Thanks to the March 2018 signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement AfCTA in Kigali, Rwanda, Africa will soon become home to the largest free trade area in the world.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is inviting businesses interested in growing their exports to Africa to join the USDA's upcoming trade mission to South Africa from October 29-November 2, 2018.
RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, just announced a significant expansion in its supply of electronic components within Africa. It just opened an e-commerce website, www.RSOnline.africa to serve a total of 15 countries countries on the continent.
Namibia is the host country for the fourth WiSci (Women in Science) Girls STEAM Camp. Over 100 high school students will be coming from Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) and the United States. The camp kicks off today, June 17, and runs through June 29, 2018.
Last 6 February 2018, U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor has officially opened a three-day regional U.S. Alumni Global Health Workshop at the Capital Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
As a part of the African Union (AU) initiative, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the launching of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) with the goal of opening up Africa's skies and improving intra-African air connectivity.
Sweden has announced its investment of over SEK 800 million to the 'Strategy for Sweden'’s regional development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa.
A special course was recently held on Industrial Policy in Africa, for civil servants from 20 African countries. Its goal was to strengthen the group's capacity in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating appropriate strategies to facilitate the structural transformation of the continent’s economies.
Konnect Africa, headquartered in the United Kingdom, just announced a broad collection of new next-generation telecom services available today in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda. It is part of a major expansion move planned to cover all across Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Kingdom of Swaziland and the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization just signed off on a five-year $19 million Country Programming Framework.
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.
The World Bank Group Board of Executive Directors just approved a $25 million grant to be given to the Government of Swaziland. It will be used to help the country strengthen its institutions and improve the performance of key ministries which provide critical services to the public.
In the war between humanity and disease, perhaps the greatest victory of recent years took place in Africa.
Products shipping from Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho to the European Union have now been granted duty-free access. The European Parliament just voted to approve the duty-free trade arrangement.
The Australian government has stepped up to announce an incremental AUD 10 million it will be donating to African countries affected by the severe and protracted African Drought. The announcement was made by the African Minister for Foreign Affairs on September 2.
A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.
Many see entrepreneurship as one of the most important contributors to African growth in the near future. To help others succeed in this area, young South African entrepreneur Karabo Songo and others have formed a new Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs - Southern Africa (CAYE-SA) -- to share experiences and help support each other in their business journeys.
AfriCar group (at www.africargroup.com) recently launched operations as the first car classifieds network on the continent.
After the worst drought in Swaziland in more than 20 years, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) just began food assistance relief programs in response to rising hunger in the region.
United Nations leaders said today that much more needs to be done to prevent further suffering, strengthen resilience and preserve livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide. Africa was the worst hit, with 40 million of the estimated 60 million affected globally residing in East and Southern Africa.
The United Nations will undertake a major review of progress made in the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) later this month.
A collection of Africa partners from government and commerce are coming together to help promote and develop the business of African leather crafts. This will happen at the Training Workshop in Creative and Technical Design, where training and the launching of a Regional Design Studio (RDS) will take place.
As the World Farmers’ Organization meets for its annual conference in Zambia to promote policies that strengthen this critical sector, IPS looks at how farmers across the globe are tackling the interconnected challenges of climate change, market fluctuations, water and land management, and energy access.
SWIFT data shows a double digit growth of RMB adoption by financial institutions established in all regions. In February 2016, 1,131 banks were using the RMB for payments with mainland China and Hong Kong, representing 37% of all institutions exchanging payments with mainland China and Hong Kong across all currencies.
A new industry report forecasts future trends for the growing worldwide demand for cardiovascular needles. North Amnerica is expected to continue to lead demand for the products, but all regions are seeing increased demand.