13-Feb-2019 to 05:43

S/Africa’s unemployment marginally down to 27.1% - Agency

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.4 of a percentage point to 27.1% for the fourth quarter of 2018, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has said.

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12-Feb-2019 to 21:40

EU parliament Okays landmark fisheries deal with Morocco

APA-Rabat (Morocco) — Members of the EU Parliament have voted in favour of a landmark new fisheries agreement and a prtotocol with Morocco to facilitate sustainable fishing by European vessels that would stick to the allowable catch surplus as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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12-Feb-2019 to 16:47

EU approves € 12bln for Mozambique´s private sector

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The European Union (EU) has approved an investment package amounting to €12 billion to the private sector in Mozambique to be applied in several areas, including agriculture and energy, APA can report on Tuesday.

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12-Feb-2019 to 15:01

Kenya: Fresh produce exports jump to $1.5bn in 2018

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Kenya’s earnings from fresh produce exports in 2018 jumped to 153.68 billion ($1.5 billion), a 33 per cent increase over 2017 earnings, according to the statistics released on Tuesday by the Kenya Flower Council (KFC), Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK), and Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya (FPCK).

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12-Feb-2019 to 14:53

Eastern Africa advancing in signing AfCFTA, says Vera Songwe

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Eastern Africa countries are providing fast-track reflection to ratify the Continental Free Trade Area agreement, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe said.

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12-Feb-2019 to 14:40

Mozambique Central bank keeps benchmark lending rate unchanged at 14.25 pct

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique’s central bank has kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 14.25 percent on Tuesday for the fourth meeting in a row as currency strength continues to slow consumer price inflation, APA can report.

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12-Feb-2019 to 06:27

S/African leader vows to address job cut fears at Eskom

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government will talk to workers at the national power utility Eskom on their retrenchment fears following plans to unbundle the troubled firm into three entities dealing with generation, supply and distribution, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

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