Category: African Trade

International Sourcing Fair Exclusive Interview: Claire Fortmann – Sales & Sponsorship Manager At Reed Exhibitions

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International Sourcing Fair Exclusive Interview: Claire Fortmann – Sales & Sponsorship Manager At Reed Exhibitions

Team Esaja caught up with Claire Fortmann a Sales & Sponsorship Manager at Reed Exhibitions ahead of the 2017 International Sourcing Fair slated for 13 – 15 September in South Africa to gain insights on what the event is going to offer to both exhibitors and visitors.   Please tell Africa what the International Sourcing Fair […]

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Tanzania: Dar es Salaam & Morogoro Railway To Boost Trade

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Tanzania: Dar es Salaam & Morogoro Railway To Boost Trade

The construction of a modern 300km Standard Gauge Railway connecting Dar es Salaam and Morogoro has been set in motion by Tanzania`s president Magafuli. The development is a welcome initiative not only for Tanzania but for Africa as well. The project is expected to boost trade within and outside Tanzania. Speaking at the launch of the […]

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Event Alert: Manufacturers Invited To Register For Manufacturing East Africa For More Opportunities

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Event Alert: Manufacturers Invited To Register For Manufacturing East Africa For More Opportunities

Manufacturing East Africa is borne from the success of the Manufacturing Indaba conference & exhibition which is hosted annually in the City of Ekurhuleni, South Africa.  There has been a call from South African manufacturers to expand and to sell their products and services into Africa and to explore business partnerships and synergies with a […]

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ICIPE Factory Launch To Boost Kenyan Mango Exports

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ICIPE Factory Launch To Boost Kenyan Mango Exports

Kenyan mango farmers received a shot in the arm with Kenya`s mango exports expected to rise after the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) set up a factory worth Sh 1.5 million which will produce a protein-based trap for fruit flies which have been a menace to Kenyan farmers, damaging and affecting their […]

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Zambia Reverses Ban On Selected Fresh Produce Imports

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Zambia Reverses Ban On Selected Fresh Produce Imports

The Zambian government has reversed its ban on selected fresh produce imports. The lifting of the ban which had sought to prohibit the importation of vegetables and fruits which include watermelons, lemons, pineapples, potatoes, carrots, onions, tomatoes, and mangoes which, according to the Zambian authorities, could be produced locally. Speaking to the media Zambia`s Commerce, […]

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African Development Bank`s High 5s To Move The Continent Forward

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African Development Bank`s High 5s To Move The Continent Forward

In a bid to accelerate Africa`s development, growth and economic transformation, the African Development Bank came up with five priorities and strategies which are to be pushed by the regional organization for the continent`s economic transformation which has remained a pipe dream for so long. The High 5s priorities are also set to enable the […]

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African Queen Zimbabwe Launch In Pictures

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African Queen Zimbabwe Launch In Pictures

African Queen Zimbabwe, a distributor of African Fabrics was launched on the 18th of March 2017 in Harare. The company is a brainchild of Tofara Chokera who has partnered Zambia`s House of African Fabrics, with the later acting as a supplier of African fabrics to Tofara`s African Queen Zimbabwe. The colourful event was a success with a lot […]

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Ethiopia`s Electronic Customs Clearance System To Improve Cross Border Trade

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Ethiopia`s Electronic Customs Clearance System To Improve Cross Border Trade

In a bid to improve cross-border trade, Ethiopia signed a USD 13 million deal with Korea`s Customs Service to install an electronic customs clearance system at Ethiopia`s border posts. Ethiopia seeks to expedite the movement of goods at its border posts and improve its trade with other neighboring African countries. The Electronic Customs Clearance System developed by […]

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What Africa Can Learn From The Buy Uganda Build Uganda Policy

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What Africa Can Learn From The Buy Uganda Build Uganda Policy

Uganda launched the Buy Uganda Build Uganda (BUBU) local consumption policy, an initiative aiming to boost and promote local production which has been facing stiff competition from foreign imports. Small to Medium Enterprises, firms, and local manufacturers are going to benefit from this initiative as it is going to promote consumption of local produce by […]

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Mozambique: Natural Gas Reserves To Boost Economic Growth

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Mozambique: Natural Gas Reserves To Boost Economic Growth

The discovery of Mozambique`s natural gas reserves in the Rovuma Basin since 2010 could see this Southern African country become the third largest producer of liquefied gas (LNG) with the first and second spots being occupied by Australia and Qatar. The discovered natural gas reserves indicate at least 160 to 200 trillion cubic feet of gas […]

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