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Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Government Officials to Receive Training on Special Economic Zone in China

According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, the training forms part of a five-year agreement signed between South Africa and China in 2014

A group of 34 Special Economic Zones (SEZ) practitioners and supporting sector specialists from the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), provincial departments and agencies responsible for the implementation of the SEZ Programme depart for Tianjin, China tomorrow to attend the fourth Capacity Building Programme on the SEZ taking…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

Assistant Foreign Minister Qian Hongshan Meets with Deputy Chairperson of the AU Commission Kwesi Quartey

On May 15, 2017, Assistant Foreign Minister Qian Hongshan met with the delegation led by Deputy Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Kwesi Quartey, who was in China for the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. Both sides exchanged views on China-Africa relations, China-AU relations, the enhancement of…

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    • Mr. Khaled Al-Aboodi CEO of ICD and Mr. Khakimov Umid, First Deputy Chairman of JSC “Asia Alliance Bank”, signed the financing agreements for the amount of USD12 million
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ICD and JSC “Asia Alliance Bank” Cooperate to Finance SMEs in Uzbekistan

The collaboration will focus on developing private sector especially SMEs

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (“ICD”) (www.ICD-ps.org), the private sector arm of IDB Group, and JSC “Asia Alliance Bank” (www.AAB.uz) have entered into a Joint Strategic Collaboration to finance SMEs in Uzbekistan. The signing ceremony took place at Hotel Hilton in Jeddah during the IDB…

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    • From left to right: Prof. Elijah Ogola, Vice President, Pan African Society of Cardiology; Prof. Frederik Otieno, Endocrinology Specialist; Merck Diabetes and Hypertension Award 2016 winners from Kenya, Elisha Ngetich, Ralph Obure, Ezekiel Osolika, Samuel Mucheru, and Sheila Wambui with Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare highlight the urgent need for diabetes and hypertension ambassadors and experts in Africa that the Awards aim to build.
    • Merck Capacity Advancement Program’s Clinical Diabetes and Hypertension Management session at the University of Nairobi, Kenya
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Merck announces 2016 winners and calls for applications for the 2017 Hypertension Award to mark “World Hypertension Day”

Merck aims to build hypertension experts platform across the globe through call for 2017 Hypertension Award applications to mark World Hypertension Day

Merck (www.MerckGroup.com), a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials, marks today World Hypertension Day with the announcement of the 2016 ‘Merck Hypertension Award’ winners and the call for applications for the 2017 Hypertension Award. The award as part of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program…

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World Health Statistics 2017: Almost half of all deaths now have a recorded cause, WHO data show

Coverage of treatment for HIV and bed nets to prevent malaria have increased the most, from very low levels in 2000

Almost half of all deaths globally are now recorded with a cause, new data from the World Health Organization show, highlighting improvements countries have made on collecting vital statistics and monitoring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   Of the estimated 56 million deaths globally in 2015, 27 million…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Support for the UN Project for African Rapid Deployment of Engineering Capabilities (ARDEC)

The Initiation of the Third Training    

1. Japan will dispatch 18 personnel from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force etc. to the third training under the UN Project for African Rapid Deployment of Engineering Capabilities (ARDEC), which is implemented by the UN Department of Field Support. The training which will take place in Kenya from May 29th…

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The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) signs MoU with China-Africa Development Fund to boost infrastructure investment and growth in selected African countries

At the side lines of the landmark IsDB 42nd Annual Meeting in Jeddah, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-ps.org), the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group and China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund) (www.CADFund.com), a…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

JHB Chamber Signs MoU with Chinese Trade Council

The MoU was signed at the SA-China Zhejiang Trade and Investment Symposium that took place in Sandton, yesterday

The Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance liaison and cooperation in the fields of export, import, investment, business information and other commerce-orientated activities for the benefit of members of both organisations.…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

The dti to host SA-China Trade and Investment Symposium in Gauteng

According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies the main objective of the symposium is to bring together South African companies and their counterparts from China, with the aim of establishing long-lasting and mutually beneficial trade and investment relations

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will host a Trade and Investment Symposium which will be attended by a business delegation from China’s Zhejiang Province under the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). The event will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton,…

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    • China picks up pace in Africa amid uncertainty around US policies and Brexit.
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Africa presents a mixed foreign direct investment (FDI) picture - EY Africa Attractiveness report

Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa (the key hub economies) collectively attracted 58% of the continent’s total FDI projects in 2016

South Africa remains the largest FDI hub in Africa Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa (the key hub economies) collectively attracted 58% of the continent’s total FDI projects in 2016 Investment from the Asia-Pacific region into Africa hit an all-time high in 2016 According to EY’s (http://EY.com) latest Africa…