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Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

Agrofood & Plastprintpack West Africa 2017 featuring a record participation of 90+ exhibitors from 21 countries

West African food imports increased to 14.4. Billion US$ in 2015 compared to 13.1 billion US$ in 2014, a plus of 10% (WTO World Trade Organization)

Organized by the German trade fair specialists Fairtrade (www.Fairtrade-Messe.de) the 4th edition of Agrofood (www.Agrofood-WestAfrica.com) & PlastPrintPack West Africa (www.PPP-WestAfrica.com) will take place on 05 to 07 December 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana. More than 90+ exhibitors from 21 countries including 5 national pavilions from…

Source: API Events |

Nigeria, Senegal and Cape Verde dominate the West African hotel pipeline with 77% of the total planned hotel rooms

W Hospitality Group’s 2017 Hotel Chains Pipeline report shows that hotel groups need to tackle lengthy development periods in West Africa

West Africa has been at the heart of the continent’s growth and economic transformation in recent years. Notwithstanding the sharp slowdown experienced in 2016 and 2017, the region’s economy is expected to rebound in 2017 onwards. Commodity-based economies, like Nigeria, are slowly recovering from the fall in oil prices and…

Source: High Commission of India, Pretoria, South Africa |

India and South Africa talk trade and investment at GIBS forum on 2 November 2017

India’s long-term economic prospects were promising due to high savings and investment rates, a young population and integration into the global economy

South Africa can learn a lot from India, its fellow BRICS member which has achieved an average GDP growth rate of eight percent in recent years and is one of the most popular destination for foreign direct investment in the world.  Speaking at the Gordon Institute of Business Science Johannesburg…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

12th Session of India-Tunisia Joint Commission

The Tunisian side appreciated India’s initiative for holding the International Solar Alliance Founding Conference in New Delhi on 08 December, 2017

The 12th Session of the India-Tunisia Joint Commission was held in New Delhi on October 30, 2017. The Indian delegation was led by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs of India and the Tunisian delegation was headed by Mr. Khemaies Jhinaoui, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia. This was…

International Road Transport Organisation (IRU)
Source: International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) |

Huge potential for trade in South Asia using global transit system

Promoting a unified market for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal region (BBIN), Jaipur-based CUTS International (Consumer Unity and Trust Society), in partnership with IRU, today launches a study on the benefits of a multi-lateral transit system – like the globally applicable TIR – on trade across the region

Paired with India’s inauguration of its TIR (http://APO.af/FREM41) steering committee today, the study reinforces growing endorsement across the region of TIR’s potential to benefit economic growth and sustainable development via a robust global framework of road transport services. Bipul Chatterjee, Executive Director of CUTS International (www.CUTS-International.org), says, “Given the significance…

Mercer LLC
Source: Mercer LLC |

Pension systems at risk of creating inter-generational equity issues

The Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index shows that South Africa needs to deal with issues of coverage, mandatory contributions and increased preservation to improve its pension system

Sustainability of some current systems is under threat Denmark maintains #1 position for sixth year Index expanded to include Colombia, New Zealand and Norway Unsustainable pension systems in some countries need to learn from leading countries or risk creating intergenerational equity issues and disappointed retirees. Now measuring 30 countries and…

Source: SITA |

SITA technology to drive expansion at Ghana’s new International terminal

Kotoka International Airport’s Terminal 3 to cement airport’s position as a major regional hub

SITA (www.SITA.aero) is providing its world-class passenger and baggage processing technology as well as its airport management solutions to Ghana’s new Terminal 3 at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, helping cement the airport’s position as a vital regional hub. Ghana’s largest airport is expanding its capacity to meet significant growth…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

President Faure receives Foreign Secretary for India

Dr Jaishankar is in Seychelles as a special envoy of the Prime Minister of India to review the relationship between Seychelles and India and explore prospective opportunities for cooperation

The President of the Republic, President Danny Faure, met with the Foreign Secretary for India, Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, at State House this afternoon. Dr Jaishankar is in Seychelles as a special envoy of the Prime Minister of India to review the relationship between Seychelles and India and explore prospective opportunities for cooperation.…

Source: British High Commission Pretoria |

South African U18 men’s football team in London preparing for the U18 men’s World Cup

South African U18 men’s football team in London for fixtures against the English and Brazilian teams in preparation for the U18 men’s World Cup

The South African U18 men’s football team departed for London last weekend for fixtures against their English and Brazilian counterparts. The planned matches are part of the teams’ preparations for the U18 men’s World Cup taking place in India at the beginning of October 2017. The team of 20 players…

Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business |

Stanford Graduate School of Business Launches Two Educational Opportunities to Empower Youth and Entrepreneurs in Southern Africa

Silicon Valley-based university continues to expand global program offerings with new partnership with De Beers Group

Stanford Graduate School of Business (www.GSB.stanford.edu) (Stanford GSB) today announced a USD $3 million, three-year partnership with De Beers Group to empower young, budding entrepreneurs and owners of established businesses in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa through two new educational programs launching in 2018. Stanford is expanding two of its…