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[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: How do we make Kenya manufacturing competitive?
20-04-2018 | 13:05:00
Kenya needs to be deliberate about creating an environment that genuinely encourages investments in competitive manufacturing.
UNECA launches campaign to have Central African states operationalize preferential tariff to ease trade
19-04-2018 | 10:30:00
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa is launching a campaign to have all countries of the Economic Community of Central African States operationalize the ECCAS Preferential Tariff one of the instruments for easing trade in the zone.
Uganda telecom regulator directive to share biometric data with telecom companies is legally void
19-04-2018 | 09:30:00
Sharing biometric data with telecom companies without a data protection law openly facilitates illegal surveillance and threatens citizens’ enjoyment of the right to privacy.
African Development Bank, African Institute of Mathematics and Science to transform industry-led research in Africa
19-04-2018 | 09:20:00
The African Development Bank and the African Institute of Mathematics and Sciences (AIMS) have initiated a relationship aimed at building an industry-led research institution in the league of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Economic growth in Africa rebounds, but not fast enough - World Bank analysis
19-04-2018 | 08:41:00
Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth is projected to reach 3.1 percent in 2018, and to average 3.6 percent in 2019–20, says Africa’s Pulse, a bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies conducted by the World Bank, released today.
Federal Council of Switzerland adopts dispatches on double taxation agreements with Ecuador and Zambia
19-04-2018 | 06:00:00
The Federal Council of Switzerland has adopted dispatches concerning a protocol of amendment to the double taxation agreement (DTA) with Ecuador and a new DTA with Zambia. Both dispatches were submitted to Parliament.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Mining in Sub Saharan Africa: Bane or blessing?
18-04-2018 | 13:08:09
Sub Saharan Africa is increasingly becoming a mining hub as more countries in the region continue discovering lucrative resources and minerals that have catapulted them to international limelight while seeing numerous investors pitch tent.
[Cameroon] Actis to build $200 million Douala grand mall and business Park
18-04-2018 | 08:35:00
The British High Commissioner to Cameron, H.E. Rowan Laxton, and Mr. Luc Maglire Mbarga Atangana, Cameroon’s Minister of Commerce have laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Douala Grand Mall and Business Park.
Kenya assures UK investors of stable business environment
18-04-2018 | 06:57:42
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured UK investors that Kenya’s business environment is stable and conducive for investment.
International Land Coalition Africa calls for people-centered land rights in Liberia
18-04-2018 | 06:38:00
The International Land Coalition Africa, a platform of 79 CSOs across 24 countries in the continent, has joined the Civil Society Organisations Working Group on Land Rights Reform in Liberia to demand for a people-centred land bill.
Uganda Civil Society condemns proposed taxation of Over the Top Services
17-04-2018 | 14:04:00
Use of social media and OTT services has also led to an increase in consumers’ demand for data services provided by mobile network operators, thus users are already paying telecom operators fees for using the broadband services over which these services operate, Uganda Civil Society.
[Kenya] Government to launch low cost housing project as part of ‘Big Four’ agenda
16-04-2018 | 13:02:00
The Government is set to launch a low cost housing project that will see 30,000 houses constructed in Nairobi’s Eastlands area, as the ‘Big Four’ agenda takes shape.
EU, UNCTAD kick start $6.9 million project to help Angola diversify its trade
16-04-2018 | 09:04:00
The European Union and UNCTAD have launched a four-year, $6.9m project aimed at helping Angola diversify its economy and reduce its dependence on oil, which accounts for a whopping 93% of total merchandise exports.
Poverty in Kenya declines significantly, but unlikely to be eradicated by 2030, World Bank Economic Update
13-04-2018 | 08:17:00
The proportion of Kenyans living on less than the international poverty line, $1.90 per day in 2011 PPP, has declined from 43.6 percent in 2005/06 to 35.6 percent in 2015/16, according to the 17th edition of the Kenya Economic Update.
[South Africa] Government launches Gauteng InvestSA One Stop Shop to bolster service delivery
13-04-2018 | 08:15:00
South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and Gauteng Premier, Mr David Makhura have launched the Gauteng InvestSA One Stop Shop (OSS) in Sandton.
COMSHIP launched in Eritrea to increase production and boost seed trade
12-04-2018 | 13:09:00
COMESA, through its specialized agency the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA) has facilitated the launch of the regional Seed Trade Harmonisation Implementation Plan (COMSHIP) in Eritrea.
Debt Management Office lists $278 million sukuk bonds at the Nigerian Stock Exchange
12-04-2018 | 10:48:00
Nigeria’s Debt Management Office has listed N100billion, $278 million, 7-year, Federal Government Ijarah Sukuk with a rental rate of 16.47% on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Expedite hearing of refinery-affected people's court case
12-04-2018 | 08:43:00
The denial of justice to the refinery-affected people by the High Court judges has led to the perpetration of injustices and human rights abuses that no justice-minded judicial officer should subject any citizen,” said Mr. Innocent Tumwebaze.
Monetary integration in COMESA is achievable, Central Bank chiefs
12-04-2018 | 08:36:00
Governors of Central Banks and representatives from eleven COMESA countries have reiterated that achieving monetary integration is possible and it will be enabled if Member countries have larger and deeper financial markets.
Fund for African Private Sector Assistance approves three projects to spur SME development in Africa
11-04-2018 | 13:30:00
Donors to the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, consisting of the African Development Bank, the Government of Japan and the Government of Austria, have approved three catalytic projects to stimulate the growth of Africa’s small and medium enterprises.
Kenya economic growth to rebound by 5.5 per cent in 2018 up from 4.8 per cent in 2017, World Bank
11-04-2018 | 12:03:00
Kenya’s GDP growth is projected to recover to 5.5% in 2018 up from an estimated 4.8% in 2017. Over the medium term, economic activity is expected to gain momentum, steadily rising to 6.1% by 2020.
New training academy launched to improve driving and road safety in Morocco
11-04-2018 | 09:43:03
Road accidents remain a major challenge to Morocco’s human, social and economic development, causing more than 3,000 fatalities per year.
Not enough IT staff to realise Uganda e-government dream
10-04-2018 | 13:52:00
A national IT survey 2017/18 report released last week shows that within government ministries, agencies and governments or MDAs, ICT personnel account for only 1.9% of the total workforce up from 1.6% in 2012/13. There is also a gender bias among ICT personnel with 31.2% female vs. 68.8% male.
EU supports South Africa to boost job creation, small business development and improved governance with €62 million package
10-04-2018 | 10:49:00
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica on his official visit to South Africa, met the Minister of Finance, Mr Nhlanhla Nene, and the Minister for Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu.
Citizens portal to ease government online services access
10-04-2018 | 09:44:00
The National Information Technology Authority of Uganda or NITA-U has set up the e-citizens portal, http://ecitizen.go.ug/, a one-stop online center for Government online services.
Seychelles and Mozambique deepen bilateral cooperation
09-04-2018 | 13:03:00
Seychelles Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Barry Faure speaking from the capital of Mozambique has said that the two countries had agreed to boost their bilateral cooperation as they share many similarities
Ministry of Housing, Royal Institute of British Architects and Zambia Institute of Architects partner to promote local architecture
09-04-2018 | 12:57:00
An agreement has been signed between Zambia’s Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure, the Royal Institute of British Architects of the United Kingdom and the Zambia Institute of Architects in the field of Architecture, the built environment and urban development.
JICA signs $27 million deal with Ethiopia for construction of TICAD Human Resource Development Center for Business and Industry
09-04-2018 | 11:09:00
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a grant agreement with the Government of Ethiopia to provide grant aid of up to $27 million, for the Construction of TICAD Human Resource Development Center for Business and Industry.
[Rwanda] Ngoma-Ramiro road rehabilitation project receives financing from Japan
09-04-2018 | 09:05:51
The Government of Rwanda and Government of Japan has signed a financing agreement worth $68 million for the Ngoma-Ramiro road upgrading project.
Zanzibar launches online food and drug regulatory services portal
06-04-2018 | 06:41:07
The regulation activities of food, drug, cosmetics and medical devices in Zanzibar will now be done online.So, will be the issuance of import and export permits for the said goods.
[Column] Bob Koigi: African cities losing competitiveness on high cost of living
05-04-2018 | 12:56:14
Africa is rising, and nowhere is this better exemplified than in its burgeoning cities that numerous reports have primed as prestigious, having positioned themselves to sate the growing demand from a booming urban population.
[South Africa] SolarReserve, ACWA and Eskom sign power agreement for construction of 100 megawatt power station
05-04-2018 | 06:49:00
A consortium led by SolarReserve and International Company for Power and Water have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Eskom, South Africa’s public electric utility company, for the Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project.
Rwanda Stock Exchange launches SMEs securities platform
04-04-2018 | 08:48:53
For the growth of the country’s economy to sustain and keep increasing, it will require efficiency and growth of financial institutions and deepening of capital market, the minister of Finance and Economic Planning has said.
Zambia launches online investment to spur FDIs
04-04-2018 | 06:15:12
The Zambian iGuide, an electronic investment platform, has been launched with technical support from the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
Rebounding Africa offers new opportunities for investors, IFC-Africa CEO Forum report
29-03-2018 | 08:33:49
After a few years of sluggish regional growth, Africa’s economies are rebounding, offering a significant opportunity for investors, according to a new study by IFC and the Africa CEO Forum.
Africa set for smart censuses through mobile tech and internet by 2020
29-03-2018 | 06:13:00
By 2020, African countries will fully exploit mobile devices and the internet to conduct demographic and housing censuses more speedily, hence enhancing decision making for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Africa’s premier investment marketplace to accelerate continent’s economic transformation
28-03-2018 | 08:55:00
To help Africa find the path to its long-deserved economic fortune, the African Development Bank is championing the region’s premier investment market.
Kenya cabinet approves Africa free trade treaty for ratification
28-03-2018 | 08:51:55
The Kenyan cabinet has approved the Africa Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) treaty for ratification.
Ministry of Energy, Republic of Ghana and National Petroleum Authority to share LPG roadmap
27-03-2018 | 09:59:00
His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, Deputy Minister (Petroleum), Ghana, and Alhassan Tampuli, Chief Executive Officer, National Petroleum Authority (NPA) will participate in on stage interviews at the Argus West Africa LPG conference and exhibition on 9 – 10 May in Accra, Ghana.
Rwanda to access €832,615 from COMESA to support regional integration programmes
26-03-2018 | 13:12:55
Rwanda is set to access additional financing of €832,615 for implementing regional integration programmes.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation partners with Enugu Govt to restore Enugu Depot
26-03-2018 | 09:06:00
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Enugu State Government have pledged to work together to revamp the strategic Enugu Depot towards meeting the petroleum products demand of the entire South-East region and beyond.
Free Trade Area in Africa would bring about Economic Growth - Afreximbank president
26-03-2018 | 07:07:00
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will lead to Africa’s economic development and bring about a better future for the continent, Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank, has said.
Kenya Power launches customer engagement programme to encourage round the clock economy
26-03-2018 | 07:07:00
Utility company Kenya Power has expressed its desire to enhance service delivery to large power consumers in a bid to promote the manufacturing sector and encourage a 24-hour economy.
Afreximbank pledges $25 billion over five years for intra African trade
23-03-2018 | 08:48:26
The African Export-Import Bank, Afreximbank, will disburse about $25 billion dollars in support of intra-African trade during the five years ending in 2021 under an Intra-African Trade Strategy it launched in 2016.
Intertek renews contract with Nigeria for its Standards Organisation of Nigeria Conformity Assessment Programme
23-03-2018 | 06:04:36
Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has extended its contract with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria to continue to manage its Conformity Assessment Programme for exports to the country.
South African government unveils Bio refinery facility to address biomass waste challenges, boost industry competitiveness
23-03-2018 | 05:56:00
The South African government has launched a R37.5 million biorefinery facility in Durban, which is set to extract maximum value from biomass waste.
Rwanda and TradeMark East Africa renew partnership with focus on job creation and increased trade
22-03-2018 | 13:05:00
TradeMark East Africa and the Government of Rwanda have signed an MOU extending their partnership to 2023.
[South Africa] Ashburton lists world government bond Exchange Traded Fund on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
22-03-2018 | 10:34:00
The Ashburton World Government Bond Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) has listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), becoming the exchange's first global bond ETF.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Creating an inclusive economy for all
22-03-2018 | 10:30:00
The ability for industry to create an inclusive society is often obscured by narratives that center profits and markets or languages of GDP growth and trade statistics.
Signing African Continental Free Trade Area giant stride forward for the development of Africa, UNECA
22-03-2018 | 06:11:00
“With the signature of the Kigali Declaration for the Launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area, Africa makes a giant stride forward in continental integration and in the development of our continent”, the UNECA has said.
[Zimbabwe] ZIMREF receives additional financing from DFID to strengthen country’s policies
22-03-2018 | 06:06:55
The Zimbabwe Reconstruction Fund has received an additional $4.2 million from the UK’s Department for International Development to help strengthen the country’s policy frameworks and delivery systems.
[Rwanda] African Development Bank, partners fund construction of 208 kilometre regional road project set to benefit over one million people
22-03-2018 | 06:00:00
The African Development Bank and other development partners have joined the Government of Rwanda to launch the rehabilitation of the Kagitumba-Kayonza-Rusumo road works in the Eastern province of Rwanda.
Governance is key to boosting intra-Africa trade of timber products - report
22-03-2018 | 05:45:00
A new report by the African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank has stressed the importance of forestry governance to boosting intra-African trade of wood products.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Turning the tide on contraband business in Africa
21-03-2018 | 13:09:44
The East African Legislative Council and the East African Business Council have over the years pushed and even instituted policies and legislation meant to punish and arrest the runaway counterfeiting and illicit business
Currency floatation to boost Morocco’s real estate market, JLL report
21-03-2018 | 11:27:14
Earlier this year, the Moroccan Central Bank introduced the gradual floatation of the Moroccan Dirham, providing more flexibility to real estate investors and paving the way for a more buoyant real estate market in the year ahead.
Kenya trains eyes on mid-level economic status with standard gauge railway
20-03-2018 | 09:00:00
Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway, currently under construction, is the most expensive transport project the country has undertaken in recent times, opening up an efficient transport corridor to catalyze Kenya’s growth into 2030 and beyond.
Ipsidy signs contract with Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to supply automated finger identification system
19-03-2018 | 10:30:58
Ipsidy Inc., a provider of secure, biometric identification services, announces has signed a contract for the supply of the de-duplication hardware and software solution with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.
African Union deploys an Election Observation Mission to Egypt’s presidential election
19-03-2018 | 08:00:00
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, has approved the deployment of a Short-Term Election Observation Mission to Egypt to observe the country’s presidential election scheduled for 26-28 March 2018.
Rwanda’s economy grew by 6.1 per cent in 2017 exceeding projections
19-03-2018 | 07:37:39
Rwanda’s economy grew by 6.1% in 2017 beating 5.2% projections set earlier. The growth is attributed to good performance in the fourth quarter which registered 10.5% growth.
IMF approves new $157 million credit arrangement for Burkina Faso
19-03-2018 | 07:12:00
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has approved a new three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility for Burkina Faso for $157.6 million.
AfDB undertakes High Power Sector mission in Nigeria
19-03-2018 | 06:45:00
The African Development Bank has undertaken a mission to hold further discussions on Nigeria’s Power Sector Recovery Program (PSRP) with several stakeholders in Abuja, the country’s capital, from March 14-16, 2018.
IMF approves six month extension of the stand arrangement with Kenya
15-03-2018 | 13:04:53
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has approved Kenyan authorities’ request for a 6-month extension of the country’s Stand-By Arrangement to allow additional time to complete the outstanding reviews.
Angola set to acquire aircraft to monitor exclusive economic zone
15-03-2018 | 13:02:07
Angola will buy three C-295 maritime patrol aircraft to ensure monitoring and surveillance missions at maritime space and in particular the Exclusive Economic Zone
[Column] Bob Koigi: Harmful tax practices slam the brakes on East African Community prosperity
15-03-2018 | 08:23:21
That the spirit of fostering free trade and movement of people among East African member states has gained traction over the years is in no doubt.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Innovation should be a primary focus for Kenya
14-03-2018 | 14:09:00
The capacity for innovation in industry is a key ingredient in the creation of a productive workforce, which in turn increases industry competitiveness.
Namibia renews Africa Energy petroleum exploration license
14-03-2018 | 06:16:00
Africa Energy Corp has announced the renewal of Petroleum Exploration License offshore the Republic of Namibia and the signing of a rig contract.
Eastern Africa Grain Council Uganda launches nine new standards for staple foods in the region
14-03-2018 | 06:12:57
The Eastern Africa Grain Council, has launched the nine product standards for staple foods and two standards for sampling and test methods.
Central Bank of Nigeria strengthens commitment to boost digital payments adoption with latest license approval
12-03-2018 | 10:21:00
Committed to boost digital payments adoption and digital financial inclusion in Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has granted a Payment Solution Service Provider (PSSP) license to Cellulant Nigeria Limited.
African trade ministers adopt legal instruments to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area
12-03-2018 | 08:16:44
The fifth meeting of African Union Ministers of Trade has adopted the legal instruments constituting the African Continental Free Trade Area.
IFC invests $52 million in Nigerian agriculture
12-03-2018 | 07:46:00
IFC has signed a cooperation agreement with the Government of Nigeria to implement a $2 million initiative targeting regulatory and institutional reforms that will strengthen Nigeria’s agribusiness sector.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Women and the future of manufacturing
09-03-2018 | 08:53:45
The world of manufacturing is beginning to realize the value of women’s participation for its advancement, as it transforms through technology and rapid digitization.
Ghana becomes sovereign shareholder in Africa Finance Corporation with $10 million initial equity investment
09-03-2018 | 08:49:33
The Republic of Ghana has marked its 7th anniversary as a Member State of Africa Finance Corporation by becoming a sovereign shareholder in the Corporation, making an initial equity investment of $10 million.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Positioning Sub Saharan Africa small businesses to reap global markets' dividends
08-03-2018 | 11:59:00
Global merchandise trade has been on a meteoric rise for the last ten years with exports of manufactured goods hitting the $1 trillion mark in 2016 according to the latest world trade statistical review by the World Trade Organization.
[Cameroon] Ports of Antwerp and Douala collaborate to boost efficiency
08-03-2018 | 06:36:00
The ports of Antwerp and Douala in Cameroon are to collaborate closely with each other over the next five years.
Africa’s population explosion is a ticking time bomb, African Development Bank Governors
08-03-2018 | 06:31:00
The African Development Bank and its East and North African Governors have stressed the need for urgent measures to match the continent’s growing population and youth unemployment.
Globeleq, CDC and TCQ Power project break ground in Sierra Leone
07-03-2018 | 08:26:14
Globeleq, an independent power company in Africa, along with CDC Group plc (CDC) and TCQ Power, have celebrated the start of construction of the 57 MW Western Area Power Generation Project in Sierra Leone with a ground breaking event.
IFC and Côte d’Ivoire lead public-private dialogue on opportunities to reduce energy gap with renewables
06-03-2018 | 12:41:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Côte d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Oil, Energy and Renewable Energy Development of Côte d’Ivoire have partnered to bring together public and private sector executives in dialogue.
DR Congo takes steps to integrate land governance concerns in agriculture
06-03-2018 | 12:37:00
Senior officials from the Government and the national commission on land reform along with the national alliance of traditional authorities have pledged to promote the integration of land governance.
Port of Antwerp intensifies cooperation with coast of West Africa
06-03-2018 | 06:49:05
Antwerp and Dakar port authorities are to collaborate more closely in the next few years. In this way Antwerp, the second-largest port in Europe, seeks to reinforce its historic position as leader on the coast of West Africa.
Uganda urgently needs to move from Policy to action to achieve road safety, UN report
02-03-2018 | 10:35:00
The number of road traffic fatalities reported in Uganda has increased seven-fold over the past 25 years and 10 people die every day due to road traffic injuries, according to the report of the first United Nations Road Safety Performance Review.
African Development Bank and Mozambique sign $29 million grant agreements to finance agriculture and skills acquisition projects
02-03-2018 | 08:10:00
African Development Bank and the Government of Mozambique have signed grant agreements for two operations totaling $ 29 million.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Deepening regional trade and East African integration with one stop border posts
01-03-2018 | 13:07:00
Traders passing through East African border points have traditionally grappled with harrowing experiences, from bureaucratic procedures to harassment by custom officials.
Kenya, Uganda deepen trade ties with the Busia one stop border post
01-03-2018 | 12:45:00
Edna Mudibo, a Kenyan small scale trader in the border town of Busia who frequents Uganda,has found renewed drive to carry on with her business and has ended years of cat and mouse games with police officers and border officials.
Malawi unveils electronic investment guide to attract investors
01-03-2018 | 10:42:00
Malawi has officially launched its iGuide, an electronic investment platform developed by the Malawi Investment Trade Center (MICT) assisted by the ECA and UNCTAD acting in line with the United Nations principle of “Delivering as One”.
COMESA to introduce world’s first seed labels and certificates to boost regional trade
28-02-2018 | 13:05:56
COMESA is set to become the first Regional Economic Community in the world to introduce the use and distribution of seed labels and certificates as a way of improving access to quality seeds in the region.
Kenya makes significant progress in sustainable finance reforms, report
28-02-2018 | 08:33:00
Kenya is one of 34 countries that have introduced banking reforms to expand sustainable lending, making emerging markets a major force in driving development, according to the first comprehensive Global Progress Report
[Nigeria] Lagos appeals for cooperation as land use charge implementation begins
27-02-2018 | 13:06:53
Lagos State has begun the distribution of the 2018 Land Use Charge demand notices for properties across the state.
60 per cent of Mauritians see systemic rise in public sector corruption, Afrobarometer survey
27-02-2018 | 10:48:00
Six in 10 Mauritians say that corruption has increased over the past year, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey.
African Development Bank supports Gabon's optic fiber backbone project
26-02-2018 | 10:23:11
The African Development Bank and the Gabonese National Agency for Numerical Infrastructure and Frequency have signed agreements for a feasibility study for the country’s component of the Central African Backbone project.
UNWTO signs agreement with Nigeria Tourism Corporation to strengthen national tourism statistical system
23-02-2018 | 08:17:00
In an effort to better measure tourism growth and development in Africa, United Nations World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation.
Standard and Poor affirms Rwanda’s credit rating as stable
23-02-2018 | 06:24:00
Rating agency Standard and Poor (S&P) Global Ratings has affirmed its 'B/B' long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Rwanda.
Nigeria among countries with agribusiness friendly regulations, Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa report
23-02-2018 | 06:18:00
An assessment report, “Enabling The Business of Agriculture 2017” put together by Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in partnership with the World Bank Group, has ranked Nigeria among countries with more agribusiness friendly regulations.
East African Court of Justice dismisses appeal over member states signing EPA dispute
22-02-2018 | 11:45:00
The Appellate Division dismissed an Appeal filed by Castro Pius from Tanzania, whose application was seeking for an injunction to stop the Partner States which had not signed the European Partnership Agreement not to sign the same.
Angola exempts tourism visas to Botswana, Mauritius, Seychelles and Zimbabwe
22-02-2018 | 06:04:00
Angola has exempted tourism visas to stay up to 30 days per entry and 90 days a year to four African countries and one Asia nation, based on the principle of diplomatic reciprocity.
Democratic Republic of Congo's government reinstates illegal logging concessions in breach of its own moratorium
22-02-2018 | 06:00:00
The Congolese Minister of Environment, Amy Ambatobe, has reinstated 6,500 km² of logging concessions that were cancelled in August 2016 by the then Environment Minister Robert Bopolo.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Towards a sustainable African economy: Leaving no one behind
21-02-2018 | 11:00:56
In most African countries, a staggering seventy percent of all unemployed citizens are youth in the 18-35 age brackets in a regrettable state of affairs that the World Bank has described as a ticking time bomb.
Mozambique joins the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Southern African States
21-02-2018 | 06:15:40
The Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Southern Africa Development Community has become the first regional EPA in Africa to be fully operational after its implementation by Mozambique.
Kosmos Energy hails approval of inter governmental cooperation between Mauritania and Senegal on gas exploration
21-02-2018 | 06:06:00
International oil company, Kosmos Energy has confirmed that the governments of Mauritania and Senegal have signed an agreement enabling development of cross-border Tortue natural gas field to continue moving forward.
[South Africa] Eskom launches mobile desalination plant to tackle Cape Town’s water shortage
21-02-2018 | 06:02:49
Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear power station has launched a mobile groundwater desalination plant, which will take care of the station’s water needs, thus easing the pressure on the City of Cape Town’s water supply.
Republic of Congo launches iGuide to showcase investment opportunities
20-02-2018 | 11:10:45
The electronic investment platform, the iGuide, developed by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in collaboration with UNCTAD, has been unveiled by the Investment Promotion Agency (API) of the Republic of the Congo in Brazzaville.