Category: Business

President Obiang Asks for Greater Investment in Agricultural Sector

President Obiang Asks for Greater Investment in Agricultural Sector

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 30, 2014/ — Equatorial Guinea’s President, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, asked African countries to invest heavily in their agricultural sector to decrease their dependence on the developed world, ensure food security, and significantly reduce hunger in their countries. He made his remarks at the closing session of the Assembly of Heads of State of the African Union […]

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African Agribusiness Forum opens in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

African Agribusiness Forum opens in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

*Malabo, Equatorial Guinea -25 June 2014: *The African Agribusiness Forum, held ahead of the 23rdOrdinary Session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government on Sunday the 22nd of June 2014 was meant to enhance private sector engagement and inclusive agribusiness transformation in Africa. The Summit is being held under the theme, “Transforming Africa’s agriculture for shared […]

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Journalists vital to Africa’s growth story

Journalists vital to Africa’s growth story

The 2014 pan-African Profile Awards for science and technology journalism have been launched by global engineering firm Siemens with a call to recognise the media’s important role in communicating how science and technology support Africa’s economic development. “Journalists play a vital role in distilling complex science, technology and engineering into a language that business, government and the public can understand,” […]

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Seaweed farming: two decades of hope and despair for Zanzibar villagers

By Abraham Makinda: It is a curse and a blessing for women villagers at Bweleo, Mjini Magharibi District in western Zanzibar. Seaweed farming binds the women together into a vicious cycle of poverty. Yet for the majority, the crop is the only assured means of livelihood. For a few, it is also offers a hope to entering the world of […]

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Mixed fortunes after G’Mboto and Mbagala bomb blasts

MNAKU MBANI : In previous years – before 2009, when people heard a blast or a crash, whether it was a gunshot, car crash or tyre bursts, they would run towards the area of the incident, to see what was happening. They would rush to the incident, as they believed it was not deadly, keeping in the mind that the […]

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Fast-tracking EA Political Federation: Tanzanians have reasons to be skeptical

*By Emmanuel Kihaule: *“THE people of East Africa should not be denied the right to deliberate on the federation. Leaders come and go, but the people will always be there.” This is how President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania cautioned about the fast-tracking exercise of the East African Political Federation during the 7 th Summit of the East African Community (EAC) […]

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Free children from malaria – youth summit in Dar es Salaam

The Royal Commonwealth Society will hold a Malaria Youth Summit in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday 20th July. The Summit will take place at the British Council and be attended by 30 secondary school students. The event will include a panel discussion, featuring a wide range of speakers from organisations working on the malaria prevention programme in Tanzania, a creative […]

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Our girls, education and lost dreams in mire of poverty

Our girls, education and lost dreams in mire of poverty Every other girl that you see has a dream -an aspiration for a better life- for her own and the larger family. The most ultimate thing that can make those dreams come true is education, and unfortunately, after primary school, few of our girls go ahead, and they are not […]

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The third Five-Year Corporate Plan of the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA),

By Correspondent Ernest C. Ambali “It is the customer who has the power to change the profit or loss figures in an annual report. Only by listening to the customer can one hope to make a solid, lasting and profitable change in business. “By focusing on the customer, one is really concentrating on serving and satisfying the customer’s needs. Customer […]

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Fears in Tanzania over increased cost of doing business

* Competitiveness edge off locally-produced goods, services eroded * Lack of a single entry customs collection * ‘Thinking East African’ has to become real * Deliberate protectionism, administrative non-tariff barriers * Unnecessary bureaucracy MNAKU MBANI THE five member countries of the East African Community (EAC) HAVE formally adopted a Common External Tariff (CET) regime. There still are some formidable challenges […]

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