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

Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism launches $2.2 mill project in Nigeria to boost fertilizer supply to 200,000 farmers

The trade credit guarantee project is AFFM’s first in the West African nation and will involve 10 fertilizer suppliers, 12 hub agro-dealers and 120 retail agro-dealers

The Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) has kick-started a $2.2 million project to provide fertilizer suppliers in Nigeria with financial support to improve supply for 200,000 smallholder farmers. The trade credit guarantee project is AFFM’s first in the West African nation and will involve 10 fertilizer suppliers, 12 hub agro-dealers…

Source: Deutsche Post DHL |

DHL Global Forwarding forms Arabian Cluster to focus on Growth Prospects in the Region

Industry veteran, Firas Sukkar takes on role of Country Manager in Kuwait

Expands presence to Saudi Arabia; team to be led by DHL (https://www.DHL.com) veteran, Sue Donoghue; Industry veteran, Firas Sukkar takes on role of Country Manager in Kuwait. DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has formed an Arabian Cluster (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt |

Ambassador of Belarus Sergei Terentiev met with the Chairman of the Board of Egyptian Company for Agricultural and Rural Development (ECARD)

Particular attention was paid to issues of promotion of «Amkodor» equipment in Egypt and further in African countries

On March 2, 2020 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt Mr. Sergei Terentiev held a comprehensive meeting with the Chairman of the Board of the Egyptian Company for Agricultural and Rural Development (ECARD) Dr. Mostafa Hadhoud. During the meeting issues related…

Source: Novartis, Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and EDCTP |

International research partnership and European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) to invest €44m in next-generation antimalarials to combat drug-resistant malaria in Africa

PAMAfrica aims to develop new medicines for both severe and uncomplicated malaria, designed to combat emerging artemisinin resistance

EDCTP (https://www.EDCTP.org/) grants the PAMAfrica research consortium €21.9 million over a 5 year period; MMV (https://www.MMV.org/), Novartis (https://www.Novartis.com/) and other partners will provide an additional €22 million; The PAMAfrica consortium brings together a global medicines company, a not-for-profit product development partnership and leading academic institutions in Africa and Europe. PAMAfrica…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon named a leader in IDC Marketscape for High-Speed Inkjet Press

Market intelligence provider IDC has positioned Canon, Inc. as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Press 2019-2020 Vendor Assessment

In its latest analysis of the worldwide high-speed inkjet press market¹, market intelligence provider IDC has positioned Canon, Inc. (www.Canon-CNA.com) as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Press 2019-2020 Vendor Assessment (doc # US45705519, December 2019). The report recognises Canon’s “comprehensive range of high-speed inkjet production printers…

Source: Dangote Group |

Dangote Fertiliser commences pre-testing of $2bn plant ahead of inauguration

With a capacity of 3 million tonnes per annum, the plant has been classified as the biggest project in the entire fertiliser industry history in the World

Dangote Fertiliser Limited (www.Dangote.com) has begun countdown to the inauguration of its $2 billion Granulated Urea Fertiliser  complex located in the Dangote Free Zone. With a capacity of 3 million tonnes per annum, the plant has been classified as the biggest project in the entire fertiliser industry history in the World. Siapem…

Source: Novartis and DNDi |

Novartis and Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) to collaborate on the development of a new oral drug to treat Visceral Leishmaniasis

Visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala-azar, is the most serious form of leishmaniasis, causing fever, weight loss, spleen and liver enlargement, and if left untreated, death

LXE408 is a first-in-class compound, discovered at Novartis (https://www.Novartis.com/) with financial support from the Wellcome Trust; Novartis is responsible for completing Phase I clinical trials and has committed to maximizing access in endemic countries, once approved; DNDi (https://www.DNDi.org/) will lead Phase II and III clinical development, starting in India with…

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Atlantic Methanol Production Company to create a methanol-to-gasoline and derivatives unit to further monetize domestic gas produced in Equatorial Guinea

Atlantic Methanol Production Company (AMPCO) is part of a series of foreign investors planning to increase their investment in Equatorial Guinea this year

The Atlantic Methanol Production Company (AMPCO), which runs one of Africa’s largest methanol plant on Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea, has decided to support the ongoing Year of Investment initiative and invest in the expansion and diversification of the country’s downstream sector. This was discussed during a meeting in Malabo…

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Merck Foundation partners with African Leaders in Sustainable Art and Interiors as part of its Sustainability Initiative

The Merck Foundation sustainability initiative plans to focus on capacity building and raising awareness in order to accelerate sustainable solutions to urban sustainability challenges

Merck Foundation Sustainability Initiative dubbed “Sustainability is a Shared Responsibility” is as a critical part of The Merck Foundation Program to address sustainability challenges in the countries of the global south and to empower youth and support their development to make the Sustainability Leaders of tomorrow. Merck Foundation (Merck-Foundation.com) meets…

Source: Ventures Africa |

Is waste the future?

How Africa is making the most of waste

VA BizHive: Ventures Africa releases the second edition of its business series—Is waste the future? Ventures Africa (VenturesAfrica.com), an online news platform and community that produces stories about an evolving Africa, has released the second edition of its business series, Ventures Africa BizHive. The quarterly digital magazine covers news analysis and…