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Governments across Sub-Saharan region should embrace innovative policy options to enhance the resilience of their economies in the light of external shocks like global economic slowdown and erratic weather patterns, policymakers and executives said at a forum in Nairobi on Wednesday.

ZAMBIA has scooped the position of Commissioner for Trade and Industry at the just-ended African Union elections by a landslide victory. Zambia's candidate Albert Muchanga polled 49 votes out of 51 votes. The AU consists of 54 member states and 51 participated in the elections that were held on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

After leaving the pan African organisation three decades ago, Morocco is set to rejoin the African Union during its 28th African summit scheduled for January 30-31 in Addis Ababa.

Imagine half of your neighbours not having electricity, or a quarter of them not having access to running water. It might be a hypothetical thought for most people, but it is the reality for the 1.2 billion people living in Africa. The continent needs $93 billion in infrastructure spending each year according to a 2014 study of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and New Partnership for Africa’s Development.

The Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA), Kenya has received a $90 million financial package from the African Development Bank (AfDB). CBA is the largest privately-owned bank in Kenya, the sixth largest of the country’s 43 banks.  The Tier 1 bank as ranked by the Central Bank of Kenya also has operations in Tanzania and Uganda.

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's tax agency ZIMRA said on Thursday it failed to meet its 2016 revenue target by 4 percent, as the economy stalled and weak global commodity prices hit mineral royalties.

Companies operating in Africa increasingly worry about the unpredictable business environment where markets are volatile (#1) and political perils, such as protectionism or terrorism are on the rise.

Leaders from business and policy-making are not expecting a return to 1930s-style trade war, despite the populist backlash in parts of the world against globalization and free trade.

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The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 2009 by 35 founding national business chambers to influence government policy and create a better operating environment for business.

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