Category: Impact

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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South Africa Bans Meat Imports From Brazil

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South Africa Bans Meat Imports From Brazil

South Africa`s Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries has suspended the meat imports from Brazil as a result of the “Brazilian meat scandal” which has raised an international outcry from the affected communities. South Africa took these actions after the Brazilian police raided several meat producers for allegedly paying bribes to inspectors to certify meat that […]

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Nigeria Unveils New Online Visa-On-Arrival To Attract Investors

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Nigeria Unveils New Online Visa-On-Arrival To Attract Investors

The west African nation of Nigeria has introduced a new online Visa-On-Arrival platform in a bid to ease up the process of accessing a visa and to attract foreign investors willing to do business in Nigeria but had been hindered by the unnecessary bureaucratic procedures which had made it hard to acquire a visa in time. According […]

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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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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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Nigeria: House Of Reps Propose A Stiffer Penalty For Corrupt Public Servants

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Nigeria: House Of Reps Propose A Stiffer Penalty For Corrupt Public Servants

With corruption rearing its ugly head in the West African Nation of Nigeria, a stiffer penalty for corrupt public servants has been put on the table with Nigeria`s House of Representatives passing for a second read of a bill which is seeking to curb corruption by empowering the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) to set […]

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Event Alert: Mikono Expo Group To Host The 2017 Dar Construction Trade Expo & East Africa Smart Building Summit In Tanzania

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Event Alert: Mikono Expo Group To Host The 2017 Dar Construction Trade Expo & East Africa Smart Building Summit In Tanzania

Tanzanian based company Mikono Speakers under her sister company Mikono Expo Group, which operates in Tanzania, South Africa, and other African nations, is hosting the Dar Construction Trade Expo 2017. This esteemed event will take place along with the East Africa Smart Building Conference. More than 200 exhibitors from Africa and all over the world […]

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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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