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  • Kenya: OLX Kenya Launches SMS Platform to Aid Potato Farmers Sell Their Produce August 30, 2016
    14Kenyan farmers have a reason to smile as OLX Kenya has launched a service to help Kenyan potato farmers without smartphones or internet access sell their produce via SMS. The launch comes after the new OLX agriculture category that was introduced in March to get rid of middlemen that were exploiting farmers. The farmers will only be ...
  • Kenya: Chinese-Built Highway Delights Kenyans, Stimulates Business August 22, 2016
    3238yNairobi — Before the Kenyan government mooted plans to expand Thika Road in 2009, commuters would waste hours on traffic gridlock. Many commuters wished for the day the road would be traffic jam-free so that they would cut down on time and fuel. Since completion of the 50km highway that links Nairobi and the satellite town of ...
  • Algeria: Industrial Investment – Algeria, Indonesia Ink Three Agreements Worth U.S$4.5 Billion July 25, 2016
    b393671bf3c367e2c719bd666f3aa56c_XLAlgiers — Three investment agreements worth US$4.5 billion have been inked Monday here between the National Public Companies and Indonesian industrial group. These agreements on joint-ventures were signed by CEO of Group Asmidal Miloud Louhichi and CEO of Manal Messaoud Houfani while the Indonesian side was represented by CEO Group Indorama Corporation, Sri Prakach Lohia. Under these ...
  • Ghana Chosen As Venue for 2017 Russian-African Forum July 25, 2016
    ghanastar_2016-07-24_22-14-04-640x427Acknowledging the huge untapped economic potentials in the relations between Russia and Africa, Ekaterina Dyachenko, the Founder of the B2B Export Group of Companies said in an interview Thursday that her company would collaborate with the authorities of the Republic of Ghana in organizing the next Russian-African Forum (RAF) in February 2017 in Accra, capital ...
  • West Africa: Ghana Hosts 1st Ecowas Industrial Summit July 24, 2016
    1The First Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Summit, which aims to accelerate industrialization and private sector development in West Africa, has taken place in Accra. The theme for the summit was “Promoting investment to accelerate the industrialization of the West African sub-region”. In an address delivered on his behalf at the opening of the meeting, ...
  • 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 ...