Daily Archives: June 29, 2013

Obama in SA: boost for tariff-free access to US

Barack Obama zuma Obama in SA: boost for tariff free access to US

United States President Barack Obama has pledged support for the push to have the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) extended. read more

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SA is a critical partner – Obama

Agoa to be improved, upgraded to generate more trade and jobs.

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Dar’s moment as Obama group jets in

Tanzania is set to reap the dividends of its massive natural gas deposits with the visit of US President Barack Obama and his entourage of 1,200 investors, many of whom are said to be interested in energy.

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Kenya has ‘most refugee camps’

Kenya is the country hosting the fourth largest number of refugees in the world, behind Pakistan, Iran and Germany, according to the UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report.

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EAC e-passport ‘coming soon’

The East African Community member states may soon start issuing an EAC e-passport that will be recognised worldwide.

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Will East Africa go crazy about Loon Internet?

Imagine a ring of balloons, flying around the globe in the stratosphere, providing Internet to remote areas below.

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UNEP study ranks Africa below par on clean energy solutions

Being the most vulnerable continent to climate change, one would expect Africa to be at the forefront of developing clean energy technologies to help mitigate its effects.

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Customs authorities seek clarity on tariff rules

Customs authorities are proposing a review of the East African Community’s common external tariff (CET) to introduce a new way of classifying goods.

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Camac Energy in Kenya for the long run, with Nairobi as a regional hub

New York Stock Exchange-listed Camac Energy recently opened an office in Nairobi, signalling the start of its $33.65 million investment in Kenya, where it owns four oil exploration blocks.

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Tanzania devolves budget to districts

The district is the main unit in Tanzania’s development by devolution (D by D) system.

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Discovery sets the stage for vaccine development

An advance vaccine for severe malaria could be developed soon after scientists discovered how malaria parasites bind to blood vessel walls to escape destruction.

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Coast not clear for strong opposition in Rwanda

The return to Rwanda of opposition politician Gerald Semushi Karangwa of PDP-Imanzi and the planned homecoming of Faustin Twagiramungu of RDR-Rwandarwiza, as well as the imminent registration of Green Democratic Party of Rwanda, do not necessarily signal the onset of competitive politics in the country, analysts say

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More smartphones, poorer network

As more Africans buy smartphones, poor mobile networks on the continent are limiting their usage.

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Africa the spectator as titans US, China clash

As the Chinese make deep inroads into Africa, America is counting on soft power — and the continent’s young people — to stay on top.

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