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  • Namibia: Donkey Meat Abattoir Planned for Okahandja

    NAMIBIA, 2016/10/19 Local company Agrinature plans to set up a donkey meat abattoir at Okahandja, documents released as part of the environmental impact assessment showed yesterday. The company is owned by Namibian and Chinese investors. Agrinature said it intends to open an abattoir at Okahandja's northern industrial area, and activities which will take place at the abattoir include the slaughtering inclunding processing of donkey meat. "The intended abattoir will be operated in a warehouse that is readily available," the company said.
  • Factories in the sun European firms bring carmaking and an aerospace industry to north Africa

    CASABLANCA, 2016/06/21 CONSIDERING the help provided to large foreign manufacturers in Morocco over the completed few years, it would have taken a critical effort by them to fail. Renault, a French carmaker, for example, is thriving: of 2.8m cars it made globally last year, one in ten trundled out from its two shiny assembly plants in Tangier and Casablanca. It hopes from presently on to make 400,000 cars a year.
  • Nigerian govt. suspends licence issuance for new vehicle assembly plants

    NIGERIA, 2015/10/31 The Federal Government has suspended issuance of licence to new vehicle assembly plants. Aminu Jalal, the Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Friday. Mr. Jalal said the action was to enable the council to consolidate the country’s vehicle assembly operations and concentrate on developing local content. He explained that the suspension did not apply to investment in original equipment manufacturing (OEM), adding that applicants for OEM license would not be affected.
  • Egypt outlaws workers’ right to strike

    EGYPT, 2015/05/19 The Supreme Administrative Court decision forces three officials in the local unit in Qarous, in al-Monufia governorate, into retirement. It as well postponed the promotion of 14 others for a period of two years, next investigations carried out by the administrative prosecution showed that they went on strike and disrupted the facility’s ability to fulfill the interest of citizens. The three officials had participated in the strike and locked the door to the unit, barring the chief of the unit from entering. The local unit handles the establishment and management of all public facilities in its constituency.
  • Keroche makes a range of products, which it sells via its own network of distributors

    KENYA, 2015/05/04 It was a thirst for success that saw Tabitha Karanja put herself in the role of a David taking on a Goliath. The 50 year old is the founder and boss of the only large-scale brewery in Kenya actually owned by a Kenyan. Mrs Karanja, one of only a handful of female brewery owners across Africa, set up the business - Keroche Breweries - with her husband back in 1997. Initially making a fortified wine, the company has since moved into spirits and, from 2008, making beer.
  • African textile, apparel sector urges US to renew “cornerstone” trade programme

    AFRICA, 2015/03/28   African textile and apparel manufacturers have raised concerns that the US Congress is running out of time to renew a major trade programme that has contributed to increasing employment and attracted investments into the region. The scheme is due to expire on 30 September, 2015, but as the deadline approaches, a bill for its renewal has from presently on to be introduced in Congress. For the completed 15 years, the African Increase and Opportunity Act (Agoa) has allowed additional than 6,400 items from around 40 sub-Saharan African nations to be imported into the US without duties or quotas. The non-reciprocal trade preference scheme, which was signed into law in 2000, is intended to offer incentives for African nations to continue their efforts to “open their economies and build free markets”, according to the US Department of Commerce. Agoa has been described as “the cornerstone” of the US-African commercial relationship, according to experts at the Brookings Institution, a large US research centre.
  • Rwanda: India Imparts Skills to Local Manufacturers

    INDIA, 2015/01/30 Rwandans will be able to acquire various manufacturing skills from the India-Africa Vocational Training and Incubation Centre launched yesterday in Nyarutarama, Gasabo District, Kigali. The centre will provide training to bridge the skills gaps and reduce unemployment. It consists of eleven fields: bakery, tomato ketchup and fruit juice making, edible oil extraction, packaging, soya milk extraction. Others are automatic wire nail manufacturing, paper napkin and toilet roll manufacturing, knitting, stitching and embroidery, cell phone repair, potato chips manufacturing, popcorn making, ice cream cone making, fashion design, and crockery, part others.
  • Ghana Produces First Locally-Made Vehicles

    GHANA, 2015/01/30 A GHANAIAN automobile company has made history by launching initial locally-made vehicles in the country. According to Great Kosa Automobile Company Limited interior decorator, Kwasi Frimpong, the new assembling plant has successfully implemented the general assembling of the cars, welding, spraying, testing and chemical installations. The new development will see locals reduce the cost of importing vehicles from overseas as the local company will do the job. Owned by renowned Christian, Apostle Kwadwo Safo, who is the founder of Kristo Asafo Mission, Great Kosa Automobile Company Limited successfully, launched its new automobile assembling plant following the release of seven vehicles.
  • Rwanda: Lack of Public Transport in Special Economic Zone Irks Industrialists

    RWANDA, 2015/01/30 Manufacturers operating from the Kigali Appropriate Economic Zone have decried the increasing cost of transporting workers to and from work, saying the industrial park in Nyandungu, Gasabo District is not served by public transport commuter buses. Patrick Makuza, the Rwanda Foam Industry chief, said most of the firms hire private companies to transport workers, which is 'eating into' their earnings. "It would be convenient and cost effective if the park is provided with public transport," Makuza told The New Times during an assessment tour by the Ministry of Trade and Industry officials on Tuesday.
  • Zimbabwe: WMMI Introduces New Business Model

    ZIMBABWE, 2015/01/30 Car assembler Willowvale Mazda Motor Industries (WMMI) has introduced a new business model in an effort to revive its waning fortunes, an official has said. Last year WMMI indicated that it was considering reverting to its original business model of assembling different types of cars on arrangement. Established in 1967, WMMI used to assemble any type of car ranging from Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Peugeot for various clients on arrangement.