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U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers

U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week’s blacklisting would have made it nearly impossible for the Chinese company to service its existing customers. The Commerce Department, which had effectively halted Huawei’s ability to buy American-made parts and components, is considering issuing a temporary […]

Zimbabwe To Bring In Electric Vehicles By 2030

Zimbabwe To Bring In Electric Vehicles By 2030

Zimbabwe will by 2030, have done away with diesel and petrol powered vehicles and is likely to adopt electrically powered engines, in an effort to reduce carbon emissions that are largely blamed for fast-tracking global warming, 263Chat has learnt. In an interview with 263Chat on the sidelines of a National Workshop on Climate Change in […]

Microsoft Opens First Africa Development Centre In Kenya and Nigeria

Microsoft Opens First Africa Development Centre In Kenya and Nigeria

It was almost three decades ago that Microsoft opened its first offices in Africa. In this time, we’ve witnessed incredible growth on the continent – more internet connectivity, more digital capability and more innovation. Africans have expanded the applications of technology, changing the way communities bank, farm and even access healthcare. At Microsoft, we’re very […]

Rwanda, Morocco Sign Deal To Scale Up Nuclear Technology

Rwanda, Morocco Sign Deal To Scale Up Nuclear Technology

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), and Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security have signed a cooperation agreement to exchange information and experience in nuclear technology. Speaking after signing the agreement, Dr Khammar Mrabit, the Director General of the Moroccan agency, said that they have experience since 2016. “We have to exchange information […]

UN and African Union In ‘Common Battle’ for Development And Climate Change Financing

UN and African Union In ‘Common Battle’ for Development And Climate Change Financing

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a “quantum leap” in funding for development and climate change for Africa, speaking to journalists on Monday, following the plenary meeting of the latest United Nations-African Union (AU) Conference, which took place in New York. Mr. Guterres declared that the Organization’s work to promote peace and security, human […]

Nigeria, Kenya Lead As African Tech Startups Attract U.S.$1.2 Billion

Nigeria, Kenya Lead As African Tech Startups Attract U.S.$1.2 Billion

Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa received 78 per cent of the total funding of $1.163 billion for Africa’s technology startups last year confirming the attractiveness of African entrepreneurs and their ability to transform the continent into a global power house. According to Partech Africa’s 2018 annual report on the financing on the continent, this include […]

Oil And Gas Curriculum For Uganda Approved

Oil And Gas Curriculum For Uganda Approved

The National Council For Higher Education (NCHE) has approved the oil and gas curriculum which is to be followed by the Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba (UPIK) starting August. The approval followed UPIK receiving an international certification giving it the green light to start offering oil and gas courses. Mr Alex Kakooza, the Ministry of Education […]

Nigeria Imports N16 Billion Cowpea From Cameroon, Burkina Faso Yearly

Nigeria Imports N16 Billion Cowpea From Cameroon, Burkina Faso Yearly

 Nigeria, said to be the number one producer of cowpea globally, spends over N16 billion to import the commodity from Cameroon and Burkina Faso annually.In addition, there was still consumption deficit of 500,000 tonnes despite the current release of Bt. Cowpea to farmers, to bridge the production gap in the country. The permanent secretary, Federal […]

Coffee Dealers Build Capacities In Cameroon

Coffee Dealers Build Capacities In Cameroon

The training session that lasted three days (from the10- 12 April 2019) was also a moment for the coffee dealers to learn ways on how to defend and promote the brand of Cameroon origin. It is on record that domestic coffee witnessed a sharp increase of about 20% that is from 20.270 tons in 2016/ […]

Tobacco Farmers Earn Us$4,6m

Tobacco Farmers Earn Us$4,6m

Farmers have earned US$4,6 million from the sale of flue-cured tobacco since the opening of the 2019 marketing season two weeks ago. The growers have sold 2,6 million kilogrammes at the auction and contract floors. Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board’s latest statistics indicate that the bulk of the crop has been sold through the contract […]