• $12m tantalum refinery a first for Rwanda's mining sector

    Rwanda expects a much needed mineral refinery to be in place by the end of this year, after a foreign investor purchased land where it will be located in Bugesera District, according to the Rwanda Development Board (RDB).

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  • The Inaugural COMESA Gender Statistics Bulletin is out

    COMESA has launched the inaugural Gender Statistics Bulletin which seeks to improve the availability of gender disaggregated data to Member States. The launch was done during the opening of the Ministers of Gender and Social Affairs meeting in Khartoum.

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  • COMESA Ministers Adopt Youth Internship and Volunteer Programme

    Ministers responsible for gender and social affairs have adopted the draft COMESA Youth Internship and Volunteer Programme. This was done during their 10th annual meeting that took place in Sudan, 28 February -1 March 2018.

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  • Tunisia - Comesa

    The Secretary General of the Comesa, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, has just announced that Tunisia should officially join the Comesa at the summit to be held on April 18 and 19, 2018 in Burundi. However, accession to the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) concluded by 15 of the 19 Member States of the Comesa will not be automatic for Tunisia.

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  • Japan Steps Up African Investment With Development Fund Boost

    The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has approved its first official development assistance loan to the African Development Fund, to support loans for infrastructure and development projects across Africa.

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  • U.S. roadshow tour to spur action on increasing U.S. investment in Africa

    The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) will embark on a four-city roadshow tour from April 18-May 1, 2018, across the United States aimed at re-shaping perceptions on doing business in Africa by highlighting investment and trade opportunities and forging stronger connections between U.S. and African business leaders in key growth sectors.

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  • African Broadband Operators Increase Investment to Meet Soaring Data Demand

    An urgent requirement for new investment into telecom and broadband infrastructure in Africa is driving a fresh flurry of mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, investment and financing activity, as the region's key players jostle for position to meet the soaring demand for data across the continent, says global news provider, TMT Finance.

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  • Imports to Africa to Cost Less Under New Pact

    Traders and manufacturers in Africa will soon access an expanded market of over one billion people, following the launch of a mega trade deal expected in March.

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  • Grand FTA to boost trade in Africa

    One of the challenges that have hindered sustainable development in Africa is that the continent trades more with the outside world than within Africa.

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  • Mars Wrigley Egypt targets increasing exports to $100mln by end-2018

    Mars Wrigley Egypt is looking to increase its exports to $100m by the end of 2018, according to Ehab AbouOaf, Mars regional president for the Asia-Australia, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region.

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