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Focusing on Africa’s Growth and the potential of the Blue Economy (By Mr Mokrane SABRI)

The African Union has designated the years 2015-2025 as ‘The Decade of African Seas and Oceans’, and in February 2020, it launched the African Blue Economy Strategy

By Mr Mokrane Sabri Africa is a complex continent. She is an eclectic mix of authoritarian regimes — where leaders have been in power for many decades; countries that are attempting to make their way towards democracy — even if progress is incremental and slow; and others that have had…

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Early warnings protect lives on Africa’s Lake Victoria

The Lake Victoria Basin supports approximately 25% of the surrounding population

A successful four-year project in East Africa has demonstrated how improved weather, water and climate services save lives and livelihoods and support socio-economic development of vulnerable communities. The High Impact Weather Lake System (HIGHWAY) project ( established a pilot regional Early Warning System to inform fisherfolk and other local stakeholders…

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Hapag-Lloyd acquires Africa specialist NileDutch

Customers to benefit from an even denser network

Acquisition significantly strengthens Hapag-Lloyd´s ( position in the African market; customers to benefit from an even denser network. Today, Hapag-Lloyd and NileDutch have signed a sale and purchase agreement where Hapag-Lloyd acquires all shares of the Dutch container shipping company Nile Dutch Investments B.V. (NileDutch). With over 40 years of…

Source: Hapag-Lloyd |

Hapag-Lloyd opens new office in Kenya

The new office will be headed by Country Manager Prashant Sindhwani

Hapag-Lloyd ( is continuing to grow in Africa. Today, the shipping company opened a new office in Kenya. While the main business will be managed from the port city of Mombasa, the company will also have an office in Nairobi, the country’s capital. Hapag-Lloyd mainly transports agricultural goods out of…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Fighting illegal fishing with laptops

FAO and CECAF strengthen fisheries data collection in Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)’s Regional Office for Africa and the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF) have stepped up support to the Fishery Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) by providing laptops for fisheries data analysis.    At a COVID-safe ceremony at the…

API Events
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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) (, 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…

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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 (, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) invested XOF* 8.3 billion (cUS$15 million) in a local…

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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
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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. …