, 2018

USBACC condemns the words of President Trump
Dr. Martin Luther King once said “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”. While people today celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, it is unfortunate that the world continues to be filled with hateful and racist words. Recent comments reported by the media about President Trump, toward the immigrant community have been deplorable, insensitive and racist.
The U.S. Bilateral African Chamber of Commerce, a Houston based non-profit organization created to maximize trade opportunities between the United States and Africa, does not believe in silence and complacency, the organization strongly stands against the use of these derogatory words, and calls for the respect and decency of all people.
The organization wishes to condemn and express its disappointment over President Trump’s disparaging comments about the people of Haiti and African countries. USBACC vehemently disagrees with President Trump, on the nature of his comments. Such language should never be used to describe any groups of people.
The achievements of Africans all over the world cannot be reduced to these comments, USBACC will continue to do its best to illustrate and showcase Africans through stories of business excellence, success and determination around the continent and presently in the United States, as thousands of Diaspora members contribute towards the success of the United States, and support the development movement back in Africa.
On the anniversary of the earthquake that shook up Haiti, USBACC wishes solidarity to Haiti, its people and hopes for better days.
USBACC re-affirms its commitment to help Americans and Africans continue doing business together as strategic partners and will continue its efforts to bring knowledge and understanding through its educational programs.

Nneka Achapu, CEO & Executive Director


For Immediate Release
USBACC announces confirmed speakers at Africa Business Forum & OTC African Delegation Reception
Houston, Texas, USA (6 April 2015) – The U.S. Bilateral African Chamber of Commerce (USBACC) announced the confirmed speakers for the new event, USBACC Africa Business Forum , which will debut on Wednesday, 6 May 2015, during the week of the Offshore Technology Conference.
The event will bring together Africa business experts, leaders, high level officials, CEO’s, government representatives from Africa and other institutions for an open discussion on: energy, security, oil prices, local content and developing business in Africa.
The vision of the forum is to provide a platform for meaningful dialogue about doing business in Africa and promote inclusive growth between American and African SMEs. Attendees will also have a unique opportunity to network and create strategic partnerships for meeting today’s challenges in Africa.
Confirmed speakers for the USBACC Africa Business Forum are:
On the Accelerating Growth in Africa’s Power Sector panel s Kusum Kavia, the President of CAI – Combustion Associates Inc. engineering and manufacturing company based in Corona, California that has done several successful projects in Africa related to power generation.
On the Doing Business in Angola Panel is Alexandre Chequer the co-head of the Global Industry team at Mayer Brown. Chequer focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, infrastructure development in Latin America and Africa.
On the Local Content & Corporate Social Responsibility Panel is Kas de Carvalho is the Director of International Development for LCF Group, an Angolan International Law firm focused on Local Content
On the Boko Haram & Security Issues Panel is Michael Nwankpa is an Academic Visiting Scholar at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, at Rice University and a researcher at the University of Roehampton, London at the Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research.
Donald Rusk and Robert Bertagne are the Directors of Petromarex, a Houston based consulting group of senior geologists with a collective experience of over 100 years in the petroleum exploration business and with exposure to West African Petroleum geology since the mid-sixties. Their consulting group has been instrumental in the discoveries along the Mozambique Channel and several other discoveries in East Africa.
There will be more speakers and topic that will be announced later.
In addition, USBACC will host an African Delegation Reception to welcome delegates attending the Offshore Technology Conference; the event will give attendees the opportunity to meet with other energy executives from Africa and confer on new emerging markets in the Oil and Gas industry and various developing sectors, network and learn how to capitalize on the growth and profitability of the energy industry in Africa.
Registration is now open. For more information about attending, visit usbacotc2015.eventbrite.com


The U.S. Bilateral African Chamber of Commerce (USBACC) the mission of USBACC is to promote an environment of direct trade and business prosperity between the United States and Africa. USBACC was established in 2010 and continues to be a focal point for business partnerships with Africa. We are on this journey creating a strong network at the local and international business community.
USBACC partners with government related organizations and local non-profits, to build a strong network and is “the voice” for Africa in the business community.
For more information, visit www.usbacc.org


U.S. Bilateral African Chamber of Commerce
Linda Anukwem
Director of Public Relations


For Immediate Release
Houston, Texas May 31st, 2013
USBACC Launches New Website
The U.S. Bilateral African Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the launch of USACC’s new website: www.usbacc.org. The June 2013 launch is scheduled to coincide with the announcement of the Africa Policy Trade Mission in Washington DC.
USBACC will unveil its new brand using the Africa Ambassador’s Reception as a platform for its strategic launch.
The new website offers a contemporary look and streamlined user experience. It features enhanced resources and functionality designed exclusively for easier information sharing for our members. The website is a true resource for members, offering critical information downloads, events and calendars.
To see the new website, please visit www.usbacc.org

Media Contact
Nneka Achapu
832 736 5545

For Immediate Release

Houston, TX April 4, 2011
The U.S. Bilateral African Chamber of Commerce (USBACC) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on increasing bilateral trade and investment activity between Africa and the United States. The U.S. Bilateral African Chamber of Commerce aims to work closely with government, companies and other organizations to support and empower Africans and minority-led businesses.
The U.S. Bilateral African Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Our First Fund-raising Cocktail Event taking place at the Houston Museum of African American Culture located on 4807 Caroline, Houston, TX 77004 on Friday, May 6th, 2011 at 8pm.This event will feature a synopsis on our inaugural business conference “The Future of Africa: a symposium on development in Africa,” scheduled to take place in June 2011.
This event will not only feature networking and cocktails, but will also have entertaining aspects. Come and enjoy an energetic performance by African dancers, a breath-taking Jazz band, cocktails, South African wines, delightful desserts of African and American culture and a brief presentation about the recent development of breast cancer in Africa. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to Breast Cancer Initiative in East Africa (BCIEA)
Breast Cancer Initiative East Africa (BCIEA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to take the lead in the advancement of breast cancer surveillance and improved survival rates targeted to the most neglected population in the low income communities of East Africa.
Tickets sales:
Pre-sale Tickets: $25.00
Door Tickets: $30.00
Group Tickets of 10 or more: $20.00 per ticket
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.usbacc.org/events.html or call 281.380.5910

For Immediate Release
Houston, TX February 23rd 2011
The U.S. Bilateral African Chamber of Commerce (USBACC) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on increasing bilateral trade and investment activity between Africa and the United States. The U.S. Bilateral African Chamber of Commerce aims to work closely with government, companies and other organizations to support and empower Africans and minority-led businesses.
The organization encourages all types of investments in Africa, while trying to promote a positive image of Africa and Africans in the United States and abroad. The USBACC will at the local level, effectively represent the interests of a rapid growing number of Africans residing in the Greater Houston Area.
There are many benefits as to why join the chamber, members will benefit from regular networking opportunities, business advice, and a range of training and mentoring programs. The organization offers members a monthly newsletter, with information on newly opened African and minority businesses. Members will be given an opportunity to submit articles and promote their events and press releases, which will also be listed on the website.
The U.S. Bilateral African Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Membership Drive on March 15th 2011 at the Aloft Hotel Lounge WXYZ from 5.30 to 8pm. Special incentives to join the Chamber will be offered to those attending the Meet and Greet Membership Mixer. Although there is no charge to attend the event, RSVP is required by March 10th 2011 on the website www.usbacc.org/events.html
The Chamber is encouraging all those who are interested in doing business in Africa to attend the mixer and participate. USBACC is a member-driven organization encouraging the growth of business through networking, education, advocacy, visibility and benefits for all of our members Contact the Chamber through the web-site for information and other member benefits.
Nneka S. Achapu – Executive Director
Nkem Oji – Vice President, Director of Marketing
For more information please send an email to info@usbacc.org