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Date Archives for May 2014

  • African-American Farmers Seek To Aid Gambia’s Agric Sector

    By Ann Brown, 9:00 pm

    American farmers are looking to do business in Gambia. And recently, a delegation of American farmers traveled to Banjul to facilitate the process of investing in the country’s agricultural sector, reports Star Africa. According to Gabriel Christian, head of delegation which consist of members from a consortium of the 10 largest African-American farms in America, […]

  • Ghana And France Agree To Boost Trade Ties

    By Ann Brown, 8:00 pm

    Ghana and France are looking to strengthen their business ties. The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Ghana (CCFG) want to enhance bilateral trade between between the two countries. “The chamber, which is made up of companies and professionals belonging to different sectors, provides a platform for business networking, as well as enhances financial […]

  • Eritreans Flee Forced Labor Program, Says U.N. Report

    By Ann Brown, 6:00 pm

    From Business Insider Eritrea is running a forced labor program that is spawning human rights violations and fuelling a refugee exodus, according to a report that will be debated next month at the U.N. Human Rights Council. Sheila B. Keetharuth, an independent investigator who is the U.N. “special rapporteur” on human rights in Eritrea, wrote […]

  • Ghana To Source Gas From Equatorial Guinea

    By Ann Brown, 5:00 pm

    From Ghana Web Energy Ministry has revealed that government is considering sourcing gas from Equatorial Guinea to power the country’s thermal plants. “The Ministry is engaging with La Cote D’lvoire and Equatorial Guinea to establish a regional gas project because Equatorial Guinea has more than adequate gas,” the Chief Director at the Energy Ministry, Professor […]

  • UAE Hopeful Sisi Will Turn Egypt Around

    By Ann Brown, 4:00 pm

    From Business Insider A UAE minister said the election of former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as Egypt’s president represented “new hope” for the most populous Arab country. The wealthy UAE is one of the main supporters of the government in Egypt and has showered it with aid since its military ousted elected Islamist president […]

  • For China, Angola Is A Priority, Brookings Institute

    By Ann Brown, 3:00 pm

    From Macau Hub Angola is one of the priority countries for China in Africa, where it will continue to focus over the next few years, according to US research organization Brookings. In its recent report “Africa in China’s Foreign Policy,” published by Brookings, analyst Yun Sun noted increased investment in training African human resources and […]

  • Chinese Look For Business Opportunities In Boa Vista, Cabo Verde

    By Ann Brown, 2:00 pm

    From Macau A Chinese business delegation was welcomed recently by the mayor of Cabo Verde’s (Cape Verde’s) Boa Vista Island, José Pinto Almeida, as part of a visit to the archipelago to find out about the market and its business opportunities, Cape Verdean weekly newspaper A Semana reported. As well as the meeting with the […]

  • World Bank To Lend Angola $1B To Rebuild

    By Ann Brown, 1:00 pm

    From iOL The World Bank would offer $1 billion (R10.3bn) in financing to help Angola rebuild infrastructure and develop its agriculture, an official at the lender said on Monday. Oil exports have helped Angola’s economy grow rapidly since its civil war ended in 2002, but it must still repair infrastructure and expand other sectors of […]

  • The Difference Between The U.S. And China In Africa

    By Ann Brown, 12:00 pm

    From Reuters Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang both made high-profile visits to Africa within a week of each other this month. Kerry sought to resolve the continuing violence in South Sudan and the Central African Republic, Li came bearing aid and investment deals. The United States could learn something from Beijing’s […]

  • Let´s Make A Deal: Business Forum Unites Africans And Minnesotans

    By Ann Brown, 11:00 am

    From Twin City Daily Planet Several African-born persons “pitched” their native lands to Minnesotans at a recent African business forum. Commodities, vegetables and machinery are presently the three top products exported from Minnesota. Trade officials agreed that more business exchange and investment in many African nations would be welcome and profitable for all concerned. Because […]

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