Video guest: Josephine Mwangi

October 2017
M T W T F S S
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5



SELECT_TAGS :
















Twitter

Follow the CTA Brussels Daily

 

twitter logo

 

facebook logo cta

EDITO
Thursday, 19 October 2017

Mozambique and India will continue their cooperation in the exploration of mineral and hydrocarbon resources in the country. The partnership between the two countries appears to be strong and should expand. Indian companies are already active in projects related to the exploitation of oil and mineral resources, especially the extraction of gas in the Rovuma basin.

South Africa and Zimbabwe have enhanced their bilateral relations with the signing of five agreements set to benefit both countries, including an agreement on Cooperation on Water Resources Management; mutual assistance between customsadministrations, a Memorandum of Understanding on Diplomatic Consultations, and a Memorandum of Understanding on Trade Cooperation. Zimbabwe is always among South Africa's top three trading partners on the continent, while South Africa is one of the top investors in the Zimbabwean economy.

Ematum, the Mozambican tuna fishing company the fleet of 24 fishing boats is looking into training and recruitment of Mozambican staff to operate the fleet, in order gradually to replace the majority of foreign staff. The company with public and private capital mainly fishes tuna and other marine resources and its vessels have a capacity of 30 tons of fish and a range of ten days at sea. At a recent meeting on the business opportunities opening up within the tuna value chain, the Minister of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries, Agostinho Mondlane, explained that the government had decided to create Ematum, as part of the implementation of the 2010-2019 Fisheries Master Plan, taking into account the potential available in the coastal zone of the Indian Ocean, including Mozambique.

Theseries on BRICS Insights covers the issues of ‘New South-South Co-operation andthe BRICS New Development Bank’, which has been heralded as a symbolicachievement in the reform of global financial governance. It also covers, ‘The Rise of Development FinanceInstitutions in South Africa’, which gives an insight into the new directionthat South Africa’s foreign policy has taken under the Zuma administration.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The CTA Brussels News Service is providing EU-ACP policy news since 2004, on various key thematic areas. In addition to this news service, we also provide news on ACP intra-regional trade, and south-south cooperation (investments of emerging countries' in agriculture in the ACP regions). The main stories for the week are featured in our newsletter and all stories can be found in our Regional Trade and the South-South cooperation sections.

  • Bookmark and Share
  • Email
  • Print
Friday, 10 April 2015

The CTA Brussels News Service is providing EU-ACP policy news since 2004, on various key thematic areas. In addition to this news service, we also provide news on ACP intra-regional trade, and south-south cooperation (investments of emerging countries' in agriculture in the ACP regions). The main stories for the week are featured in our newsletter and all stories can be found in our Regional Trade and the South-South cooperation sections.

  • Bookmark and Share
  • Email
  • Print
Friday, 20 March 2015

China shall soon take Japan’s place as the third largest donor to the Pacific Islands. Currently however, there are misperceptions about its actual size, reach, focus, and purpose, which, in part, stem from the lack of information about Chinese aid activities. New data published by the Lowy Institute shows that since 2006 China has provided $1.4 billion in foreign aid to eight Pacific Island countries - the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Niue, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu. In addition to its bilateral aid program and support for regional organizations, China also provides scholarships for Pacific Islands students and significant human resources training for government officials.

  • Bookmark and Share
  • Email
  • Print

Business and diplomatic travellers from South Africa's Brics partners can now receive port of entry visas into South Africa. The Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said "I have approved the issuance of port of entry visas to Brics business executives for up to 10 years, with each visit not to exceed 30 days," he told the Cape Town Press Club. The visas had been in effect since December 23 last year.

  • Bookmark and Share
  • Email
  • Print

South Africa is pushing for a speedy finalisation of negotiations for the proposed Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) with India. “The negotiations between South African Customs Union (SACU) and the Indian government are taking longer than expected,” deputy minister of trade and industry of South Africa Mzwandile Masina said. Tariff lines remains a major sticking point for the two parties, although two-way trade between India and South Africa is USD 8.9 billion. Additionally, over a 10-year period, total investments made by Indians in the African nation was USD 8.6 billion. In comparison, South African investments in India over the same period was USD 4.7 billion.

  • Bookmark and Share
  • Email
  • Print
Tuesday, 17 March 2015

The CTA Brussels News Service is providing EU-ACP policy news since 2004, on various key thematic areas. In addition to this news service, we also provide news on ACP intra-regional trade, and south-south cooperation (investments of emerging countries' in agriculture in the ACP regions). The main stories for the week are featured in our newsletter and all stories can be found in our Regional Trade and the South-South cooperation sections.

  • Bookmark and Share
  • Email
  • Print