Year 6 | Edition 21 | 11 June 2019
 

DBSA sees Ghana as key in building Africa’s prosperity

Speaking during the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) Investment Summit in Accra, Ghana, the South African High Commissioner to Ghana, Her Excellency Luluma Xingwana, stated that South Africa regards Ghana as a strategic partner on the continent because both countries share values of democracy, good governance, the rule of law and respect for human rights.

She further added that South Africa has been a key development partner in Ghana as evidenced by the number...

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South Sudan inaugurates European Union-funded bridge in Warrap State

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union (EU) officially handed over the completed Kwacjok Bridge to the Government of South Sudan that links Lunyaker, Kwacjok and Kangi regions for long separated by the Jur River.

The 120-metre long bridge is part of a €20.3 million (US$ 24.8 million) European Union-funded project to construct and maintain a total 100 kilometres of road infrastructure in Warrap and Western Bahr el Ghazal states...

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FAO develops four-year agri-based livelihoods strategy in Tanzania

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a four-year strategy in Tanzania with the objective of enhancing the resilience of agriculture-based livelihoods and local food systems, thus improving food security and nutrition.

This will be achieved through a combination of protection, prevention and disaster risk reduction measures that address the root causes of vulnerability, as well as meet the immediate needs of people affected by shocks and crises...

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Intertek renews contract with Uganda government for its Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards Programme

Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has extended its contract with the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to continue to manage its Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards Programme (PVoC) for exports to the country.

The programme verifies the conformity of all regulated products in the respective exporting countries within a range of sectors, including: food, chemicals, electricals and...

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AfriLabs expands into 45 African countries

AfriLabs, the Pan- African network of technology and innovation centres has added 27 new hubs into her network thereby extending her reach into 6 countries; Guinea, Mauritius, South Sudan, Libya, Tunisia and Botswana and 12 new cities making it a total of 158 Hubs in 45 African Countries.

“We are excited to have these new members join our ever growing family as well as extending our reach to these new countries thereby bringing us closer to the goal of having...

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[Events] The Land Accelerator | 7-12 September 2019 | Nairobi | Kenya

A game-changing event took place in 2018 that breathed new life into old land: the first cohort of the Land Accelerator brought together entrepreneurs from seven countries across Africa. The magic will happen again from September 7-12, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. The program is free to attend and takes no equity. Also, travel costs will be covered.

The Land Accelerator is an action-packed 6-day program to train and mentor entrepreneurs from across Africa, including business education, technical lectures, and a Demo Day where participants will pitch to prospective investors...

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News Headlines

Tunisia private airline Jasmin Airways strengthens operations with acquisition of new aircraft 19-07-2019 | 13:15:00
Private Tunisian airline, Jasmin Airways, having made its first flight last month to Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina is looking at strengthening its hand with its third aircraft being delivered this month.


Fenix reaches 500,000 customers in 6 African markets, announces new leadership team 19-07-2019 | 09:27:00
Fenix International has appointed co-founder and current COO Brian Warshawsky to the role of CEO to drive the next phase of the company’s ambitious growth plans.


PepsiCo to acquire Pioneer Foods growing African foothold 19-07-2019 | 09:24:00
PepsiCo, Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Pioneer Foods Group Ltd.


Afreximbank appoints Idrissa Diop Compliance Director 19-07-2019 | 06:23:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has appointed Idrissa Diop, formerly of Ecobank Transnational Inc., as its new Director of Compliance.


European Investment Bank and FMO sign up to renewAfrica covenant 19-07-2019 | 06:20:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and FMO adhere to the “renewAfrica” initiative, which intends to facilitate and improve financing for renewable energy projects in Africa.


[Kenya] Credit Bank receives $8 million facility from AfDB for SMEs lending 19-07-2019 | 06:05:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a $8 million-targeted financing to Kenya's Credit Bank for lending exclusively to small and medium enterprises.


[Mozambique] Sasol, government collaborate to create jobs 18-07-2019 | 15:11:00
Sasol has reaffirmed its partnership with the Government of Mozambique to deliver on its socio-economic development strategy focusing on the creation of self-employment opportunities for locals.


[South Africa] Building the AfCFTA, making trade promotion efforts crucial to economic growth, Trade Minister 18-07-2019 | 14:03:00
The South Africa Minister for Trade and Industry says building the AfCFTA and making South Africa’s trade promotion efforts more effective and strategic, was very crucial to economic growth in the country and the African continent in general.


Ford South Africa to create 1 200 jobs at its Silverton Plant in Pretoria, Gauteng 18-07-2019 | 13:39:00
The South Africa Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Ebrahim Patel, has welcomed the announcement by Ford South Africa that it will be creating 1 200 jobs at its Silverton Plant in Pretoria, Gauteng.


[Egypt] WFP celebrates long-standing partnership with the European Union 18-07-2019 | 13:07:06
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union (EU) celebrated their five-year-long partnership in Egypt during which they have assisted more than 2.3 million people in collaboration with the Egyptian Government.


Olatowun Candide-Johnson appointed Chairwoman of French startup kwik 18-07-2019 | 07:28:00
The French startup kwik has announced today that Olatowun Candide-Johnson, a Nigerian lawyer and businesswoman, has officially been appointed Chairwoman of its supervisory board.


Trane appoints JMG Limited as new distributor in Nigeria for residential and light commercial products 18-07-2019 | 07:18:00
Trane, a global provider of indoor comfort systems, has entered into a new distribution agreement with JMG Limited in Nigeria that will significantly expand and strengthen the distribution capacity of Trane in Nigeria.


Qatar Airways to introduce three weekly direct flights to Gaborone Botswana 18-07-2019 | 07:07:00
Qatar Airways will be launching its new service to Gaborone, Botswana, from October 27, 2019. It will be the airline's first destination in the African country.


DHL partners with Teach for Uganda to create jobs for youth 18-07-2019 | 07:00:34
DHL Express has launched a partnership with Teach For Uganda, to eradicate education inequity and promote educational opportunities for young people in Uganda.


Air Seychelles set to launch weekly direct flights to Tel Aviv 17-07-2019 | 06:36:17
Air Seychelles has announced the commencement of a new service linking the Seychelles and Israel’s largest metropolitan area, Tel Aviv effective 27 November, 2019.


 


 
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