Dana Sanchez, 4:00 pm
Almost 20 years after the end of apartheid, South Africa has made huge strides towards democracy, emerging as an economic leader in Africa. But inequalities in education and employability threaten to compromise its competitive edge.
Dana Sanchez, 2:51 pm
Agriculture has been accepted as an answer to alleviate poverty in Africa but more cooperation, investment and knowledge must be shared so those at the beginning of the supply chain can make sustainable living, according to findings of the recent World Economic Forum on Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 2:20 pm
If he becomes president, Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai promises to curtail the power of the country’s security services and open Zimbabwe for business, ushering in reforms with the sole objective of spurring economic growth.”
Dana Sanchez, 12:48 pm
A Nigerian team developed a unique alternative source of livestock feeds using mango seeds, producing livestock products at a cost of 40 to 60 percent less than regular farms, according to a report.
Dana Sanchez, 12:14 pm
Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. plans to provide to Japanese companies capital and other forms of financial support worth $2 billion for exploration and development of oil, gas, mineral projects and other resources in Africa. Japan says it also plans to promote human resource development in Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 9:25 pm
With more than 50 percent of Africa’s youth estimated to be illiterate, African governments are being urged to tackle the crisis of youth unemployment.
Dana Sanchez, 8:51 pm
When consumers buy products with the Fairtrade label in their local supermarkets, they are assured that Kenyan farmers received a reasonable return on their investments, Fairtrade Eastern Africa Manager Rachel Wandia said at the launch of Fairtrade in Kenya.
Dana Sanchez, 8:28 pm
Trainer and educator Raymond Patel challenged the South African government’s vision of shifting South Africa’s economy to be more knowledge-based by suggesting it should push instead for a more manufacturing-based economy.
Dana Sanchez, 5:25 pm
From Business Day Live. Neighbors Lesotho and South Africa approved this week a $1.3 billion, second phase of a water project scheduled for completion by 2020 that will benefit both countries. The Lesotho Highlands Water Project will secure a continued supply of water for South Africa and hydroelectric power for Lesotho, according to a report in Business Day […]
Dana Sanchez, 4:45 pm
Public and private stakeholders in agricultural research in sub-Saharan Africa come together this week for Tanzania’s inauguration of a new, $4 million facility for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.