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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 […]

Lack of Infrastructure in Developing Countries Drives Demand for Mixed-Use Developments

Lack of Infrastructure in Developing Countries Drives Demand for Mixed-Use Developments

In some parts of West Africa, particularly Nigeria and Ghana, the lack of infrastructure is a huge driver of demand for mixed-use developments. The last few years have seen an increase in interest in mixed-use development schemes which comprise some or all of retail, residential, offices as well as hotel and conference facilities. These types […]

Off-grid Solar set to triple in Africa

Off-grid Solar set to triple in Africa

Off- grid solar will bring basic electricity services to almost 70 million more people in Asia and sub Saharan Africa A new report has confirmed that Solar is now the fastest growing energy source in the world, and is making a major impact in Africa. The International Energy Agency’s 2017 report on renewables forecasts that […]

SA mining industry sees a turnaround in financial performance amid a challenging operating environment

SA mining industry sees a turnaround in financial performance amid a challenging operating environment

2017 was another challenging year for South Africa’s mining industry in light of a decrease in dividends and market capitalisation, various retrenchments across the industry, and marginal increases in taxes paid. However, spot price increases for bulk commodities supported the industry and resulted in a return to profitability after the first substantial increase in revenues […]

Buhari administration engages national assembly, chief justice in new ease of doing business action plan

Buhari administration engages national assembly, chief justice in new ease of doing business action plan

In furtherance of the Buhari administration’s ease of doing business reforms, the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), which is chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will, on Tuesday, consider new and specific initiatives to be implemented over a 60-day period in the National Action Plan 2.0. It will be recalled that a previous […]

Africa’s largest economy, adopts 3 word addresses

Africa’s largest economy, adopts 3 word addresses

Nigeria’s postal service, NIPOST, has just announced its adoption of the innovative global addressing system what3words (www.what3words.com). Nigeria is the seventh country to adopt what3words, and the third in Africa. The system is already being used for mail deliveries in Mongolia, Sint Maarten, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Tonga and Solomon Islands. Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy […]

African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2017: MainOne canvasses local Internet traffic exchange within Africa

African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2017: MainOne canvasses local Internet traffic exchange within Africa

West Africa’s leading provider of connectivity and data center solutions, MainOne (www.MainOne.net) has reiterated the importance of Internet traffic domiciliation as a key requirement for growing the internet ecosystem in Africa. Speaking at the just concluded African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF), MainOne’s Chief Executive Officer, Funke Opeke challenged the continent’s leading Internet players to […]

Buhari administration takes private enterprise seriously, says VP Osinbajo

Buhari administration takes private enterprise seriously, says VP Osinbajo

First let me say how pleased I am to be here in Auchi, I was here in camp as a Youth Corper in 1979. I lived here among the warm and friendly people of Auchi for 6 weeks. I have had the unique honour and privilege of visiting two great industrial enterprises in Edo State, […]

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