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Dangote says “Sometimes it is just a matter of communication”

Dangote says “Sometimes it is just a matter of communication”

Financial Times correspondent John Aglionby’s reporting in the fast FT online column that Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote “accuses ‘Bulldozer’ Tanzanian President of scaring away investors” appears to have caused an overblown row. When Financial Times editor Lionel Barber asked Nigerian business leader Aliko Dangote in a live interview at the FT Africa Summit on Monday […]

New AGCO agribusiness qualification set to develop skills, leadership and strategic expertise to drive African agricultural prosperity

New AGCO agribusiness qualification set to develop skills, leadership and strategic expertise to drive African agricultural prosperity

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, is a lead partner in a brand-new training program being established to develop the talent to fill vital junior management roles in African agriculture and the supply chain – currently a major gap in the continent’s skills’ resource. The Company signed a Memorandum […]

Dangote’s new project to create over 15,000 jobs in Nigeria

Dangote’s new project to create over 15,000 jobs in Nigeria

In another bold move for self-sufficiency in sugar production through the government’s backward integration policy, the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) today in Minna, Niger State signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Government for the establishment of a jumbo $450million state-of–art and fully integrated sugar complex. On completion, according to the […]

Dangote Plans U.S.$4.6 Billion Investment in Farming Over 3 Years

Dangote Plans U.S.$4.6 Billion Investment in Farming Over 3 Years

Dangote Group Dangote Group is planning to invest a total sum of $4.6 billion in farming in Nigeria – $3.8 billion in sugar and rice and $800 million in dairy production, over the next three years as the company seeks to expand its operations in the country. Edwin Devakumar, Executive Director at Dangote’s Industries Unit, […]

Mixed Reaction to Marijuana Legalization Proposal in Zimbabwe

Mixed Reaction to Marijuana Legalization Proposal in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans on Monday expressed both shock and surprise over government revelations it could soon partner a group of Canadian firms to produce marijuana or mbanje ostensibly for medical purposes. The revelations were reportedly made by Investment Promotion Minister Obert Mpofu at a recent Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting in Victoria Falls. Mpofu […]

Milestone for Agriculture in East Africa

Milestone for Agriculture in East Africa

Agriculture will now be placed as number one engine of economic growth in the East African Community (EAC) integration process. This follows last week’s signing of the EAC Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact. “The Compact is designed to facilitate coordination of regional and cross cutting programmes that complement agricultural programmes and projects at […]

Djibouti Inaugurates Port for Salt Export

Djibouti Inaugurates Port for Salt Export

Djibouti has opened the Port of Ghoubet with the main aim of making it a key terminal for salt exportation, with a capacity of five million tonnes, to the world from Lake Assal, one of the lowest spots in the world. The Port, which has been under construction for the last two years at a […]

The Delivery Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea launches a study on financing for irrigation schemes for farmers in the pineapple value chain

The Delivery Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea launches a study on financing for irrigation schemes for farmers in the pineapple value chain

The Delivery Unit under the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea aims to accelerate the implementation of Government flagship initiatives through the development and incubation of effective, sustainable, and results-oriented implementation and governance approaches. Pilot projects are focused on agriculture, mining and leadership development. In agriculture, the Delivery Unit launched a study to set […]

‘South Africa, Namibia Following Mugabe’s Footsteps’

‘South Africa, Namibia Following Mugabe’s Footsteps’

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has said that leaders of South Africa and Namibia are following President Robert Mugabe’s footsteps in distributing land to black people in their countries. Grace said this while consoling the family of a revolutionary musician Dickson “Chinx” Chingaira in Harare on Tuesday. She also said that the white community around […]

Africa Still Hesitant to Adapt Agro Biotech

Africa Still Hesitant to Adapt Agro Biotech

Lack of funding, loss of trained technical expertise, slow development of the biotechnology sector, lack of political will and the issue of public acceptance brought by activism are the main challenges facing many African countries especially, East African countries on biotechnology and bio-safety. A three-day workshop held in Mwanza Region, organized by African Agricultural Technology […]

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