Published on 17 Oct, 2017

  Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the President of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said during his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered on World Food Day. The Laureate also called for land tax for unused agricultural land or […]

Published on 16 Oct, 2017

  Cargo airlines based in the CIS region are growing much faster than their counterparts in other areas of the world. Speaking at the Caspian Air Cargo Summit, Boeing Commercial Airplanes regional director, airline market analysis marketing & business development Tom Crabtree said that airlines based in CIS countries had seen the freight tonne kms flown […]

Published on 9 Oct, 2017

  The only flag still missing from the railway master plan of the East African region ratified in 2008 is that of Tanzania.  It is not missing by mistake. Tanzania, which is East Africa’s most populous country, was not on the table when the presidents of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Southern Sudan sat to ratify […]

Published on 4 Oct, 2017

  It is two years since we published details of Dubai based DP World’s plans to expand the group’s activities in the west African country with the development of a logistics ‘Free Zone’ and a recent visit by the company’s chairman and CEO confirmed the firm’s intentions to construct ‘Port Du Futur’, a multi-purpose port with an economic zone […]

Published on 3 Oct, 2017

  Renowned African historian, Joseph Achille Mbembe, has made a solid case for Africa’s integration through open borders that allow free movement of people on the continent. “History tells us that the first thing you do to incapacitate people is to restrict their ability to move.  Mobility allowed the stretching of societies; was determinant to […]

Published on 28 Sep, 2017

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, arrived in Niamey on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 for a two-day official visit to Niger, which began with a meeting with the Head of State, Mahamadou Issoufou. During the meeting, the two leaders highlighted the convergence of the priorities of the host country and the […]

Published on 27 Sep, 2017

  THE tourism industry may have contributed N1.7 billion ($5.5 million), about 4.8 per cent to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the third quarter of 2016, as shown in the Nigeria Hospitality Report of 2016, on the global stage, however, Nigeria is not captured as one of the top five African destinations for international […]

Published on 25 Sep, 2017

  The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday, September 21, 2017, joined partners from the African Union Commission, African governments, key United Nations agencies and development finance institutions to renew support for African countries’ industrialization. The partners also agreed to undertake and implement joint programmes for increased development impact, especially in the mobilization of adequate […]

Published on 25 Sep, 2017

  Forget about cigarettes as the preferred cargo of smugglers. A new kid on the block has appeared, called Chibuku Super. This brand of opaque sorghum beer is worth quite a lot to Zimbabweans wanting to make easy money. Not only is it worth its weight in gold (with some sellers making more than 200% […]

Published on 18 Sep, 2017

  Sihle Zikalala, MPL MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs for the Province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), will open proceedings at the TOC Africa 2017 conference and networking event, taking place from 5-6 December at Durban ICC under the headline theme “Improving Trade Flows Across Africa.” KZN, along with Transnet – South Africa’s parastatal […]