Today News Africa
Source: Today News Africa |

In Djibouti, a major contract was signed. Then the Chinese arrived. Everything changed. (by Simon Ateba)

Under the terms of the contract, Djibouti granted DP World exclusive rights over port and free zone facilities within Djibouti, including container handling facilities

When a major contract between DP World Limited and the Republic of Djibouti was signed, everyone seemed to be happy and satisfied with the business deal. Both sides pledged to respect the terms of the agreement, and it seemed back then, that Djibouti, a tiny but important country located in the…

Winston & Strawn LLP
Source: Winston & Strawn LLP |

Leading Emerging Markets Team of Tom Trimble and John Bryant Joins Winston, Expanding Reach in Africa and LATAM

These most recent high-profile hires underscore Winston’s commitment to aggressively expanding its transactional practice and to broadening its reach in the energy markets, including Africa

Winston & Strawn LLP (www.Winston.com) is pleased to announce the addition of leading emerging markets attorneys Thomas B. (Tom) Trimble as partner and John David Bryant as counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and as members of Winston’s corporate practice. Trimble focuses on project finance and private equity, counseling…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Zambia |

Handover Ceremony of Maternity Waiting Facility in Old Kabweza Health Post

This project commenced with a grant contract with Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) in March 2018, amounting to 445,663USD

The handover ceremony of a maternity waiting facility at the Old Kabweza Health Post in Kafue District took place on Wednesday, October 11th 2018. The construction of the facility was implemented as a part of the “Maternal and Child Health Project in Chisankane Area, Kafue District (Phase3)”. This project commenced…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Zambia |

Handover ceremony of a maternity waiting facility at the Old Kabweza Health Post

Through the “Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects” scheme, the Government of Japan provides grant assistance to Japanese NGOs which implement economic and social development projects in developing countries

The handover ceremony of a maternity waiting facility at the Old Kabweza Health Post in Kafue District took place on Wednesday, October 11th 2018. The construction of the facility was implemented as a part of the “Maternal and Child Health Project in Chisankane Area, Kafue District (Phase3)”. This project commenced…

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Source: Hanergy |

Hanergy Introduces its Cutting-Edge BIPV Product in the Middle East Market

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group as part of its global launch, introduced in Dubai on Tuesday (Oct. 9) its innovative BIPV product – HanWall, the world’s first integrated solar powered wall solution for Middle East market

Accelerates its expansion plan in the region; Clinches a contract with General Logistic Company to co-build the project in Oman’s Green New Landmark  The world’s largest thin-film power solution company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (00566.hk) (http://www.Hanergy.com/), as part of its global launch, introduced in Dubai on Tuesday (Oct. 9)…

Dangote Group
Source: Dangote Group |

Dangote Refinery project to boost activities in downstream, says Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)

He said the refinery will lead to the protection of forex revenue of around $16 billion a year at current market prices and saving of $10 billion a year through domestic supplies of petroleum products

The President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mr. Babatunde Paul Ruwase has described as magnificent and spectacular the impact the Dangote (www.Dangote.com) Oil Refinery project would have on the Nigeria’s downstream petroleum sector. Download the document - Dangote Refinery: https://africa-newsroom.com/files/download/e69c9b175ddc7da  Download the document - Nigeria impact of Dangote…

Source: Greenpeace |

Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics

Only three of the salt brands studied did not contain any microplastic particles in the replicated samples

Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org) East Asia.[1] For photographs: https://bit.ly/2AgLOfv The study, which has been published in…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

BRICS Parliaments adopt a Time-Table for Consultations to Finalise the Establishment of a BRICS Parliamentary Forum to Enhance Collaboration as Proposed by South Africa

Speaker Mbete said, so much needs to be done to translate the ideals that inspired BRICS parliamentarians to work closer together on matters of common interest

Speakers of BRICS Parliaments, have given a preliminary nod to a proposal of the South Africa to formally establish a BRICS Parliamentary Forum by March 2019 in South Africa. Speaker of the South African National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete, convened a meeting of BRICS Parliamentarians at the Kempinski Hotel in…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) to lead Agro-Processing Companies on Mission to Explore New Markets at Paris Trade Fair

7 020 companies from more than a hundred countries will be presenting their products to retail and foodservice professionals

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will lead a delegation of 38 agro-processing companies on a mission to explore new markets at the 27th edition of the Salon International de l’alimentation (SIAL) International Food Exhibition, that will be taking place in Paris, France from 21-25 October 2018.  SIAL…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Technology and innovative finance key to reaching end users in the value chain through technology: African Development Bank at Global Infrastructure Forum 2018

Innovative finance and new technology will connect underserved populations Results: lower costs for off-grid electricity supply, benefits consumers

New technology and blended finance will help to bridge the “last mile” of the infrastructure gap by getting goods and services to end users, and connecting underserved populations to business value chains, said the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org) during a session at the Global Infrastructure Forum 2018 on Saturday. This…