ENTEBBE, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, together with the visiting Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Mr. Wang Yang, officially commissioned the Kampala Entebbe – Expressway at Impala toll Plaza in Wakiso District on 15th. June. 2018. The Kampala – Entebbe Expressway is the first of its kind in Uganda that connects the City of Kampala to Entebbe International airport with a spur of Munyonyo. The project that was co-funded with a loan from the Chinese EXIM Bank and the Government of Uganda, is a 4-lane carriage that is 36.94 kms that connects Entebbe International Airport to
LAGOS, Nigeria A report revealed by Kaspersky Lab's latest online activities of children has revealed that children ought to be protected for the video content they consume globally, because it might be harmful for children who might end up watching videos that contain inappropriate content. The report shows anonymised statistics from Kaspersky Lab’s flagship consumer solutions for Windows PCs and Macs that have the Parental Control module switched on and from Kaspersky Safe Kids, a standalone service for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices. For example, the report presents search results on the ten most-popular languages* for the last 6 months. The data shows that the video and audio category – including requests related to any video content, streaming services, video
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America Rwandans would like to wean themselves from American hand-me-downs, and the United States wants to punish them for it. Last week, the Trump administration suspended duty-free access to U.S. markets for Rwandan clothing. This may sound like inconsequential news, compared with the prospect of a trade war with China, the European Union or our Canadian neighbors, but the move follows a dangerous trend of disregard for Africa. And it’s not just Africans who will suffer: Neglecting the continent will foreclose trade opportunities, harm U.S. companies and, ultimately, cost U.S. jobs. Rwanda and several of its neighbors recently introduced tariffs on used clothing in an attempt to bolster the local apparel industry. In response, a U.S. trade group
NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has received credentials from three new ambassadors to Kenya at State House,Nairobi. The diplomats included China’s first female ambassador to Nairobi Ms Sun Baohong, Sri Lanka’s Commissioner-designate Weerawardena Sunil Dharmasena De Silva and New Zealand’s non-resident ambassador-designate Mark Ramsden who will reside in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. President Kenyatta told Ms Baohong that Kenya had enjoyed a strong mutual understanding with her predecessor, Dr. Liu Xianfa, and hoped that the partnership between the two countries will continue during her term in Nairobi. On her part, the new ambassador pledged to use her new position to enhance Sino-Kenyan Relations to further promote the existing strategic partnership and de
PRETORIA, South Africa A group of 50 Special Economic Zones (SEZ) practitioners and supporting sector specialists from the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), provincial departments and local municipalities and agencies responsible for the implementation of the SEZ Programme will participate in the Capacity Building Programme on the SEZs in Tianjin, China from 31 May-7 June 2018. The training is the fifth and last under the five-year agreement signed between South Africa and China in 2014. According to the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe, who is currently in China leading the Special Economic Zones Investment Roadshow, the purpose of the Capacity Building Programme on the SEZ is to equip practitioners with the technical know-how on the plann
PRETORIA, South AfricaIt was signed, sealed and soon to be delivered as Western Cape’s Thandi Wines secured a one-year contract with a Chinese distributor to export their range of premium wines to China. This momentous contract was agreed upon on the margins of the 19th SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food where twenty-three South African agro-processing companies are currently showcasing local products and services. The Managing Director of Thandi Wines, Mr Vernon Henn said that the contract value sits at more than R700 000. “We will commence the contract with a shipment of two containers that will be having more than 26 000 bottles. We will then follow that up with another two containers. Thereafter, the contract will be renewed on an annual basis,” said Henn.
PRETORIA, South AfricaThe South African Consul-General in Shanghai, Ms Mpho Hlahla says that each and every amount of trade taking place between South Africa and Asia is a positive movement towards the growing and cementing of mutually beneficial economic trade relations. Hlahla said this during the official opening of the South African National Pavilion at the 19th SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food taking place in Shanghai, China. Hlahla pronounced on the fact that twenty-three of South Africa’s agro-processing companies succeeding in showcasing on a platform regarded as Asia’s largest food innovation exhibition demonstrated how well regarded and in demand South African-made products were in the region. “You have to appreciate that this is a premium show
PRETORIA, South AfricaThe Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will lead a delegation of twenty-three local companies from the agro-processing sector to Shanghai, China to promote local products and services at the annual SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food that will take place from 16-18 May 2018. The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says that the SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food is the largest Asian food fair and offers South African companies keen on promoting their products and services in foreign markets with the best platform to boosting their visibility in the region. SIAL China will offer our businesspeople with a unique opportunity to meeting market leaders of the food, beverage and hospitality industry in China “China ra