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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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CONFERENCE HEARS HOW KENYA IS PUSHING AHEAD WITH DRONE REGULATION



Kenya is likely to become the second country in east Africa after Rwanda to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as drones, for commercial purposes, according to Capt. Gilbert Kibe, director general of the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA).

Speaking during a ‘Drones East Africa Conference’ held in Nairobi on June 20-21, Kibe briefed delegates on draft regulations that will open Kenya skies to UAVs: “The policy procedures and regulations for remotely piloted aircraft systems…have been approved and will provide a roadmap to the industry,” Kibe told delegates at the event, organised by the International Quality and Productivity Centre (IQPC).…

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‘TAX INSPECTORS WITHOUT BORDERS’ SEND EXPERTS TO HELP DEVELOPING COUNTRIES BOOST TAX TAKES



Demand is growing for a major international programme designed to support developing countries build up their tax audit capacity and – critically – the funding is there to meet that need. Launched as a joint initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in July 2015 after an initial pilot phase, Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) sees tax experts work side-by-side with local officials in developing and emerging markets.…

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AFRICA DIASPORA UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE



KENYA’S EDUCATION MINISTER CALLS FOR LESS GOVERNMENT MEDDLING IN AFRICAN UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT

 

Kenya’s education minister has called for African governments to pull away from direct management of their country’s universities, saying such meddling is unnecessary and can hinder the development of effective management.…

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CONGRESS HEARS CALL FOR MORE AFRICAN ACCOUNTANTS, BETTER TAX SYSTEMS, AND MORE WOMEN PROFESSIONALS



While many economies in Africa are growing fast, there is a consensus amongst accountants that the continent has to build its business reporting and administration to make sure this growth is sustainable. Indeed, the third African Congress of Accountants (ACOA), staged in Port Louis, Mauritius, from May 11 to 14, heard that this essential work is needed now, even as some countries remain marred by severe socio-political unrest, economic instability, poverty, famine and disease.…

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OPEN UNIVERSITY OF TANZANIA OPENS NEW FRONTIERS ABROAD



The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) is reaching out to higher education institutions in other neighbouring countries to establish collaborations that will encourage more foreign students to enroll for distance learning.
University vice chancellor Professor Tolly Mbwette said the institution’s board hoped to spread its influence regionally: “We are now the largest distance learning university in the region and our plan is to take distance learning to most countries in East Africa and those under the Southern African Development Community [SADC] by 2016.”…

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND UP – ECUADOR TRADE DEAL OFFERS NEW COCOA SOURCE



ECUADOR, an important confectionery exporter to the European Union (EU), has struck a new bilateral free trade agreement with the EU, which will eliminate tariffs on imports to Europe. The new trade deal is supposed to take effect in late 2016, and until then a system of preferential tariffs will be in place.…

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DISASTER MISSIONS ENABLE UK NURSES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AFTER TRAGEDIES STRIKE ABROAD



NURSING is always a challenging profession, but the chance to use life-saving health skills in the wake of natural disasters and civil conflicts is valuable to many nurses.

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) tap a UK International Emergency Trauma Register (UKIETR) database established by UK-Med, which includes the details of nurses and doctors available to be flown into disaster zones where local health services have been overwhelmed.…

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DIPLOMATIC STANDOFF BETWEEN MALAWI AND TANZANIA COULD SLOW OIL EXPLORATION



PLANS to exploit Malawi’s oil and gas potential are continuing apace despite a border dispute with neighbouring Tanzania that affects some of the exploration sites.

Geological investigations have indicated that conditions are favourable for oil and gas to exist beneath Lake Malawi and the Lower Shire Valley in southern Malawi, both part of the East African Rift System.…

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WTO TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT WILL HELP MOVE LEAF AND MANUFACTURED PRODUCT WORLDWIDE



 

THE WORLD’S tobacco trade is not always a straightforward affair, being held up by export and import licence applications, port dues, quality checks, corruption and unusual red tape. A new World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation, struck last December, is designed to ease some of these difficulties.…

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