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Six African Countries Granted Duty-Free Access to EU Markets

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Africa trade sector has received good news – especially for manufacturers and traders in South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho. On 14th September, 2016, the European Parliament The approved an agreement which grants access for the EU countries to receive products from the above listed countries on a duty-free basis. What this means is that, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho have been offered duty-free access to EU markets while South Africa is also listed to have an improved market access.

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Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa—Raising the Bar

The Governor of the Bank of Botswana, Ms. Linah Mohohlo, and the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Mr. Min Zhu, hosted today in Gaborone, Botswana, a regional conference entitled “Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa—Raising the Bar” [1]. Delegates included senior officials from a number of countries representatives of the private sector, academia, the Executive Board of the IMF and IMF staff. At the end of the conference, the following statement was issued:

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Growing concern about El Nino’s impact on Southern Africa as planting window closes

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is increasingly concerned about food security in southern Africa where an estimated 14 million people are facing hunger following prolonged dry spells that led to a poor harvest last year.The El Niño global weather event, which is leading to even worse drought across the region, is already affecting this year’s crop. With little or no rain falling in many areas and the window for the planting of cereals closing fast or already closed in some countries, the outlook is alarming. 

The number of people without enough food could rise significantly over coming months as the region moves deeper into the so-called lean season, the period before the April harvest when food and cash stocks become increasingly depleted. Particularly vulnerable are smallholder farmers who account for most agricultural production.

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Swaziland

On December 9, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation1 with Swaziland.

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La corruption gagne du terrain et les gouvernements sont impuissants à enrayer le phénomène, d’après le sondage d’opinion mené en Afrique

Transparency International estime que 75 millions d’Africains ont versé un pot-de-vin au cours de l’année dernière

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Southern Africa Officials Share Experience of Natural Resource Wealth Management

The IMF’s Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center South (AFRITAC South), in collaboration with the Africa Training Institute, held a seminar on “Strengthening Fiscal Frameworks and Public Financial Management Systems for Managing Natural Resource Wealth” on September 21–25, 2015 in Mauritius.

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IMF Staff Completes 2015 Article IV Mission to Swaziland

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Jiro Honda visited the Kingdom of Swaziland during September 17‒30, 2015 to conduct the 2015 Article IV consultation with Swaziland.

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World crop prospects positive in 2015; but food insecurity hotspots pose concern

Global Food Price Index falls in June, cereal production is forecast to be strong despite El Niño fears

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It’s Not Just about the Money: To Change the World We Must Change Ourselves

The Mediterranean sea has become a graveyard for Africa’s youth. Every day, we see images of what would appear to be a continent racked by conflict and poverty, and people risking – often losing – their lives in an attempt to flee . Yet Africa has 11 of the 20 fastest growing economies in the world. Africa has enormous resources, and almost half of the world’s uncultivated land that is suitable for growing food crops. So why are so many people desperate to leave behind a land of such opportunity?

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Expected sharp fall in Southern African maize production raises food security concerns

Southern Africa’s maize harvest is expected to shrink this year by some 26 percent compared with 2014’s bumper crop, a situation that could trigger food price increases and adversely affect recent food security gains, FAO warned today.

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Conception of informational technology usage in public administration

The core of informational technology usage conception in public administration is all about Joint Information Center and public communication supervision and an interaction logging that is held by information management system. The system includes automated online rating of particular public servants and managers and whole state agency. All citizens’ unfilled requests escalate to the superior level of public administration until dispute would be settled. This conception enables marketing of public communication on the state level.

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Energy opportunities in southern Africa

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Into Africa – the continent’s cities of opportunity

The African continent is crossed by five trends: demographic change, urbanisation, technological changes, the transfer of economic power and climate change

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Information technology as the way to improve effectiveness of public administration

One of the key factors in developing socially oriented state might be usage of information technology. Is it really possible to change people life for a better one by using these means? The answer can be found in this article.

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Africa: What is the world’s favorite holiday destination?

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, there were 55.7 million international tourist arrivals to Africa in the past year. Needless to say, Africa has really enjoyed a massive increase in the tourism industry and is still booming. Jovago.com – Africa’s leading hotel booking platform has put together the top ten travel destinations in Africa. Let’s take a quick look at the countries that pulled in the most numbers.

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Le Swaziland mise sur l’agriculture commerciale / Une initiative du gouvernement cible des milliers d’agriculteurs avec le soutien de l’UE et de la FAO

Dans le cadre d’une initiative de grande envergure visant à relancer l’agriculture, le gouvernement du Swaziland, l’Union européenne et la FAO ont aidé plus de 20 000 petits exploitants agricoles à produire davantage de nourriture de meilleure qualité et à se connecter à de nouveaux marchés pour devenir un moteur clé du développement du pays.

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Swaziland is moving towards commercial farming / EU-FAO backed government initiative has put thousands of farmers on a new track

In a major effort to revitalize agriculture here, the government, the European Union and FAO have helped over 20,000 smallholder farmers produce more, higher-quality food and connect with new markets. Agriculture is on its way to become a key driver of Swaziland’s development.

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