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7 January 2011
Kenyan firms usurp foreign investors in new projects drive
Source: Business Daily Africa
Employment, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Kenya, Private sector
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Komatipoort border a "symbol of apartheid"
Source: Times Live
Customs management, Mozambique, One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs)
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KPA in bid to end row over container verification fee
Source: Business Daily Africa
Non-tariff barriers, Ports infrastructure
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Little to show for generous tax incentives to foreigners
Source: Business Daily Africa
Export Promotion Zones (EPZs), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Kenya, Special economic zone, Taxation
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Mobile money revolution aids Kenya's poor, economy
Source: NPR
Informal sector, Kenya, Services
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Per capita income jumps but many on US$1/day
Source: The Nation
Malawi, Poverty
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Serious about food
Source: Irin
Agricultural trade
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South Africa prepares to head into the BRIC fold
Source: IPS
BRICS, South Africa
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Tanzania border traders urged to formalise businesses
Source: The New Times
Cross-border trade, Customs management, East African Community (EAC), Informal sector, Non-tariff barriers, Rwanda
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The lion kings?
Source: The Economist
BRICS, Globalisation, Mining, Taxation
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Zambia: State hails Chinese mining firms
Source: Lusaka Times
BRICS, Employment, Mining, Zambia
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6 January 2011
Agricultural sector left in the lurch
Source: Business Day
Agricultural trade
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Bosses charged in Zambia mine shooting skip court
Source: Associated Press
BRICS, Mining, Zambia
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Brazil to address currency through trade, taxes
Source: Reuters
BRICS
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China opens new markets for Asian economies
Source: Inter Press Service
BRICS, Comparative perspectives
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Comesa to train agro-dealers
Source: NewsDay
Agricultural trade, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
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Cotton firms dispute regulator’s growth outlook
Source: Business Daily Africa
Agricultural trade
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Davies sees SADC trade deal with Europe by mid-2011
Source: Engineering News
Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), South Africa, Southern African Customs Union (SACU), Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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Environmental impact study for Mpanda Nkua dam due by June
Source: MacauHub
Energy sector, Mozambique
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Food prices highest since 2008
Source: Irin
Agricultural trade
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Government plans to make Dar regional commercial hub
Source: The Citizen
Intra-regional trade, Services, Tanzania
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IDI to go global by setting up diamond institute in Botswana
Source: The Times of India
Botswana, BRICS, Mining
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Magufuli: No raise for weighbridge staff
Source: IPPMedia
Logistics, Tanzania
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Malawi’s investment inflows fall 46% in 2010
Source: The Nation
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Malawi
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Minister hails Bric invitation
Source: The New Age
BRICS, South Africa
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2011 Africa News

Early Closure of TMSA Programme: The Secretary of State of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has decided to terminate its financial contribution to TradeMark Southern Africa (TMSA), as announced on 4 December 2013. As DFID is the sole financier of the TMSA programme of support to the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite, TMSA will officially be closed from 17 March 2014 instead of 31 October 2014. For more information about the TMSA closure, and for a summary of some of the more notable successes of the Tripartite achieved with TMSA support, please click here