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Zim Takes EU to Task Over Sanctions

The Zimbabwean government has taken the European Union (EU) to task over its piecemeal removal of illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe while expecting the latter to celebrate the bloc's ridiculing of President Mugabe and his wife by keeping them under the embargo.

Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo, and his deputy, Supa Mandiwanzira, say the EU states and the international media are unjustifiably attacking President Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe.

WTO Urged to Address Food Security Needs

A United Nations independent rights expert has called for policy changes that will allow developing countries the freedom to use their reserves to help secure the right to food without the threat of sanctions under current World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.

Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, points out that, "Trade rules must be shaped around the food security policies that developing countries need, rather than policies having to tiptoe around WTO rules."

Fairtrade Africa: Regional Assistant

Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the umbrella organisation representing Fairtrade certified producers and workers in Africa. Established in 2005, FTA as a network aims to effectively represent producers within the international Fairtrade system and to contribute to livelihood improvement of African producers and workers by increasing access to markets and working conditions.

​Next 10 Years Critical for Africa's Transformation

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) has urged citizens and leaders across Africa to work to ensure that the continent’s development objectives are achieved in the next 10 years or risk slipping back into underdevelopment.

NEPAD chief executive, Dr Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, in an interview after the recent World Economic Forum on Africa, made it clear that it’s time for African countries to have clear national and regional development plans and fast-track their implementation.

Africa a Step Closer to Realising Free Trading Zone

Africa has taken a step closer to realising a free trading zone in the continent that will open up the market for member states.

Heads of states and government signed an agreement that month in Egypt that will pave the way for a single customs union in the continent.

The third tripartite summit which includes the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and the East African Community (EAC), concluded its mission and promised to fast track the integration of the African economy.

Fairtrade Africa: Marketing Officer

Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the umbrella organisation representing Fairtrade certified producers in Africa. FTA aims to effectively represent and provide services to producers within the International Fairtrade system and to contribute to livelihood improvement of African producers by increasing access to markets. Established in 2005, the FTA directs policy and strategic development of the organisation.

FTA has four (4) regional networks - Eastern, Southern, West and North Africa supporting producer activities.

Fairtrade Africa seeks to appoint a Marketing Officer.

Partner Africa: Associate Lead Auditor

Partner Africa is a leading not-for-profit social enterprise and a pioneer in the field of ethical and socially responsible business practice. The organisation is driven by a social mission to improve the livelihoods of workers and producers, while assisting access to international supply chains, bridging the gap between Africa and the international community.

Partner Africa seeks to appoint a Social Compliance Lead Auditor in South Africa.

Solidaridad Network: Sustainable Management Trainer & Implementer

Solidaridad Network is a civil society organisation with nine regional offices in four continents specialised in sustainable supply chain development. Together with producer organisations, the business community, governments and civil society organisations, Solidaridad Network creates initiatives for sustainable trade with the ultimate goal that good economic, social and environmental practices become a normal part of the business.

Fairtrade Africa: Head of Region – Southern Africa Network

Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the umbrella organisation representing Fairtrade certified producers in Africa. FTA aims to effectively represent producers within the International Fairtrade system and to contribute to livelihood improvement of African producers by increasing access to markets. Established in 2005, FTA has four regional networks - Eastern, Southern, West and North Africa supporting producer activities.

Fairtrade Africa seeks to appoint a Head of Region - Southern Africa Network, based in Cape Town.

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