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Under Secretary Fernandez Visits Zambia, Strengthens U.S.-Zambia Economic Partnership

Under Secretary Fernandez visited one of Zambia’s largest mining operations and spoke to industry experts about how the United States can help promote efforts to build robust and responsible critical mineral supply chains

During his May 12-13 visit to Zambia, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez  met His Excellency President Hakainde Hichilema to discuss opportunities to enhance bilateral trade and investment, and support for Zambia’s economic recovery agenda and debt restructuring efforts.  The Under Secretary and President Hichilema also…

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Seychelles Envoy Accredited to Zambia and Comesa

President Hichilema commended Seychelles for promoting and advancing principles of Democracy and Good Governance

High Commissioner Claude Morel presented his Letters of Credentials to the President of Zambia, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, accrediting him as High Commissioner to Zambia in a ceremony at State House, Lusaka, on Thursday 4th May 2022. President Hichilema commended Seychelles for promoting and advancing principles of Democracy and Good Governance as…

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Penelope Campbell Appointed New Country Representative to Zambia

Ms. Campbell has served UNICEF for the last 20 years, most recently as Chief of Health in the Somalia office

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Zambia has announced the appointment of Ms. Penelope Campbell to the position of Country Representative, effective April 2022. Ms. Campbell, who joins the Zambia Country Office from UNICEF Somalia, presented her credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Stanley Kakubo, MP,…

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U.S. Government Supports Eastern Kafue Nature Alliance to Protect Natural Resources

This $21.3 million program will empower local communities in conservation and sustainable management

Coinciding with World Earth Day 2022, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today launched the Eastern Kafue Nature Alliance in collaboration with private sector partners Kashikoto Conservancy Limited and Amatheon AGRI Zambia Limited.  Implemented by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and supported with a $10 million…

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BUTEC Group completes the takeover of ENGIE’s 17 Energy Services companies in Africa

This transaction will allow BUTEC Group to capitalize on 2000 collaborators and highly skilled executives

BUTEC (www.BUTEC.com) based in UAE, a leading contracting group in the MENA and GCC regions, has recently completed the takeover of 17 Energy Services companies in Africa previously owned by the energy global player, ENGIE Group. The acquisition process was completed on the 31st of March 2022, following the initial…

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Namibia International Energy Conference speaker line up sets the right tone for Africa’s energy mix ambitions

The pan-African tone of the conference will be set by the opening ministerial panel of the conference comprising energy ministers from across the continent

The Namibia International Energy Conference (NIEC) is set to take place in a week’s time on 20 – 21 April 2022 at Droombos Estate Windhoek, Namibia with a formidable line up of international, regional and national energy sector leaders. This fourth edition of the conference brings multidimensional and thought-provoking conversations…

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Sub-Saharan African Growth Slows Amid Ongoing and New Economic Shocks

The analysis notes that recovery remains uneven, incomplete and is happening at varied rates of speed across the region

As the Sub-Saharan African economy struggles to recover from the 2020 recession induced by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the region now faces new economic growth challenges, compounded by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The World Bank’s latest Africa’s Pulse, a biannual analysis of the near-term regional macroeconomic outlook, estimates growth at…

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African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) Raises Awareness on Political and Trade Credit Risks Insurance in Togo

Togo has benefited from ATI’s insurance capacity to the tune of USD305M in the finance and transport sectors

In a bid to raise awareness within the relevant government agencies and private sector about political (investment) and credit risk insurance in Togo, ATI (www.ATI-aca.org) held a series of awareness activities in Lomé, in partnership with Togo’s Ministry of Economy and Finance, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the KfW Development…

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Radisson Hotel Group delivers a strong start to the year with five hotel signings in Africa in the first quarter

The Group’s momentous growth is aligned with its 2025 objective to reach over 150 properties across Africa

Radisson Hotel Group (www.RadissonHotels.com) continues its ambitious African growth and development plan with five new hotel signings secured across the continent to date this year, adding almost 600 rooms to its African portfolio. In 2022, the Group aims to add more than a dozen hotels, reaching just over 100 hotels in…

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Nuclear Techniques Help Zambia Ensure Safety in Animal Food Products

The IAEA and FAO are working with Zambian experts to address drug resistant microbes as well as food contamination in meat and other animal products

In Zambia, government agencies are paying increasing attention to food safety issues, but public awareness is low and life-threatening outbreaks of food poisoning can happen. The causes of food poisonings and contamination range from production and handling practices to the unsafe use of veterinary drugs among others. For many years…