"Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture," Nigerian business leader Aliko Dangote told investors as his part of investor meetings taking this week in New York. "Africa will become the food basket of the world."
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The second edition of Digital Africa, a startup competition and digital innovation to support sustainable development in Africa, launched on September 19.
In a meeting with American investors, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda urged President Donald Trump to prioritize economic infrastructure development to help lower the cost of doing business in developing countries
Nigeria-based Dangote Industries Limited has asked for help from the public to assit in monitoring the recklessness -- and the illegal hauling of contrabands goods -- by some of its truck drivers.
The Brazil-Africa Institute (BAI) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) jointly launched a new initiative aiming to train young African professionals in research and technology transfer. It is called the Youth Technical Training Program (YTTP).
The Draft Statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) was just endorsed by the Ministers of Youth, Culture, and Sport of the African Union member states.
The government of Equatorial Guinea signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Burkina Faso to supply the West African country with LNG and build the necessary infrastructure to import, store and transport gas.
South African financial services group Discovery (Discovery.co.za) recently announced major expansion plans for its highly-successful Vitality Shared-Value Insurance Model (SharedValueInsurance.com). Those plans will even take it to Japan as a new core market for the company.
Solafrica Energy (Pty) Ltd., a developer of utility-scale solar power plants in Southern Africa, received a grant from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), for a pilot project that demonstrates the performance of an energy storage system based on Primus Power Corporation’s (California) EnergyPod2® technology.
Chad's new National Development Plan just received a major vote of support -- with money to go with it -- in the form of US $540M of financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group.
New study from Control Risks Group suggests that while Nigeria, South Africa, and Egypt, the traditional economic giants of Africa, have been stumbling recently, Kenya and Ethiopia might soon outshine their performance.
39 new Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn in by Charge d’Affaires Troy Fitrell at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa on September 15.
Transparency International has come out strongly against a just-passed law in Tunisia, The group says it will allow people who stole public funds and other dirty money to be given amnesty for past crimes, and encourage even more corruption.
Zambia's Copperbelt Province was a place of song, dance and color on September 14, as thousands of people filled the Levi Mwanawasa Stadium in Nidola town, to witness the 41st Combined Graduation Ceremony for registered nurses and midwives in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd., (MHPS), in cooperation with other companies from its group in Africa and Europe, just delivered the first boiler for the Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. Kusile Power Station, currently under construction in South Africa.
GE just signed a strategic partnership agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) (www.HPE.com) to bring GE Digital's digital industrial solutions at scale to Turkey, the Middle East and Africa.
South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will be leading a trade group to represent the country at the 17th Annual China Mining Congress and Expo that will be held at the Tianjin Meijiang Convention Centre in China from 23-25 September 2017.
Amnesty International, the London-based human rights group, says deterioration of civil authority in the Central African Republic has made rape, torture, pillage, murder and forced displacement by the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) rebel forces the new normal in many areas of the country.
Africa Energy Corporation of Vancouver, British Columbia, has just acquired a minority interest in a subsidiary of Australia-based Pancontinental Oil & Gas N.L., which happens to hold a 30% interest in an important Petroleum Exploration License offshore the Republic of Namibia.
Pool Safe Inc., a company in Ontario that produces swimming pool safety equipment, has signed a distribution agreement with Saudi Arabia-based financial firm Alawwal Properties Corp.
The US $2.2 billion restructuring of Kenya Airways PLC, the largest debt and equity restructuring in Kenya's history, is almost complete.
The Smithsonian Institutions' National Museum of African Art announced that it will be opening the exhibition, “Chief S.O. Alonge: Photographer to the Royal Court of Benin, Nigeria” in Nigeria starting Friday, September 29. It is the first time this museum will be bringing any exhibition to the continent of Africa.
Charity Shining Hope for Communities Organization (SHOFCO) of Kenya just announced, thanks to support from General Electric (www.GE.com), a new infant and maternal care initiative aimed at increasing access to pre-natal screenings for expectant mothers in Kibera, believed to be the largest urban slum in Africa with an estimated 700,000 inhabitants
On September 12, the Members of Parliament in Tanzania voted to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for the execution of the 1,445 kilometer East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project.
On November 11-12, The Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan (FEJA) (www.FEJA.ci) is coming to Cote d'Ivoire at the Palais de la Culture.Organized by Paradise Game, this unique festival will welcome more than 50,000 video game lovers.