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     Dakar, Senegal

December 21 -December 24


 Message from
Ambassador Waleed Shamsid-Deen

Special Envoy, Trade and Investment

We have an innate responsibility to connect with the continent. Our time is now. There is no need for procrastination, excuses, delays or deterrents, we have to mend global relationships and connect with our brothers and sisters abroad for the good of humanity. The solution to our financial instabilities lies within the resources on the continent.  The resources needed to build and sustain our institutions lies within the continent. The solution to provide infrastructure improvements and to provide the industry needed for our brothers on the continent all lies within the continent.  

There is a global movement to harness the collective resources of the diaspora for reinvestment both domestically and abroad. Additionally there is a continental movement to create innovation and entrepreneurship for African sustainability. 

Business is the final frontier. Let’s pool our resources, create platforms and opportunities to harness the collective diaspora community for investment, trade and commerce on the continent. 

We have the financial resources, we have the Human Resources, we have the intellectual capacity. It’s time for implementation. The time for talk is over. 

The audacity for change is upon us. The future of our dignified existence depends on us. 

As special envoy for His Excellency, President Julius Maada Bio with the mandate for trade and investment I invite you to join me, Ambassador Waleed Shamsid-Deen, for a 9 day, 2 country intense business conference in west Africa. With the objective to connect African American Muslim business owners with “real” business opportunities in Sierra Leone and Senegal. 

Let us inspire one another as we impact global change for people of color. 


Wednesday, December 21

Check out of Raddison Blue-Freetown

Sea Coach to Lungi 

Depart for Dakar 

Check in Radisson Blue - Dakar 

Business mixer / APIX (doing business in Dakar) 

IsDB (financing on the continent) 


Thursday, December 22

Breakfast at Hotel 

Tours - Goree Island / Museum of Black Civilizations 

Lunch – Terrou-Bi

Entertainment and Dinner - Monument du Renaissance du Africaine Dakar


Friday, December 23

Breakfast at Hotel

Tours - Pink Lake (Lac Rose) 

Lunch - Beach with entertainment 

Jumah - Mosque – Masalikul Jinnan

Dinner at Radisson Blu


Saturday, December 24

Breakfast at Hotel 

Check Out

Bus Shuttle to Airport

Depart for US

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Radisson Blu Dakar
 Dakar, Senegal



Special Envoy Waled Shamsid-Deen 

Topic: The Time Is Now –Building Bridges Africa and the Diaspora 


Dr. Quiana Shamsid-Deen

Topic: The Economic State of Black Americans 

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Mansoor Sabree

Topic: One Ummah - Opportunities for Social Enterprise

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David K. Hasan

Topic: Building Connects - National & International Relationships

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Attorney Musa Dan-Fodio

Topic:  International Business Planning


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Reconnecting People of African descent to Motherland

Africa through Culture and Religion (Al Islam).

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Papa Yusupha Njie

 Doing Business in West Africa 

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Dr. Yahia Abdul-Rahman

Islamic Banking and Finance 


Ambassador Fode Seck

Harnessing Africa's  Arts Culture and Heritage

through Creative Industries to Boost Business Across the Atlantic Ocean

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Ayesha K. Mustafaa

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ADV. Ripple Hamza


Dr. Eno Praise


John Ifeanyi Ebokp


Baybars Altuntas

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