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Top five business risks for West Africa

Top five business risks for West Africa

As Nigeria exits the recession of 2017, investor sentiment across West Africa is likely to experience uplift in 2018. Still, political uncertainty ahead of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential elections and on-going security concerns are among the key risks for businesses operating in the region, says specialist global risk consultancy Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) in their annual political […]

Niger Rose Brilliantly to Meet the Challenge at the Renaissance Conference, Mobilising over 23 Billion Dollars to Fund the Country’s 2017-2021 Economic and Social Development Plan

Niger Rose Brilliantly to Meet the Challenge at the Renaissance Conference, Mobilising over 23 Billion Dollars to Fund the Country’s 2017-2021 Economic and Social Development Plan

Following 2 days of meetings in Paris with technical and financial partners, fund providers and investors, Niger can be proud of a considerable diplomatic and economic success. Resolved and persuasive under the guidance of its President Issoufou Mahamadou, the government of Niger successfully raised over 23 billion dollars to support the country’s efforts to finance […]

Nigerian High Court Grants Aiteo’s Benedict Peters Global Judgment in Rem – Declares Earnings as Legitimate

Nigerian High Court Grants Aiteo’s Benedict Peters Global Judgment in Rem – Declares Earnings as Legitimate

The High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria has declared that earnings and assets accruing to Oil magnate and Aiteo Energy (www.AiteoGroup.com) boss, Benedict Peters were acquired legally through legitimate sources. This follows a similar ruling squashing multiple money laundering charges and bribery of election officials indictment against Mr. Peters. Justice Valentine Ashi […]

Award Winning Project of The International Renewable Energy Agency /Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA/ADFD) International Project financing facility

Award Winning Project of The International Renewable Energy Agency /Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA/ADFD) International Project financing facility

The Government of Sierra Leone represented by the Ministry of Energy (www.Energy.gov.sl) is pleased to announce that Sierra Leone has undergone a number of critical steps leading up to the historic landmark event on 12th of December 2017, where the Solar Park Freetown project was inaugurated and commenced by His Excellency The President of Sierra […]

Angola Cables and West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) collaborate to expand connectivity among West and Central African research & education institutions

Angola Cables and West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) collaborate to expand connectivity among West and Central African research & education institutions

Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao) today announced an agreement with the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) (www.WACREN.net), the regional research and education network (REN) that facilitates interconnections between national RENs in West and Central Africa. The agreement will support the growing connectivity among academic communities across West and Central Africa, including services that […]

Ghanaian companies, government, and NGOs partner for Sustainable Development

Ghanaian companies, government, and NGOs partner for Sustainable Development

The UNDP-led SDG Philanthropy Platform in partnership with Reach for Change and the Ministry of Finance in Ghana, hosted an inaugural interactive dialogue with 20 Ghanaian corporations on Thursday. The dialogue was organized to provide an opportunity for various sectors to discuss how corporate social responsibility (CSR) can drive the achievement of the Sustainable Development […]

Nigeria, Economic Community of West African States, Major World Economies Adopt Abuja Statement

Nigeria, Economic Community of West African States, Major World Economies Adopt Abuja Statement

Nigeria, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), World Trade Organisation (WTO), Friends of Investment Facilitation for Development (FIFD) and participants at the High Level Policy and Private Sector Trade and Investment Facilitation Partnership Forum today adopted a declaration titled “The Abuja Statement” at the close of the two-day event, which saw the participation […]

Four British missionaries are kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria

Four British missionaries are kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria

Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria’s southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday. The police are attempting to rescue the four people, who were taken by unidentified gunmen on October 13, said Andrew Aniamaka, a spokesman for Delta state police, The four had been providing ‘free medical care and religious activities’ in […]

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 […]

DHL and MallforAfrica team up to further cross-border e-commerce to the United States

DHL and MallforAfrica team up to further cross-border e-commerce to the United States

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider recently announced its partnership with MallforAfrica, the award-winning global e-commerce company, which will facilitate selling of made-in-Africa products to customers in the United States. Businesses can do so via the eBay platform powered by MallforAfrica. Through this partnership, DHL locations will serve as drop-off points for […]

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