API Events
Source: API Events |

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…

Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)
Source: Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) |

PIDG company the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund supports local currency bond issue as Senegal’s national port of Dakar begins move to new enterprise zone location

The bond raised over XOF60 billion (US$107million)

2nd Senegal bond this year for EAIF; New deep water port to increase efficiency and reduce city centre congestion; “Green port” strategy includes large scale tree planting programme. Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company (www.PIDG.org), the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) invested XOF* 8.3 billion (cUS$15 million) in a local…

Source: Centurion Law Group |

What lessons can be drawn from the MV Wakashio Incident? (By Rubesh Doomun)

The purpose of this article is not to probe into the liability of the different parties involved in this accident, but to expatiate on the legal provisions currently in place

Much ink, and oil, has already been spilled about Mauritius having to deal with an ecological catastrophe. A few weeks before, everything was operating at leisurely speed on the south-east of Mauritius. Lockdown was a couple of months behind, and the local fishermen could envisage getting back to normal business…

Mercy Ships
Source: Mercy Ships |

Mercy Ships announces its second hospital ship: the Global Mercy

The international humanitarian non-governmental organization strives to increase access to safe and quality surgical care in Africa

Mercy Ships (https://MercyShips.Africa) unveils its new hospital ship, the Global Mercy, which will join the Africa Mercy, in service in Africa since 2007.  Dr. Pierre M'Pelé, Director of the Mercy Ships Africa Bureau, announces that the Global Mercy is scheduled to begin service in Africa in 2021 and relays the…

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) |

Coronavirus: International transport and supply chains key to COVID-19 recovery - UN agencies

Eight UN organizations urge governments to take a risk-based approach to restoring maritime, air, and inland connectivity with minimal restrictions

The social and economic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting countries’ efforts to improve livelihoods and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The early responses to restraining the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted all transport operations, leading to severe disruptions of supply chains and trade flows worldwide. …

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Mauritius: African Development Bank approves emergency relief to boost clean-up of marine oil spill

Funding, to be sourced from the Special Relief Fund, will complement ongoing activities by the government of Mauritius, development partners, and other actors

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Wednesday approved a $500,000 emergency assistance grant to support international recovery efforts after a significant oil spill earlier this year off the coast of Mauritius. The funding, to be sourced from the Special Relief Fund, will complement ongoing activities…

Source: Hapag-Lloyd |

Hapag-Lloyd continues to grow in West Africa and opens office in Nigeria

As the largest economy and one of the most populous countries in Africa, Nigeria plays a crucial role in the container liner’s growth strategy on the continent

Today, Hapag-Lloyd (www.Hapag-Lloyd.com) opened its new office in Lagos, Nigeria. As the largest economy and one of the most populous countries in Africa, Nigeria plays a crucial role in the container liner’s growth strategy on the continent. Lagos is one of the most important port cities in Africa. “We are…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Uganda: WHO works with the Army to educate a fishing community about COVID-19 in Uganda

Overall, the WHO-supported intervention managed to reach over 150 army officers and men, 300 fishermen, community leaders and community members

At Rwenshama point of entry on the shores of Lake Edward in Rukungiri district, western Uganda, it’s a warm windy day and the place is bustling with activity. At one end, many sailors in groups of over eight are standing by their boats and preparing their nets for the day’s…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Libya: International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR Call for Urgent Disembarkation of Rescued Migrants and Refugees in Central Mediterranean Sea

Appropriate COVID-19 prevention measures can be implemented once they reach dry land

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are calling for the immediate disembarkation of more than 400 rescued migrants and refugees currently on board three vessels in the Central Mediterranean. A group of some 27 migrants and refugees, including a pregnant woman and children, who departed from Libya have been on board the…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Ebola outbreak in western Democratic Republic of the Congo reaches 100 cases

This latest outbreak was declared on 1 June 2020 in Equateur Province

The number of cases in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reached 100, a near two-fold increase in a little over five weeks. This latest outbreak, DRC’s 11th, was declared on 1 June 2020 in Equateur Province. A cluster of cases was initially…