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Will the World’s Largest Single Market Transform Africa Fortunes?

Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) – Getting just a sliver of the global trade in goods and services worth more than 70 trillion dollars, Africans have every excuse to decide to trade among themselves. Many argue that it is the only way to leverage trade to secure a better life for the continent’s more than a billion people who need food and jobs.

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True or False? SA’s Global Competitiveness in Africa is giving way to Nigeria, Rwanda and Ghana

It’s official, South Africa has now been overtaken by Mauritius in the Global Competitiveness report. Mauritius is now ranked 45th up from 54th last year. We are ranked 53rd, down from 52nd last year.

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Trade: Southern Africa has its work cut out

Southern Africa has moved forward with regional economic integration, but challenges remain, say trade experts.

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Kenyans are struggling to afford basic commodities

As the country’s inflation rate hits a staggering 14.5 percent – compared to 4.5 percent in December 2010 – Kenyans are struggling to afford basic commodities like maize , amid a shortage of the staple food.

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East Africa economic landscape 2011

The East Africa region as represented by the East Africa Community (EAC) is a political and trade bloc made up of five countries – Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi.

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Malawi: Tax on the poor is to compensate for tariff revenue loss

The decision by the Malawian government to introduce value-added tax (VAT) of up to 16.5 percent on products such as bread, meat, milk and dairy products is being blamed for losses incurred by small-scale businesses.

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