Africa Government Affairs Xchange (Africa GX) established by ETHICORE

Africa Government Affairs Xchange (Africa GX) established by ETHICORE

Leading African Government Affairs firm, ETHICORE ( is proud to announce the formation of Africa Government Affairs Xchange (Africa GX: This coincides with Africa Month and Africa Day (25 May 2020), commemorating the founding of the Organisation of African Unity 57 years ago in 1963.

Africa GX is the only multi-country African government affairs alliance of its kind, specialising in public policy, legislative, regulatory, government relations and public affairs for clientele in Africa.  Founded and exclusively convened by ETHICORE, Africa GX aims to be the largest strategic alliance of owner-managed African government affairs firms and expert advisors operating according to high ethical standards.

According to  ETHICORE Founder and CEO and Africa GX President, Abdul Waheed Patel:

“We are proud to establish Africa GX as a unique milestone, further positioning ETHICORE and our elite partners, as providers of high-quality government affairs services and strategic counsel to African and international clients. Over the past decade we have cultivated enduring bilateral strategic partnerships with reputable firms and professional advisors of high pedigree and integrity, in various African countries. Africa GX consolidates this and advances ETHICORE’s strategy to be the leading Pan-African government affairs firm, transcending borders in collaboration with our partners.”

On inception, Africa GX weaves a presence across 27 African countries in Sub-Saharan, Francophone, Anglophone, Lusophone and North Africa. This includes:

  1. Benin
  2. Burkina Faso
  3. Botswana
  4. Cameroon
  5. Central African Republic
  6. Côte d’Ivoire
  7. Chad
  8. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  9. Ethiopia
  10. Egypt
  11. Gabon
  12. Ghana
  13. Guinea
  14. Guinea Bissau
  15. Kenya
  16. Mali
  17. Mauritania
  18. Morocco
  19. Niger
  20. Nigeria
  21. Rwanda
  22. Senegal
  23. South Africa
  24. Tanzania
  25. Togo
  26. Zambia
  27. Zimbabwe

According to Patel: “Professional government affairs consulting and advisory services in Africa is nascent. Africa GX differentiates ETHICORE and our partners, creating a competitive advantage for our clients that is unrivalled in Africa. As a bespoke continental alliance, we provide local expertise to service clients across the African continent, appropriately tailored and sensitive to each country. It embodies our collective contribution to pragmatically advance the aspiration for greater African integration and unity.”

Today more than ever, specialised African government affairs expertise is imperative to advancing the tenets of participatory democracy and Africa’s democratic dividend. Africa GX upholds responsible and constructive government relations, public policy and regulatory advocacy, which is evidence based and contributes to impactful decision-making by African governments, Parliaments and regulators.

African countries and economies are seized with immense opportunities and challenges in pursuit of national development plans, advancing the African Union’s Agenda 2063, deepening economic integration by implementing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and coordinating COVID-19 response measures.

Africa GX will be expanding its footprint into all 55 African Union member states by growing the alliance through new memberships, partnership and affiliations.


Founded in 2009, ETHICORE Political Lobbying ( is a decade young pioneering African Government Affairs firm headquartered in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. ETHICORE specialises in providing professional government affairs consulting and advisory services, helping companies and organisations to interpret, navigate, constructively engage with and positively contribute to public policy, legislative, regulatory, governmental and parliamentary decision-making. The firm has a track record of supporting more than 107 clients across 15 different industry sectors in multiple African countries. Africa GX is a wholly owned subsidiary of ETHICORE.

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