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Kenya , Uganda Relations Vital for EAC Integration

Kenya , Uganda Relations Vital for EAC Integration

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta is on a state visit in Uganda. Mr Kenyatta came along with his wife Margaret and son Muhoho, together with a delegation. Much as the visit is seen by many as political, actions speak louder than words, if you want to know what the visit is all about. The Kenyan leader […]

Tanzania-Kenya Highway Upgrade to Boost Trade

Tanzania-Kenya Highway Upgrade to Boost Trade

The upgrade of a key link road between Tanzania and Kenya is underway, raising prospects for enhanced cross-border trade. The expansion of the multimillion-dollar superhighway running from Arusha-Holili in Tanzania to Taveta-Voi in Kenya, is expected to ease the movement of goods from Kenya’s Mombasa port to landlocked countries. The superhighway, which will be implemented […]

How To Deal With Chinese Businessmen In Africa

How To Deal With Chinese Businessmen In Africa

The Chinese have always looked at Africa from an eclectic perspective of infinite possibilities, and they are here for business, not to make friends. Do you know how to do business with the Chinese? Entrepreneurs from Africa’s emerging economies send seductive business invitations to individuals all over the world, but it’s most often their Chinese […]

Pick n Pay enjoys a growing footprint in Zimbabwe

Pick n Pay enjoys a growing footprint in Zimbabwe

PICK n Pay is gaining traction in Zimbabwe, where it jointly owns the TM Supermarkets chain together with Meikles. On Friday it said that turnover for the year to March had surged 8 percent to $360 million (R4.42 billion) on the back of raised branch sales. The South African grocer has embarked on an ambitious […]

Zimtrade to Release Zambia Market Research Findings

Zimtrade to Release Zambia Market Research Findings

ZimTrade will disseminate findings of the Zambia Market Research on June 25 in Harare and June 26 in Bulawayo,. The research, conducted in April this year, was aimed at generating specific information on possible export products to consider for the Zambian market. In addition, the research gathered other market-related intelligence, which would enhance the prospects […]

Africa Still Remains Underdeveloped

Africa Still Remains Underdeveloped

Having borne the effects of the global credit crunch better than most continents, it is a wonder that Africa still remains dwarfed in terms of tangible economic growth. While most of the countries have continued to record an average growth of five per cent in the gross domestic product, it remains to be seen how […]

African Leaders Push For Cape to Cairo Free-Trade Zone

African Leaders Push For Cape to Cairo Free-Trade Zone

African leaders have agreed to create the continent’s largest free-trade zone, covering 26 countries in an area from Cape Town to Cairo. The deal, signed in Egypt, is intended to ease the movement of goods across member countries which represent more than half the continent’s GDP. Since the end of colonial rule, governments have been […]

Zimbabwe Improves Global Competitiveness

Zimbabwe Improves Global Competitiveness

Zimbabwe has moved seven places up the ladder to position 124 on the Global Competitiveness ranking as factors of positive policy shifts, institutional strengthening and an improved macro-economic environment begin to take effect. The Global Competitive Report released here yesterday showed that although the country was still lowly ranked out of 144 countries, it had […]

Chamber of Trade and Industry to Host Business Forum

Chamber of Trade and Industry to Host Business Forum

Luanda — A business forum will be held on June 2 of this year, in Luanda, promoted by the Chamber of Trade and Industry of Angola (CCIA) in partnership with the Singapore Business Federation. According to a press note that reached Angop Friday, the meeting will be attended by 16 companies from Singapore branches of […]

Tanzanian government to curb dishonest traders who smuggle sugar

Tanzanian government to curb dishonest traders who smuggle sugar

Days are numbered for dishonest traders who smuggle and dump sugar that is meant for transit in the local market as well as diverting subsidised sweetener imported for industrial for human consumption, as the government is working on measures to curb the practice. The move is part of efforts to check against losses of taxes […]

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