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Nigerian Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah handing over the instrument of acceptance of TFA to World Trade Organisation DG Robert Azevedo in Davos

According to a 2015 study carried out by WTO economists, full implementation of the TFA would reduce members’ trade costs by an average of 14.3 per cent, with developing countries having the most to gain

Nigeria has ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), making it the 107th World Trade Organisation (WTO) member to do so. Only three more ratifications from members are needed to achieve the two-third threshold that will bring the TFA into force. Nigeria's instrument of acceptance was submitted to the WTO today…

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    • Michael Fichtenberg of Gigawatt Global greets Burundian dignitaries and the diplomatic community in a festive groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for the company's second African solar field
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Groundbreaking on Solar Field in Burundi: Power Africa Partner Gigawatt Global Advances 1,000 MW Program

2,500 celebrate historic groundbreaking in one of Africa's neediest countries for a $14m solar field to advance economic and social development

Amid the lush and rolling hills of Mubuga, 100 km outside the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, 2,500 people came yesterday to celebrate the festive ground-breaking for a 7.5 MW solar field that will add 15% to the East African country's generation capacity. In a colorful and drum-accented ceremony attended by…

Germany-Africa Business Forum
Source: Germany-Africa Business Forum |

Germany and African Countries Seek to Strengthen Trade and Investment Ties at First Ever Germany-Africa Business Forum

The Germany-Africa Business Forum seeks to “bridge the gap” by facilitating dialogue, business dealings and dynamic commercial and political interchange

Africa is a priority for German government in 2017 as it holds G20 presidency There is much consensus for building trade relations; Africa is world’s fastest growing region and German companies need to find new markets This year, Germany will host the first ever privately held event exclusively dedicated to…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Mauritania aims to boost food production through new UN agency agreement

The first phase will focus on horticulture, poultry farming, goat milk and non-timber forest products; the second phase could include fishing and new income generating crops or activities

A new partnership between the United Nations rural poverty agency and officials in Mauritania could boost finances and nutrition for nearly 300,000 farmers in the southern part of the country. “It will reduce the country's dependence on food imports, create jobs and increase the incomes of rural households, especially women…

ENGIE
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ENGIE signs an agreement for the development of Renewable Energies in Senegal

In Senegal, ENGIE has been selected for the Dakar TER project in partnership with Thales for the design and production of infrastructures and systems, with a contract amounting to 225 million euros

ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) announces the signature of a partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, to accelerate the development of renewable energies in the country. The first part of this agreement involves the development of solar energy for individuals in multi-occupancy or individual housing. The aim is to…

Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. |

Marriott International Expands Presence in Algeria with Opening of Sheraton Annaba

201 Room New Build Hotel Boasts Imposing Design, Prime Mediterranean Sea Location and Commanding Views of Scenic Coastal City

Marriott International, Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) (www.Marriott.com), today announced further expansion in Algeria with the opening of its seventh hotel in Algeria, Sheraton Annaba (www.Sheraton.com/Annaba). The company already operates six hotels in Algeria including Constantine Marriott Hotel, Renaissance Tlemcen Hotel, Sheraton Club des Pins, Sheraton Oran, Le Meridien Oran and Four Points…

Hilton Worldwide
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Hilton continues Moroccan expansion with first hotel in Casablanca

Hilton Garden Inn Casablanca Sidi Maarouf to begin construction in 2018

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) (www.Hilton.com) has signed a management agreement with Group Sadiki (www.GroupSadiki.com) to open its first hotel in Casablanca. The news follows the conclusion of a landmark year for Hilton in Morocco which saw it re-establish a presence in the country in March 2016, with the opening of Hilton…

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    • Kenya will host the 2nd edition of the East Africa Islamic Economy Summit (EAIES 2017)
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East Africa’s Islamic Economy Summit – Nairobi 2017

Tapping into the potential of Islamic Economy for the East Africa Market: Kenya will host the 2nd edition of the East Africa Islamic Economy Summit (EAIES 2017)

The Islamic Economy has seen tremendous increase in recent years transcending its traditional geographic boundaries, its entrance into East Africa could revolutionize the region’s finance & banking sector, Tourism, and Hotel sector and Fast moving consumer goods. To explore how East Africa can tap into the Islamic Economy, with an …

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

2017 New Year Message of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Chairperson, African Union Commission (AUC)

The year 2016 has been particularly fruitful for the African Union Commission as it continues to work hard at the implementation of the first 10-year plan of Africa’s Agenda 2063.  We very pleased to see AU Member States and Regional Economic Communities intensify Agenda 2063 domestication. Certainly, a lot more…