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Maputo News

Maputo International Fair 2010

The 46th edition of the Maputo International Trade Fair (Facim) is to take place from 30 August to 5 September. Prospective exhibitors have until the end of June to request a space at the exhibition v...
Arusha News

One-stop border posts for East Africa

The East African Community (EAC) is pressing ahead with plans to introduce one-stop border posts across the region under the terms of the draft EAC One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs) Bill adopted at a meet...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania gets new mining law

Parliament has given its backing to new legislation regulating the mining sector in Tanzania. The Mining Act 2010 increases the royalties paid on minerals such as gold from three to four percent. It a...
Lagos News

Tradesmen and artisan week in Lagos

Lagos state government has declared 12 and 13 May the first ever
Nairobi News

Africa suffers from week of Europe's airport closures

Africa has not been spared the negative effects of disrupted air transport and business across much of Europe caused by ash fallout from the Icelandic volcano. Horticultural and agricultural expor...
Maputo News

New Mozambique-South Africa one-stop border post

The one-stop border post (OSBP) at Lebombo-Ressano Garcia on the Mozambique-South Africa boundary is to be ready for the start of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in June, the general director of Mo...
Accra News

New cedi note for Ghana

The Bank of Ghana has released samples of the new two cedi note that goes into circulation in May. The new note bears a portrait of Ghana
Dar Es Salaam News

Workers’ strike in Tanzania

The Trade Union Congress of Tanzania (TUCTA) is planning an indefinite strike beginning on 5 May over what it considers to be the government
Nairobi News

Toyota to expand operations in Kenya

Japanese motor vehicle giant Toyota is to establish a regional African headquarters in Nairobi. A Toyota spokesman said the group planned to expand its operations in the east Africa region and increas...
Cairo News

Egypt still short of cooking gas

The shortage of butane gas continued into its fourth week in Egypt at the end of February with households in the poorer areas sometimes having to pay LE70 for a cylinder, or ambooba as it is called, t...
Lagos News

Shell cuts Nigeria production

Royal Dutch Shell has suspended operations at three pumping stations in the oil-rich Niger Delta following sabotage of an oil pipeline on 30 January. The act of sabotage came just after Nigeria
Maputo News

Maputo gets jobs from foreign investment

In the first nine months of 2009 Mozambique gave the go-ahead to 78 private investment projects in the country worth nearly $US 700 million; 60 per cent of the total investment came from foreign inves...
Accra News

Ghana-Switzerland double taxation agreement

A double taxation agreement between Ghana and Switzerland came into effect on 1 January 2010. The agreement, signed in 2008 and ratified by the two countries
Accra News

Ghana's cocoa weddings

On 14 February 15 couples will make their wedding vows at a group ceremony at the international conference centre in Accra. The ceremony is part of a week-long festival from 7-14 February titled Ch...
Arusha News

New textile factory in Arusha

A new cotton-spinning factory has opened just outside Arusha, providing jobs for 250 people, the Arusha Times reports. The Jambo Spinning Mills and Textile Company is located in Usa River township...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania to host World Economic Forum on Africa

Tanzania has seen off competition from Kenya, Ghana and South Africa to be designated host nation for the 20th edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa next year. The meeting will take place in D...


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