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Dana Sanchez, 5:56 pm
Among the star performers attracting growing numbers of investment projects are Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia Mozambique, Mauritius and South Africa.
Makula Dunbar, 5:20 pm
Washington has launched on Monday a new project in South Sudan that will push for good governance in the new country
Dana Sanchez, 2:12 pm
The Japan International Cooperation Agency, which is involved in a 24.7 million acre agricultural development project in Mozambique, says the locals don’t understand the project. It’s aimed at improving farmers’ skills and will boost their standard of living.
Dana Sanchez, 6:05 pm
The dispute at the mines near Steelpoort adds to long-running friction in the mining industry that caused a slowdown in production, raised concerns about Africa’s largest economy and sent the rand to fresh four-year lows.
Dana Sanchez, 5:36 pm
Japan’s direct investment in Africa was $460 million in 2011, compared with China’s $3.17 billion, according to the Japan External Trade Organisation and China’s government data.
Makula Dunbar, 3:35 pm
Egypt’s top court has ruled that the Islamist-dominated Senate and the panel which drew up the country’s constitution are invalid.
Dana Sanchez, 3:04 pm
The tourism tax proposal for African states included $10 on all air tickets and $2 on all accommodation bookings.
Dana Sanchez, 9:09 pm
Kampala must improve city sanitation and drainage, go green, reduce potholes, improve attitudes of Kampala people towards tourists and develop policies to embrace tourism.
Dana Sanchez, 8:12 pm
The proposal is for African countries to charge a $2 tax on hotel rooms in Africa and a $5 or $10 tax on flights to and from African countries. The funds would be channeled to the African Union.
Dana Sanchez, 3:51 pm
There’s a vast difference in approach between how Tokyo went about investing in Africa and how Beijing did it, says Makoto Ito, Japan’s ambassador to the Tokyo International Conference on African Development.
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