Why China’s slowdown is good news for Africa?

China’s $60bn package includes 10 major projects that extend from poverty reduction to trade facilitation in African countries. It is investments of this size that have enabled China to become, in 2013, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest export and development partner. But its engagement has not been free from criticism, with international and African voices alike citing instances of exploitation, environmental damage and a disproportionate focus on extra-ctive activities.  More

Unlocking the Avocado manufacturing potential in Kenya

The objective of the report is to stipulate the potential value addition to avocado products and identify areas of investment opportunities. Kenya has the potential to become a major exporter of avocado products to the International market. It is the largest avocado producer in Africa. Kenya’s avocado production has been growing at a faster rate than that of South Africa over the last ten years. More