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20 September 2017

Cross-border rail links - the spark to ignite intra-African trade?

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OVER the last 20 years the value of trade between Africa and the rest of the world has quadrupled, but trade between African nations remains extremely limited. According to the World Trade Organisation, intra-regional trade accounts for just 18% of Africa’s total trade volume. This compares with 50% for North America, 52% for Asia, and 70% for Europe.

 

20 September 2017

Tourists in chilling ferry ride

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Cape Town - “I thought I would die; I thought I would freeze to death out there. There were really big waves around the boat and they were splashing into it.”

20 September 2017

New LPG plant opens at Port of Saldanha

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A new open-access liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) plant was opened this week at the Port of Saldanha on the West Coast of South Africa.

 

20 September 2017

Opportunities and challenges for the next COMESA chief executive

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The new Secretary General will find an organisation that has robust trade framework that promotes transparency, predictability and planning

 

20 September 2017

Squabbles shipwreck NRZ deal

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CABINET on Wednesday shipwrecked the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ)’s US$400 million recapitalisation deal over funding, capacity and internal squabbles, it has been established.

 

20 September 2017

Police reception awaits 'slave boat' in Benin

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Cotonou, Benin - A boat carrying children thought to be destined for slavery was still at sea as authorities and Unicef here prepared for its arrival, port police said early Saturday.

20 September 2017

Silk road across the Indian Ocean

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China is working on what is supposed to become a new silk road, and this massive infrastructure initiative is not limited to Asia and Europe. The maritime extension connects Chinese ports with the coasts of Africa, and Chinese-sponsored new railways make the African hinterland more accessible too.

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