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Lungu urges conflict ridden African countries to unite
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Lungu urges conflict ridden African countries to unite

Staff Reporter - May 22, 2017

By  Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka - The continued instability in many parts of Africa remains a serious obstacle to the development on the continent, specially the attainment of Agenda…

Investment in sport facilities – supporting excellence
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Investment in sport facilities – supporting excellence

Staff Reporter - May 12, 2017

By Andrew Bonani Kamanga INVESTMENT in sport facilities and supporting infrastructure is important for sport development and general economic progress of any country. For example, there is…

Africa urged to radically improve environment, public care
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Africa urged to radically improve environment, public care

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2017

By Emmanuel Koro YOUNG AFRICAN leaders have called for a radical and wise approach towards using and managing all types of the continent’s resources, including money, in…

Economic corridors: Vehicles for economic transformation
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Economic corridors: Vehicles for economic transformation

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe WINDHOEK – THE Economic Commission for Africa and the Walvis Bay Corridor Group hosted Corridor Management Institutions (CMIs) across Africa to establish a continental…

Trans-Kalahari set for further development
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Trans-Kalahari set for further development

Staff Reporter - Nov 11, 2016

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE- BOTSWANA, Namibia and South Africa are hoping to boost regional trade by improving the efficiency of the Trans-Kalahari Corridor (TKC) network. This is…

Africans approve of China’s influence
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Africans approve of China’s influence

Staff Reporter - Nov 07, 2016

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE-CHINA’S popularity in Africa and influence in the continent is very strong, a report released by Afro barometer revealed this week. The report states that…

No app for leapfrogging bad policy
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No app for leapfrogging bad policy

Staff Reporter - Sep 09, 2016

By Ranga Mberi AS FACEBOOK founder Mark Zuckerberg visited a couple of African countries, headlines screamed at his words that “the future would be built in Africa”. His…

SADC Protocol on Gender and Development aligned to SDGs but binding timeframes
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SADC Protocol on Gender and Development aligned to SDGs but binding timeframes

Staff Reporter - Sep 09, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Despite having a one-stop-shop gender equality instrument, the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development – the region still lags behind in terms of gender…

Experts push for low carbon economies in Africa
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Experts push for low carbon economies in Africa

Staff Reporter - Jul 01, 2016

By Majara Molupe Kigali. – Climate change experts from Africa and beyond have called on African governments to focus on cutting carbon emissions, as they industrialise their economies.…

How to win the fight against global poverty
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How to win the fight against global poverty

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2016

By Nirj Deva Successful economic development has hewed to a well-known pattern. Lifting a country out of poverty and placing it on a path of sustainable growth requires…

SADC needs to strengthen weather forecasting
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SADC needs to strengthen weather forecasting

Staff Reporter - Apr 20, 2016

By Sifelani Tsiko Southern African countries have been urged to invest more in new climate technology and skills development to enable the region to predict and forecast weather…

Do what you are good at Chang advises Africa on development
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Do what you are good at Chang advises Africa on development

Staff Reporter - Apr 16, 2016

By Staff writer “Countries can decide their development path. Countries become good at things because they want to excel at making those particular things,” renowned Development Economist Ha-Joon…

Gobabis development
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Gobabis development

Staff Reporter - Apr 07, 2016

By Magreth Nunuhe Gobabis – Omaheke region, Namibia’s last eastern frontier region bordering with Botswana, could within the next two years become one of the most strategic gateways…

Sustainable development takes centre stage in Addis Ababa
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Sustainable development takes centre stage in Addis Ababa

Staff Reporter - Apr 07, 2016

By Southern Times Writer Windhoek- African economic and finance ministers met in Addis Ababa for a packed long-weekend discussion on the AU’s Agenda 2063, the masterplan for African…

Boost for SADC power – First phase interconnector project nears completion
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Boost for SADC power – First phase interconnector project nears completion

Staff Reporter - Apr 07, 2016

By ZSifelani Tsiko The first phase of the 2 300 km regional power interconnector project that will link Zambia - Tanzania and Kenya (ZTK) power grids is…

Namibia, Kenya signs agreement on cooperatives development
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Namibia, Kenya signs agreement on cooperatives development

Staff Reporter - Mar 31, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek- Namibia and Kenya have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperatives development. As per the agreement, Kenya with a vibrant cooperative sector spanning over…

Is private equity gaining hold in Southern Africa
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Is private equity gaining hold in Southern Africa

Staff Reporter - Mar 28, 2016

By Dessie Heita Windhoek - While private equity is an alternative route to fund development in southern Africa, it remains a relatively new concept that is less…

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SADC approves Trade Facilitation Programme

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2016

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone- The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has approved the Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) which is one of the targeted outputs in the region’s…

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‘Don’t fall into the debt trap again’

Staff Reporter - Mar 04, 2016

Rumbidzayi Zinyuke The African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina says African economies should avoid falling again into a debt trap by seeking more expensive financing on the…

Water –  an engine for growth, development and industrialisation
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Water – an engine for growth, development and industrialisation

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2016

• Lazarus Sauti Water, a finite and irreplaceable resource, notes the United Nations, is critical for sustainable development, including environmental integrity and the alleviation of poverty and…