Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) |

East African bloc agrees to make regional trade cheaper, faster and simpler

Representatives meet in Nairobi in parallel with Africa eCommerce Week

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda agreed today to make trade between them and with other countries cheaper, faster and simpler in a significant boost for economic integration in East Africa and continental trade facilitation. Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, representatives of the nations – who are…

ROAM
Source: ROAM |

Nine of ten Africans unqualified for the Jobs they apply to

Research conducted by the ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media) Group shows that many Africans who apply for a job are not qualified in the first place

Close to 90% of applicants that apply to a job position are objectively not a match to the role advertised. This is caused less by a shortage of jobs, but a fundamental misunderstanding of job requirements, both from employers and candidates. This has been uncovered by research conducted by ROAM…

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

South Africa deposits the Instrument of Ratification of the agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)

The deposit of the instrument means that South Africa has formally and legally committed to theTripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)

South Africa has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) on the margins of the African Union Ministers of Trade meeting taking place in Cairo, Egypt from 12-13 December 2018. The TFTA comprises three regional economic blocks – the Common Market for…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Africa: The Republic of Kenya's National Day

The United States and Kenya maintain strong government and people-to-people ties

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my congratulations on the occasion of Kenya’s 55th Jamhuri Day. The United States and Kenya maintain strong government and people-to-people ties, and I am proud of this enduring relationship that…

African Performance Institute
Source: African Performance Institute |

The Minister of Trade, Informal Sector, Consumer Affairs, Local Product Promotion and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), chaired on Monday afternoon in Nairobi a panel organized by the African Performance Institute

This panel was held on the margins of the African E-commerce Week organized for the first time in Africa by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

The Minister of Trade, Informal Sector, Consumer Affairs, Local Product Promotion and SMEs, chaired on Monday afternoon in Nairobi a panel organized by the African Performance Institute (www.Performance-Institute.org), led by Ibrahima Nour Eddine DIAGNE. This panel was held on the margins of the African E-commerce Week organized for the first time…

Control Risks Group Holdings Ltd
Source: Control Risks Group Holdings Ltd |

US-China rivalry in Africa set to sharpen in 2019

China will continue to broaden its engagement across the continent, with particular focus on East Africa

Early signs suggest that the US-China rivalry will find its way to the African continent in 2019. While the US is multiplying warnings about the perils of Chinese debt-fuelled spending for economic stability, China will continue to broaden its engagement across the continent, with particular focus on East Africa. This…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Shujaa Finish 13th as curtains fall on CapeTown7s

Their day two kicked off with the Challenge Trophy Quarterfinal where they lost 31-34 to Argentina, the eventual Challenge Trophy winners. This loss automatically dropped them to the 13th place semi final where they played the loser of the third Challenge Trophy between Canada and Zimbabwe

Shujaa (ShujaaPride.com) wrapped up their Cape Town7s campaign two positions higher than they did in Dubai7s last weekend. The team finished in the third place after seeing off Wales Rugby 33-26 in the final. Their day two kicked off with the Challenge Trophy Quarterfinal where they lost 31-34 to Argentina, the…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

African Economic Conference (AEC) 2018: The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) will increase Africans’ freedoms, says Economic Commission for Africa (ECA’s) Elhiraika

It aims to build an integrated market in Africa that will see a market of more than one-billion people

The African Continental Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), if fully implemented, will not only give a substantial boost to Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) but also help expand the freedoms of the continent’s citizens, the majority of whom have never been outside their countries of origin, says a top Economic Commission for…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Assistant Secretary Madison Travels to Kenya for Global Forum on Drug Use Treatment and Prevention

Her meetings will focus on U.S.-Kenya cooperation to pursue our shared goals, including in the area of Kenyan police accountability

On Monday, December 10, experts and practitioners from 83 countries in the field of drug use prevention and treatment will gather in Nairobi, Kenya for the fourth annual workshop of the International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP). Assistant Secretary Kirsten D. Madison of the Bureau of…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

#HudumaHalisi - Honest Public Service Campaign Launched in Kenya

The launch event entailed a visit to the Huduma Halisi Tent, a theme song and a brief about the Campaign

Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, launched the Huduma Halisi Public Service Campaign at the Ndumberi Grounds, Kiambu County. The event was organized as part of a wider Ministry of Public Services, Youth and Gender Affairs Outreach Programme. In his address, the Head of State said, “The Huduma Halisi Campaign will celebrate individuals and…