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AFRICAN GARMENT MAKERS SEEK TIGHTER CONTINENTAL INTEGRATION OF THEIR SUPPLY CHAINS, EXPO PARTICIPANTS SAY



African garment and textile manufacturers are trying to create more synergy to better integrate the supply chain within the continent, but North African producers still dominate, and are expanding capacity, particularly in Egypt, say participants at a major regional industry meeting.…

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NATURAL AFRICAN LOOKS INCREASE IN PREDOMINANCE AS SUB-SAHARAN BEAUTY MARKETS BECOME MORE SOPHISTICATED



Beauty markets in sub-Saharan Africa are becoming more sophisticated, and with this comes an increasing desire by consumers to use cosmetics that better match their own skin and hair characteristics, rather than utilising products that of more universal appeal.

Nigeria’s personal care product industry continues to grow, and given its population is the largest in Africa – now estimated by the United Nations at 200 million – this market inevitably has the most potential in the continent.…

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HONG KONG-OWNED COMPANY OFFERS GOOD PRACTICE IN DELIVERING SUSTAINABILITY WITHIN VIETNAM’S TEXTILE INDUSTRY



A MAJOR textile and clothing exporter in Vietnam hopes that it is influencing the country’s growing fabric and apparel industry to become more sustainable – telling WTiN.com of its good environmental practice.

Delman Lee, president and chief technology officer of Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel Ltd, which produces shirts and polo knits at two factories in Vietnam’s Vinh Phuc province, north of Hanoi, exporting mainly to the USA, claimed the company has been improving its sustainability for more than a decade.…

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ERASMUS+ SPENDING ON AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES IS RISING – WITH HOPE EXPANSION WILL CONTINUE



THE EUROPEAN Commission – the European Union (EU) executive – has claimed its Erasmus+ higher education exchange initiative is significantly boosting tertiary studies for African students and academics, with 8,500 Africans benefiting this year (2019).

In a report on the programme, which has been hailed as a flagship of the EU’s positive international impact, the Commission said that this figure was poised to keep growing, so that it will have helped more than 35,000 African students and academics by 2020.…

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UPCOMING AFRICA SYMPOSIUM WILL PREPARE NEW INITIATIVE TO BOOST POSITION OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY



Mentorship and sharing experiences will be a key part of the discussions on boost numbers of women in leadership and senior positions within Africa’s higher education sector, when African women vice chancellors meet for their annual symposium in December 2-6.

This meeting of the Forum for African Women Vice Chancellors (FAWoVC) is being staged alongside the annual general meeting of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), to be held at the University of Cape Coast, in Ghana.…

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JAPAN’S ITOCHU SIGNS MEMORANDUM TO DEVELOP ETHIOPIA’S TEXTILE AND GARMENT SECTOR



Japanese firm ITOCHU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop Ethiopia’s textile and garment sectors, an Ethiopian official said on September 13.

Communications Affairs Director at the Ethiopia Textile Industry Development Institute (TIDI), Gessesse Bantiyihun, said the agreement signed in August 2019 would help dozens of textile and garment factories boost their productivity and improve textile quality.…

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JAPAN’S ITOCHU CORP CONFIRMS LONG-TERM SUPPORT FOR ETHIOPIA TEXTILE SECTOR



Japan’s Itochu Corporation has signed an agreement with the Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute and the Ethiopian Investment Commission to further develop the Horn of Africa nation’s growing textile industry. 

The Tokyo-based company declined to comment on the scale of the financial investment in the project but did confirm that it is part of the firm’s global expansion plans. …

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CHINESE INVESTORS ASSESS NEW ETHIOPIAN BUSINESS PARK AS CONSTRUCTION END APPROACHES



Chinese industrialists from Kunshan city, a major clothing manufacturing centre, are eyeing potential investments in Ethiopia’s Dire Dawa Industry Park, despite the challenges of locating in this hub, which is under construction, China’s ambassador to Ethiopia, Tan Jian, told just-style.

Tan said a delegation from Kunshan city, led by its mayor Du Xiaogang, visited Ethiopia in July, to probe investment and manufacturing opportunities at the park,

in Dire Dawa Industrial Park.…

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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA AIRPORT SECTOR EXPANDS AS AIR TRAFFIC PUSHES FACILITIES TOWARDS CAPACITY LIMITS



AFRICA is without doubt the continent to watch for airport and air traffic control investment in the future. It is the world’s second most populous continent (home to more than 1.2 billion people), and according to Airports Council International (World) – ACI World – Africa was the fastest growing region for air passenger traffic in 2017 and 2018, which rose 6.3% in 2017 year-on-year and 10.8% in 2018 to June year-to-date, year-on-year.…

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AS ETHIOPIA INCREASINGLY OPENS ITS ECONOMY, COMMERCIAL CRIME RISKS LOOM LARGE



Ethiopia’s new government is liberalising the country’s politics and economy, with growth projected to be a frothy 8.5% this year. But increased wealth and freedom is increasing the risks posted by commercial crime. Elias Gebreselassie reports from Addis Ababa.

 

Kiya Tsegaye, a partner at SKY and Associates law office, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, is used to dealing with local and foreign firms who come to his office frustrated by the increasing numbers and sophistication of commercial crimes in Ethiopia.  …

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