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African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings: Regional cooperation, structural reforms key to economic transformation

Africa’s development agenda must focus on the socio-cultural and commercial interests of Africans and the upliftment of Africa’s trade and economic ecosystem, said Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano and a former Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, during his address at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group (https://am.AfDB.org/en) in Busan, […]

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Korea is a model for Africa’s industrialization, says President Adesina

The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) opened in Busan, Korea, on Monday with a call on African Governments to create the right environment for the private sector to lead the continent’s industrial revolution. Participants also advocated for a balance between the role of the State and the private sector. Korea was […]

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South Africa: Thandi wines seals deal to export range of wines to China

It was signed, sealed and soon to be delivered as Western Cape’s Thandi Wines secured a one-year contract with a Chinese distributor to export their range of premium wines to China. This momentous contract was agreed upon on the margins of the 19th SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food where twenty-three South African agro-processing […]

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the dti to lead a trade and investment mission to Kenya and Tanzania

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will lead a delegation of nineteen South African companies on a Trade and Investment Mission (TIM) scheduled to take place in Kenya and Tanzania from 21 – 25 May 2018. The objective of the TIM is to deliver on the dti’s investment-led trade approach towards the African […]

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Kenya: European Union signs one million euro grant to support the Makueni Fruit Processing Plant

The European Union confirmed its support towards strengthening and realisation of devolution in Kenya through the signing of a 1 million-Euro (Ksh 120,000,000 million) grant towards the Mango and fruit processing plant for Makueni County, the first county to benefit from an investment grant under the Instrument for Devolution Advice and Support (IDEAS) program. “The […]

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South Africa: Taking place in Parliament this week

There will be 24 Budget Votes scheduled for debate this week at National Assembly mini-plenary sittings. There will also be Policy Debates on Budget Votes at plenary sittings of the National Council of Provinces.  The National Council of Provinces is scheduled also to consider matters other than Budget Votes at its plenary sittings. Tomorrow, the National Council […]

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Legislators in Africa address food security and nutrition challenges

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is strengthening the capacity of Africa Legislators to address food security and nutrition challenges on the continent.  This follows a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) signed between FAO and Pan Africa Parliament titled “Strengthening capacities of Parliamentarians in Africa for an enabling environment for Food Security […]

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Agriculture is quintessential for Africa and must be leveraged for transformation, says ECA’s Songwe

“Agriculture is the quintessential sector for the transformation of the African continent and we must treat it as such,” the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) – Ms. Vera Songwe has told a wide-range of African leaders and delegates attending the 51st Session of ECA (and Conference of African Ministers of […]

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Local products entrepreneurs’ can export out of Nigeria

Exports from Nigeria to other countries of the world is very lucrative and can build the country’s economy overnight. But why we are not exporting enough products from Nigeria to other countries is simply. because people often to think that its only oil related products that can be exported from Nigeria. That is not true. […]

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African Smallholder Farmers Get Insurance Payouts of US$ 1.5 Million after Low Rainfall

Poor rainfall in parts of Africa has triggered the largest insurance pay-out to date for vulnerable farmers under an innovative climate risk management scheme known as the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4). Farmers participating in R4 – launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Oxfam America in 2011 – will receive insurance […]

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Statement by Spokesperson Clayton M. Mccleskey on Food for Peace and Power Africa as Finalists for Service to America Medals

Statement by Spokesperson Clayton M. Mccleskey on Food for Peace and Power Africa as Finalists for Service to America Medals: I join my U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) colleagues in congratulating the Office of Food for Peace and the USAID-led Power Africa initiative, both of which are finalists for the 2018 Samuel J. Heyman […]

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Near East and North Africa countries drawing a roadmap towards Zero Hunger

Countries of the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region face numerous common challenges to achieving improved food security, nutrition and inclusive agricultural development. Recent conflicts and civil instability in some countries of the region as well as rapid population growth, increasing urbanisation, low growth in food production, scarce and fragile natural resources and the […]

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