• Zimbabwe to launch second leather industry strategy

    ZIMBABWE is set to launch its second leather industry strategy next month, which is expected to boost production in the region, a Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) official has said.

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  • COMESA launches 50MWS project in Malawi

    COMESA successfully launched the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MWS) project, a women’s economic empowerment initiative, in Malawi following the engagement of stakeholders in Lilongwe. 

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  • Africa could revolutionise the energy sector through smart power innovation

    Within developing economies, including Africa, there are growing opportunities to implement new technologies and localised energy generation systems, that could lead to innovation that will change how the world generates, stores and distributes power.

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  • Intra-Africa trade boosted by launch of $1 bln promotion programme

    The African Export-Import Bank and the Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa have launched a  $1 billion trade and investment programme expected to boost business between South Africa and the rest of the continent.

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  • AfDB commits $15m in Africa Food Security Fund

    The African Development Bank has approved a $15m equity investment in Africa Food Security Fund (AFSF), to support enterprises in agri-business SMEs and enhance food security in Africa

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  • The future of renewable energy in Africa is bright

    With more than 640 million people in Africa with no access to energy and investors looking for cheaper and reliable sources of power, there is no doubt that renewable energy is the future for Africa.

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  • Mauritius – gateway for investment into Africa’s energy sector

    In the wake of Mauritius’ 50th anniversary of independence on 12 March, we reflect on what the country has to offer African energy investors in 2018.

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  • Nairobi makes UN list of 4 top investment cities in Africa

    Nairobi is one of the four cities the United Nations has identified among top four African markets that attract highest foreign capital inflows, crucial to creating wealth.

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  • Africa to attract US$50bn FDI in 2018 – UN report

    The United Nations has projected that Africa will likely attract up to US$50 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) by the end of 2018 underpinned by expectations of continued modest recovery in commodity prices and macro-economic fundamentals.

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  • Using trade as a tool for development

    Improving economic opportunities and prospects for the world’s least developed countries remains a key global challenge. At last week’s Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for Least Developed Countries, governments, businesses, NGOs, and researchers gathered at the World Trade Organization’s headquarters in Geneva to discuss the importance of trade to the economic and social development of least developed countries — and the unique challenges they face.

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