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ZAMBIA and Tanzania last week agreed to revamp and recapitalize the TAZARA railway and expand the TAZAMA pipeline following a change in objectives from the transportation of crude oil to finished products.

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan said the agreement to revive TAZARA was reached when she held talks with visiting Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema at State House in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.

According to Zambia Daily Mail, TAZARA was constructed as a turnkey project between 1970 and 1975 through an interest-free loan from China, with commercial operations starting in July 1976, covering 1,860 kilometres from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to New Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia.

President Hassan added that the two leaders have also agreed to work closely in promoting trade and investment through the revival and renovation of key joint post-independence infrastructure projects that were built to link the two nations, including the Tanzania-Zambia Crude …

The National Association of School Governing Bodies’ general secretary, Matakanye Matakanye, told SowetanLIVE during an interview that many teachers were unemployed and the government should prioritize them over foreign teachers.

Matakanye also accused the government of failing to create a strong local capacity for specialist teachers.

“There are lots and lots of university graduates who are not working and we don’t get the department’s logic of taking people from outside our country when our people are not working. If this was happening five or 10 years after democracy, it would be understandable. It is unacceptable that the department of basic education is still getting educators from Cuba and Zimbabwe after 26 years of democracy,” he said.

Meanwhile, according to the Rwanda Education Board (REB), Rwanda is set to receive close to 500 Zimbabwean teachers by September this year. The teachers will be placed in polytechnics and higher learning institutions.…

Bilateral relations between the two countries improved after the UAE showed its benevolence. This was by sending aid in response to the Cyclone Idai storm in March 2019. Planeloads of humanitarian assistance were sent to Zimbabwe, which went a long way in helping victims and mitigating the impact of the cyclone. UAE also assisted the Southern African country’s fight against Covid-19 with a consignment of required medical drugs.

Early March, the new dispensation approved the establishment of a commercial consulate in the commercial hub of Dubai. Economic and trade attachés will operate in the consulate. This is an effort to complement investment promotion being done by Zimbabwe’s embassy in the UAE.

In a cabinet briefing published by The Herald on March 17, 2022, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ambassador Frederick Shava said the development created an environment conducive to doing business.…

  • Japan has announced plans of investing $42 billion in India over the next five years to boost trade and cooperation between the two Asian nations
  • Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the investment would be spread across several industries, including green energy and urban infrastructure
  • The two countries also committed to strengthening securities ties across the Indo-Pacific region during the visit

Japan will invest $42 billion in India over the next five years to boost trade and cooperation between the two Asian nations.

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the investment would be spread across several industries, including green energy and urban infrastructure.

He announced the investment deal during his first state visit to India since taking up office.

The two countries also committed to strengthening securities ties across the Indo-Pacific region during the visit.

They also discussed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

“The Russian attack is a serious matter as …

  • Kenyan investors amount to 30 per cent of investors on the island.
  • Zanzibar has seen a strong development as a highly attractive tourism destination with growth rates of 15 per cent and above each year.
  • Kenyan investors seeking to expand their investment portfolios can buy projects in Fumba Town and The Soul in Zanzibar.

Kenya investors have turned to Zanzibar as a new investment destination following the opening up of the island’s economy to foreign investors.

According to a German real estate firm CPS, Kenyan investors amount to 30 per cent of investors betting on the island.

“We are seeing a lot of interest from Kenyans who want to invest in the island, Kenya is currently the third-largest investor after Tanzanian locals in first place followed by UAE,” said Sebastian Dietzold, Chief Executive CPS.

The firm set up operations in the Kenyan market, to offer investment opportunities for real estate …