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Biogaran takes over Swipha’s activities in Nigeria to produce quality generic medicines for the local market

Biogaran takes over Swipha’s activities in Nigeria to produce quality generic medicines for the local market

Biogaran, a French pharmaceutical company specialized in generic and biosimilar medicines, and a subsidiary of Servier, today announced the takeover of all the activities of Swipha, a Nigerian company that manufactures and distributes pharmaceutical products known for their quality. This is an important step forward in the internationalization of the French company Biogaran. In order […]

Renewable energy in Africa: EUR24 million to develop innovative projects and boost electrification on the African Continent

Renewable energy in Africa: EUR24 million to develop innovative projects and boost electrification on the African Continent

At the Africa CEO Forum which opened this morning in Geneva, AFD Group – in partnership with the European Union – unveiled the “African Renewable Energy Scale-Up facility”, designed to boost private sector investment in on-grid and off-grid renewable energy production in Africa. In order to meet Africa’s constantly increasing energy requirements, support must be […]

Putting the U.S. First, At Africa’s Expense

Putting the U.S. First, At Africa’s Expense

In November 2016, the United States (US) concluded one of the most divisive presidential elections in its history. It is also hard to identify any public policy issues around which there have been strong and stable bipartisan cooperation in recent years. However, US relations with Africa have, in large part, enjoyed just such cooperation. Since […]

Garmin and MTN Nigeria partner to introduce a range of world class health and fitness devices

Garmin and MTN Nigeria partner to introduce a range of world class health and fitness devices

Garmin in collaboration with MTN Nigeria partner to introduce a range of world class health and fitness devices to help boost fitness standards while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. There is an increased focus around the world to be healthy and more active, and through innovation and technology Garmin created a range of wellness devices that […]

Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region from Fortune 500 companies

Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region from Fortune 500 companies

The Middle East Africa (MEA) region has become increasingly important for the majority of global Fortune 500 countries, according to a new report released by Infomineo, a global business research company specialising in Africa and the Middle East. The report focuses on multinationals looking at entering, or already present, in the Middle East and Africa […]

Adesina Chairs session on Infrastructure Financing at Wall Street Journal’s ‘Investing in Africa’ Conference in London

Adesina Chairs session on Infrastructure Financing at Wall Street Journal’s ‘Investing in Africa’ Conference in London

African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, met several top investors and entrepreneurs in London at the Dow Jones News Building on March 7, 2017, for The Wall Street Journal’s one-day “Investing in Africa” conference Leading investors, business executives, entrepreneurs and policymakers in Africa gathered in London at the Dow Jones News Building on March 7, […]

Re-inventing Africa’s “business model” with Africa CEO Forum

Re-inventing Africa’s “business model” with Africa CEO Forum

The 5th edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM will take place from 20 – 21 March in Geneva and will focus on how to succeed in this new economic cycle on the continent. Having cemented its status as the foremost meeting dedicated to the development of the African private sector, the AFRICA CEO FORUM 2017 […]

Seychelles to Issue Blue Bonds Worth U.S.$15 Million to Benefit Fisheries Industry

Seychelles to Issue Blue Bonds Worth U.S.$15 Million to Benefit Fisheries Industry

The government of Seychelles plans to issue a blue bond valued at $15 million over 10 years with guarantees from the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility to support the transition to sustainable fisheries. The Seychelles blue bond project, which was one of three projects selected to be presented at The Economist World Ocean […]

Cross-border e-commerce considered a growth rocket for Sub Saharan Africa retailers

Cross-border e-commerce considered a growth rocket for Sub Saharan Africa retailers

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has published research highlighting the significant growth opportunity for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering. The report – The 21st Century Spice Trade: A Guide to the Cross-Border E-Commerce Opportunity – looks in detail at the markets and products that offer the highest […]

Africa’s 1st Shared Value Summit To Showcase a Future-Proof Business Strategy: Profit With a Purpose

Africa’s 1st Shared Value Summit To Showcase a Future-Proof Business Strategy: Profit With a Purpose

Throughout Africa, businesses are adopting the Creating Shared Value (CSV) business model to ensure that society benefits while business profits. The concept, first shared with business leaders and marketers by Harvard Business School’s Prof Michael Porter in 2006, is gaining momentum and picking up traction – but not quickly and forcefully enough. For too long, […]

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