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KENYA TOBACCO FARMERS FACE TOUGH TIMES

TOBACCO farming in Kenya is facing challenging times, with Tobacco Journal International being warned by farmers, government officials and market researchers that large-scale cultivation of the crop has been declining for five years in its traditional western region heartland.

Experts say output decline has been noted in the administrative areas that have dominated Kenyan tobacco leaf production.…

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SOUTH AFRICA AVIATION BIOFUEL PROJECT STALLS OVER POLITICAL FEEDSTOCK SOURCING DEBATES

A STALLED project to make and test aviation biofuel in South Africa has offered a test case on how supply chain problems can prevent such innovative initiatives from making progress.

The launch of Project Solaris in 2014 as an international initiative between aviation and fuel sector partners to develop sustainable jet biofuel from the solaris crop attracted substantial media coverage for heralding in a new era in African aviation.…

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AFRICAN COMMONWEALTH ANTI-CORRUPTION CENTRE TARGETS GROWTH THROUGH FIGHTING GRAFT

CORRUPTION saps economic competition that drives productivity improvements and grows emerging market economies – this is a key reason behind the establishment of the Commonwealth Africa Anti-Corruption Centre (CAACC). Another is the established link between the perception of risk from corrupt practices in a country and foreign economic investment.…

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SOMALIA SUFFERS FROM GLUT OF POOR TERTIARY GRADUATES WHO LACK SECONDARY EDUCATION

SENIOR figures in Somalia’s education and employment sector are calling on the country’s increasingly influential government to bring down the numbers of tertiary colleges and universities to better match the lower number of graduates from secondary schools.

The proliferation of universities within Somalia, especially private organisations, as peace has taken root in the country, has prompted concern among experts that standards of education has weakened.…

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SLUMP IN TOBACCO PRODUCTION - ZAMBIA FEELS THE PINCH.

 

WITH tobacco being a key driver of Zambia’s agriculture sector and a past reliable source of export earnings, a recent decline in leaf production has taken a heavy toll on this southern African country’s economy. Indeed, Zambia saw its agricultural foreign exchange earnings (of all farm-based products) fall by USD100 million in 2017, according to Zambia’s agriculture ministry.…

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WESTERN COUNTRIES INTRODUCING DPAS 25 YEARS AFTER USA – BUT CAUTION ABOUNDS IN ROLL-OUT

DEFERRED Prosecution Agreements (DPAs), that allow companies and individuals that admit to wrongdoing and cooperate with investigators to pay a fine and avoid prosecution, are becoming increasingly common worldwide. Enabling wrongdoers to avoid being debarred from bidding for many contracts and providing law enforcers with a commitment that companies and individual fraudsters will avoid fraud in future, DPAs offer benefits for police and suspects.…

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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA PERSONAL CARE EMERGING MARKETS STILL SURGE AHEAD WHILE WEALTHIER SOUTH AFRICA STAGNATES

SUB-SAHARAN Africa continues to grow as a key market for personal care product brands, with enlarging middle classes providing more spending power – however, the region’s most mature market – South Africa – has been experiencing some stagnation.

The rest of the region still is performing as emerging markets should – with growing sales, even when uneven across categories, giving brands much hope for the future.…

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TANZANIA MINING COMPANIES FEAR OUTPUT FALL AS GOVERNMENT ENFORCES REFORMS

METAL ore exploration and production companies are warning Tanzania faces a sharp decline in metal ore output as the government continues to implement stringent laws to regulate the sector.

Tensions between the state and foreign-owned companies have been rising as the government of President John Pombe Magufuli has increased surveillance on the output of mines in the country, blocking exports.…

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ETHIOPIA MOVES TOWARDS EXPLOITING HUGE RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL

Ethiopia’s energy sector is undergoing a rapid transformation, becoming a trail blazer for renewables growth in Africa. Although still one of the continent’s poorest nations in Africa (gross national income per capita just USD660 in 2016, says the World Bank), its potential for green energy production is massive.…

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PUTTING ON A BRAVE FACE – JAPAN’S COATINGS SECTOR INVESTS ABROAD AS DOMESTIC SALES FACE DECLINE

JAPAN’S paint and coatings sector is putting on a positive face and playing up overseas expansion efforts, as well as its traditional strength in innovation, but analysts are concerned about the longer-term outlook for domestic companies.

Sales of paint in Japan came to Japanese Yen JPY 675 billion (USD6.10 billion) in 2016, a marginal increase of around 1% on the previous year’s figure, according to the Japan Paint Manufacturers Association.…

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