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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 […]

Nigerian Government commends Dangote Cement self-sufficiency feat

Nigerian Government commends Dangote Cement self-sufficiency feat

The Federal Government has officially confirmed that Nigeria has attained self-sufficiency in the production of cement and is now an exporter of the commodity, ascribing the feat to Dangote Cement which spare headed the backward integration policy introduced by the government. Minister for Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi who leads a team of the […]

GE’s Gas Engine Technology Provides Cost-Effective, Grid-Stability Solution for Cameroon Poultry Hatchery

GE’s Gas Engine Technology Provides Cost-Effective, Grid-Stability Solution for Cameroon Poultry Hatchery

AGROCAM, a leading poultry hatchery in the central African region, located in Douala, and a member company of the JS NOUTCHOGOUIN Group, has purchased one of GE’s Jenbacher J316 gas engines from Clarke Energy, GE’s distributor of Jenbacher gas engines in Cameroon, to address the fundamental challenges related to long-term power outages, which have a […]

Gay rights groups brave abuse, violence to fight HIV in Cameroon

Gay rights groups brave abuse, violence to fight HIV in Cameroon

Sitting in a circle with several other young men in a charity’s offices in Cameroon’s capital, Fleur listens intently to the speaker talk about gay sex before slowly raising his hand. “Can we catch AIDS by swallowing sperm?” he asks, prompting laughter from his peers at the group discussion held by Alcondoms, an organization promoting […]

Sharp Increase in the Activity of Moroccan and French Companies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sharp Increase in the Activity of Moroccan and French Companies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Aware of the unprecedented impetus of African economies and of the potential offered by the various national and sub-regional markets, Moroccan and French companies are demonstrating new ambitions in Africa, which are expressed in their development strategies on the continent. According to the third edition of BearingPoint’s International Development Barometer of international firms, “Developing in […]

Women set to represent Nigeria at the Winter Olympic Games for the First Time

Women set to represent Nigeria at the Winter Olympic Games for the First Time

Nigeria are hoping to enter a bobsled team at the Winter Olympic Games for the first time in 2018 in a move that echoes the film Cool Runnings. Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, who are based in the United States, are looking to compete for Nigeria in the bobsledding event at the Games […]

Blood,Dirty and Conflict Diamonds from Central African Republic Entering International Markets via Cameroon

Blood,Dirty and Conflict Diamonds from Central African Republic Entering International Markets via Cameroon

Cameroon is allowing conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic to cross over its borders and into the legal supply chain due to poor controls, smuggling and corruption, Partnership Africa Canada said in a report published today. The report, From Conflict to Illicit: Mapping the Diamond Trade from Central African Republic to Cameroon, investigates the […]

More than 70 people were killed when a train derailed in Cameroon

More than 70 people were killed when a train derailed in Cameroon

At least 70 people were killed and 600 injured after a packed train derailed between two major cities in Cameroon on Oct. 21. The Camrail train, which is managed by French industrial giant Bollore, was overturned on the tracks in the town of Eseka, between the capital, Yaoundé, and Douala. Cameroonian citizens are furious that […]

MasterCard & UBA are Partnering Across 19 African Countries

MasterCard & UBA are Partnering Across 19 African Countries

Five year deal across 19 markets focused on driving financial inclusion in Africa.United Bank Africa (UBA) and MasterCard have announced a partnership which will see UBA act as the issuer for MasterCard in 18 new markets in Africa. The partnership which came into effect in the second quarter of 2016 will see UBA issue MasterCard […]

Visa-free African Union Diplomatic Passport Launched: Everything you need to know about it and how to get it

Visa-free African Union Diplomatic Passport Launched: Everything you need to know about it and how to get it

It’s official—the African Union has launched its continental e-passport program Sunday as part of the opening ceremony of the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Kigali, Rwanda. But unless you’re Rwandan President Paul Kagame or Chadian President Idriss Eby, who are already carrying their fancy-looking red and gold document, an […]

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