The 2016/2017 academic year was a banner year for international students attending United States' institutions of higher education. African enrollment in the U.S. hit an all-time high value of 37,735 for the year, after a 7 percent increase over the previous year.
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Mercury, a dangerous neurotoxin, has been known for a long time as one of the most toxic of chemicals used in medical care and in dentistry in particular. The international movement which led its banning in many developed countries has now moved to its latest frontier -- the developing world.
Milost Global Inc., a New York based private equity firm, has signed a financing term sheet worth USD $850 million with Optimum Petroleum Development Ltd., a Nigerian based exploration, development and production company.
Minerals Circles Bearings (MCB), a distributor of bearings in the UAE, is moving its business development road show to Cote d'Ivoire and Nigeria, in seearch of potential new opportunities for foreign direct investments.
A major highlight of the recently concluded Global Nutrition Summit 2017 held in Milan, Italy, was a pledge by the Aliko Dangote Foundation to invest US $100 million over five years to address malnutrition in some of the poorest parts of Nigeria.
The West Africa Leg winners of the 7th All Africa Business Leader Awards (AABLA™) (www.AABLAwards.com), developed in Partnership with CNBC Africa, were announced recently in Lagos, Nigeria.
During the November 3 High Level Policy and Private Sector Trade and Investment Facilitation Forum held in Morocco, over 30 African countries as well as major world economies adopted a declaration titled "The Abuja Statement".
The first movie review platform with a 100% focus on African movies, Afri Reviews (www.AfriReviews.com), has reached out to the public to help collaborate with review inputs on the new platform
A new online broadcast station, 'Hot Okro Radio' was just launched in Nigeria by Xceedia Media.
Amsterdam-based global beer brand Heineken® (TheHeinekenCompany.com), in partnership with Africa's hottest emerging design talent, Lulu Mutuli and Azra Walji, just launched its first-ever African fashion collection.
Jumia Nigeria, a major ecommerce provider, just announced the dates and partners for Jumia Black Friday 2017, its biggest sales event of the year.
Kevin Kunlay Williams, a Nigerian citizen who had lived in St. Louis, Missouri, was just sentenced to over 6 years in prison for charges related to mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, $12 million in tax refund fraud, voter fraud and re-entering the United States after having been removed.
In Africa, perhaps more than any other region, economic inequality is often a symptom of bigger issues. It can also be a cause of other inequalities, including availability of sexual and reproductive health services for women.
Dangote Rice Limited just began a multi-million Naira Youth Farming Initiative to help educate unemployed Nigerian graduates in rice farming, in Kogi State.
TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa took place this past week, bringing 12 technology startups together to compete for a US $25,000 prize. Lori Systems of Nairobi, a platform supporting logistics and cargo management for African businesses, was named the overall winner.
GE Healthcare, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, a major global provider of medical technologies and services, has been selected by Nigeria's Northern States Governor's Forum (NSGF) to restructure healthcare infrastructure in the Northern States.
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development for the Republic of Uganda just signed two production sharing agreements (PSA) with Nigeria's Oranto Petroleum.
The International Energy Agency's 2017 report (APO.af/inLXNs) on renewable energy forecasts that Africa's off-grid solar capacity is expected to triple in the next five years. Lumos, a company with offices in the Netherlands and Nigeria focusing on this market, could be a major beneficiary of that growth.
On October 2, Jumia (www.Jumia.com), an e-commerce service based in Nigeria, introduced the country's first e-commerce Bot.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
Shoreline Energy Limited, based in Nigeria and the parent company of Gasland Company Ltd.) and The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), part of the Netherlands-based Royal Dutch Shell Corporation, have signed new distribution rights for natural gas sales in Nigeria.
As African agreements accelerate in number and complexity on the world stage, the African Development Bank has emphasized the need to ensure balance between those and East Africa's regional integration agenda.