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  • Chamber of Commerce roots for value addition to boost exports July 24, 2016
    Screen-Shot-2015-08-20-at-9.34.19-AMThe Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) is focusing on improving exports competitiveness in a bid to narrow down the continuous increase in balance of trade deficit. According to the Chairman KNCCI, Kiprono Kittony, focus on value addition to agricultural products and positioning of the business driver exports on the diplomacy economic agenda are ...
  • Commitment On Investment In Access To Essential Medicines Signed At UNCTAD14 July 24, 2016
    UNCTAD14-AIDS-event-1024x681NAIROBI, Kenya (IP-Watch) – A commitment signed this week to facilitate investment in Africa’s pharmaceutical industry is expected to boost the sector’s production and make available essential medicines for millions of needy people. UNAIDS and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the African Union (AU), and the Kenyan and South African governments signed the ...
  • President Kenyatta closes UNCTAD conference July 24, 2016
    UNCTAD14President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday evening closed the 14th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) which opened on Sunday. The conference came to a close with a global statement of unity on issues of trade and development following the adoption of the Nairobi consensus documents— Nairobi Azimio and Nairobi Maafikiano. The Nairobi Azimio outlines the important role of ...
  • UNCTAD Conference Opens With High-Level Calls For Action On Trade And Development July 21, 2016
    135520910_14688062656061nNAIROBI, Kenya (IP-Watch) – The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 14th Session opened here yesterday, with leaders calling for deeper and broader cooperation between trade and development. African drumbeats, dances and music greeted the delegates who have descended on the Kenyan city, which continues to take shape as an African nucleus for starts-ups ...
  • Angola: Inland Fisheries Project Launched in Luanda June 28, 2016
    16Luanda — A USD 12.1 million worth project to support for inland fisheries and communal aquaculture was launched Monday in Luanda by the incumbent minister, Victoria de Barros Neto. The said value is the result of contribution by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) of USD 11.1 million, and Angolan government USD 1 million. Addressing the project-launch ...
  • Nigeria: Nigeria Will Be Self-Sufficient in Rice Production in 18 Months – Buhari June 28, 2016
    15President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja said his administration would make Nigeria self-sufficient in rice production within 18 months. The president, who was speaking with members of the business community, said 13 states of the federation had been identified for the production of the crop. He said the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, had already been ...
  • The Global African Investment Summit (TGAIS) – COMESA & Government of Rwanda June 28, 2016
    105-6 September 2016, Kigali, Rwanda.    In partnership with COMESA and the Government of Rwanda, TGAIS – COMESA Rwanda will be held under the high patronage of H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda. Rwanda will be the host of the first edition of the Global African Investment Summit (TGAIS) set to take place on ...
  • Angola: Cotton Import to Feed Textile Industry June 22, 2016
    6Luanda — At least 20,000 tons of cotton yarn will be imported a year to feed the textile plants of Satec, in central Cuanza Norte province, Textang II (Luanda) and Africa Têxtil in central Benguela province, as the units gear up to restart production in the coming few months. The import of the above amount of ...
  • Dubai Chamber organises agribusiness roundtable in Kenya June 20, 2016
    1fe12b91..Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Ethiopian International Office-organised roundtable in Nairobi, Kenya, brought together representatives from the East African Community (EAC) to discuss and review opportunities for cooperation and investment in the agri-business industry for Dubai businesses and their East African counterparts. The 2nd East Africa and Dubai Agribusiness Roundtable meeting was attended by HE ...
  • Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia Electricity Grids to be Interconnected June 13, 2016
    power_lines-620x412The implementations of the first phase of projects to interconnect the nation electricity grid to that of Zambia and Kenya is expected to be completed in September. The project dubbed Backbone Transmission Investment Project (BTIP) will interconnect national grid to that of Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP) through Zambia. BTIP project manager Mr Oscar said upon the ...