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[Ethiopia] Beef exporter receives $7 million boost from Norfund
24-04-2017 | 15:44:23
The Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) has announced an investment of $7.4 million in Verde Beef Processing PLC, an Ethiopian beef producer.
[Burundi] Trademark East Africa identifies interventions and location to enhance cross border trade
24-04-2017 | 13:27:04
TradeMark East Africa has proposed the need to adapt its engagement in Burundi by investing in projects that strengthen new export potential value chains, enhance cross border trade and increase the country’s participation in the regional market.
Afreximbank Picks Nigeria to Host Healthcare Centre of Excellence
20-04-2017 | 12:15:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has selected Nigeria as the preferred country to host the first of its Centres of Excellence for Healthcare Services in Africa.
Dangote will be the largest exporter of rice in 5 years to come - AfDB President
18-04-2017 | 09:41:23
Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), says billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, may become the largest exporter of rice in the world by 2021.
AfDB approves $18.15m to support South Sudan’s membership in the African Trade Insurance Agency and Trade & Development Bank
14-04-2017 | 12:45:00
The African Development Bank Group has approved a US $18.15 million facility to the Government of South Sudan (GRSS), to assist the country with the required resources for its African Trade Insurance and Trade & Development Bank membership application.
Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite drought - Report
14-04-2017 | 09:17:00
East Africa's economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according to ICAEW's (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report.
Ethiopia inks industrial parks development deals with China and UNIDO
13-04-2017 | 13:00:13
Ethiopia, China and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have agreed to strengthen collaboration on investment promotion, industrial parks development – including the Adam Industrial Park – and the upgrade of technical and vocational education and training.
[South Africa] The Crazy Store opens 300th store, expands to Botswana
13-04-2017 | 09:39:00
The Crazy Store, South Africa’s largest discount variety chain, has announced that it will not only open its 300th store, but will also expand its African footprint to include Botswana.
[Nigeria] Dangote Flour Mills profit soars to $30 million since reacquisition from Tiger Branded Consumer Goods of South Africa
13-04-2017 | 07:27:34
Dangote Flour Mills has posted a profit before tax of N11.82 billion for its financial year ended December 31, 2016. According to the results released on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the company has returned to profitability after four years of losses.
Enko Capital launches Africa focused debt fund as it forays into continent
12-04-2017 | 06:34:00
UK based asset management company Enko Capital has announced the launch of Enko Africa Debt Fund (EADF), with $200m assets under management (AUM).
Kenyan avocado farmers receive GlobalG.A.P certification
11-04-2017 | 13:53:00
More than 300 Kenyan farmers have received GlobalG.A.P. certification - opening the door to the European market - with support from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Fastest growing region in Africa suffering from slow pace of structural transformation, ECA survey
11-04-2017 | 08:05:10
Despite being the fastest growing sub-region of the continent with an economic growth rate of 6.7 per cent, second in the world to East Asia, East Africa is lagging behind in terms of its structural transformation.
Italian investors to explore investment opportunities in Zambia
10-04-2017 | 14:29:39
Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mr, Mario Giro with a team of NGOs and Investors are expected in Zambia in September, 2017 to come and explore investment opportunities in the country.
Cross border trade between EAC member states and DR Congo eased with new agreement
10-04-2017 | 07:34:23
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to facilitate projects that will improve cross border trade and enhance trade links between the country and East Africa Community member states.
80 Moroccan companies break ground in Rwanda at the Africa Business Connect 2017
07-04-2017 | 16:27:01
Over 500 high-level delegates from Morocco and Rwanda gathered in Rwanda for the African Business Connect 2017 which has seen the signing of key agreements including between the National Federation of Electricity and Renewable energy and private developers within the renewable energy sector in Rwanda.
AfDB approves $450 million trade finance package for Afreximbank
03-04-2017 | 08:33:19
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $450 million trade finance package for the African Export–Import Bank (Afreximbank).
Nigeria to showcase maritime potential in Norway
30-03-2017 | 12:23:00
Poised to attract foreign investors into the nation’s shipping sector, The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has unveiled its plans to showcase the huge potential of the Nigerian maritime sector at the Norway Shipping holding later this week.
[Nigeria] Dangote Buys Largest Crane in Africa From China
29-03-2017 | 13:21:13
Aliko Dangote is presently the owner of the largest crawler crane in Africa. The businessman bought the crane from Chinese construction company, XCMG Construction Machinery Co Ltd, a Company dealing in heavy machineries.
[Namibia] Nyae Nyae local jewelry finds market in Europe
28-03-2017 | 11:45:00
What started out as a micro-project 30 years ago has evolved into a viable way of generating income for the community at Nyae Nyae.
African tax authorities equipped with tools to deal with transfer pricing issues
23-03-2017 | 11:04:00
The African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) together with the Minerals and Energy for Development Alliance (MEfDA) and the World Bank, has delivered the first of two regional workshops on transfer pricing in Africa’s mineral sector.
South African government prioritizes creation of vibrant export culture to increase capability and capacity
09-03-2017 | 12:16:00
The Department of Trade and Industry in partnership with Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA) hosted the Exporter Development Training in Pretoria. The purpose of the training was to prepare small medium enterprises (SMEs) for the successful expansion of their businesses into international markets.
Africa’s first forex trading retail lounge opens in South Africa
09-03-2017 | 11:54:54
Africa has recently caught the attention of international forex brokers all setting offices in South Africa. South Africa is the largest economy on the continent, home to the most sophisticated, vibrant, constantly developing financial market.
German Government unveils Marshall Plan with Africa at the AfDB
06-03-2017 | 09:18:00
The German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller, has unveiled his Government’s proposed “Marshall Plan” with Africa at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), saying the Plan can help resolve some of the challenges facing Africa.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Rosey days ahead for Kenya flowers with the approval of direct flights to US
03-03-2017 | 06:12:37
The recent upgrading of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Category A status which now approved non- stop flights between Kenya and United States is one of Kenya’s greatest landmarks.
Nigeria heralds new dawn in cement production with 0.4 million tons export to neighbouring countries
01-03-2017 | 06:51:59
Following continuous increase in its production capacity, cement manufacturer, Dangote Cement Plc has finally ended the era of Nigeria’s dependence on importation as the company exported 0.4 million tons of the product to other countries in 2016.
Competition agencies must work together to create a healthy business environment in Africa - Bowmans
28-02-2017 | 13:57:44
The safeguarding of competition amongst businesses operating in the African market is key to inclusive growth on the continent.
Cross-border e-commerce considered a growth rocket for Sub Saharan Africa retailers - DHL
27-02-2017 | 09:54:00
International express services provider, DHL Express, has published research highlighting the significant growth opportunity for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering.
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa pushes for alternative dispute resolution to safeguard integration
24-02-2017 | 06:45:00
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) is working towards improving investment opportunities in the region by offering better protection to the business community against any violations relating to the regional integration agenda.
[Column] Korede Ologun: Nigeria’s Exchange Rate Policy - A Tale of Two Strings
23-02-2017 | 11:49:07
Nigeria’s exchange rate policy has been a blessing to some and a burden to many. Nigerians that earn in foreign currencies have had more than a 200% increase in their purchasing power in the last 2 years.
Africa market to benefit from ‘DEAL 2017’ in Dubai, the largest show in the amusement industry
20-02-2017 | 11:27:00
The region will witness the largest show in the amusement industry – DEAL 2017, to provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African entertainment and amusement sector.
[Nigeria] TerrraPay, MoneyTrans and Paga partner for easier cross-border remittances
20-02-2017 | 10:15:00
TerraPay has announced that it has partnered with MoneyTrans, as well as Paga, Nigeria’s pioneering payments and financial services company, to launch cross-border remittances from Spain to mobile wallets in Nigeria.
WorldRemit sees huge growth in money transfers to Tanzania
20-02-2017 | 09:45:00
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit is consolidating its rapid expansion into Tanzania, supporting the growing demand for instant remittances to the country from over 4 million expatriates living abroad.
[Egypt] Afreximbank and Ecobank in a $500 million partnership to finance trade among member states
14-02-2017 | 13:47:02
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), parent company of the Ecobank Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote joint corporate objectives
[Tunisia] Export Promotion Centre brings export markets to SMEs doorsteps with new periodic meetings
08-02-2017 | 06:53:55
The Export Promotion Centre (CEPEX) is to start a new set of periodic meetings for 2017 named “Let's Talk Export”.
European Union and ITC to launch the Gambia Youth Empowerment Project in Banjul
06-02-2017 | 09:30:00
The Gambia Youth Empowerment Project will officially be launched in Banjul on 9 February, as a joint initiative of the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the European Union in partnership with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Employment