World - South Africa Introduces $260 Minimum Wage, Nigeria Struggles With $60 Per Month. UK contractor to build £10m road in Liberia. UK contractor Dawnus International has been awarded its third contract in Liberia, for the £10m Gangra Haul Road project for the world’s largest steel manufacturer, ArcelorMittal.
ArcelorMittal is developing three iron ore deposits and a concentrator in the mountains of Nimba County, 300km north east of Liberia’s capital, Monrovia. Dawnus said the work will involve constructing 13km of road through a heavy bush area, along with a 50m bridge across the Dayea River, a 100m bat tunnel and restoration works including replanting 85 hectares of trees and grasses. The road construction will involve major earthworks with cut and fill quantities exceeding 1,000,000 cubic metres of soil and rock to form the cuttings and embankments.
Tanzania to Import Electricity from Ethiopia by 2019. Tanzanian power utility disclosed that it anticipates to start importing electricity from Ethiopia by 2019.
Commenting on the matter, Tanzania Electricity Supply Co., Managing Director Felichesmi Mramba, said before contractors start work on a final link to Kenya, transmission line which links the central town of Iringa to Shinyanga, in the North of Tanzania, would be completed. He added the connection to Kenya would be completed by 2018. Tanzania expects to begin importing electricity from Ethiopia in 2019 when the eastern African nations complete interconnection grids currently to form a regional power pool, according to Tanzania’s power utility. Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania are part of the 12 state Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP). Où est l’or de la BCEAO ? Untitled. By Magreth Nunuhe WINDHOEK–IF THE town of Usakos, some 180 kilometres from Walvis Bay on the western coast of Namibia, were to establish a dry port, it could turn the area into a logistics and transport hub and boost investment that can support social and economic activity and bring in net income worth R1.3 billion.
Belarus to participate in construction of poultry farm in Mozambique. MINSK, 8 November (BelTA) – Belarus will participate in the construction of a poultry farm, a vegetable storehouse and greenhouses in Mozambique, Alexei Bogdanov, the head of the main division for foreign economic affairs at the Agriculture and Food Ministry, told reporters after the opening ceremony of the international food industry expo and fair Prodexpo 2016 in Minsk on 8 November, BelTA has learned.
“We work continuously with the distant arc countries. A delegation of the Agriculture and Food Ministry has recently visited two African countries, Mozambique and South Africa. Discussions on revamping TAZARA to be held in Beijing – The Exchange. Share Tweet Email Plans to revamp the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) railway line are set to be discussed by Government officials from Tanzania, Zambia and China in Beijing next week.
Pharmacie: Pharma 5 investit 100 millions de dirhams dans une usine à Abidjan. Le Maroc et la Côte d’Ivoire ont signé, ce samedi à Rabat, un accord de partenariat prévoyant la construction par le groupe pharmaceutique Pharma 5 d’une usine de production de médicaments près d’Abidjan pour un investissement initial de 100 millions de dirhams.
En vertu de cet accord, le groupe pharmaceutique Pharma 5 va construire une unité industrielle dans la zone franche de Bassam (près d’Abidjan) sur une superficie de 5.000 m2 destinée à la production de médicaments, notamment un générique anti-hépatite C, répondant aux normes internationales. Guinée : Vers l’exploitation des gisements de bauxite dans deux préfectures… CONAKRY- Après le départ du géant minier Rio Tinto, la Guinée envisage l’exploitation de ses gisements de bauxite de Kindia et Dubréka avec la compagnie Forward Africa Resources ( FAR).
Ce projet minier de plus 300 millions de dollars, va générer un millier d’emploi dans le pays. Les promoteurs de FAR ont présenté ce jeudi au gouvernement l’étude de faisabilité de leur projet au Ministère des Mines et de la Géologie. L’exploitation de bauxite va démarrer en 2018 avec une durée de 21 ans. Forward Ressources SA est une filiale à part entière de l'Anglo - African Minerals qui détient les droits sur un permis d'exploration d’une superficie totale de 170 km2 à Dubreka et Kindia . Michel Potier, directeur d’Anglo African Minerals a déclaré que cette étude de faisabilité est une étape avant de rentrer en production. « C’est le passage obligé qui va montrer que le projet est viable. Le gouvernement guinéen a salué la mise en œuvre du projet qui est selon lui prometteur pour le pays. Bah Aissatou. Malawi legumes on high demand in South Africa and Zimbabwe - The Maravi Post. Egypt: PM Receives Report On Adding More Hypermarkets, Trade, Logistic Zones. 5000 people die of malaria each year in Cameroon.
Health News of Thursday, 28 April 2016 Source: Kmersaga.com Female Anopheles mosquito.
The international community celebrated on April 25, the World Day against malaria. The opportunity for Cameroon to take stock of the disease which remains by far the leading cause of death. Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia could rival SA’s motor industry. HARMONISED regional trade policies and comprehensive national investment strategies could create at least three rivals to SA’s domination of the vehicle-manufacturing industry in sub-Saharan Africa, says a new report.
The report, Navigating The African Automotive Sector, published on Thursday by Deloitte, says Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia have the potential to take advantage of a new-vehicle market that some analysts think could grow by nearly 550% in the next 15 years. Karthi Pillay, the head of the group’s African automotive practice, said: "Globally, the strategy for manufacturers is to get closer to their consumers — and Africa has a growing number of consumers entering the middle-income bracket.
" He added that the value chain of the automotive manufacturing industry was considerable and on its own could "kick-start the industrialisation of Africa, provided the continent can harmonise manufacturing and trade policies". The arguments for Nigeria having its own industry are inescapable. Korea-Africa: Emerging Opportunities. Uchumi shuts down five Kenya outlets - Capital Business.
By KENNEDY KANGETHE, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 21 – Retail chain Uchumi Supermarkets has closed operations in five outlets within Kenya as part of its reorganisation process that will see about 253 workers lose their jobs.
The branches include Taj Mall, Embu, Eldoret Sugarland, Nakuru and Kisii to reduce the retailer’s operational costs enabling it to concentrate its efforts on a leaner structure as dictated by the current business environment. This comes months after the firm closed of its operations in Tanzania and Uganda in a reorganisation exercise intended to stop financial haemorrhaging. Gvt targets 7pc increase in dairy production. Busienss Reporter GOVERNMENT is targeting growth of 7 percent in the dairy sector over the next five years to be financed from proceeds of the levy on pasteurised milk imports. The Ministry of Macro-economic Planning and Investment Promotion said in its 2015 fourth quarter macro-economic bulletin, the levy will help grow the commercial dairy head. “The levy will support increase in the number of cows for milking as well as reduce costs of production,” the ministry said. The commercial head stands at about 32 000.
Devoxx Morocco brings together techies and startups. Cameroun : un consortium russo-britannique pour l’exploration pétrolière – 26/12/2014. Conférence 3 - La montée en puissance des pays émergents dans les échanges extérieurs des pays sahéliens. S Africa Trend Bulletin covering "5 MUST-KNOW AFRICAN CONSUMER TRENDS TO RUN WITH IN 2014" For Africa By Africa: African solutions to African challenges done the African way. It goes without saying that Africa is truly rising. And alongside rising incomes (throughout the high end, the middle classes, and for 'new' consumers), in 2014, confidence and pride will rise, too.
Some numbers: Every three years, life expectancy on the continent increases by a year. (Renaissance Capital, July 2013) 11 out of the 20 fastest growing countries globally are in sub-Saharan Africa. (The World Bank, January 2013) Microsoft Word - Technical Report - SADC COMESA Bond Market Study Final - Technical Report - SADC COMESA Bond Market Study Final.pdf. La couverture maladie universelle en Côte d’Ivoire « fin 2013, début 2014 »