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VIETNAM TARGETS AFRICA FOR TEXTILE EXPORTS

VIETNAM’S trade ministry is targeting Africa as an export market for its textile production, encouraging fabric manufacturers to follow Vietnamese clothing companies in successfully scoring sales in this fast developing continent. The African, south Asian and east Asian trade department at Vietnam’s ministry of industry and trade (MOIT) has been promoting the potential of these markets in recent months at conferences and trade shows, stressing that Africa holds some of the greatest export potential for Vietnamese manufacturers.…

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SOUTH SUDAN STARTS TO GROW A PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT MARKET

Edward Shirobo Otieno knows buying cosmetics and beauty products are not going to be a priority for the vast majority of South Sudan’s 10 million people at this time. In the world’s newest country, independent since July 2011, more than 80% of its consumers live on less than USD1 a day.…

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KENYA ROOTS FOR AGOA EXTENSION

 

THE KENYAN government is pushing for an extension of the USA’s African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), which gives sub-Saharan African exporters special access to American markets. The country’s east African affairs, commerce and tourism minister (cabinet secretary) wants AGOA extended at least 10 years from its current September 30, 2015, expiry date: “If possible, we would like to have the current protocol transformed into a permanent trade agreement,” added Kandie, addressing officials of the African Cotton and Textile Industries Federation in Nairobi on June 24.…

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LEAD PAINTS STILL WIDESPREAD IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

IF there is one paint ingredient that marketers agree should be left off the label, it has to be lead. General and scientific opinion agrees this metal causes health problems and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), working with the UN Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) has embarked on plans to eliminate architectural and household lead paints in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2020.

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TRADITIONAL KENYAN HEALTH CARE HAS ITS CRITICS – BUT GETS SOME RECOGNITION

TRADITIONAL herbal medicine in Africa may have its critics, but some conventional nurses say it should be taken more seriously and be given a proper career path and mire training. Take Kenya – its ministry of public health and sanitation indicates the country’s conventional hospitals, health centres, dispensaries and clinics cater for only 30% of the population.…

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GROWING MIDDLE CLASS FUELS COSMETICS SALES IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

BY ANDREW GREEN, IN KAMPALA; AND BILLCORCORAN, IN CAPE TOWN

THE TRIPLING in the size of Africa’s middle class over the last 30 years to what the African Development Bank estimates is now 313 million people coupled with increased urbanisation, are driving the growth of the continent’s cosmetics industry and markets.…

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CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS IN EAST AFRICA'S KEY TEXTBOOK MARKET ARE HARD TO NAIL DOWN

BY ANDREW GREEN, IN KAMPALA

For publishers working in east Africa, textbooks spell survival, but two major western publishers have found recently that the ethical dilemmas of working in the region can be hard to navigate.

With fierce competition for those contracts and limited local oversight capacity, the industry is dogged by persistent rumors of requests for and payments of bribery, money paid to delay rival’s books and other forms of corruption.…

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OUP ADMITS SUBSIDIARIES BRIBED AFRICAN OFFICIALS FOR TEXTBOOK SALES

BY KEITH NUTHALL

AN ARM of the Oxford University Press (OUP) will pay GBP1.89 million through a UK High Court civil recovery order for illegally bribing Tanzanian and Kenyan officials to win school textbook contracts. The bribes were made through Oxford Publishing Limited’s (OPL) Kenyan and Tanzanian subsidiaries OUP East Africa and OUP Tanzania.…

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UNAIDS WELCOMES KENYAN COURT DECISION ON GENERIC DRUGS CONTROLS

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE UN agency charged with fighting HIV/AIDS has welcomed a decision by the Kenya high court that an existing national law fighting fake drugs is too loosely worded and could promote the seizure of generic medicines made by legitimate manufacturers.…

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SUGAR OFFERS AFRICAN BIOFUEL PRODUCERS A FEEDSTOCK - BUT DEVELOPMENT WILL BE CHALLENGING

BY BILL CORCORAN, IN CAPE TOWN; MOHAMMED YUSUF, IN NAIROBI; AND KEITH NUTHALL

A BOOK launched at last December’s Durban international climate change conference has focused on the growing potential for sugar to be a biofuel feedstock in Africa. ‘Bioenergy for Sustainable Development and International Competitiveness:

The Role of Sugar Cane in Africa’ was written by 44 authors representing 30 organisations in 16 countries and was published by Routledge.…

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