Chapter 5: Africa Etiquette

Africa — Greetings & Forms of Address
A light warm handshake is the acceptable form of greeting when you meet and when you leave.

Africa — Business Cards
Present the card with your right hand.

Africa — Meetings & Presentations
Be prepared for a large number of people at meetings and during negotiations

Africa — Home Invitations & Gifts
Avoid giving flowers as a gift in Kenya, as they symbolize sorrow and condolence.

Africa — Topics to Avoid
Refer to people as Africans not blacks.

Africa — Gestures to Avoid
In rural areas, avoid strong eye contact.