Strengthening intra-African trade linkages

Strengthening intra-African trade linkages

By Devika Jyothi – Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA) took part in the 10th All African Leather Fair (AALF) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Through its participation, SITA enabled beneficiary East African tanneries to access new markets and strengthen their intra-African trade linkages.

UN official calls for Africa’s intellectual property rights protection

UN official calls for protection of Africa's intellectual property rights

The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Ms. Vera Songwe calls on Africa leaders for the protection of Africa’s intellectual property rights.

Mastercard announces Next-Generation African Leaders

Mastercard announces Next-Generation African Leaders

Fifteen teams of a total of 32 emerging African social entrepreneurs have been selected as winners of the 2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge. The 2018 cohort of Social Venture Challenge winners include projects based in Kenya, Gambia, Uganda, Somaliland, Ghana, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Malawi, Tanzania, and Lebanon.

How sea-based drug trade undermines democracy

How the sea-based drug trade undermines democracy

The east African coast plays an increasingly significant role in the global heroin trade. Heroin is shipped from Afghanistan via a network of maritime routes stretching along East and Southern Africa. Known as the ‘southern route’, this trade corridor is increasingly used by drug traffickers as a route for illicit […]

Africa electricity index examines 15 countries performance

Africa electricity index examines 15 countries performance

Electricity Regulatory Index for Africa (ERI), new report by the African Development Bank measures the level of development of regulatory frameworks in 15 African countries. The report identifies areas in which improvement is most needed in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, […]

Korea recommends fast-track industrialization strategies to Africa

Korea recommends fast-track industrialization strategies to Africa

By Andualem Sisay Gessesse – Busan, South Korea –  Korea, which managed to become the world’s high-tech industries hub in a few decades, recommends strategies that enables Africa to fast-track its industrialization vision.

CHINT Electric banned for dishonesty in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania projects

CHINT Electric banned for dishonesty in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania projects

African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption found CHINT Electric to have engaged in numerous misrepresentations of its past experience in bidding for Bank-financed contracts in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The Bank bans CHINT for 36 months for these fraudulent practices.