TANZANIA, one of the developing countries in the world, is faring well in terms of attracting investments from all corners of the world. Data from the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) shows foreign investments have been on upward trend, indicating that investors are satisfied with the investment environment.


It is notable that South Africa will still host the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) Private Sector Forum next month, given that several US lawmakers have called for it to be moved elsewhere, and have questioned the country’s preferential trade terms with the US under AGOA as such preferential access to the US markets is open only to African countries that do not threaten American security interests.


SA and US go into AGOA summit amid tensions over foreign policy, wars in Europe and Middle East

OPINION: The Agoa summit could not have come at a more awkward time for South Africa and the US. It will come amid the Palestinian-Israeli war that has divided global opinion. South Africa and the US are on opposing sides once again, writes Dr Sizo Nkala.

On September 9, the AU was made a permanent member of the Group of 20 (G20). SA is an original member of the group, though its influence has not been effective in achieving the country’s and the continent’s objectives. Africa’s membership will enable SA to bundle its objectives with the rest of the continent. In this way, the urgency of African challenges will be appreciated and addressed.


Today, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (“Trade Hub”) hosted a workshop on “Leveraging Private Sector Engagement to Promote Sustainable Impact”.  The two-day event highlights the Trade Hub’s efforts to expand trade and investment opportunities and improve livelihoods and communities in West Africa.

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