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East Africa to ban import of used cars, clothes

East African countries could ban imports of used clothes and second-hand cars in the next three years, putting an end to a lucrative trade in the region. The EAC directed member countries to buy their textiles and shoes from within the region with a view to phasing out imports by 2019. The move follows a decision by the six-nation East African Community – Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and South Sudan – to fully ban imported second-hand clothes, shoes and [...]

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Museveni calls for economic and political integration of Africa

Economic integration is key to Africa’s growth and development across all sectors, Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda, explained as he addressed audiences at the Global Business Forum on Africa in Dubai. During a special head of state session entitled, “Next Generation Africa – Realising the Promise of Integration”, the Ugandan President underlined the importance of education in addressing the challenges facing African countries. He warned that a lack of integration will inhibit Africa’s ability to establish healthy markets and may [...]

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New generation of leaders driving Africa’s next phase of growth

A new generation of leaders is driving Africa’s next phase of growth, says Ghanaian Vice President Dubai, UAE: A new generation of leaders is playing a key role in driving change and economic growth in Africa, H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of Ghana told delegates during the Global Business Forum on Africa 2017 in Dubai. The high-level forum, organised by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, took place on November 1 and 2, 2017 at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah. The [...]

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Entrepreneurs’ role in bolstering Africa-GCC economic ties

Dubai, UAE – The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s efforts in backing small and medium enterprises in Africa have led to further Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) investment in the continent, concluded the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report, “New Horizons: Next generation Africa-GCC business ties in a digital economy”. Sponsored by the Dubai Chamber and launched in preparation for the 4th Global Business Forum on Africa “Next Generation Africa”, the report investigates the prospects of building relationships between young entrepreneurs [...]

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Dubai Chamber invests AED 100 million to promote trade and investment opportunities in Africa

Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced that it has invested AED 100 million to raise awareness of trade and investment opportunities in Africa, and promote Dubai as an attractive business hub for companies on the continent. Over the last five years, the Chamber has stepped up its efforts aimed at strengthening economic ties between Dubai and Africa by opening four representative offices on the continent and organising the Global Business Forum on Africa in Dubai. Other [...]

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Dubai’s role in driving Africa’s digital transformation

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the 4th Global Business Forum on Africa was held November 1 and 2, 2017 at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah. The event was organised by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Dubai, UAE: With its forward-thinking vision, capital and strong expertise, Dubai is serving as a strategic partner in driving Africa’s digital transformation, according to a panel of [...]

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President of Mauritius says investment in Africa should be used to educate youth

H.E. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim addresses Global Business Forum on Africa 2017 in Dubai during a session entitled ‘Reversing the Brain Drain – Unleashing the Potential of Africa’s Youth’ Dubai, UAE: H.E. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius, led a conversation session during the fourth Global Business Forum on Africa entitled “Reversing the Brain Drain – Unleashing the Potential of Africa’s Youth” where she called for more focus on investing in education and training for the continent’s youth. She pointed out that Africa’s resources [...]

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Digitalisation, agriculture seen to transform Africa’s growth story

Dubai, UAE – Digital infrastructure and agriculture in Africa are key growth areas that are expected to attract a higher level of investment, a panel of financial experts said during the fourth Global Business Forum on Africa in Dubai. Addressing a panel discussion entitled, “Funding African Business – Deal Makers or Risk Takers”, Eghosa Omoigui, Managing General Partner of EchoVC Partners, Nigeria; Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder of Mara Group and Mara Foundation; and Rob Hersov, Founder and Chairman of Invest [...]

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