SA businesspeople upbeat ahead of West African trade mission

South African businesspeople are upbeat ahead of the start of a trade and investment mission to West Africa. The Director of Basils Business Opportunists, Basil Phupha, said he is looking forward to the trip, as it will provide his company with an excellent opportunity to expand its market to West Africa. “We are currently exporting […]

121 candidates apply for the Secretary-General of AfCFTA post

Business News of Thursday, 6 February 2020 Source: thebftonline.com 2020-02-06 Trades Minister, Alan Kyerematen with members of the Selection Panel. One hundred and twenty-five candidates, all African citizens, applied for the Secretary-General position of the African Continental Free Trade Area which is located in Accra, a source close to the African Union Commission has said. […]

Kenya to repatriate students from virus-hit China

Turkish passengers disembark a plane after being repatriated from Wuhan, China Kenya plans to repatriate its 85 students who are stranded in China’s Wuhan city, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, and quarantine them on their return home. The country’s health administrative secretary told parliament’s health committee that the evacuations will be done once China […]

AFA/WAF courts Ghana to host 2020 Africa Armwrestling Championship

The Armwrestling Federation of Africa (AFA) is knocking on the doors of Ghana to host the 2020 edition of the Africa Armwrestling Championship scheduled to take place later in the year. This comes in the wake after South Africa lost the rights to host due to administrative lapses to host a successful event. In a […]

Kenya Anchored for Post-Brexit Market

No doubt, the relations between Kenya and the United Kingdom have taken a new turn in the face of the changing world dynamics that call for adjustments and changes in the way strategic partnerships are conducted. It’s also manifestly clear that the partnership between Kenya and post-Brexit Britain will result in commensurate gain through solidifying […]

Report: Africa Delivers Largest Profits on Investment | Voice of America

LONDON – British companies have made bigger profits investing in Africa than in any other region of the world, according to a new report from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), which urges firms to seek profits on the continent rather than seeing it as a place to do charitable work. With 1.2 billion people and […]

121 candidates apply for AfCFTA Secretary-General job

Trades Minister, Alan Kyerematen with members of the Selection Panel. About 121 candidates are said to have applied for the Secretary-General position of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the African Union Commission has revealed. The number was whittled down to 30, which includes two prominent Ghanaians, one of whom is a former Minister […]

How Africa is preparing for coronavirus

No cases have been confirmed so far in any of Africa’s 54 countries, but the risk of an outbreak is high, World Health Organization leaders say. Africa is home to 1.2 billion people, including an estimated 1 million Chinese nationals, who tend to work in business, construction, oil and mining — a testament to Beijing’s increasingly tight […]

OPINION: TIME FOR ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY

A country that is endowed with mineral resources can attract business and … in this category would include Ghana, Congo, Nigeria, Botswana, South Africa, … A small country like The Gambia with no known mineral base is not a …