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Zimbabwe: Russia, U.S. Congratulate Zim On 36th Anniversary

By Elita Chikwati

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 20, 2016 (The Herald) -- Russia and the United States have sent congratulatory messages to Zimbabwe on attaining 36 years of independence.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US president Barack Obama yesterday joined Zimbabwe in celebrating its independence.

In his congratulatory letter yesterday, President Putin said he was confident relations between his country and Zimbabwe would continue.

Read more... Wednesday, 20 April 2016 09:58
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Angola: Trip of Angolan President to Russia Wanted to Boost Relations

LUANDA, Angola, April 15, 2016 (Angola Press) — A trip of the Angolan head of State José Eduardo dos Santos to the Russian Federation could further boost cooperation in the economic sector between the two countries.

This was said Friday in Luanda by the Russian minister of Natural Resources and Ecology, Serguei Donskoi.

Read more... Saturday, 16 April 2016 09:59
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Ghana and Ivory Coast want a bigger cut of world chocolate billions—why their 'CHOCPEC' tie-up could be a game changer

By Christine Mungai

ABIDJAN, Cote d’Ivoire, March 25, 2016 (AfricaCom) -- Chocolate is one of the world’s most popular sweet treats, and in 2014, the global retail sales of chocolate confectionery were nearly a staggering $100 billion.

Ivory Coast and Ghana are the world’s number one and two producers of cocoa heans, and together account for nearly 70% of the world’s cocoa production. But the two earned just over $8 billion in cocoa exports. In the global value chain for chocolate, the value is skewed heavily in favour of processors, marketers and distributor: cocoa growers receive just 6% of the price that consumers pay for chocolate. African-processed chocolate accounts for 2% of the global chocolate sales.

Read more... Friday, 25 March 2016 08:41
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Genuine businesses needed in the Western Region - Awulae Attibrukusu III

ACCRA, Ghana, March 19, 2016 (GNA) - Awulae Attibrukusu III, Vice President of National House of Chiefs has called on 'genuine businessmen to come and invest' in the Western region as the area abounds with many investment opportunities and potentials.

Read more... Saturday, 19 March 2016 15:08
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Russia, Morocco sign agreements, joint statements

MoroRusMOSCOW. March 15, 2016 (Interfax) - Russia and Morocco signed the agreement on mutual protection of secret information in the military and military-technical areas, as well as the joint statement on the counteraction against international terrorism.

The talks resulted in the signing of bilateral documents in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and King Mohammed VI of Morocco.

Read more... Wednesday, 16 March 2016 12:24
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Russia, Africa And The Cocoa Products

cocoaBy Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, March 10, 2016 (Buziness Africa) -- The V Salon du Chocolat, an international exhibition focusing exclusively on the cocoa industry and that has attracted more than 30 foreign countries (among them were Cameroon, Cote d’Voire and Ghana), ended successfully with a serious call on cocoa producing countries to increase export of cocoa and processed cocoa products to meet the growing demand in Russia.

Read more... Thursday, 10 March 2016 12:18

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