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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 […]

Nigeria President Gets Thumbs Up on U.S.$500 Million Budget Deficit Bailout

Nigeria President Gets Thumbs Up on U.S.$500 Million Budget Deficit Bailout

The National Assembly has approved the $500m Eurobond to fundthe 2016 budget capital projects’ deficit. In February, the then Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, had in a letter addressed to both the Senate and House of Representatives sought the approval for the amount. Both chambers separately approved the sum during yesterday’s plenary. While the Senate had […]

Grass-Cutting Scandal: Nigerian Senate Postpones Probe

Grass-Cutting Scandal: Nigerian Senate Postpones Probe

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir Lawal, has made a u-turn on his appearance before a Senate panel investigating the Presidential Initiative on North East (PINE) Thursday. The SGF was billed to appear before the ad-hoc panel on the investigation led by Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna). But the SGF […]

The ICC Can’t Live With Africa, but It Can’t Live Without It Either

The ICC Can’t Live With Africa, but It Can’t Live Without It Either

On the first of February, 2017, the African Union issued a resolution encouraging member states to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Whatever comes of it, the reported plan is the culmination of a highly publicised pushback by African states, which have accused the court of political bias, interference in African affairs and even […]

Nigeria Among 37 Countries Facing Water Stress

Nigeria Among 37 Countries Facing Water Stress

Nigeria has been listed among 37 countries in the world currently facing extremely high levels of water stress, which occurs when more than 80 per cent of the water available for agriculture, industry and domestic use is withdrawn annual, report from the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) stated. The report released to mark […]

Men and Women Farmers in Benin Are Responding Differently to Climate Change

Men and Women Farmers in Benin Are Responding Differently to Climate Change

As climate change brings with it increased extreme weather events, one of the pressing issues for Africa’s farmers will be how to address these challenges. One dimension to be factored in is that men and women farmers are responding to the pressures differently. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked Grace Villamor about her research on […]

Waiting for a Fibre Upgrade and Price Drops Before Its Users Make the Big Move to Digital Services

Waiting for a Fibre Upgrade and Price Drops Before Its Users Make the Big Move to Digital Services

With certain notable exceptions (Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal), Francophone countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have been slow to move to greater data use. The legacy of monopoly state-owned telcos has acted as a brake on this transition. Russell Southwood spoke to Robert Aoud, Founder and CEO, Isocel Telecom about the upgrades he has planned. When did […]

Stop Forced Return of Nigerian Refugees, UN Tells Cameroon

Stop Forced Return of Nigerian Refugees, UN Tells Cameroon

The Cameroon authorities are said to be forcing thousands of Nigerian refugees out of their homes, against their will, to return to the country. The action came, despite a recent an agreement between Nigeria and Cameroon to prevent forced return. According to a report issued by United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR yesterday, Cameroonian soldiers have […]

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California

An annual African trade summit in California had no African attendees this year after at least 60 people were denied visas, according to event leaders. The African Global Economic and Development Summit, a three-day conference at the University of Southern California (USC), typically brings delegations from across Africa to meet with business leaders in the […]

The Africa Center in New York City: ASK your questions LIVE to Aliko Dangote and Halima Aliko Dangote on Thursday, March 23 at 14:00 GMT

The Africa Center in New York City: ASK your questions LIVE to Aliko Dangote and Halima Aliko Dangote on Thursday, March 23 at 14:00 GMT

Halima Aliko Dangote was recently appointed the president of The Africa Center in New York City (www.TheAfricaCenter.org) with the major responsibility of raising capital for the center. The goal is to raise funds to complete the center building in New York. In 2017, there would be three fundraising events lined up to achieve this, one […]

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