The report reveals that cross-border e-commerce offers aggregate growth rates not available in most other retail markets: cross-border retail volumes are predicted to increase at an annual average rate of 25% between 2015 and 2020
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, February 27, 2017/ --
DHL Express (www.dpDHL.com), the world’s leading international express services provider, has published research highlighting the significant growth opportunity for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering. The report – The 21st Century Spice Trade: A Guide to the Cross-Border E-Commerce Opportunity – looks in detail at the markets and products that offer the highest growth potential, the motivations and preferences of customers making international online purchases and the success factors for online retailers that wish to expand overseas. It focuses in particular on the opportunity for premium products and service offerings, with higher basket values accounting for a significantly higher proportion of orders in cross-border transactions.
The report reveals that cross-border e-commerce offers aggregate growth rates not available in most other retail markets: cross-border retail volumes are predicted to increase at an annual average rate of 25% between 2015 and 2020 (from USD 300 Billion to USD 900 Billion) – twice the pace of domestic e-commerce growth. Online retailers are also boosting sales by 10-15% on average simply by extending their offering to international customers. An additional boost comes from including a premium service offering: retailers and manufacturers that incorporated a faster shipping option into their online stores grew 1.6 times faster on average than other players.
“Contrary to what many retailers think, cross-border shipping is actually simple and retailers in Sub Saharan Africa are perfectly positioned to take advantage of international opportunities. ‘Brand Africa’ is something that has increased exponentially in popularity in recent years and it’s time for retailers to remove the boundaries and open up their business to seamless international trade. Often, retailers choose not to promote their businesses internationally, and worse yet, will turn down international sales interests due to the misconception that it’s too difficult to manage and deliver,” says Hennie Heymans, CEO for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa.
“Globally, our experience is that virtually every product category has the potential to upgrade to become premium, both by developing higher quality luxury editions and by offering superior levels of service quality to meet the demands of less price-sensitive customers. The opportunity to ‘go global’ and ‘go premium’ is available to retailers in all markets and our global door-to-door time definite network is well-positioned to support retailers looking to develop a premium service offering or directly reach new international markets without the need to invest in distribution or warehousing. In Sub Saharan Africa, the opportunity for Intra Africa trade should not be ignored. ‘Going global’ does not only mean trading outside of the African continent, Africa is home to one of the world’s fastest growing middle class, with an appetite for quality products and services. There are also a number of trade blocs in place to support Intra Africa trade growth and retailers should take advantage of this captive market.”
The report is based primarily on research and in-depth interviews conducted by a leading global management consultancy, as well as more than 1,800 responses to a proprietary exporter survey of retailers and manufacturers in six countries. It casts a light on the evolving face of e-commerce, with both supply and demand becoming more sophisticated Manufacturers are increasingly taking advantage of e-commerce to move to direct retail models – bypassing the ‘middleman’ and offering their products online to the end customer – and expect to grow 30% faster in cross-border e-commerce than other retailer groups. Customers in many markets are also becoming more discerning, citing product availability and trust, as well as attractive offers, as the motivating factors for shopping with overseas online retailers.
The main challenges highlighted by consumers to cross-border purchases relate to logistics, trust, price and customer experience. At the same time, online retailers can take a number of relatively easy steps to identify, cultivate and service demand from abroad. The report noted that the e-commerce trend has given birth to a new eco-system of facilitators and off-the-shelf solutions (such as payment providers and programs that localize a website’s check-out experience for the visitor), helping retailers to adapt their offering to the digital world and to transact with customers in foreign markets. Global logistics partners can provide support in identifying the right trade-off between centralized and local warehousing and fulfillment, while fast, reliable and flexible delivery options can be an important tool in turning speculative interest into long-term customer loyalty.
Distributed by APO on behalf of Deutsche Post DHL.
Jumanne, 28 Februari 2017
Ijumaa, 24 Februari 2017
WorldRemit sees huge growth in money transfers to Tanzania
Digital money transfer service hits 10,000 unique transactions per month
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, February 20, 2017/ -- Digital money transfer service WorldRemit (www.WorldRemit.com/en/
Today WorldRemit is announcing:
WorldRemit customers can send money to Tanzania via Mobile Money to Tigo Pesa, Vodacom M-Pesa and Zantel Ezy Pesa Mobile Money accounts, as well as bank deposit and cash pick up.
The biggest senders to Tanzania include migrants currently living in the UK, Sweden, Australia, Norway and Canada, amongst others.
With WorldRemit, people in more than 50 countries can send instant, secure transfers to more than 140 destinations. Known as the ‘WhatsApp of money’, WorldRemit makes sending money as easy as sending an instant message.
Remittances play an important role in the economy of Tanzania – in 2015 the country received a total of $390 million according to the WorldBank, almost ten times the amount received in 2010.
Ismail Ahmed, founder and CEO at WorldRemit, comments: “Our Mobile Money partnerships combined with existing services for bank deposits and cash pick-up will give more choice to Tanzanians, further supporting the transition from costly offline remittances via high street agents to faster, cheaper and safer online transfer methods”.
WorldRemit customers currently send over 580,000 transfers every month.
South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Forte pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout have been nominated for the prestigious 59th edition of the Grammy Awards ceremony by the Recording Academy.
Nigeria’s Wizkid completes the list. He is listed as featured artist and producer on Views, the 2016 album by Canadian rapper Drake. Views is up for Best Album, a category that honours an album’s main artist, featured artists, producers, mixers, and sound engineers.
Interestingly, DJ Maphorisa, who according to some online sources provided some production on the album, is missing from the list of producers mentioned on the official Grammys website.
Mother and Child Programme Announces the Graduation of its First Group of Social Entrepreneurs Addressing Maternal & Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa
healthymagination Mother and Child Programme Announces the Graduation of its First Group of Social Entrepreneurs Addressing Maternal & Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa
Today, the GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme will graduate 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa
NAIROBI, Kenya, February 23, 2017/ --
Today, the GE (www.GE.com) healthymagination Mother and Child Programme will graduate 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.
After a rigorous evaluation process, the social enterprises were selected to be in the first cohort of the healthymagination Mother and Child Programme. Throughout the programme, finalists attended a three-day, in-person workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, followed by a six-month online accelerator program that included weekly, in-depth mentoring from Silicon Valley-based executives and local GE business leaders. The program was designed to help the social entrepreneurs acquire business fundamentals, improve their strategic thought processes and articulate a business plan that demonstrates impact, growth and long-term financial sustainability.
“GE believes there is much for social enterprises and large businesses to learn from each other. As the center of the ecosystem, social entrepreneurs are key to building Africa’s sustainable future,” said Robert Wells, Executive Director of healthymagination. “The GE and Miller Center collaboration takes an innovative and highly practical approach to combatting this challenge, by providing social entrepreneurs with the skills and resources they need to expand the positive impact of their interventions.”
This accelerator and mentorship programme culminates today in a “Premier Pitch” event taking place in Nairobi during which the 14 finalists will present their respective enterprises to an audience of potential investors and supporters.
“We are thrilled to graduate our first cohort of social entrepreneurs. This group of people are helping solve some of Africa’s biggest health challenges through their initiatives aimed at improving mother and child care. This is another great example of the strong entrepreneurial spirit in Africa”, said Jay Ireland, President & CEO, GE Africa.
“Addressing the global health challenges of women and children living in sub-standard conditions or facing high-risk pregnancies demands all the determination, diligence and creative solutions we can muster,” said Thane Kreiner, Ph.D., executive director of Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. “Now the first cohort of social entrepreneurs is emerging, ready to begin making a tangible difference in maternal and child health by leveraging GE’s healthcare expertise and the business-building skills imparted by Miller Center’s Silicon Valley mentors.”
Below are the 14 social enterprises that have completed the healthymagination Mother and Child Programme:
For more information on the programme, kindly visit www.SCU-Social-
NEF Ambassadors attend the NEF’s signature event, the NEF Global Gathering, the second edition of which will be held in March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda
KIGALI, Rwanda, February 24, 2017/ -- The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) (http://NEF.org) today launches the search for fifty-four science and technology Ambassadors, one champion from each African country. The selected NEF Ambassadors will join the NEF Fellows Class as part of the NEF’s Community of Scientists.
NEF Ambassadors attend the NEF’s signature event, the NEF Global Gathering, the second edition of which will be held in March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. They will have the opportunity to network with emerging and world renowned scientists and technology leaders as well as industry and policy leaders at an innovative gathering that will focus on how science and technology can solve global challenges, boost sustainable growth and accelerate human development.
“The NEF Global Gathering 2016 held in Senegal was a resounding success, primarily because 60% of the participants were young emerging scientists and technologists. The NEF Ambassadors, part of the NEF Community of Scientists, bring a fresh, local perspective, in addition to their growing expertise in science and technology. NEF Ambassadors will represent their countries and the continent on a global stage, championing science-driven growth and development,” said Mr. Thierry Zomahoun, Chairperson of the NEF and President and CEO of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS).
NEF Ambassadors should be residents of an African country, under forty-two years of age, have completed advanced studies in science, technology or have significant entrepreneurial achievements. They should also have a track record of leadership in their community, be passionate about promoting science and technology, and have an active online profile and following.
“NEF Ambassadors drive the NEF’s local public engagement activities while growing their own careers through the NEF’s partnerships that offer opportunities for mentorship and collaborations with established researchers,” said Dr. Youssef Travaly, NEF Director of Programs and Content.
Applications are available at www.NEF.org/ambassadors and will be received until 26 May 2017. The final list of NEF Ambassadors will be published in September 2017. See the NEF Ambassadors video teaser here (http://APO.af/CiZbDv).
Distributed by APO on behalf of Next Einstein Forum (NEF).
Alhamisi, 16 Februari 2017
Chair of the Ministerial SDG4 Regional Forum for Eastern African in Dar es Salaam and Head Office and country Representative of UNESCO, Zulmira Rodrigues welcomes invited guests, dignitaries and key speakers during Ministerial SDG4 Regional Forum for Eastern African in Dar es Salaam.(All photos by Zainul Mzige
The Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training Prof Joyce Ndalichako delivering key note address to officiate Ministerial SDG4 Regional Forum for Eastern African in Dar es Salaam.
Unesco Regional Office for Eastern Africa, Director Mrs Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta addressing Ministerial SDG4 Regional Forum for Eastern African in Dar es Salaam.
UNHCR Head Regional Services Center, Mrs Victoria Akyeampong, gives her statement at the National Forum Session during the Ministerial SDG4 Regional Forum for Eastern African in Dar es Salaam.
Linda Madete from UNESCO Office Dar es Salaam gives out some of the education materials and brochures to invited guests during the Ministerial Sustainable Development Goals numbers 4 that focuses on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all at the Regional Forum for Eastern African in Dar es Salaam.
The Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Prof Joyce Ndalichako (far left) arrives at Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JINCC )to attend the Ministerial SDG4 Regional Forum for Eastern African in Dar es Salaam.
Norwegian Ambassador to Tanzania, Hanne-Marie Kaarstad tete-a-tete with the UNHCR Representative to Tanzania, Chansa Ruth Kapaya at the Ministerial SDG4 Regional Forum for Eastern African.
Swedish Ambassador to Tanzania H.E Katarina Rangnitt gives a welcome remark on behalf of Diplomatic Corps at the Ministerial SDG4 Regional Forum for Eastern African. Katarina emphasized on the importance of equipping young people with proper education and relevant skills to make them competent.
A cross section of ministers from Eastern Africa, Unesco officials and the SDG4 co- conveners (ILO, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women, UNHCR and World Bank) listening attentively on various speakers at the ongoing Ministerial SDG4 Regional Forum for Eastern African in Dar es Salaam.
Some of the invited dignitaries attending the Ministerial SDG4 Regional Forum for Eastern African in Dar es Salaam.
The Minister of State in the President's Office responsible for Regional Administration and Local Government (TAMISEMI), Hon George Simbachawene and Norwegian Ambassador to Tanzania, Hanne-Marie Kaarstad (right) follows the Ministerial SDG4 Regional Forum for Eastern African in Dar es Salaam.
Deputy Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training Eng. Stella Manyanya exchanging contacts with a disabled teacher Madam Sophia Mbeyela (centre) at the ongoing Ministerial SDG4 Regional Forum for Eastern African in Dar es Salaam.
The Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training Prof. Joyce Ndalichako elaborates a point to reporters about the prons and cons of the Ministerial SDG4 Regional Forum for Eastern African in Dar es Salaam.
The Minister of State in the President's Office responsible for Regional Administration and Local Government (TAMISEMI), Hon. George Simbachawene making a point during the press conference at the Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre.
A cross section of Ministers and Journalists.
Zanzibar Minister of Education and Vocational Training Hon.Riziki Pembe shares her experience on how they have prioritized Sustainable Development Goals on Education in the Island.
Minister of Education &Human Resources Tertiary Education & Scientific Research to the Republic of Mauritius, Leela Dookon Luchoomon gives testimony on her country achievement on education.
Minister of State for Primary Education in Uganda, Hon. Nansubuga Rosemary Seninde explains to reporters what it means to deal with children who do not want to attend schools in a bid to pursue compulsory education for all.
Minister of National Education and Vocational Training in the Republic of Djibouti, Hon. Moustapha Mohamed Mahamoud explaining challenges encounters in the education sector during the press conference.
13 Ministers from Eastern Africa, Unesco and the SDG4 co- conveners (ILO, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women, UNHCR and World Bank) are in Dar es salaam to identify priorities and policy recommendations for a regional roadmap for the implementation of the SDG4- Education 2030 agenda and linkages with other SDGs;
In two days meeting opened yesterday at Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JINCC) various people made different remarks on how to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Opening the floor to welcome all participants including ministers from Comoros, Djibout, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, Swedish Ambassador to Tanzania H.E Katarina Rangnitt spoke about Young people being given proper education with relevant skills to make them competent.
She talked about unlocking the potential of the people by keeping children in school and managing drop out with full knowledge that education is the tool to reach development goals.
“With the growing frustrations among the youth on lack of employment, climate change and disasters she asked participants to come out with practical solutions making sure that nobody is being left behind with a keen attention to kids with disabilities.” She said.
She asked the participants to look at how global SDGs will be achieved in accordance to the national policies targets and plans.
Speaking at the same meeting Mrs Victoria Akyeampong, UNHCR Head Regional Services Center spoke about the need to support people of concern so as to reach the goal as the agenda 2030 spoke about leaving no body behind.
She said refugees and migrants are in dire need of support because of the fragile situation they are. She said less than one percent of those people are enrolled in education. She asked the participants to increase access to refugees through digital education.
She also asked East Africans to look at the best way of including refugees in their national school as is being done in Cameroon Chad and Pakistan.
Unesco Regional Office for Eastern Africa, Director Mrs Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta addressing the forum posed several question to the participants on priorities and what makes good education.
She said the forum was initiated to deal with the missing link by focusing difficult questions which are still puzzling the community.
On education, she asks about the environment, investment and if people are happy with the current education set up. She examined critically what does examinations do to the kids. If it is not only creating competitions and not happiness.
She wanted the participants to look and come out with the statement what are we supposed to do to have a true education. She said kids and the rest, learning should be joy and not otherwise and teaching should be joy too.
She remembered Mwalimu Nyerere, Tanzania Founding father, for his courage to insist on using local language to teach. She said by using local language as other nation like China and Japanese did we will create confidence to our people and allow mothers to teach their kids.
In her Key note address Hon Prof Joyce The Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, insisted the importance of the platform in transforming the East African society. She said the platform is an important platform and step in the construction of a common vision for the education 2030 agenda.
“This is an important platform and step in the construction of a common vision for the Education 2030 Agenda, and for our countries to share National Road maps, to identify emerging common areas, and to identify common challenges and opportunities", said Ndalichako.
She said Tanzania is ready to engage in achieving the targets of SDG4.
She further added that the successful implementation of the SDG4 like any other programme, depends much on political will and support.
Jumatatu, 13 Februari 2017
|Kamanda wa Polisi Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro,Kamishna Msaidizi Mwandamizi,Wilbroad Mutafungwa akitaja majina ya watu wanaodaiwa kujihusisha na usafirishaji,uuzaji na matumizi ya dawa za kulevya.|
|Kamanda wa Polisi mkoa wa Kilimanjaro,Wilbroad Mutafungwa akizungumza juu ya msako mkali ulioanza wa kuwakamata wafanyabiashara wa dawa za kulevya katika mkoa wa Kilimanjaro.|
Kamanda wa Polisi Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro,Wilbroad Mutafungwa akinyunyiza marashi juu ya Mirungi iliyofungwa katika vipande vya magazeti ikiwa ni mbinu mpya inayotumiwa na wasafirishaji wa bidhaa hizo.
Na Dixon Busagaga wa Globu ya Jamii Kanda ya Kaskazini.
JESHI la Polisi mkoa wa Kilimanjaro limetaja majina ya watu 47 wanaotuhumiwa kuhusika katika kusafirisha,kuuza na kutumia dawa za kulevya huku likifanikiwa kukamata misokoto 269 na miche 13 ya Bhangi,pamoja na kilogramu 32.9 za mirungi pia ikikamatwa.
Kukamatwa kwa watuhumiwa hao pamoja na dawa hizo za kulevya kunatokana na msako mkali uliofanywa na kikosi maalumu cha jeshi hilo kwa muda wa siku nne katika maeneo mbalimbali ya mkoa wa Kilimanjaro .
Akitangaza majina hayo ofisini kwake ,Kamanda wa Polisi mkoa wa Kilimanjaro ,Kamishna Mwanadamizi Msaidizi wa Polisi,Wibroad Mutafungwa alisema watuhumiwa hao tayari wamekamatwa na wako katika hatua mbalimbali za kiupelelezi na taratibu zikikamilika watafikishwa mahakamani.
Miongoni mwa watuhumiwa 47 wamo watoto wawili waumri wa miaka 17 ambao ni Wilfred Mnubi mkazi wa Bomang’ombe wilaya ya Hai na Ruben Bakari mkazi wa Njoro katika manispaa ya Moshi.
Kati ya watuhumiwa hao wanawake ni 15 na wanaume ni 32 akiwemo mzee mwenye umri wa miaka 60,Christina Ferdinand.
“Vita hii tumeianza tangu mwaka juzi,tunajua vita hii ni kubwa bahati nzuri ni kwamba njia wanazotumia wafanyabiashara wa dawa za kulevya husani mirungi na bhangi ,tayari jeshi la polisi limezibaini,maeneo ambayo dawa za kulevya zimekithiri Jeshi la polisi limekwisha baini ,operesheni hii ambayo tumeianza ni endelevu na tutaendelea kuwakamata watu hawa kwa kutumia mbinu zote tulizonazo.”alisema Mutafungwa
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