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  • Nigeria: Nigeria Will Be Self-Sufficient in Rice Production in 18 Months – Buhari June 28, 2016
    15President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja said his administration would make Nigeria self-sufficient in rice production within 18 months. The president, who was speaking with members of the business community, said 13 states of the federation had been identified for the production of the crop. He said the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, had already been ...
  • The Global African Investment Summit (TGAIS) – COMESA & Government of Rwanda June 28, 2016
    105-6 September 2016, Kigali, Rwanda.    In partnership with COMESA and the Government of Rwanda, TGAIS – COMESA Rwanda will be held under the high patronage of H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda. Rwanda will be the host of the first edition of the Global African Investment Summit (TGAIS) set to take place on ...
  • Angola: Cotton Import to Feed Textile Industry June 22, 2016
    6Luanda — At least 20,000 tons of cotton yarn will be imported a year to feed the textile plants of Satec, in central Cuanza Norte province, Textang II (Luanda) and Africa Têxtil in central Benguela province, as the units gear up to restart production in the coming few months. The import of the above amount of ...
  • Dubai Chamber organises agribusiness roundtable in Kenya June 20, 2016
    1fe12b91..Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Ethiopian International Office-organised roundtable in Nairobi, Kenya, brought together representatives from the East African Community (EAC) to discuss and review opportunities for cooperation and investment in the agri-business industry for Dubai businesses and their East African counterparts. The 2nd East Africa and Dubai Agribusiness Roundtable meeting was attended by HE ...
  • Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia Electricity Grids to be Interconnected June 13, 2016
    power_lines-620x412The implementations of the first phase of projects to interconnect the nation electricity grid to that of Zambia and Kenya is expected to be completed in September. The project dubbed Backbone Transmission Investment Project (BTIP) will interconnect national grid to that of Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP) through Zambia. BTIP project manager Mr Oscar said upon the ...
  • Africa Singapore Business Forum Returns 24-25 August 2016 May 12, 2016
    1fe12b9413adacf474997cccd9593c601The premier platform for fostering investment, trade and thought leadership between Asia and Africa International Enterprise (IE) Singapore’s Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) is the premier platform for fostering investment, trade and thought leadership between Asia and Africa. It is slated to return 24-25 August for the fourth time. This year’s keynote speaker is Mr Tharman ...
  • Sisi, Mauritanian counterpart attend signing of 6 agreements April 5, 2016
    1fe12b9413adacf474997cccd9593c6011President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and his Mauritanian counterpart Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz attended on Sunday 3/4/2016 a ceremony of signing six cooperation agreements following their talks in Cairo. The agreements tackled cooperation in the fields of maritime, housing, culture, animal wealth, health and oil. President Sisi and his Mauritanian counterpart held a session of expanded talks ...
  • Mauritanian president arrives in Egypt for talks with Sisi April 5, 2016
    mauritania-president-nileMauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz arrived in Cairo on Saturday for a three-day visit to conduct bilateral discussions with Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. El-Sisi and Ould Abdel Aziz will convene an Egyptian-Mauritanian summit which will discuss mutual cooperation and economic ties. The duo are expected to sign six memorandums of understanding relating to cooperation on health, ...
  • Sudan: Minister of Agriculture reiterates support to states’ ministers agriculture for technological packages application March 29, 2016
    29691The Minister of Agriculture and Forests Prof. Ibrahim Adam Al-Dekheiri has stressed his support to the Ministers of Agriculture in the states for the application and use of technology and indigenization of seeds, provision of improved seeds for agricultural producers. The minister said, when he addressed Sunday the opening Session of The Coordinative Conference the States’ ...
  • The news review from Africa March 2, 2016
    7Alufer Mining Limited planning to produce 5 million metric tons of bauxite in the Republic of Guinea next year; Government of Nigeria asks $1bn budget support loan from AfDB; Zimbabwe secures a $200 m loan for maize importation; Lion population rediscovered at Ethiopian national park Guinea miner Alufer to produce 5 million tons of bauxite in ...