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Dangote signs $450million jumbo sugar production Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Niger State

On completion, according to the President of the Group Aliko Dangote, the project will generate over 15,000 jobs in the state In another bold move for self-sufficiency in sugar production through the government’s backward integration policy, the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) today in Minna, Niger State signed a …

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ECA and AUC re-commit to jointly advance Africa’s development Agenda

“Continued strong cooperation and collaboration between our two institutions is crucial for advancing Africa’s structural transformation and industrialization agenda,” said Ms. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), during her first official meeting with the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on …

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AAA students claim Inaugural Facebook Challenge Student Award at the Lorries

The award, which aims to celebrate the achievements of future creatives as they redefine creativity in the mobile era, was created in partnership with Facebook and The Nelson Mandela Foundation The Facebook Challenge (www.Facebook.com), an official Loerie Award in the Student category, was won this year by three students from …

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Regional infrastructure and opportunities for private sector investment in Africa

On Thursday August 24, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will lead discussions at the on-going Annual Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, on transboundary infrastructure in Africa and how the private sector can get involved What: High Level Discussion on Regional infrastructure and opportunities for private sector investment in …

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The (very near) future of insurance: the digital transformation imperative

The insurance industry is facing its very own Kodak moment. Forty years after the once heart-warming 1970s ad slogan became part of popular culture, it now reminds one more of the company’s spectacular failure to act in the face of massive industry-wide disruption than it does to capturing special moments. …

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IDEP strengthens capacities of African public officials in agricultural policy

The course aimed at providing training on agricultural policy with a view to strengthening and/or renewing the knowledge and capacity of African policy makers From 24 July to 4 August 2017, the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) organized a course on Agricultural Policy for African public officials. …

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TICAD Ministerial Meeting in Maputo to assess progress made since 2016 Nairobi Summit

A year after a landmark TICAD VI Summit, stakeholders will meet from 24 August to 25 August in Maputo, Mozambique, to assess commitments to advance African development The Government of Mozambique will host a Ministerial Meeting of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), Thursday 24 August to Friday …

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African Governments Should Create Environment for Business to Invest in Infrastructure

The Minister of Finance in Zambia, Mr Felix Mutati says African governments should create a conducive environment in their respective countries that will generate appetite among the private sector to invest in infrastructure projects in the continent. Minister Mutati was speaking at the two-day Infrastructure Africa Business Forum that started …

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