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Fertilizer industry: Zambia seeks to attract Moroccan investors

Zambia, which remains a net importer of fertilizers, has called on Moroccan operators to invest in the fertilizer industry, to help curb the high cost of crop production. The call was launched by Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya at a meeting in Lusaka Monday with a Moroccan delegation, led by Secretary of State for Foreign […]

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South Sudan seeks assistance to adopt Swahili as official language

The South Sudanese government on Wednesday announced plans to introduce Swahili language in school curriculum ahead of its adoption as an official language. In a statement quoted by the News portal, The Citizen, South Sudanese Vice President Taban Deng Gai has called on Tanzania to send Swahili teachers to the World’s youngest nation. The war […]

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Tanzania to get $4 million from Holland to boost potato production

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs will inject about $4 million in Tanzania to finance the construction of a center for the development of the potato industry in the East African nation. Nine Dutch companies active in the sector will also contribute to the construction of the infrastructure, which is scheduled to be completed by […]

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Morocco’s Ciments de l’Afrique opens new cement plant in Chad

The Moroccan cement giant Ciments de l’Afrique group (CIMAF) has officially inaugurated a new cement plant in Chad this week as the group, led by the Moroccan Businessman Anas Séfrioui, continues its expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa. This new unit, located in the Lamadji district at the northern exit of the Chadian capital N’djamena, will start […]

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Tanzania inks $154 mln deal with China to expand main port

Tanzania’s government this weekend signed a $154 million contract with Chinese giant China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to expand the East African nation’s main port in capital city Dar es Salaam. According to the agreement, China’s state-run CHEC will build a roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) terminal and deepen and strengthen seven berths at Dar es Salaam […]

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Tanzanian president fires minerals minister, state-run Audit Agency chief

Tanzania’s President nicknamed “The Bulldozer”, and reputed to be a no-nonsense, results-driven politician, fired the mining minister and the chief of the state-run mineral audit agency on Wednesday over tax evasion allegation. The decision announced by President John Magufuli comes after he received a report into whether mining companies were under-declaring the value of their […]

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Tanzania: US grants $526mln to fight AIDS

The United States has approved $526 million aid to Tanzania over the coming year to fight AIDS and help people infected with the virus in the East African nation. According to estimates, about 1.4 million Tanzanians are living with HIV in the nation of around 50 million people, with about 850,000 of them currently on […]

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Tanzania: John Magufuli pushes for mining companies reforms

Tanzania’s ‘Bulldozer’ John Magufuli on Tuesday announced plans to enforce a new rule requiring mining firms to list on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange bourse by August. The move according to the president will increase transparency in the East African nation’s mining sector “By listing these companies on the stock exchange, we will be […]

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Tanzania expels UNDP head for “deteriorating performance”

Tanzania on Tuesday expelled the head of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in the East African nation for the “deteriorating performance” of her office. Awa Dabo, a Gambian national, suffered “poor relations with her work colleagues and UNDP management,” Tanzania’s foreign ministry said in a statement. “The government took this decision because Ms. Awa […]

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World Bank trims Sub-Saharan Africa growth projection

The World Bank cut its growth projection for sub-Saharan Africa this year after a tumultuous period in 2016. According to the bank, Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to grow at a moderate rate of 2.6 percent in 2017. Growth this year will be “better than the 1.3 percent in 2016, the lowest in two decades, but […]

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