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Africa Regional Integration Index underlines integration as key to building more resilient economies

Download logoThe second Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) was launched Friday by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the African Union Commission (AUC), with a call to action to African economies to deepen their integration. The 2019 Index, which builds on the first edition published in 2016, provides up-to-date data on the status and progress of regional integration in Africa. It also helps to assess the level of integration f

Retool annual budgets toward agriculture production and expand food reserves, as COVID-19 exacerbates food scarcity, urges African Development Institute seminar

Download logoAfrican countries need to urgently expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing and boost their agriculture budgets to avert a possible hunger pandemic, partly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, delegates at a two-day webinar hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI) urged on Tuesday. Africa must now, more than ever, develop and implement policies to enhance capacity to compete in the agriculture sector, processing, trade and industry, the speakers said in a clarion call

Industry Downturn in Angola Presents Opportunities for Local Content and Marginal Players

With an economic recession expected at -1.4% by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this year, Angola is expected to be less hit than its immediate neighbours or than the rest of African oil-producing countries. However, the crisis arrives at a time when sub-Saharan Africa’s second biggest oil producer was renewing with economic growth and betting on robust oil revenues to fund economic diversification efforts. To boost investment in oil & gas, the administration of President Jo&ati

Opportunity for Local Content in Angola’s Energy Sector

Africa Oil & Power (www.AfricaOilandPower.com), together with the African Energy Chamber, hosted a public webinar where industry leaders unpacked strategies to set Angola on its 2021 growth trajectory; The webinar was comprised of a brief presentation and 70-minute moderated panel discussion featuring upstream-, downstream- and service-related topics, followed by a Q&A session with members of the audience and press; As Africa’s second largest producer of oil, standing at 1,4 million barrel

Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) launches a Smart delivery app to simplify businesses order and delivery process

Download logoDigital Afrique Telecom (DAT) (www.DigitalAfriqueTelecom.com) announced the successful launch of a Smart delivery app to enable businesses to simplify their order and delivery process. This Smart delivery application allows each customer to place an order based on the available stock and select its date and place of delivery. Besides, one can control its order status in real time. DAT makes the life of both customers and businesses simple. A company can now save time and money t

Coronavirus – Uganda: Update on the Presidential Directive that only Truck Drivers with Negative Test Results will be allowed into the Country

Download logoFollowing the Presidential Directive that Only truck drivers with negative test results will be allowed into the country, Ministry of Health - Uganda met with representatives of the Truck Owners and National Logistics Platform and resolved the following: - Mobilize, counsel and test all truck drivers employed in Uganda. - Adopted and will implement “Truck Driver Journey Management System” Mobile application for all truck drivers to be monitored as they proceed with t

Coronavirus – Africa: Electronic trade rekindling sales for African businesses during COVID-19

Download logoImagine using one second to sell three thousand (3000) bags of a coffee produce which lay fallow hitherto in storehouses in Rwanda for months due to freighting stand-stills caused by the COVID-19 global lockdown! This is what happened on 14 May 2020 during a livestream by coordinated by the Alibaba Business Group to position small-scale world brands on the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP), a the six-year-old initiative which facilitates business-to-consu

Coronavirus – Africa: With global focus on COVID-19 pandemic, measles remains a silent killer in parts of Africa

Download logoWhile international attention is focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, measles continues to kill large numbers of people, mostly children, in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR), and Chad. The world’s largest measles outbreak is still spreading across DRC—which is also fighting an Ebola epidemic. Since the outbreak was first declared in DRC in June 2019, there have been more than 332,000 cases of measles across the coun