Category: Trade Barriers

Esaja 2016 African Business Outlook

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Esaja 2016 African Business Outlook

The year 2015 is one that most African nations will definitively not miss, our outlook for the year didn’t spot an economic slowdown on the horizon, all that mattered then was recovering from the negative publicity Africa received from the Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa. What began as another year for the “Africa Rising” drum […]

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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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Big Boost As M-Pesa & MTN Money Receive Cross Border Transfer Tie up

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Big Boost As M-Pesa & MTN Money Receive Cross Border Transfer Tie up

In a move set to further disrupt African banks, Kenya’s legendary M-Pesa mobile money system is about to get even bigger after Vodaphone & MTN annouced a revolutionary deal last week.  In another step forward for Intra African Trade, customers on M-Pesa (Kenya) & across MTN & Vodacom networks in 7 other East & Southern African nations will be […]

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From Cape to Cairo : Nations Of The Grand Africa Free Trade Area

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From Cape to Cairo : Nations Of The Grand Africa Free Trade Area

On June 10 2015, leaders from COMESA, EAC & SADC will finally sign the tripartite free trade agreement – also known as the Grand Africa Free Trade Area. This momentous occasion is a major step to realising the vision of a connected continent. Three of the 5 major continental trading blocks will become one.  It’s […]

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Boom! COMESA – EAC – SADC Free Trade Area Countdown: It’s A Deal

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Boom! COMESA – EAC – SADC Free Trade Area Countdown: It’s A Deal

On June 10 2015, leaders from COMESA, EAC & SADC will finally sign the tripartite free trade agreement. This momentous occasion is a major step to realising the vision of a connected continent. Three of the 5 major continental trading blocks will become one.  It’s a key step towards achieving the hopes and aspirations of millions […]

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Top African Banks For Cross Border Business

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Top African Banks For Cross Border Business

The following are banks in Africa with a regional footprint. For companies looking for a regional & pan African footprint (immediately or as a future goal), banking with these banks brings the advantage of a multi country footprint: Ecobank Active Markets: 33 HQ: Lome, Togo , Ecobank has grown to become the largest bank in Africa by […]

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Building Africa: 4 Construction Companies You Need To Know

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Building Africa: 4 Construction Companies You Need To Know

Adequate Infrastructure is lacking in most African nations today. This reality has spurred on a crop of home grown companies that are gearing for mega growth and developments over the coming years. Here are the top ones you need to know about today: Bell Equipment On a continent on which most construction equipment is imported, […]

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Lessons From Lusaka – Zambia On The Need To Localise

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Lessons From Lusaka – Zambia On The Need To Localise

  I was recently in Lusaka and had to meet someone at one of the city’s popular malls (there are many sprouting up). Zambia has undergone a major middle class upsurge, spurred by a global copper boom and a major diversification of the economy. All key sectors from agriculture to manufacturing and hospitality are speeding […]

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The #YesAfrican Interview: Seldon Water Africa’s James Steere

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The #YesAfrican Interview: Seldon Water Africa’s James Steere

Find out what James Steere (Seldon Water’s Strategy and Business Development Manager For Africa),  has to say about about their epic mission to provide access to clean water across Africa in the interview below. Seldon Water has American Roots and African backing through the Econet Wireless Group. What is Seldon Water Africa about? Seldon Water Africa is […]

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