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In this issue…



Telecoms & ICT

Mining & Energy

New Investment & Trade

Interview of the Month Mr Rob Davies, South African Trade and Industry Minister.

Central African Republic Flag

Country Stats: Central African Republic

Capital: Bangui
Area: 623,000 sq km
Total Population 2009: 4.4 Million
Urban Population 2009: 38.72%
Female Population 2009: 50.87%
GDP 2009: US$ 2.1 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2008: US$ 410
Inflation Rate 2009: 2.9%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000) 2009: 34.88%
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1) 2007: 0.369
Membership Date: 25/08/1970
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2009): UA 178.2 Million

Source: Africa Development Bank


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Mwaniki Wahome

Nairobi — Fresh tenders have been invited for the construction of a fish cold storage plant at Faza in Lamu East District.

Construction was stopped last year due to poor workmanship by the contractor.

Fisheries Development Minister Amason Kingi said the project is among those the ministry was undertaking in Coast to exploit the country’s fish potential. 


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Victoria Ojeme

Abuja — The Federal Government has unveiled plans to generate over N500 billion as revenue from Moringa plant and create over one million jobs.

The plant is believed to prevent over 300 diseases and could readily provide the substitute for the chemical, Alum, used for water treatment, which the Federal Government spends about N354.5 million annually to import. 


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By Conan Businge

UGANDA has had its first food processing company receive double international certificates in food safety and quality management.

Riham, makers of biscuits, juice and mineral water, received their ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems and ISO 2200:2005 Food Safety Management Systems from Government on Wednesday.


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By Martin Ayankola

The Federal Government has offered prospective investors in the power sector a five-year tax holiday to serve as an incentive to woo them, just as the Bureau of Public Enterprises recently in Lagos began road shows to enlighten investors on opportunities in the sector.

According to the BPE, another incentive for investors in the power sector is the World Bank’s instruments to insure their investment against political risks in the country.


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