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Nigeria’s renewal: Delivering inclusive growth

Nigeria’s renewal: Delivering inclusive growth

25 Jul 2014  News
As global investors and business leaders look to Africa as the next region of transformative economic growth, they are paying increasing attention to Nigeria. With about 170 m...
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Uganda, Kenya finally resolve sugar disagreement

Uganda, Kenya finally resolve sugar disagreement

25 Jul 2014  News
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and their Kenyan counterparts have finally resolved the sugar trade dispute which has been raging between the two countries over the source of su...
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Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, warns flagship UN report

Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, warns flagship UN report

25 Jul 2014  News
Reducing vulnerability and strengthening resilience are critical to securing human development progress, the United Nations says in a flagship report released today that ...
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Beyond Africa rising: Future of global economy’s ‘last frontier’

Beyond Africa rising: Future of global economy’s ‘last frontier’

25 Jul 2014  News
Is Africa Rising? In the past decade Africa has emerged in the world’s consciousness in the context of an evolution in the continent’s image. Africa is not yet seen as the pla...
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the dti Budget Vote Address: Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, 22 July 2014

the dti Budget Vote Address: Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, 22 July 2014

24 Jul 2014  News
It is indeed a privilege to participate in this dti budget vote, the first of the fifth administration of our democratic order. At the outset I wish to welcome the new M...
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African Women Business Linkages Forum

African Women Business Linkages Forum

24 Jul 2014  News
“Building Linkages to Break Barriers” 11th to 15th August 2014 Nairobi, Kenya The Bureau of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission in partnership with the UNDP Regi...
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How Tanzanians banked last year

How Tanzanians banked last year

24 Jul 2014  News
Tanzanians transferred more cash more via their mobile phones than the entire banking system in 2013, with official data showing that mobile transactions reached almost Sh29 trilli...
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Money payment system registers success in EAC

Money payment system registers success in EAC

24 Jul 2014  News
Eight months after its launch, the East African Payments System (EAPS) has registered modest success, lowering the cost of money transfer and elevating the East African Community...
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Unleashing the potential of Ethiopia’s export industry

Unleashing the potential of Ethiopia’s export industry

24 Jul 2014  News
Addressing key obstacles in its export sector would help Ethiopia to tap into its significant export potential and further facilitate its economic transformation, according to a ne...
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Zim to host SADC Sugar Producers’ conference

Zim to host SADC Sugar Producers’ conference

24 Jul 2014  News
The Zimbabwe Sugar Association is to host the Annual Conference of the Federation of SADC Sugar Producers on July 23 2014 in Victoria Falls. This is the first time that Zimbabwe h...
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Southern African region and the EU complete negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement

Southern African region and the EU complete negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement

23 Jul 2014  News
In a move welcomed by European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, and by European Commissioner for Agriculture, Dacian Cioloş, the chief negotiators of the European Union and...
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Azevêdo launches new WTO Facility to deliver support to LDCs and developing countries

Azevêdo launches new WTO Facility to deliver support to LDCs and developing countries

23 Jul 2014  News
International organizations pledge their support for implementing Trade Facilitation Agreement A new initiative unveiled at the WTO on 22 July 2014 will help developing countries ...
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Africa well on its way to being an FDI hotspot

Africa well on its way to being an FDI hotspot

23 Jul 2014  News
Africa has moved from third-last to become the second-most attractive investment destination in just four years from 2011 to this year, according to EY’s Africa Attractiveness Su...
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Cosatu attends BRICS trade union forum

Cosatu attends BRICS trade union forum

23 Jul 2014  News
Trade union federation, Cosatu, has attended the third BRICS trade union forum, held on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Brazil. The delegation, led by General Secretary Zwelin...
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Be open in natural gas income, advises IMF

Be open in natural gas income, advises IMF

23 Jul 2014  News
Tanzania will start benefiting from potential natural gas revenues in the next few years but the International Monetary Fund (IMF) wants the country to spend the money transparentl...
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Budget Vote speech by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H.E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

Budget Vote speech by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H.E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

23 Jul 2014  News
Our membership of BRICS is stronger than before! We were there at the Summit in Sanya, China, when the vision document of BRICS was crafted and adopted. We were in New Delhi, India...
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Zambia plans five new railway lines to boost trade and cut costs

Zambia plans five new railway lines to boost trade and cut costs

23 Jul 2014  News
Zambia is planning to build five new railway lines to link its mining provinces to all regional trade corridors, in the landlocked nation’s latest drive to boost its inadequate i...
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BRICS Trade and Investment Facilitation Plan

BRICS Trade and Investment Facilitation Plan

22 Jul 2014  News
1. Introduction 1.1. Trade and investment are two priority areas of cooperation emphasized in the BRICS Trade and Investment Cooperation Framework. Trade Ministers endorsed this F...
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EU-US trade – latest round of talks on transatlantic trade pact ends in Brussels

EU-US trade – latest round of talks on transatlantic trade pact ends in Brussels

22 Jul 2014  News
EU and US officials today [18 July 2014] ended a sixth round of week-long negotiations in Brussels on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a new trade and inv...
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Africa is balking at a chance to let trade go viral

Africa is balking at a chance to let trade go viral

22 Jul 2014  News
If only African borders were as porous to trade as they are to Ebola. The latest epidemic of the deadly virus is out of control. It spread from its origins in Guinea, killing at le...
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