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 Zimbabwean |

Zim general warns on foreign bases in Djibouti

One of Zimbabwe’s most senior soldiers and a key US congressman say trouble may be coming to the Horn of Africa

Major General Trust Magoba – who now serves as a special advisor to the African Union office for Peace and Security – has raised concern at foreign interference on the continent. “The establishment foreign bases and the involvement of external forces in the conflicts on the Horn of Africa is…

Source: High Commission of India, Nairobi, Kenya |

Consular Camp to be held in Kisumu (13th-14th October 2018)

The High Commission of India, Nairobi intends to organize a Consular Camp in Kisumu on 13th-14th October 2018 (0900-1500 hours). Interested applicants, those who have not registered with this Mission already, may register their names on or before 10th October 2018 by 1500 hours by providing following details to this Mission on cons.nairobi@mea.gov.in with…

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Source: Merck Foundation |

Merck Foundation plans to conduct 5th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” in Dakar, Senegal

Merck foundation will celebrate 350th Anniversary of Merck and the 1st anniversary of Merck foundation during their Luminary

5th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” will be conducted under the patronage of The President of Senegal, H.E. MACKY SALL; Merck foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) will celebrate 350th Anniversary of Merck and the 1st anniversary of Merck foundation during their Luminary; 14 African First Ladies, 20 Ministers of Health and More…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Statement by H.E. Mr. Taro KONO, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, at the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Conference of Africa's Development (TICAD) Ministerial Meeting

Our policies towards Africa have been shaped by our own experiences, which can be expressed in our belief that “the strength of a country lies in its people

Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, Having attended the United Nations General Assembly last month, I renewed my recognition that the world is facing greater uncertainty than ever before. As we believe Africa would be the most vulnerable region to such a climate, we are fully committed to working shoulder to shoulder…

Marriott International, Inc.
Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Marriott International reveals Robust Expansion Plans across Africa: Expects to Increase Portfolio by 50 Percent with over 200 Hotels and 38,000 Rooms by 2023

Strong Demand for Select-Service Brands and Conversion Opportunities Spur Growth Amplified by Five New Hotel Signings

From the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Nairobi, Kenya, Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.Marriott.com) today announced rapid expansion plans across Africa. Strong demand for select-service brands and conversion opportunities are driving the momentum of growth for the company, amplified by five new hotel signings. The new signings will further consolidate…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Public lecture by Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule on the Outcomes of the 10th Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Johannesburg Summit at the Sol Plaatjie University, Kimberley, Northern Cape, 19 September 2018

Public lecture by Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule on the Outcomes of the 10th BRICS Johannesburg Summit at the Sol Plaatjie University, Kimberley, Northern Cape, 19 September 2018 : Our Programme Director, Prof Mary Jean Baxen, Prof Collin Miruka, Prof Patrick Fitzgerald, Members of Senate and Council present, MEC of Education,…

Source: International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) |

UAE runs first intermodal transport under TIR

First ever intermodal TIR operation between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the EU is launched today, with a container leaving the UAE bound for Europe under a single customs transit document and a single guarantee

The United Arab Emirates is an important trade hub with a robust economy. TIR (www.atcuae.ae/tir-system/) offers huge potential for improving transit connectivity between ports and borders with free zones and integrating them into the global logistics chain. The UAE’s strongest trading partners are India and China – both part of…