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KENYAN EXPORT ZONE BOSS HAILS NEW SRI LANKAN CLOTHING FACTORY LAUNCH



THE HEAD of the Kenyan export processing zone that will be hosting a new factory run by Sri Lankan apparel and textile manufacturer MAS Holdings, has told just-style that the new plant will involve the creation of between 3,000 and 3,500 jobs directly, when it starts operations by January 20.…

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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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KENYA BRINGS IN NEW BANKNOTES TO CURB CORRUPTION



Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Patrick Njoroge have unveiled the latest weapon in the country’s battle against corruption, counterfeiting and money laundering with the introducion new banknotes. The Kenyan government requires old Kenyan Shilling KES1,000 (USD9.87) notes to be exchanged for the new bills by October 1, with the new KES50 (USD0.49), KES100 (USD0.99), KES200 (USD1.97) and KES500 (USD4.93) notes being phased in gradually.…

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MONEY SERVICE BUSINESSES IN EMERGING MARKETS FACE TOUGHER COMPLIANCE AND DERISKING DEMANDS



MONEY service businesses (MSBs) are having a tougher time operating in compliance with international AMF/CFT rules, especially those in emerging market countries, where they have to deal with a double challenge of tighter controls and derisking by banking partners.

MSBs throughout the Middle East, for instance, have been hit by derisking from correspondent banks as well as designations by the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).…

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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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KENYAN PAINT COMPANIES FACE RISING COSTS – BUT BOOMING CONSTRUCTION MEANS THAT SALES WILL STILL GROW



WITH Kenya’s economy still growing fast – its GDP is projected to increase by 5.8% this year (2019) east Africa’s economic hub is expected to provide the paint and coatings sector plenty of extra sales. Such growth in the construction industry is reflected in its neighbouring countries, notably Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, offering additional sales for companies with the scale to score regional sales.…

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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA’S DIVERSE BEAUTY MARKETS COMBINE TASTES FOR TRADITION WITH AN APPETITE FOR GLOBAL TRENDS



THE PERCEPTION of beauty and hence the design and supply of personal care products is slowly changing in sub-Saharan Africa as its increasingly wealthy middle class consumers take a more personalised approach to how they look. The region has a widely diversified consumer-base, whose varied tastes are pushing brands to rethink personalising cosmetics and personal care products like never before. …

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND UP – US-CHINA TRADE WAR HITS CONFECTIONERY EXPORTERS



 

AMERICAN confectioners may suffer from the latest tit-for-tat tariff exchange between the USA and China, with retaliatory duties from China targeting US confectionery exports. Many of these duties are high – at 25% – imposed from September 24 on US-made sugar; cocoa powder; milk powder; honey; jams; and more; plus 20% duties on US-made confectionery without cocoa; chewing gum; some chocolates; and more.…

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KENYAN SENATE MOVING FORWARD ON LAW TELLING MINERALS FIRMS TO HIRE AND SOURCE GOODS LOCALLY



The Kenyan Senate is consulting on a proposed law that will commit international mining companies to hire Kenya-based staff and source supplies locally. The Local Content Bill (see http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/bills/2016/LocalContentBill_2016.pdf) has been reintroduced formally to the Senate this year – an original text had been tabled in 2016, but debates were interrupted by Kenya’s 2017 general election.…

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KENYA UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE CALLS FOR MORE CRITICAL THINKING IN KENYAN UNIVERSITIES



EDUCATIONALISTS have called upon Kenyan universities to include social justice and transformation in their teaching curriculum, to prepare graduates to serve their societies selflessly and diligently.

At a conference called ‘Touching Hearts, Teaching Minds and Transforming Lives’, staged at Tangaza University College, in the capital Nairobi, delegates were told Kenyan students are not fully prepared for the society they are expected work and serve within, upon graduation in the current system.…

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