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    • Denis Marangu, Kulamawe Poultry Industries, Kenya, receives at award from CJ Jones of GrowthAfrica at the SUN Business Pitch Competition in Nairobi on 17 October 2018
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Source: Nutrition Africa Investor Forum |

Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics from Nigeria Crowned Champion of Africa’s First Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch Competition

Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics was established in 2014 to provide reliable cold chain solutions for Nigeria’s food industry, thereby reducing post-harvest losses

A Nigerian business is celebrating after winning a competition involving some of the continent’s most exciting enterprises working to improve access to nutritious foods. Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics from Kwarah State was crowned champion of the first Africa edition of the Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch Competition held at the Nutrition…

Dangote Group
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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: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abuja |

Norway intensifies efforts in the Sahel region

Norway is stepping up its efforts in the Sahel, and today the Government is launching a strategy for Norway’s efforts in this region for the period 2018-2020

The Sahel region is facing significant security, humanitarian and development challenges. Weak state structures and porous borders have enabled Islamist terrorist groups to gain a foothold in the region. Conflicts are threatening stability in several of the region’s countries and have caused the civilian population enormous suffering. The human cost…

Nutrition Africa Investor Forum
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Investors to explore USD 82 million worth of business opportunities at the first Nutrition Investor Forum in Africa

During the day, USD 82 million worth of investment opportunities were explored by over 60 fast-growing small and medium (SMEs) enterprises

Leading business leaders, policy makers and prominent development campaigners joined over 200 delegates to launch the first ever Nutrition Africa Investor Forum (https://www.GainHealth.org/knowledge-centre/event/nutrition-africa-investor-forum/) in Nairobi, Kenya. High-level representatives from the World Bank, European Commission, International Finance Corporation, Kenya Commercial Bank, Graça Machel Trust and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation joined the high-level gathering…

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Nigeria: UN chief ‘appalled’ by killing of aid worker; calls for release of remaining hostages

The United Nations Secretary-General strongly condemned on Tuesday the killing of an aid worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in north-east Nigeria

The aid worker, Hauwa Mohammed Liman, a 24-year-old midwife and nurse had been working in the town of Rann, near the border with Cameroon. She was abducted on 1 March, along with two other nurses, Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa and Alice Loksha, following an attack on the town by armed…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General On Nigeria

The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Ms. Liman and expresses his solidarity with the President and staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The Secretary-General is appalled and strongly condemns the killing of an aid worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in north-east Nigeria on Monday. The aid worker, Hauwa Mohammed Liman, had been held hostage since March 2018 and was killed by her captors. The Secretary-General expresses his deepest…

Source: Canada - The Prime Minister's Office |

Governor General of Canada to visit Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Nigeria

The state visit is an opportunity for the Governor General to meet with national leaders, and deepen Canada’s relationships with these three countries

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will visit Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Nigeria, from October 23 to 30, 2018. The state visit is an opportunity for the Governor General to meet with national leaders, and deepen…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Nigeria: Health worker Hauwa Mohammed Liman executed in captivity

Hauwa is the second abducted health worker in Nigeria to be murdered in the last month

A second health worker held hostage in Nigeria has been murdered. It's utterly devastating that we have to write that sentence. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) received information indicating that Hauwa Mohammed Liman has been killed by her captors in a despicable act of cruelty. Hauwa is…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

"Fighting Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in Nigeria is non-Negotiable” - President Buhari

This was the statement by Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Thabo Mbeki, former President of the Republic of South Africa and Chair of the AU/ECA High-Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

“For my administration, fighting corruption and Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in Nigeria is non-gegotiable’, This was the statement by Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Thabo Mbeki, former President of the Republic of South Africa and Chair of the AU/ECA High-Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows…

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Protect your connected lifestyle with adaptive security: Kaspersky Lab launches new generation of beyond-AV consumer solutions in Nigeria

Kaspersky Lab has updated its key range of solutions for home users, designed to safeguard everything that is valuable to them

In the modern world, people are making an everyday compromise between the opportunity to constantly stay connected, or preserve their privacy. The more people use different internet services, the more difficult it is for them to keep their personal information confidential. Moreover, maintaining a mobile lifestyle requires users to be…