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Investors commit Billions at Lagos Free Zone in Nigeria

Located 65kms east of Lagos, in the immediate vicinity of upcoming Lekki Deep Sea Port, the Lagos Free Zone aims to enhance the ease of doing business in Nigeria

Lagos Free Zone (LFZ) (www.LagosFreeZone.com), the first privately owned special economic zone in Nigeria with an integrated deep sea port, is home to several reputable global brands. Located 65kms east of Lagos, in the immediate vicinity of upcoming Lekki Deep Sea Port, the Lagos Free Zone aims to enhance the…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
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Africa Oil & Power Releases Africa Energy Finance Report, Launches Dedicated Finance and Investment Event in 2021

The downloadable report aligns with the Energy Finance Forum, co-hosted as part of the upcoming AOP Conference & Exhibition 2021 (October 5-7) held in Cape Town

Africa Oil & Power (AOP) (/www.AfricaOilandPower.com) has launched its Africa Energy Series: Africa Energy Finance 2020 digital report, as a tool to identify financing needs across the energy value chain; The continent is projected to require $29-39 billion in annual investment to meet forecast energy demand and achieve universal electricity…

Lux Afrique
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Lux Afrique Group opens Africa’s first luxury e-commerce bou-tique, Lux Afrique Boutique

Delivering to all 54 countries in Africa, within a standard delivery time of 3 to 5 days

The Lux Afrique Group (www.LuxAfrique.com), in keeping with its pioneering spirit, will open the virtual doors to Africa’s very first online luxury multi-brand e-commerce store, the Lux Afrique Boutique (www.LuxAfrique.boutique), on 25 November 2020. This exclusive online shopping destination will offer clients from the African continent and around the world,…

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Siemens Gamesa works through COVID challenges to help feed 250MW of clean energy to South Africa’s grid

Siemens Gamesa has installed over 850MW of wind power in the country, close to one third of market share

109 wind turbines installed in Kangnas and Perdekraal wind farms with a combined capacity of 250MW; Both projects represent one of the first ‘Bid Window 4’ wind farms to feed power to South Africa’s national grid; Siemens Gamesa (www.SiemensGamesa.com) has installed over 850MW of wind power in the country, close…

AstraZeneca
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AZD1222 vaccine met primary efficacy endpoint in preventing COVID-19

Two different dosing regimens demonstrated efficacy with one showing a better profile; No hospitalisations or severe cases of COVID-19 in participants treated with AZD1222

Today marks an important step in turning the corner on the pandemic and getting things back to normal. Following the positive high-level results from an interim analysis of clinical trials of AZD1222 in the UK and Brazil, which showed the vaccine was highly effective in preventing COVID-19, we are confident that…

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Knowledge Brokering Platform Launched to Support Health Systems in the African Region

This knowledge translation effort will ultimately help strengthen national and regional health system design and performance

The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners launched an online platform today to promote the exchange of evidence and experience across countries in the African region. By working to foster evidence-informed decision-making in an endeavor to re-engineer health service delivery, the initiative is expected to drive countries’ health system resilience…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 23 November 2020, 9 am EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (2,069,923) deaths (49,702), and recoveries (1,747,263) by region: Central (63,854 cases; 1,181 deaths; 60,120 recoveries): Burundi (662; 1; 549), Cameroon (23,528; 435; 22,177), CAR (4,911; 63; 4,817), Chad (1,642; 101; 1,469), Congo (5,632; 92; 4,891), DRC (12,239; 328; 11,343), Equatorial Guinea (5,130; 85;…