Category: East Africa

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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Event Alert: Growth In International Arrivals Ahead Of AHIF And AviaDev

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Event Alert: Growth In International Arrivals Ahead Of AHIF And AviaDev

Africa is seeing a significant growth in international air travelers – arrivals were up 10.3% between September 2016 and January this year. Europe remained the leading source market with a 47.3% share, while Asia-Pacific was the fastest growing, up 21.7%. The encouraging figures for the continent’s economy are released today by ForwardKeys, which monitors future […]

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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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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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#ShowSomeLove For Kenya Nut Company Ltd

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#ShowSomeLove For Kenya Nut Company Ltd

Welcome to day thirteen where we continue to #ShowSomeLove by profiling companies from the African region which are listed on Esaja.com. Each day throughout the month of February, the “month of love” as we like to call it, we profile one of these heroes whose dedication to Africa`s advancement and development knows no bounds. Let`s […]

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#ShowSomeLove For Uganda`s Pan Afric Implex (U) Ltd

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#ShowSomeLove For Uganda`s Pan Afric Implex (U) Ltd

Welcome to day nine where we continue to #ShowSomeLove by profiling companies from the African region which are listed on Esaja.com. Each day throughout the month of February, the “month of love” as we like to call it, we profile one of these heroes whose dedication to Africa`s advancement and development knows no bounds. Let`s […]

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#BordersMustFall: An Open, Prosperous & Connected Africa Is Worth The Fight

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#BordersMustFall: An Open, Prosperous & Connected Africa Is Worth The Fight

As the clock ticked towards 01:00 AM on Sunday the 30th of January, Esaja’s business development lead and I were at Beitbridge border post watching a horror movie unfold. Arguably one of the 5 busiest in Sub-Saharan Africa, Beitbridge links South Africa to Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa. $5bn worth of official trade flows […]

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Securexpo Expected To Attract Over 2500 Visitors From The Security Market

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Securexpo Expected To Attract Over 2500 Visitors From The Security Market

Securexpo East Africa, Kenya’s primary exhibition for the commercial and homeland security market, it set to grow significantly. The exhibition and conference will take place at the Visa Oshwal Centre and has already substantially increased in size compared to the previous edition. The exhibition in November is expected to attract more than 70 local and […]

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Kenya In Trouble As Power Shortages Hit The East-African Country

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Kenya In Trouble As Power Shortages Hit The East-African Country

Kenya has become the latest victim to be hit by power shortages due to low water levels in most of their dams which affected hydro-electricity generation. Kenya highly depends on hydropower as the source of energy for the whole country. As a result, load shedding had become the order of the day. Amid fears that the […]

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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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