Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) could see a larger market comprising 26 countries with a combined population of nearly 625 million people and an estimated total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of approximately US$1.0 Trillion established.

Eastern and Southern Africa Root for Economic Integration

By Irene Gaitirira Published September 15, 2017 Southern and eastern Africa are exploring ways in which to bring the two regions together for economic integration. The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the East African Community (EAC) have held a meeting to negotiate a Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) that could see a larger market

UN Calls on ICC to Investigate Serious Crime in Burundi

By Irene Gaitirira Published September 5, 2017 Crime against humanity has been committed and continue to be committed in Burundi since April 2015. A report by a Commission of Inquiry from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) that calls on International Criminal Court to investigate ‘crimes against humanity’ in the central African

Measures to Boost Prosperity and Stability in Africa Announced

By Irene Gaitirira Published August 25, 2017 Britain has unveiled new measures aimed at creating wealth and bringing about stability across Africa and improving global security. Speaking in Germany during the G20 Summit in July 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May said the new measures are also aimed at reducing the continent’s reliance upon aid.

The construction of a third terminal at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and allocation of funds for the repair of roads to popular tourist destinations will enable the hotel industry in Ghana to grow 1.1% in 2017, 2.1% in 2018 and 2.3% in 2019.

Investment Opportunities Abound in Africa’s Hospitality Sector

By Abdi Ali Published August 17, 2017 The hospitality sector in Africa’s emerging markets looks set to profit from foreign investment and an influx of foreign travellers, making them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading hotel developers. Hotels Outlook: 2017-2021, a report by PriceWaterHouseCoopers that looks at hotel accommodation in

Peter Damgaard Jensen, CEO of PKA; Kim Fejfer, Managing Partner and CEO of A.P. Moller Capital; Torben Möger Pedersen, CEO of PensionDanmark; Chresten Dengsøe, CEO of Lægernes Pension, Robert Mærsk Uggla, CEO of A.P. Moller Holding.

Danish Pension Funds to Support African Infrastructure

By Irene Gaitirira Published August 11, 2017 A US$1 Billion fund to support infrastructure and spur sustainable economic growth in Africa has been created. A Danish initiative bringing together four partners, the new fund with a duration of 10 years and initial target of 10 to 15 investments that has received commitments of US$550 Million

Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's President, receives Jack Ma at StateMukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD's Secretary-General, looks on. House, Nairobi, as

Kenya Joins Global Capacity-Building Programme for Entrepreneurs

By Khalifa Hemed Published July 21, 2017 Though Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are said to contribute some 33.8% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 81.1% of employment opportunities in Kenya, 98% of them not only exist outside the formal economy but are run by women and youth without formal training in business. Wishing

Failed Rainy Season Leads to Food Insecurity in East Africa

Failed Rainy Season Worsens Hunger Situation in East Africa

By Irene Gaitirira Published July 15, 2017 Poor rains across East Africa have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, in its Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) warns that the third consecutive failed rainy season has seriously eroded

Kigali, Rwanda, to host the 5th East Africa International Arbitration Conference September 28-29, 2017.

East Africa Embraces Arbitration, Holds Conference

By Irene Gaitirira Published June 25, 2017 An event aimed at promoting arbitration as an alternative mechanism of resolving disputes to court litigation shall held in Rwanda September 28-29, 2017. The 5th East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC2017) that shall be held Kigali on the theme ‘Linkages Between International Arbitration and Africa’s economy’, shall seek