Africa

Arabica coffee fruits in Ethiopia.

‘This is the first time a coffee extinction risk assessment has been made – and the results are worrying’

‘This causes concern for the future of coffee production’: 60% of wild coffee species threatened with extinction

By Rachel Arthur

New research shows that 60% of all wild coffee species are under threat of extinction due to climate change, deforestation, and fungal pathogens and pests. Furthermore, wild Arabica coffee – the origin of the world’s most popular coffee – is now categorised...

Heineken invests $100m in Mozambique brewery

Heineken invests $100m in Mozambique brewery

By Rachel Arthur

Heineken has laid the foundation stone of its first brewery in Mozambique, identifying 'promising long-term economic perspectives' in the African country.

Africa: The fastest growing beer market

Africa: The fastest growing beer market

By Rachel Arthur

The beer market in Africa is predicted to grow faster than any other region over the next five years, driven by a rising population, urbanization, and increased GDPs.

Amcor Flexibles South Africa (AFSA) to buy Nampak

Amcor Flexibles South Africa (AFSA) to buy Nampak

By Jenny Eagle

The South Africa Competition Commission has approved, without conditions the intermediate merger whereby Amcor Flexibles South Africa (AFSA) intends to acquire the flexible packaging business of Nampak.

Cadbury Kenya to be sales & marketing arm for East Africa, but will no longer produce goods

Mondelēz abandons Kenyan manufacturing

By Oliver Nieburg

Mondelēz International will stop manufacturing from its Cadbury Kenya plant at the end of this month as it shifts capacity for Cadbury Drinking Chocolate to Egypt.

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