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  • Shea butter boosts W. Africa business, by Kwaku Sakyi-Addo

    The shea nut trees grow easily in the savannah belt that separates the Sahara desert from the verdant, tropical coast of West Africa. They only start to bear fruit after 20 years, reach maturity after 45, but can go on producing for two centuries. Several countries in the region export 60,000 to 80,000 metric tonnes of shea nuts each year, but the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization says that could increase ten fold. Shea nuts could be big business for West ...

    Source
    Reuters
    Region
    Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Mozambique President Armando Guebuza Unveils The Newly Branded ’Zambique’ Cashew Nut for Export to U

    Effective U.S. Foreign Assistance Program Underscores Benefits of Win-Win Public-Private Linkages with African Entrepreneurs President Armando Guebuza of Mozambique, leading U.S. government officials, and TechnoServe today unveiled a newly branded cashew nut, Zambique, for its first export sale to a U.S. buyer, Suntree. This brand launch and new business-linkage demonstrates how targeted U.S. f...

    Source
    CSRwire
    Region
    Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Are you ready for Globalisation 2.0?, by Tim Weber

    In Nigeria, the average mobile phone generates $55 (?29.15) in revenue every month. In Rwanda and Mozambique, two of the world’s poorest nations, it is $20 (?10.60). It’s not that Africans are mobile phone crazy. Rather, many phone owners make money by reselling airtime to their local communities. Full article available here. ...

    Source
    BBC News
    Region
    Sub-Saharan Africa
  • A model for water provision in urban Africa?

    The bulk of the US $300 million invested in Senegal’s water partnership has come from World Bank loans made to the Senegalese government. And the World Bank seems pleased with its project, noting in an evaluation report in December that the Senegal case is regarded as a model of public-private partnership in sub-Saharan Africa. One of the main criticisms of utility privatisation is that once the water system is being run to make profits, price hikes usually follow which hit...

    Source
    IRIN
    Region
    Sub-Saharan Africa