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A call for closer security cooperation between China and Africa
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A call for closer security cooperation between China and Africa

Editor Southern Times - Oct 02, 2017

By Nyarai Kampilipili and Tanaka Chitsa in Beijing, China Economic ties between Africa and China are well documented and have grown at a faster rate than most other…

Implications of the Dalai Lama visit on Botswana-China relations
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Implications of the Dalai Lama visit on Botswana-China relations

Staff Reporter - Jul 10, 2017

By Retlaw Matorwa Prior to the 2010 World Cup, efforts to host the Da Lai Lama on South African soil threatened Beijing and Pretoria relations. Acceding to…

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Turkey reaffirms its commitment to Africa

Staff Reporter - May 29, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Windhoek – The Turkish government has reaffirmed its commitment to the African continent through economic and political partnerships. The European country also wants to…

Swaziland, Namibia trade non existent
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Swaziland, Namibia trade non existent

Staff Reporter - May 22, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Windhoek – Swaziland and Namibia having missing out on potential trade opportunities and other business ventures mainly because both have struggled to implement trade…

SACU under threat as S/Africa sneezes
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SACU under threat as S/Africa sneezes

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone- Southern African Customs Union (SACU) member states economies are facing a major risk due to the under performance of the South African economy, economists warned here…

How flying donkeys will boost trade in Africa
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How flying donkeys will boost trade in Africa

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Hassan Houry IN the past, the world was clearly split into developing and developed countries – with the latter boasting the most advanced logistics ecosystems. Today, the…

Zimbabwe annual trade deficit down
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Zimbabwe annual trade deficit down

Staff Reporter - Jan 27, 2017

By Tichaona Kurewa HARARE- ZIMBABWE’S trade deficit for 2016 dropped slightly to US$2.83 billion from US$3.29 billion in 2015 due to various protectionist measures put in place…

President Geingob courting French businesses
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President Geingob courting French businesses

Staff Reporter - Dec 02, 2016

By Andreas Thomas WINDHOEK – THE bilateral cooperation between Namibia and France will be greatly enhanced, as the business community takes a leading role in boosting relations through…

Southern Africa reaps EU trade benefits
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Southern Africa reaps EU trade benefits

Staff Reporter - Oct 31, 2016

By Timo Shihepo WINDHOEK–FIVE southern African countries – Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland – have opened a new chapter in their bilateral relations with the…

Southern Africa trade challenge
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Southern Africa trade challenge

Staff Reporter - Oct 14, 2016

By Magreth Nunuhe SWAKOPMUND–SOUTHERN Africa needs to strengthen and modernise its rail network in order to reduce logistical costs and increase competitiveness, according to Michelle Tinkhoff, Sales Director…

Battle Royale in Johannesburg
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Battle Royale in Johannesburg

Staff Reporter - Sep 26, 2016

Zimbabwe, Namibia, SA in fight to maintain ivory trade By Ed Stoddard SOUTH Africa’s Kruger National Park is littered in places with the trunks of trees uprooted and…

Why CoP17 must resist total ivory trade ban
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Why CoP17 must resist total ivory trade ban

Staff Reporter - Sep 26, 2016

THE 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wildlife fauna and flora (CITES) began in Johannesburg, South Africa,…

Will the world’s largest single market transform Africa fortunes?
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Will the world’s largest single market transform Africa fortunes?

Staff Reporter - Sep 23, 2016

By Busani Bafana BULAWAYO - GETTING just a sliver of the global trade in goods and services worth more than US$70 trillion, Africans have every excuse to decide…

India, Africa rekindle trade ties
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India, Africa rekindle trade ties

Staff Reporter - Sep 16, 2016

By Pavithra Rao and Franck Kuwonu UNTIL she travelled abroad when she started college, Zara Mwanzia had thought that chapatti — the delicious bread she ate while growing…

Ivory trade ban calls simplistic
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Ivory trade ban calls simplistic

Staff Reporter - Aug 29, 2016

THERE was an international outcry two years ago when poachers killed about 300 elephants in Zimbabwe’s national parks. The operation was relatively simple. Due to perennially low…

SA, Zim, Nam brace for lonely ivory fight
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SA, Zim, Nam brace for lonely ivory fight

Staff Reporter - Aug 22, 2016

By Chris Alden & Ross Harvey THREE countries in southern Africa have banded together to press for the lifting of the ban on international trade in ivory. South…

‘UK needs our resources, us their market’
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‘UK needs our resources, us their market’

Staff Reporter - Aug 01, 2016

By Magreth Nunuhe THE Namibian Ambassador to the European Union (EU), Dr Kaire Mbuende, says there are ideas floating around Britain’s exit from the EU on future terms…

ACP-EU-JPA on trade and corruption
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ACP-EU-JPA on trade and corruption

Staff Reporter - Jun 22, 2016

By Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – Trade reciprocity between the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and the European Union is crucial to establishing a mutually beneficial trade arrangement between…

UK’s pull out of EU could harm SADC trade regime
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UK’s pull out of EU could harm SADC trade regime

Staff Reporter - Jun 17, 2016

By Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – If the United Kingdom (UK) were to pull out of the European Union (EU), it would have repercussions in terms of its trade…

ZITF to boost regional, international ties
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ZITF to boost regional, international ties

Staff Reporter - Apr 26, 2016

By Rumbidzayi Zinyuke Harare – The 57th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, which kicks off in Bulawayo next week, is expected to improve trade relations between…