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ULooking to invest in African retail? Three interesting countries to considerntitled Post

posted 15 Aug 2012, 05:48 by Mark Torokwa

 Various international retailers – from supermarket giants like Wal-Mart to clothing chains such as Gap – have recently entered the African market, targeting the continent’s growing middle class. However, with 54 independent countries, deciding which markets to enter is not an easy decision. Research company Euromonitor International recently identified a number of African countries with growth potential in the retail sector. We take a closer look at three of these markets – Zambia, Rwanda and Angola.
 
http://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com/looking-to-invest-in-african-retail-three-interesting-countries-to-consider/18585/

19th AU assembly approves the establishment of the African Institute for Remittances

posted 4 Aug 2012, 15:42 by Mark Torokwa

On 15-16 July 2012, the 19th AU assembly of Heads of State and Government endorsed the establishment of the African Institute for Remittances (AIR). The decision followed the report of the fifth Joint Annual Meeting of the African Union (AU) Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the Declaration of the Global Diaspora Summit held in South Africa in May 2012 that adopted the AIR as one of the five legacy projects of the AU.  The AU further called upon the African Development Bank (AfDB), World Bank, UNECA and other partners to support the implementation of the initiative. 

http://www.africa-eu-partnership.org/news/19th-au-assembly-approves-establishment-african-institute-remittances

East Africa could become the fastest growing region in the world

posted 4 Aug 2012, 15:35 by Mark Torokwa

 

According to a new and innovative approach to estimating the future growth potential of countries — designed by professors at Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) — East Africa could become the fastest growing region in the world between now and 2020. Uganda, at an estimated average annual gross domestic product growth rate of 6.41 per cent would have the highest growth potential in the world, followed closely by Kenya at 6.1 per cent, and Tanzania at 6.07 per cent.

 

For more read http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Kenya++Uganda+Tanzania+economies+will+grow+fastest+in+the+world/-/434750/1291086/-/s8gs0d/-/index.html

Konza…

posted 4 Aug 2012, 15:33 by Mark Torokwa

where Africas silicon savannah …

Konza is set to be one of the most successful cities in Africa, competing economically and culturally with the best cities in the world. This site offers all the information and insight you need to fully appreciate and take full advantage of Konza’s phenomenal growth. Find out why some of the world’s most successful companies, the most talented people and major international investors plan to come to Konza.

http://www.konzacity.co.ke/

East Africa could become the fastest growing region in the world

posted 29 Dec 2011, 05:53 by Mark Torokwa   [ updated 29 Dec 2011, 05:59 ]

 

According to a new and innovative approach to estimating the future growth potential of countries — designed by professors at Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) — East Africa could become the fastest growing region in the world between now and 2020. Uganda, at an estimated average annual gross domestic product growth rate of 6.41 per cent would have the highest growth potential in the world, followed closely by Kenya at 6.1 per cent, and Tanzania at 6.07 per cent.

 

For more read http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Kenya++Uganda+Tanzania+economies+will+grow+fastest+in+the+world/-/434750/1291086/-/s8gs0d/-/index.html

The first Africa capacity indicators report

posted 15 Sep 2011, 02:23 by Mark Torokwa   [ updated 4 Oct 2011, 01:06 ]

African Capacity Building Foundation is staffed entirely by Africans and its motto is "for Africans by Africans". The inaugural 2011 report focuses on capacity development in fragile contexts.
 
According to Frannie Leautier from the African Capacity Building Foundation, regular monitoring of capacity change in Africa could stimulate a lively debate on aid results and capacity in the run-up to Busan High Level Conference on Aid effectiveness and beyond.
 

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) recently launched its inaugural Africa Capacity Indicators” Reportwhich monitors the status of capacity development in Africa, using a range of indicators.

These indicators cover three core areas: individual capabilities, organisational performance and institutional change.
 

Rread more @ http://www.africa-eu-partnership.org/focus/first-africa-capacity-indicators-report

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posted 5 Aug 2011, 09:30 by Mark Torokwa

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posted 5 Aug 2011, 09:09 by Mark Torokwa   [ updated 5 Aug 2011, 09:33 ]

Think big, start small and start now, says Kenyan entrepreneurUntitled Post

posted 26 Jul 2011, 10:52 by Mark Torokwa

Eric Kinoti is the 27-year-old founder and managing director of Shade Systems East Africa. He talks to How we made it in Africa’s Regina Ekiru about his journey from cashier to successful businessman.

For more read: http://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com/think-big-start-small-and-start-now-says-kenyan-entrepreneur/10931/

Zambian firm cracks US market

posted 11 Jul 2011, 10:13 by Mark Torokwa   [ updated 11 Jul 2011, 10:57 ]

Sylva Holdings Limited, a Zambian food marketing and export firm, has managed to gain access into the US market.

The company has sealed a deal to supply thousands of tonnes of food items to the US on a monthly basis.
 

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