Category: African Trade

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. The Electronic Customs Clearance System developed by Korea`s Customs Service is […]

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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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Afreximbank Unveils USD 90 Billion To Boost Intra-African Trade

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Afreximbank Unveils USD 90 Billion To Boost Intra-African Trade

Intra-African trade has received a shot in the arm from The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) which has committed USD 90 Billion to boost African trade when it unveiled its five-year strategic plan beginning in 2017 to 2021 dubbed Impact 2021. The Pan-African finance provider was established in Abuja, Nigeria in October 1993 by African Governments, African private and institutional […]

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East Africa: New Electronic Cargo Tracking System To Improve Cross Border Trade

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East Africa: New Electronic Cargo Tracking System To Improve Cross Border Trade

East African countries have launched a 4.4 million dollar Electronic Cargo Tracking System which has been tipped to change the dynamics of cross-border trade and take it to a whole new level. The East Africa Regional Electronic Cargo Tracking System was unveiled by Revenue authorities in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. The Regional Electronic Cargo Tracking […]

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WTO`s Trade Facilitation Agreement To Enable Easier Cross Border Trade In Africa

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WTO`s Trade Facilitation Agreement To Enable Easier Cross Border Trade In Africa

After being on the drawing table since 1996 WTO`s Trade Facilitation Agreement finally came to life on 22 February 2017 after member countries of the WTO gave the green light for its implementation. The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) is set to change the face of global trade systems as it seeks to ease and speed […]

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Event Alert: 9th Africa CemenTrade Summit To Be Held In Ivory Coast Attracts Global Cement Giants

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Event Alert: 9th Africa CemenTrade Summit To Be Held In Ivory Coast Attracts Global Cement Giants

Growing cement capacities in West and East Africa, new pockets of demand and growth as well as the region’s openness towards new cement technologies and raw materials take center stage at CMT’s 9th Africa CemenTrade Summit on 4-5 April 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Aiming to provide insights to global cement majors seeking opportunities in Africa’s […]

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The #YesAfrican Interview: Zambia’s House Of African Fabrics Wants You To Follow Its Pattern

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The #YesAfrican Interview: Zambia’s House Of African Fabrics Wants You To Follow Its Pattern

Esaja.com caught up with House Of African Fabrics` Chileshe Mumbi Siwale and managed to establish how they have managed to take Zambia and Southern Africa by storm through their supply of African fabrics and fashion. Tell us about a little bit about yourself? I am Zambian, an entrepreneur and human resource specialist by profession, born […]

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