API Events
Source: API Events |

Nigerian real estate to turn the corner in 2018

Five Reasons to be Bullish on Nigerian Real Estate in 2018

As the city gears to host the globally recognised real estate-focused West African Property Investment Summit (WAPI) (www.WAPIsummit.com) next week, there is a renewed sense of investor confidence in the Nigerian real estate sector. Tom Mundy, Head of Advisory for Sub-Saharan Africa at JLL (ir.JLL.com), and one of the speakers…

APO Group
Source: APO Group |

Ecobank renews partnership with APO Group

New contract highlights APO’s reputation as the preferred supplier of news distribution solutions for Africa’s most influential brands and businesses

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy for Africa and the Middle East, is delighted to announce a new contract with the biggest independent Pan-African banking group Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com). The new deal will support Ecobank and Ecobank Foundation (http://EcobankFoundation.org) in optimizing the awareness of their activities across Africa which…

Source: Internet Society (ISOC) |

Secure, Trusted Internet Critical to Advancing African Economy

New Internet Society report highlights how Africa can benefit more from the Internet economy

Many African countries have made significant progress towards creating an Internet sector, with broad reforms that focus on increasing broadband availability.  There have been further successes within countries in developing online platforms, fostering growth of local companies and increasing the incentive to go online-- says a new report launched today…

Louis Berger
Source: Louis Berger |

Louis Berger hired to support connectivity improvement between Cameroon and Nigeria

The two-lane box girder balanced cantilever bridge will be approximately 403 meters (1,322 feet) long with a 150-meter span over the Cross River

Louis Berger (www.LouisBerger.com) was awarded a 1.5 million-euro (1.7 million USD) project management and construction supervision services contract by the Cameroonian and Nigerian governments for construction of a two‑lane bridge over the Cross River at Ekok/Mfum, which is the border between the two countries. “We are proud to support both…

Source: Zambia High Commission in the United Kingdom |

Joshua Bwalya put to rest

Two people, Ayrton Ambrose, 20, from Peckham, and Kareem Lashley-Weekes, 20, from Stratford were charged with the murder of Joshua but the charges were later dropped for unspecified reasons

A 16-year-old promising footballer Joshua Bwalya who was ambushed and stabbed to death by a masked gang of boys on 2nd August 2017 was on Monday 20th November 2017 put to rest at City London Cemetery. Joshua’s funeral procession started at St. Margaret of Antioch Church Barking, which was attended…

Source: British High Commission - Lusaka |

British High Commissioner to Zambia statement on resignation of Robert Mugabe

The British High Commissioner to Zambia, Mr. Fergus Cochrane-Dyet OBE, has issued a statement about developments in Zimbabwe

British High Commissioner to Zambia statement on resignation of Robert Mugabe: "This is a moment of hope for Zimbabwe. Robert Mugabe squandered the immense potential of a remarkable country. While Britain recognises his role in Zimbabwe’s struggle for independence, he was responsible for oppression and economic failure." "The British Government…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Central African Republic: following an attack, MSF suspends humanitarian relief activities in Bangassou

In the Bangassou region, half a million people were relying almost entirely on MSF services to access healthcare

Following a violent armed robbery last night that threatened the lives of its workers, the international humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has evacuated all its 58 national and international staff from Bangassou, a town in the southeastern area of the country that is largely under control of various armed…

Source: Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation |

Didier Reynders condemns inhuman treatment of migrants in Libya

Belgium takes good note of the enquiry opened by the Libyan authorities, with the hope that it will be concluded as quickly as possible

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is shocked by the inhuman treatment of migrants in Libya and by the use of violence against them. He condemns these revolting practices. Belgium takes good note of the enquiry opened by the Libyan authorities, with the hope that it…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Committee Assures New South African Airways (SAA) Leadership of Support

The Committee was informed that even with a recapitalisation of R10 billion, SAA will remain under-capitalised, with a negative equity position of just over R9 billion

The South African Airways’ (SAA) new leadership, the Chairperson of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) appeared before the Standing Committee on Appropriations at Parliament yesterday to brief the Committee on future strategies and funding of SAA. Although both the Chairperson of the Board Mr. Johannes Bhekumuzi Magwaza,…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on Nigeria

The Secretary-General condemns the suicide attacks on 21 November in Adamawa State, Nigeria, which resulted in scores of casualties

Statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on Nigeria: The Secretary-General condemns the suicide attacks on 21 November in Adamawa State, Nigeria, which resulted in scores of casualties. The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the bereaved families and to the Government and people of Nigeria for the loss of…