Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of African Development Bank and winner of World Food Prize 2017.

Why Investing in African Agriculture Makes Economic Sense

By Irene Gaitirira Published February 23, 2018 Though agriculture in Africa has traditionally been associated with pain, penury, and poverty, it is a huge wealth-creating sector that is primed to unleash new economic opportunities that will lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), said this

The implementation of SAATM will pave the way for other flagship projects as the African Passport and the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), Commissioner Abou-Zeid says.

Africa to Launch Single Air Transport Market

By Juergen T Steinmetz Published January 24, 2018 The much anticipated Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) shall be launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 28, 2018 “The launch of the Single African Air Transport Market will spur more opportunities to promote trade, cross-border investments … resulting in the creation of an additional 300

Kenya to Deliver a Million Urban Housing Units by 2022

By Abdi Ali Published December 26, 2017 The Government of Kenya is working with contractors, developers, financiers and manufacturers of building materials to provide a million affordable housing units by 2022 Aidah Njeri Munano, Kenya’s Principal Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, says the target of one million housing units has been made on the

The aim of the Seychelles Regatta, the organisers say, is 'to offer a balance of a rigorous sailing competition and tourism by encouraging a discovery of the Seychelles islands'.

Seychelles Holds Sailing Competition to Promote Tourism

By Iminza Keboge and eTurboNews Published December 14, 2017 A sailing competition designed to take place in a relaxed atmosphere in the Indian Ocean returns May 27 – June 3, 2018. The Seychelles Regatta competition, that shall set sail from the Eden Island Marina, is planned to begin when the southeast trade winds kick in.

Edson Mpyisi, Coordinator of Enable Youth Programme at African Development Bank says Africa should involve its youth in its agriculture sector.

Agriculture Could Solve Africa’s Youth Unemployment Problem

By Irene Gaitirira Published November 23, 2017 Only three-out-of-11 young people entering the job market in Africa every year end up in formal jobs in a continent whose youthful population (15-35 years) is estimated to number 420 million. But did you know that agribusiness could provide a remedy to the problem of youth employment across

Dr Qian Keming, Vice Minister of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, said the US$30 Million the grant demonstrates the value China attaches to the relationship with Uganda.

Uganda to Modernise Its Revenue with Chinese Grant

By Abdi Ali Published November 9, 2017 Uganda is set to modernise its Customs department with a grant from China. The Government of China has agreed to give Uganda a US$30 Million grant to suppor Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to acquire latest technologies in the form of non-intrusive scanners, modernised customs risk management, supervision and

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, winner of the World Food Prize 2017, with his prize.

Mechanised Agriculture Key to Food Security in Africa

By Khalifa Hemed Published October 30, 2017 Though Africa sits on 65% of the uncultivated arable land left in the world, it is the only region of the world where the number of people who face food insecurity has increased, 300 million more people are malnourished and the continent shall spend US$110 billion to import

Said Adejumobi, Regional Director, Southern Africa, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Market Liberalisation Without Production is Meaningless

By Khalifa Hemed Published October 29, 2017 Opening up of markets in Africa without enhanced production is a recipe for disaster. Said Adejumobi, the Southern Africa regional director of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), says without production, trade and market liberalisation in Africa is meaningless. Adejumobi spoke in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second largest city,