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Development Gains from Arab-African Trade Integration



Development Gains from Arab-African Trade Integration. By Mohamed Chemingui and John Sloan. Despite their proximity, trade and investment flows …
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Suriname-Indonesia joint commission promotes agriculture, trade and capacity building


Suriname Foreign Minister Yldiz Pollack-Beighle and Indonesian Ambassador Muhammad Anshor

By Ray Chickrie
Caribbean News Now contributor

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — The fifth Joint Council Commission between Indonesia and Suriname took place in Paramaribo on September 17-18 and the objective was to “recommit to strengthen cooperation that can translate into concrete results” between the two countries. The session was opened by the minister of foreign affairs of Suriname, Yldiz Pollack-Beighle.

The population of Suriname consists of about 20 percent people of Indonesian background and whose ancestors came to Suriname during the Dutch colonial period as indentured servants to grow sugar and coffee.

Ironically, Paramaribo is yet to appoint an ambassador to Jakarta and that post…

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Royal and Carnival chiefs thank trade for Caribbean hurricane recovery



Adam Goldstein, vice-chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd said he had heard “no noise” among the line's trade partners questioning if the …
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DCCI calls for more trade between African countries


DURBAN – The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a business to business engagement today where various international businesses had the opportunity to interact with members of the Durban business community. 

The engagement which took place on the back of the Durban Business Fair had delegates from Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger, Zimbabwe and Ghana presenting on the investment and trade opportunities in their countries. 

Musa Makhunga, the President of the DCCI called on South Africa to do more trade with African countries. He said that barriers need to be broken and more engagement with other African countries was necessary. 

According to Makhunga, South Africa need to first trade with African countries before venturing into cross-continental trading. 

The Chamber which is a part…

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DNA evidence zeroes in on three African cartels behind ivory trade – GeekWire


Elephant tusks from an ivory seizure in 2015 are laid out in Singapore after they have been sorted into pairs. (Center for Conservation Biology / University of Washington)

DNA evidence and lots of detective work have revealed the networks behind illegal trade in African elephant ivory, centering on three smuggling cartels in Kenya, Uganda and Togo.

The case is laid out in a paper written by a team led by Samuel Wasser, head of the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology, and published today in the open-access journal Science Advances.

Wasser said the findings could figure in a complex case centering on Feisal Mohamed Ali, a reputed ivory kingpin based in Mombasa, Kenya. Feisal was convicted on trafficking charges in 2016 but was set free last month on…

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BVI premier to lead first trade mission to Africa


Premier Dr Orlando Smith

ROAD TOWN, BVI — British Virgin Islands premier and minister of finance, Dr Orlando Smith, will be leading a two-week trade mission to Africa in November.

The 2018 BVI Africa Trade Mission will take place from November 5 to 16 and will cover three countries and four of Africa’s major business hubs namely: Cape Town, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Abuja, Nigeria; and Lagos, Nigeria.

Interim executive director of BVI Finance, Lorna Smith, said, “We have set our sights on Africa for quite some time now as it represents a major opportunity for our financial services industry. We are therefore very much looking forward to taking our message, to the governments and business centres where we can work effectively to develop relationships that will benefit…

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