Author: Zuweina Farah

Annual General Meeting 2018

Dear Member, You are invited to our forthcoming Annual General Meeting, on Thursday 18 January, 5.30pm – 7.30pm, at the Kaskazi Room, Sea Cliff Hotel, Dar es Salaam. We do hope that you will be able to join us as we reflect over our activities of the last year. We are sure it will be…

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Lions (still) on the move: Growth in Africa’s consumer sector.

SOURCE: McKinsey&Company SOURCE: McKinsey & Company, By Damian Hattingh, Acha Leke, and Bill Russo Africa remains a high-potential region, but growth is concentrated in a few markets and income segments. To win, companies need a tailored, data-driven approach. Consumer spending across the continent amounted to $1.4 trillion in 2015, with three countries—South Africa, Nigeria, and…

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Scientists are using drones to fight malaria in Zanzibar

The Millennium Development Goals prompted a number of large scale campaigns across sub-Saharan Africa to combat malaria. Millions of bed nets were distributed. Insecticide was supplied to spray in homes across communities. The aim was to stop people getting bitten, interrupting the transmission cycle. It’s been a real success story, leading to a notable decrease…

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Africa Economic Outlook 2017

SOURCE: African Development Bank Group In 2017 and 2018, Africa will benefit from commodity prices which started to rise in the latter part of 2016, increasing private demand including in domestic markets, sound macroeconomic policy management now entrenched in many countries, a generally improving and favourable business environment, and a more diversified economic structure, particularly…

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Tanzania’s Macroeconomic Outlook: Less Growth, More Repression

SOURCE: CGDEV As economic indicators deteriorate, the Tanzanian government has jailed an opposition leader for questioning the Bank of Tanzania’s growth statistics. It’s time for the World Bank and the IMF to speak up. If it’s illegal to question a government’s statistics, why should anyone trust them? Last week Zitto Kabwe, an opposition member of…

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Building the grid of the future, today.

SOURCE: Gabriel Davies, The Brookings Institution Every evening, the sun drops behind the horizon and darkness falls. And, every evening, although 6 billion people reach out and switch on the lights, over 1.2 billion remain off-grid.  For over 100 years, since Thomas Edison’s coal-fired power station first lit up homes and offices in downtown Manhattan,…

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Can Africa Be a Manufacturing Destination? Labor Costs in Comparative Perspective.

SOURCE: Center for Global Development – Alan Gelb , Christian Meyer , Vijaya Ramachandran and Divyanshi Wadhwa Stable, coastal countries like Senegal, Kenya, and Tanzania seem like strong candidates for a role in global manufacturing, yet they’re still too expensive when labor and capital costs are considered. Our central question is whether African countries can…

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The future of farming in Africa is not agriculture but agribusiness.

Africa is a farm lover’s dream: abundant uncultivated arable land, roughly over half the global total; tropical climates that permit long growing seasons; a young labor force; and an expanding population that provides a readily available market for produce consumption. Yet, African countries are yet to harness these opportunities to ensure sustainable food security and…

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October Newsletter

Letter from the Chairman Thanksgiving is upon us, but for many, 2017 has been a year of difficult economic news.  AmCham doesn’t want to shy away from tough conversations about the business environment, but we believe that Thanksgiving is an opportunity to look on the bright side and celebrate this beautiful country that we all…

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September Newsletter

Letter from the Chairman: AmCham is proud to support the many talented and influential women who are leaders in their businesses and organizations.  This month, AmCham announces the launch of a new initiative: Women’s Leadership Organization (WLO). WLO will be led and organized by women and aimed at providing female leaders in business, government, and…

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