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- The EU is supporting efforts in the Horn of Africa that will boost regional economic integration and trade.
- Djibouti’s major trading partner countries include Ethiopia and troubled Somalia.
- Trade Mark Africa is helping implement a single window system which is already in use across EAC.
The EU has expressed its support for Djibouti’s plan to enhance connectivity within the Horn of Africa, a move that will promote trade with Ethiopia, one of the region’s biggest trade partners.
This collaboration is in sync with the African Alliance for e-commerce, a consortium comprising 18 member countries, dedicated to advancing the Single Window concept. This alignment adheres to the recommendations set forth by international institutions.
A pivotal project within the Alliance is the establishment of a Regional Single Window, designed to seamlessly interconnect all national platforms. The overarching goal is to streamline trade processes, bolstering the competitiveness of African nations on the global …
About $6.1 billion is spent yearly to import wheat into Nigeria according to the Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria.
Wheat is the only grain that is yet to record significant progress since 2011, with many farmers now going out of production. Despite being high in demand, successive administrations in Nigeria failed to improve its production, prompting some farmers to call it “political crop” because they believe its neglect is political; not economical. Statistics from World-Grain show that in 2017 Nigerian wheat was valued at $15.5m, up from $13m in 2016. The figure increased to $16m in 2018 and a further increase in production to the value of $16.3m.
Speaking to a press conference on Thursday 22, 2021 in Abuja the president of the wheat association Alhaji Salim Muhammad, while issuing a report on the state of the wheat in the country hailed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over various …
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has underscored the need for East African Community member states and the wider region to nurture peace and unity, saying colonial boundaries should not divide people.
The President said the region stands to achieve faster development if its people work together in peace and harmony.
“We need to live together as brothers and sisters and respect all communities in the region,” the President said.
The President was speaking at State House, Nairobi, during a meeting with King Abdile Wabar Abdi, the Ethiopian-based traditional leader of the Degodia community found in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti.
King Abdi, who was accompanied by a huge delegation of members of the Degodia community from Kenya and Ethiopia, delivered a message of peace and unity to the President.
President Kenyatta said cultural diplomacy should be used as a …
Members of Parliament from eastern African countries are on 15th April, 2019 expected to launch the Eastern Africa Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (EAPA FSN) – a sub-regional platform aimed at promoting the right to food in eastern Africa through improved legislation.
According to a statement issued on 14th April, 2019 by the Food and Agriculture (FAO) of the United Nations, the launch is in line with the first annual meeting in Tanzania in 2019.
The platform came after realizing that malnutrition continues to be a major impediment to economic development, whereby it is estimated that 58 million children under the age of five years are too short for their age (stunted) in Africa.
`Childhood malnutrition is costing the African economy about 11 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) every year, whereas preventing malnutrition delivers $16 in returns on investment for every $1 spent in …