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South Africa – India Business delegation NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 16 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
A delegation of 25 South African business people shall go to the sixth annual India Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) in Hyderabad and Kolkata, India. South Africa has noted a special interest in India as a high growth export market and foreign d...
Nigeria, China Trade Hits $18bn NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 17 Hours ago
Nigeria is China’s third major export destination in Africa after South Africa and Angola. Currently, China is Nigeria’s largest source of imports and third major trade partner. The volume of trade between Nigeria and China in 2014 was ab...
South Africa: New Global Development Bank NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 17 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
There's a new global development bank in town. The BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - announced last summer that they were founding a "New Development Bank" to compete with Western-dominated financial institutions, such as the w...
Angola sets quotas for imports of the basic basket of goods NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 17 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
The government of Angola has set a maximum quota for the import of products included in the basic basket of goods in 2015 at around 2 million tons, including cooking oil, flour, rice and sugar, according to a joint executive decree dated 23 January.
Zambia-Angola link will boost trade NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 17 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
A well-developed transport sector is a pre-requisite for trade.   Zambia and Angola signed bilateral agreements on water and railways transportation to move a step further into regional trade. Zambia which is more agriculturally rich can in...
Tripartite free trade area in Africa to launch in May: AU official NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 17 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
A senior official of African Union (AU) said Tuesday the long-awaited tripartite free trade area between three regional blocs is expected to be launched in May in Cairo, Egypt. To boost intra-Africa trade, AU heads of state in January 2012 decided t...
ECOWAS, UEMOA, World Bank conclude 2nd tripartite meeting NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 17 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
At the end of their Second Tripartite Meeting in Accra, representatives of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS), West AfricanEconomic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), also known as (UEMOA) and the World BankGroup have agreed on a set of...
African ministers of finance and agriculture launch a network that will mobilize fund to improve the continent’s agriculture performance. NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 17 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
The network initiated by seven African countries finance and agriculture ministers has now increased to 14 countries. The ministers launched the network a day ahead of the United Nations international Fund for Agriculture Development in Rome, Italy,...
Africa Trade Fund: New projects funded in value chains NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 17 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The Africa Trade Fund (AfTra), a trade-related technical assistance facility hosted by the African Development Bank, approved funding worth more than US $1.4 million for four projects that will support trade development in Africa and value chains dev...
African business leaders to boost intra-African trade NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 17 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
African heads of State from South Africa and Rwanda as well as several African business leaders confirmed their efforts to boost intra-Africa trade and to promote trade within the continent during a panel discussion organised on the side lines of thi...
2015 Africa CEO Forum: “Africa's new economic environment” NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 17 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
“Africa's new economic environment” is the theme of the 2015 Africa CEO Forum that will take place on March 16-17, 2015 in Geneva. Co-organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Paris-based magazine group, Jeune Afrique, the...
African ministers launch ‘Leadership for Agriculture’ network NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 17 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
African ministers of finance and agriculture launch the ‘Leadership for Agriculture’ network. It aims to mobilize funds to improve the continent’s agriculture performance, particularly targeting smallholder farmers. It hopes to tran...
Africa trade fund approves $1.4m for projects NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 17 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
The Africa Trade Fund (AfTra) has approved funding worth more than $1.4 million for four projects in support of trade development in Africa .AfTra, a trade-related technical assistance facility hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), was estab...
Surface transport slow NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 17 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
A 2011 study of infrastructure within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region found that road freight across the West African region moves at an average of 1.6 km per hour, almost double the average velocity in southern Africa.
Nigeria to benefit from N610 BN rice grant NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 17 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
In order to attain self-suffi­ciency in food production, Nigeria has been selected to benefit from about N610.5 billion (about $3.3 million) granted by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the German Development Cooperation (BMZ), under t...
Informal markets ‘require support to aid food safety’ NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 18 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Informal markets provide 85-95 per cent of animal food products eaten in Africa. Yet, a new book recommends that African countries should pay more attention to food safety issues in informal markets where animal products are prepared and sold to help...
Ghana to ban Nigerian poultry imports NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 18 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Ghana is considering a temporal ban of Nigerian poultry products from following reports of rising cases of avian flu in the neighbouring country. The ban is expected to include the trade of poultry, eggs or anything that relates to poultry. Ghana pro...
Nigeria, Largest Market In West Africa – AfDB Report NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 18 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), Nigeria has great potential to be a main driver of regional integration considering its population. With the GDP rebasing, it is now the largest economy in Africa and a great potential for its service...
Ecowas urged to mainstream regional programmes NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 18 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
ECOWAS Member States have been encouraged to integrate regional progammes and aspirations in their national development plans to facilitate the realization of the overarching objective of regional economic development and integration. “Where th...
Women traders’ lack of funding saddens Chirwa NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Days, 18 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Lack of access to finance is a major hindrance for women cross-border traders to expand their businesses, says Comesa trade policy analyst John Chirwa.  Chirwa said high collateral demands on the financial market continued to hamper progress in...