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Africa Sugar Digest, Vol. I, No 8, April 2010

Kenya: New sugar factory project ready to start

The Kwale International Sugar Company Ltd will next month invite bids for the construction of its new 3,000 tdc factory in the Msambweni District on Kenya’s coastal area, where the Ramisi sugar company used to be located. The company is developing cane nurseries, which by next August …

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Africa Sugar Digest, Vol. I, No 7, March 2010

Zambia: NUPAW negotiates in Zambia Sugar

Permanent workers in Zambia Sugar got a 14.5 percent wage increase across the board, while seasonal employees got a 10 percent. Inflation rate for 2009 was 9.6 percent. Allowances negotiated by NUPAW-Z include: education to ZMK 755,000 from ZMK 580,000; leave allowance at 1,900,000; housing: a 35 percent of …

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Africa Sugar Digest, Vol. I, No 6, March 2010

Algeria- France: Sugar refinery proposed

French Cristal Union and Algerian LaBelle signed in early March an agreement to build a refinery in Algeria with a processing capacity of 350,000 tonnes of raw sugar per year. Investment is quoted at 70 million Euros, and the refinery would start operations in 2012. Cristal Union is a grower-owned …

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Africa Sugar Digest, Vol. I, No 5, March 2010

Mozambique: Labour Inspectors suspend foreign workers in Illovo’s subsidiary Maragra

Labour inspectors suspended the contracts of 87 foreigners at the Maragra sugar estate, about 80 km north of Maputo, whose labour status was illegal because the company did not inform the Maputo Provincial Labour Directorate of their recruitment, as required by legislation. The foreigners have …

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Africa Sugar Digest, Vol. I, No 4, February 2010

Sierra Leone: Addax Bioenergy to set up an ethanol plant

Addax Bioenergy, a division of the Swiss Addax & Oryx Group (AOG), announced an investment of 200 million Euros to set up a new ethanol factory in Lungi Acre in the Makarie/ Gbanti chiefdom in the country’s northern region. The project is co-financed by the …

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Africa Sugar Digest, Vol I, No 3, February 2010

Africa and Europe: Illovo Sugar to invest 6 billion rands on expansion projects

Early this month, Illovo Sugar, Africa’s largest sugar producer, said it has plans to invest about 6 billion South African rands (USD 775 million) over the next five years to increase production to 2.5-2.7 million tonnes from the current 1.7 million. According …

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Brazilian COSAN: How Giants May Indeed Have Feet of Clay

The first month and a half of this New Year 2010 has seen a short and intense sugar happening in Brazil. An instance of those cases for which the Spanish word “coyuntura” is an adequate definition: an event that combines several important and relevant factors in a specific economic, political or social area; in this …

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Africa Sugar Digest, Vol. I, No 2, February 2010

Egypt: Cargill plans a sugar refinery

Agricultural conglomerate Cargill has requested a license to build a sugar refinery in Egypt with investments worth 600 million Egyptian pounds (USD 108 million). Egypt consumes around 2.8 million tonnes of sugar a year and produces 1.6 million tonnes, with the bulk of imports coming from Brazil. The refinery …

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Africa Sugar Digest, Vol. I, No 1, January 2010

Presentation

The Africa Sugar Digest is an information service produced by the IUF Global Sugar project in East and Southern Africa. It replaces the occasional e-mailing of news done until now, with the aim to provide compact information on relevant sector developments. The Africa Sugar Digest is published as news becomes available.

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Gloves Instead of Socks

Compared to other countries in the region, safety standards in the cane and sugar sector of Kenya are poor. A new Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in December 2007, outlining a possible future shape of and the improvement in safety conditions in the workplaces in the country, but labour practices, specifically outsourcing and …

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