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Africa’s agricultural production systems need a radical change – ECA’s Karingi

Karingi indicated that the progress in the levels of agricultural productivity has been uneven across countries, ranging from an increase of 325% in Nigeria to a decrease of about 40% in Zimbabwe and proposed that rethinking agricultural transformation would involve the adoption of a three-pronged approach that should systematically and comprehensively consider three essential elements: farming systems, agribusiness and regional value chains

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The phenomenal mindset of Africa’s future leaders | Nkosana Mafico | TEDxUQ

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When you switch on your television and there is a segment on Africa, the images that you typically see are that of death, disease, poverty and famine. There is undoubtedly some truth to this, however, this isn’t the whole story. With close to 70 percent of its 1 billion+ population under the age of 25, Africa is fast becoming the future frontier for global growth. In this funny, insightful talk, Nkosana shares with us how Africa’s youth are changing the narrative by creating a story everyone can get behind. Website: www.nmafico.com.

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African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) officially open for business in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, looks to ease investors’ concerns

(L-R) Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya, Dina Mufti; Gabriel Negatu Regional Director AfDB; George Otieno, CEO of ATI

(L-R) Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya, Dina Mufti; Gabriel Negatu Regional Director AfDB; George Otieno, CEO of ATI

In both countries, ATI has a current project pipeline estimated at over one billion USD, which is expected to double in the short-term based on existing demand for its products

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Zimbabwe: Government Proposes Tighter Controls over Social Media

The government of Zimbabwe’s Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Bill would severely limit citizens’ access to information

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KBA Africa launches Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs in Harare, Zimbabwe

KBA Africa has established a unique Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Capacity Building Model that will result in entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe being empowered to play a key role in impacting and improving their communities through the creation of sustainable businesses. This innovative developmental model seeks to establish an effective Business Incubator as a tool for SME development and enhancement in Zimbabwe, which enables establishment of new enterprises, allows access to new markets, creates new jobs, and the development of innovative ideas and technologies.

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Call for Zimbabwean Illegal Wildlife Challenge Fund project bids

The United Kingdom’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairshas launched the third round of the Illegal Wildlife Challenge Fund that eligible Zimbabwean organisations can bid for to access funding to curb illegal wildlife trade and promote wildlife conservation initiatives.

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Hotel Boom in Africa – Carlson Rezidor leading Expansion

Carlson Rezidor is accelerating its growth strategy in Africa. The group has opened five Radisson Blu hotels in the first six months of 2016 and signed four new hotels including the first Quorvus Collection in Africa. The group is also entering 28th country in Africa and taking the Park Inn by Radisson brand to the Indian Ocean Islands. This hotel group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups worldwide with over 1,400 hotels in 115 countries.

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The young Zimbabwean with a free online classroom for students

“My vision is to see an Africa that is free from poverty. This can only be achieved if we, as business people, take the front role in empowering our people.”

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Zimbabwe’s outdated mines Act to undergo review

Zimbabwe is to repeal its outdated mines and minerals Act in a bid to boost the mines sector and woe much needed investors, Fred Moyo, Mines and Minerals Development Deputy Minister has said.

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Philippines company expands business distributorship networks in Zimbabwe

A Philippines based company, Edmark International has spread it wings into Zimbabwe with the recent launch of its first Edmark Zimbabwe’s 1st anniversary expo recently on 19 March, 2016.

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Engineering sector corruption hampering programmes to reduce poverty in developing world

Massive corruption in the construction and engineering sector in the developing world especially in Africa is sabotaging policies and programmes that aim to reduce poverty, according to a  presentation by Zimbabwe’s Engineer Martin Manuhwa, Vice-President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) Anti-Corruption chairperson and Chairperson of the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe (ECZ) at the recent World Engineering Conference and Convention held in Kyoto, Japan in 2015.

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in West and Central Africa: stakeholders meet for increased vigilance in the poultry sector

From 15 to 17 December, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has convened a regional consultation with the stakeholders of the poultry sector from West and Central Africa on risk management for the prevention and control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) along the poultry sector value chain. The meeting is jointly organized with the Government of Senegal as part of the Emerging Pandemic Threats program (EPT-2) funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and aims to finalize a regional emergency program for the prevention and control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.

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RiskMap 2016: Excitement over “People Power” in Africa will not continue in 2016

People power witnessed in 2014 and 2015, for example in changes of government in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, will be proved limited in 2016. A combination of elections, constitutional pressures and financial difficulties will test governments across the region, including in Chad, Uganda, Congo (Brazzaville), Angola and South Africa. Incumbents will however retain their hold on power. These are some of the key messages of RiskMap 2016, published today by global business risk consultancy Control Risks. RiskMap highlights the most significant underlying trends in global risk and security, and provides a detailed view from the markets that will matter most in 2016.

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The African ICT Landscape: 6 Trends to Watch in 2016

By: Gareth Mellon, ICT Programme Manager at Frost & Sullivan Africa

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Closing of the continental consultative meeting for the review of the Pan African Investment Code (PAIC)

The Continental Consultative meeting for the review of the Pan African Investment Code (PAIC) Came to an end on the 2nd of December 2015 with consensus among the member states after critical analysis on the Pan African Investment Code (PAIC)

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1st meeting of the bureau of the 4th Pan African Cultural Congress (PACC4)

Harare, Zimbabwe 25 – 27 November 2015

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Food prices fall in November amid robust global inventories

Food security worsening in areas suffering from civil conflict and adverse weather conditions

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