Entries by Wincate Mithini

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Ongoing! Africa Industrialization week Nov 16-20, 2020

Theme: “Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialisation in the AfCFTA Era” What:       The annual commemoration of Africa Industrialization Day commemorated through a weeklong event. The event will be held virtually through a series of webinars covering a range of topics and themes relevant to Africa’s industrialization agenda. When:     16 – 20 November 2020 Time:        10:00 – 19:00 Addis Ababa (GMT+3) […]

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Join the discussion at Cultivate Africa Nov 17-18, 2020

Galvanizing Partnerships for Promoting Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems in Africa in the Shadow of the Covid-19 Pandemic Cultivate Africa is an event organized by the Africa Union Commission in partnership with Hallpax. The main objective of Cultivate Africa is to unlock a concerted multi-stakeholder partnership toward a sustained and effective response leading to averting potential adverse effects of the […]

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African Business Council, One Voice: Who’s Voice?

Find the latest insight by the Executive Director of the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI), Mr. Kebour Ghenna, on the creation of the African Business Council (ABC) by the African Union and whether it will really benefit SMEs or have the opposite effects. One Voice: Who’s Voice? Sow the wind and reap […]

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FINTECH CAN HELP IN FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS SPREAD IN AFRICA

Safaricom, Kenya’s biggest telecoms operator, on Monday made a commitment to waive transaction costs on mobile money transfers under 1,000 shillings ($10) for customers on its mobile money platform, M-Pesa. Also, Airtel Kenya waived transaction charges on transfer from mobile wallet to bank accounts on Tuesday, 17th of March. Airtel also increased the limits subscribers […]

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Banks offer relief to borrowers as traders warned on hiking costs

Borrowers can sigh in relief as banks take new measures to cushion individuals and businesses that find themselves in financial distress as a result of the fast-spreading coronavirus (Covid-19). In meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House on Wednesday, Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Patrick Njoroge said the deal reached with commercial banks […]

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South Africa’s DTI calls for the finalisation of AfCFTA tariff schedules so to meet Implementation Date

Source: thedti.gov.za One of the immediate tasks of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is to ensure that the tariff schedule listing all products covered by the agreement for tariff liberalisation and the indispensable rules of origin are finalised to ensure that the implementation date of 1 July 2020 is met. Therefore, the current […]