Monday, 04 August 2014

 

Africa: Three Scenarios for the Future of AGOA PDF Print Email
Monday, 04 August 2014 11:46 Experts Policy Center

Africa: Three Scenarios for the Future of AGOA

By Christopher Wood

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 04, 2014 (SAIIA) --- On September 30, 2015, the African Growth and Opportunity Act will expire. The act provides duty free access to the United States, and if it lapses could threaten 62,395 jobs in South Africa alone.

African trade ministers will have bad memories of September deadlines. In 2012, a vital component of AGOA that facilitates the export of textile goods was renewed with days to spare. At that point, orders for African textiles goods had already dropped by 35 percent.


 

Zimbabwe: I'm Not Sleeping, Says Chinamasa PDF Print Email
Monday, 04 August 2014 11:45 News

Zimbabwe: I'm Not Sleeping, Says Chinamasa

By Elias Mambo

HARARE, Zimbabwe, August 04, 2014 (Zimbabwe Independent) --- In a move that shows government has failed in its plans to turn around the economy, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has called on captains of industry to bring forward concept papers on how to revive the economy.


 

Tanzania: Women Entrepreneurs Appeal for Financial Support PDF Print Email
Monday, 04 August 2014 11:45 Women

Tanzania: Women Entrepreneurs Appeal for Financial Support

By Issa Yussuf

ZANZIBAR, August 04, 2014 (TDN) — SALMA Othman Mohammed is a determined entrepreneur, running a small factory at Meli-Nne area, in the west district. She says many women are now interested in entrepreneurship but are let down by their husbands.

"Some men are not good; they either allow their wives to do business on condition that he takes possession of the proceeds. Others say women should not work. This is not fair," says Salma a mother of five children.


 

Africa: What Africa Needs to Boost Trade With the U.S. PDF Print Email
Monday, 04 August 2014 11:44 Experts Policy Center

Africa: What Africa Needs to Boost Trade With the U.S.

By Joshua Setipa
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, August 04, 2014 (SAIIA) ---
Ahead of the United States-Africa summit which President Barack Obama is convening next week, southern African trade expert Joshua Setipa outlines what he would say if he was to present Africa's case in Washington.


 

 

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