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Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

Fisheries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific – Immense opportunities, critical challenges

Africa: Viwanou Gnassounou is ACP assistant secretary general for Sustainable Economic Development & Trade BRUXELLES, Sept. 13, 2017 (IPS) - Fish is big business. The latest figures show that more than 165 million tonnes of fish are either captured or harvested in a year, with each person consuming more than 20kg of fish annually, according to the world average. Roughly US$140 billion worth of fish is traded globally per annum, with millions of people relying on jobs in fishing and fish-farming, not to mention the seafood industry which involves processing, transport, retail and restaurants. Comment

Friday, July 14, 2017

Couple appeal for funds for Uganda water project

Africa: Beth Zwecher, who remembers having a dream at the tender age of five to visit Africa, and a voice telling her that she would be safe, realized that dream a second time around, when she traveled with a team of volunteers to drill a well to supply clean drinking water for one hundred families in the village of Kibisi, Uganda, the first well since the 1980’s. Comment

Saturday, June 24, 2017

CCA U.S.-Africa Business Summit spotlights African business in Washington DC

Africa: Washington, DC – June 16, 2017: Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) convened more than 800 government and business leaders for its 11th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit hosted in Washington DC from June 13-16, 2017. Comment

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