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‘SA needs more open dialogue on mines’

‘SA needs more open dialogue on mines’

05 Feb 2014
The government needs to focus more on working together with the mining sector in a way that will benefit all people in the country, Randgold Resources CEO Mark Bristow said on Tues...
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Lagarde calls for a ‘new multilateralism for 21st century’

Lagarde calls for a ‘new multilateralism for 21st century’

05 Feb 2014
Responding to current and future economic trends requires a renewed commitment to international cooperation, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in delivering the 2014 Dim...
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Swaziland knocked by falling tax revenues

Swaziland knocked by falling tax revenues

05 Feb 2014
The flight of foreign direct investment out of Swaziland is apparent in falling tax revenues and is one sign of expected challenges to the economy this year. Gross domestic produc...
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Africa mineral resources ‘grossly under-explored’: Shabangu

Africa mineral resources ‘grossly under-explored’: Shabangu

04 Feb 2014
Africa’s unmined metals and minerals lie waiting for investors, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said on Monday. Speaking at the start of the African Mining Indaba in C...
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Zuma: AU committed to tackling intra-Africa trade bottlenecks

Zuma: AU committed to tackling intra-Africa trade bottlenecks

04 Feb 2014
President Jacob Zuma says the African heads of state have prioritised tackling infrastructure bottlenecks to enable intra-Africa investment to happen in a bid to boost the continen...
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Free trade area: Looking beyond the EAC

Free trade area: Looking beyond the EAC

04 Feb 2014
Experts believe that the creation of a bigger free trade zone beyond the East African Community through opening borders and addressing policies that impede trade is the gateway to ...
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EACJ jurisdiction ‘should cover investment litigation’

EACJ jurisdiction ‘should cover investment litigation’

03 Feb 2014
Regional lawyers have added their voice to the push to have the jurisdiction of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) extended in a bid to effectively arbitrate in litigation re...
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EAC states fail to strike trade deal with Europe

EAC states fail to strike trade deal with Europe

03 Feb 2014
The just concluded negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between East Africa Community (EAC) member states and the European Union (EU) markets have once again ...
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Red tape, bribes strangle growth

Red tape, bribes strangle growth

03 Feb 2014
When John Endres, CEO of Good Governance Africa, presents his views on the state of Africa to international audiences, he illustrates his talk with three maps. The first covers th...
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Global value chains should benefit the people – Schlettwein

Global value chains should benefit the people – Schlettwein

03 Feb 2014
Investment in value addition activities that multinational companies make around the world should be extended to benefit developing countries Minister of Trade and Industry Calle S...
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South Africa, pharmaceutical industry face off on patent reform

South Africa, pharmaceutical industry face off on patent reform

31 Jan 2014
South Africa’s efforts to reform its intellectual property (IP) regime in order to improve access to medicines has sparked a firestorm in recent weeks, with major pharmaceutical ...
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It’s not just money that is needed – Using a bundled approach to increase productivity in the AU’s Year of Agriculture

It’s not just money that is needed – Using a bundled approach to increase productivity in the AU’s Year of Agriculture

31 Jan 2014
The majority of people in Africa are engaged in the same profession: farming. Most of these individuals are small-holder farmers with fewer than 5 acres of land and little access t...
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Obama presses for “fast track” trade powers, climate action

Obama presses for “fast track” trade powers, climate action

31 Jan 2014
US President Barack Obama made a public call on Tuesday for Congress to pass “fast track” trade powers, as part of a larger effort to advance ongoing negotiations with the EU a...
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Risk perceptions hurting investments in Africa

Risk perceptions hurting investments in Africa

31 Jan 2014
At the 30th Session of NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee meeting ahead of the AU Summit the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa sai...
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Deal signed for Asia Africa Europe cable system

Deal signed for Asia Africa Europe cable system

30 Jan 2014
Seventeen telecommunications companies have signed a construction and maintenance agreement for the planned Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) cable system. The cable will interconnect ...
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The AU Summit and 10 years of agriculture

The AU Summit and 10 years of agriculture

30 Jan 2014
The 22nd African Union Summit began on Tuesday, 21 January 21 in Addis Ababa with the 27th ordinary session of the AU’s Permanent Representative’s Committee, chaired by Ethiopi...
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African countries need united action on infrastructure development – AU chairperson

African countries need united action on infrastructure development – AU chairperson

30 Jan 2014
AU Commission Deputy Chairperson, Erastus Mwencha, on Tuesday called on African countries to unite in implementing the continent’s approved programme for infrastructure developme...
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South Africa was continent’s top FDI recipient in 2013

South Africa was continent’s top FDI recipient in 2013

30 Jan 2014
Foreign direct investment flows to Africa increased nearly 7 percent to an estimated $56 billion last year, nearly a fifth of which went to top recipient South Africa, a United Nat...
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Azevêdo calls Bali “a leap forward in favour of developing countries”

Azevêdo calls Bali “a leap forward in favour of developing countries”

29 Jan 2014
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in a speech at the Confederation of Indian Industry Partnership Summit in Bangalore on 28 January 2014, said that “besides being a boost to the...
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Africa and India cultivate agricultural research ties

Africa and India cultivate agricultural research ties

29 Jan 2014
Africa and India are gearing up to further enhance cooperation in agricultural science, technology and innovation, and move beyond dialogue to a range of practical options from a v...
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