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African Legal Support Facility Promotes African Mining Legislation Atlas

The first Women Advancing Africa Forum (WAA), a new flagship conference on women's contributions to Africa's development, its founders and organizers, was convened earlier this month in Dar Es Salaam. The African Legal Support Facility used the event as a major promotional opportunity for the African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA).

Long-Awaited Uganda-Tanzania Oil Pipeline Project Lays Foundation

Over a year after Uganda and Tanzania signed the formal agreements to make it happen, the first foundation stone for the almost 1500 kilometer Uganada-Tanzania oil pipeline was finally laid in place on August 5 in Tanga, on the coast of Tanzania along the Indian Ocean.

Orca Exploration Group Gets Approval from Tanzania for Additional Gas Plan

Orca Exploration Group, based in Canada but with principal operations headquartered in Dar es Salaam, just announced it has received approval from the Government of Tanzania for its 'Second Additional Gas Plan' (AGP-2). This will more than double the available volume of Additional Gas for sale from the Songo Songo field.

Three Agencies Pull Together to Fund Food Security in Rwanda and Tanzania

As a means to improve food security in Rwanda and Tanzania, the Washington, D.C. based International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), a fund coordinated by the World Bank, are launching smallholder farmer financing programs with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

New Plan Rolling Out to Halt Spread of Fall Army Worm in Southern Africa

The fall army worm has expanded so rapidly in southern Africa that its presence is behind a cut in this year's regional maize harvest forecast by up to 10 percent. A new multi-part plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the worm may help push back the agricultural menace.

New Insecticide-Treated Mosquito Net Introduced for Use in Africa

BASF (www.BASF.com) of Germany has introduced a new class of mosquito insecticide in the form of its Interceptor® G2, a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net (LN) based on chlorfenapyr. After tests in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, and Tanzania, the World Health Organization (WHO) is now recommending its use within Africa.

African Companies Had No Cross-Border IPOs Jan-June 2017

Baker McKenzie, a global law firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, reports in its later Cross Border IPO Index that there were ZERO cross-border Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) from African companies during the first half of 2017. This is the first time in five years of tracking that this has occurred.

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