Category: East Africa

Kenya Bans Poultry Imports From Uganda After Bird Flu Outbreak

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Kenya Bans Poultry Imports From Uganda After Bird Flu Outbreak

The chicken industry in east Africa particularly Uganda has suffered a major blow with recent reports of an outbreak of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), a bird-flu which can affect both birds and humans. This has prompted the Kenyan authorities to temporarily ban the importation of live poultry and related products from Uganda into Kenya. […]

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Tanzania Joins China’s Colossal One Belt One Road Trade Initiative

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Tanzania Joins China’s Colossal One Belt One Road Trade Initiative

The Chinese government has selected the East African nation of Tanzania as a new addition to its ambitious One Belt, One road initiative. The plan is modeled along the lines of the traditional silk road, an ancient trade route that spurred Chinese trade with the world. It aims to boost China’s economy by locking down on latent trade […]

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Uganda: Rise In Demand For Pork Presents Business Opportunities For Suppliers

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Uganda: Rise In Demand For Pork Presents Business Opportunities For Suppliers

The rise of Uganda`s pork consumption statistics to 2nd behind China presents a huge opportunity for African businesses and farmers who are willing to venture and invest into the pork industry targeting the East African Nation. Ugandan media reports and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have confirmed that the East African nation is now […]

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When Security Matters: Securexpo East Africa Aligns Itself With The Secure Kenya 2030 Initiative

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When Security Matters: Securexpo East Africa Aligns Itself With The Secure Kenya 2030 Initiative

Securexpo East Africa returns again this November with this year’s edition far bigger than it was in 2015. The whole event has grown by 25% with over 70 companies now exhibiting and thousands of products on display. The conference has also grown and will now feature 15 sessions covering all aspects of the regional and […]

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East Africa Records Positive Figures Ahead Of AHIF And AviaDev

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East Africa Records Positive Figures Ahead Of  AHIF And AviaDev

Analysis of International air travel to East Africa this year (January to August) by ForwardKeys, a company that predicts future travel patterns by crunching and analysing 14m booking transactions a day, reveals strong growth of 11.2% compared with the same period last year. This is an exceptional performance as growth for Africa as whole has […]

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CMT’s 2nd Africa LPG Trade Summit Examines Region’s LPG Market Opportunities

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CMT’s 2nd Africa LPG Trade Summit Examines Region’s LPG Market Opportunities

  On 19-20 April, 2016 in Johannesburg, the 2nd Africa LPG Trade Summit discusses the continent’s LPG market dynamics and solutions along the supply chain to increase LPG availability, accessibility and affordability. The summit starts with a slew of country-focused discussions – including an analysis of South Africa’s LPG market. Benoit Araman, MD & Member Board of the Directors […]

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ZNFU President On Zambian Agriculture & Expanding Regional Authority Of Agritech Expo Ahead Of 2016 Edition

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ZNFU President On Zambian Agriculture & Expanding Regional Authority Of Agritech Expo Ahead Of 2016 Edition

“As farmers we have the destiny of our country and nation in our hands” says Dr Evelyn Nguleka, Zambia National Farmers Union President. She adds: “let us apply all the knowledge and skills to have more food we need and venture into value addition to earn incomes for ourselves. If we can move from our […]

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Infographic: Africa Visa Openness By Country

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Infographic: Africa Visa Openness By Country

The amazing team at the African Development Bank have put together the infographic below showing each African nation’s Visa openness. With continued improvements in enabling the free movement of goods and services, opening up the continent so Africans can travel freely is a crucial focal point. Nations like Rwanda have made tremendous progress while big leaders […]

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Rwanda, Uganda & Kenya: Trekking Through The Heart Of East Africa

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Rwanda, Uganda & Kenya: Trekking Through The Heart Of East Africa

There’s no better way to see a country than travelling through it. In fact, the only way to truly know a nation is to travel through it. I’ve been doing this ever since Esaja began and have done everything from joining Tanzanian Cops on a Patrol in Mbeya to eating Nshima with a local family […]

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