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Formal trade in Africa can improve region, prospects for women – UN agency reports

Formal trade in Africa can improve region, prospects for women – UN agency reports

Simplifying the requirements for a business license, offering incentives to tax payers, and tackling official corruption are among the recommendations by the United Nations agricultural organization to cut informal trade among African countries and boost economic prosperity, particularly for women. “Informal cross-border trading, in which transactions are not compliant with local tax and other rules, […]

Regional Bloc Strikes Common Accord On Economic Partnership Agreement

Regional Bloc Strikes Common Accord On Economic Partnership Agreement

East African heads of state have jointly agreed that the EAC members that have not signed the European Union -EAC economic partnership agreement (EPA) will not do so pending clarification of outstanding issues. In a joint communiques of the EAC Heads of Summit concluded in Dar es Salaam on Sunday, the presidents agreed that Kenya […]

Kenya Edible Oil Denied Tax-Free Uganda, Tanzania Entry

Kenya Edible Oil Denied Tax-Free Uganda, Tanzania Entry

Kenya has suffered a blow in its effort to change East Africa’s market access rules to allow duty-free sale of edible oil manufactured from imported raw material. Kenya, with the support of Burundi, has been pushing for the review of East Africa Community’s rules of origin to give tax-free access to products even if imported […]

Is Uganda’s Museveni a Five Times-Elected Dictator?

Is Uganda’s Museveni a Five Times-Elected Dictator?

He’s ruled Uganda for 31 years. With five presidential terms in office, Yoweri Museveni is surrounded by controversies related to freedom of speech, human rights, allegations of nepotism, and even the killing of Ugandan citizens. But President Museveni claims Uganda is one of the most democratic countries in the world and that he is leading […]

Uganda Targets South Sudan, DR Congo With Logistics Hub

Uganda Targets South Sudan, DR Congo With Logistics Hub

Uganda is considered a cheaper cargo route for goods bound to South Sudan, than the direct route to from Mombasa to Juba. This was revealed by Mr Richard Kamajugo, the senior director for trade development at TradeMark East Africa while giving a keynote speech at the opening of the joint oil and gas convention and […]

Zimbabweans gave Mugabe freedom to destroy ‘bread basket of Africa’

Zimbabweans gave Mugabe freedom to destroy ‘bread basket of Africa’

A LEADING figure in neighbouring South Africa’s growing anti-President Jacob Zuma social movement has warned the country’s citizens not to allow their nation to be destroyed “Zimbabwean style”. Freedom Movement’s Prince Mashele told journalists this week that Zimbabwe represents a perfect example of a citizenry that allowed its leadership a free rein at destroying the […]

Ethiopia Secures U.S.$72 Million From Meat Exports

Ethiopia Secures U.S.$72 Million From Meat Exports

The Ethiopian Meat and Dairy Industry Development Institute said the country has secured 72 million USD over the last nine months of the fiscal year exporting meat to United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. UAE and Saudi are major importers of Ethiopia’s fresh goat’s meat and mutton, Institute Deputy Director-General Khalifa Hussein told The […]

Zambian Government Reverses Ban On Imported Vegetables

Zambian Government Reverses Ban On Imported Vegetables

THE Government has reversed the ban on the importation of vegetable and fruit products. Commerce, Trade and Industry Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame said her ministry had engaged stakeholders to find means of increasing production capacity of local farm producers to enable them feed the local and foreign demand of fresh produce. “We have since put […]

Putting the U.S. First, At Africa’s Expense

Putting the U.S. First, At Africa’s Expense

In November 2016, the United States (US) concluded one of the most divisive presidential elections in its history. It is also hard to identify any public policy issues around which there have been strong and stable bipartisan cooperation in recent years. However, US relations with Africa have, in large part, enjoyed just such cooperation. Since […]

Zambia Exports to India Hit U.S.$475 Million

Zambia Exports to India Hit U.S.$475 Million

INDIA’s global imports stood at over US$300 billion between 2015 and 2016, with Zambia contributing US$ 475.4 million. Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman said Zambia contributed $ 475.4 million to India’s global imports during the period under review which stood at $ 381,006.6 million. Ms Sitharaman said India’s major import […]

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