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The Africa We Want Is Being Built Before Our Eyes – President Paul Kagame

The Africa We Want Is Being Built Before Our Eyes – President Paul Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that the Africa we want is being built piece by piece following increased progress towards achieving the goals Africa has set for herself. Highlighting the progress on the African Continental Free Trade Area, President Kagame announced Burundi, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Sierra Leone as the five new signatories bringing […]

Heroin is Mozambique’s Second Biggest Export

Heroin is Mozambique’s Second Biggest Export

Mozambique is a significant heroin transit centre and the trade has increased to 40 tonnes or more per year, making it a major export which contributes up to $100 mn per year to the local economy. For 25 years the trade has been controlled by a few local trading families and tightly regulated by senior […]

African Nations Pledge to Use Trade to Reduce Poverty

African Nations Pledge to Use Trade to Reduce Poverty

Gambia’s Vice President and Minister for Women’s Affairs, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, says trade has been a strategic tool for reducing poverty and has delivered incredible gains for the world economy, but it needs to be more fully optimized. She was speaking at a June 14 meeting of representatives from 42 least-developed countries (LDCs) who met at […]

Kenya Reaches Out to Botswana, Again, to Boost Trade

Kenya Reaches Out to Botswana, Again, to Boost Trade

Kenya and Botswana will work closely through their respective business people to encourage trade between the two countries which currently is way below potential, the Chief Cabinet Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ababu Namwamba has said. Speaking when he presided over the 2nd Kenya-Botswana Diaspora Investment Forum at Fairgrounds Holdings, […]

Corruption Undermines “the Africa We Want” – Cyril Ramaphosa

Corruption Undermines “the Africa We Want” – Cyril Ramaphosa

Addressing an Africa Day celebration for the first time since taking office, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa spelled out his administration’s foreign policy concerns on continental issues. Edited excerpts follow: South Africa’s foreign policy will always be rooted on the African continent, seeking to contribute towards Africa’s renaissance. In this regard, we draw inspiration from […]

Egypt looks to play a key role in driving regional integration in Africa

Egypt looks to play a key role in driving regional integration in Africa

The Africa 2017 Forum (www.BusinessForAfricaforum.com) wrapped up in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el Sheikh with a clear message of intent from President Al Sisi to bring Africa closer together. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi hosted five African heads of state and top business leaders from across the continent. The Heads of State stressed […]

Top five business risks for West Africa

Top five business risks for West Africa

As Nigeria exits the recession of 2017, investor sentiment across West Africa is likely to experience uplift in 2018. Still, political uncertainty ahead of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential elections and on-going security concerns are among the key risks for businesses operating in the region, says specialist global risk consultancy Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) in their annual political […]

Nadine Tinen appointed to lead the Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa region for PwC France and Francophone Africa

Nadine Tinen appointed to lead the Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa region for PwC France and Francophone Africa

Nadine Tinen has been named Regional Senior Partner of PwC Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa, thus also joining the Territory Leadership Team for PwC France & Francophone Africa. Appointed on 1 July 2017, she takes over from Edouard Messou. Nadine Tinen, 45, is a graduate of the University of Bourgogne (Dijon), where she earned a DESS postgraduate […]

TFC, Afreximbank join Efforts to Support African Trade with $100 Million and €50 Million Murabaha Partnership Agreements

TFC, Afreximbank join Efforts to Support African Trade with $100 Million and €50 Million Murabaha Partnership Agreements

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), a multilateral financial institution established by African governments and institutional investors, have signed a US$100-Million agreement and a EUR 50-Million Murabaha agreement with the aim of facilitating and financing exports amongst African countries and […]

China’s Foreign Policy Experiment in South Sudan

China’s Foreign Policy Experiment in South Sudan

China’s longstanding principle of non-interference in other states’ internal affairs is evolving with its growing global footprint. As Chinese overseas investment and business links grow in scope and depth, Beijing faces increasing threats to its citizens, economic interests and international reputation. That, in turn, has confronted China with the inherent limitations of its traditional hands-off […]

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