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FedEx Establishes Direct Presence in Nigeria to Support Customers with International Trade

With a direct presence in the country, businesses and customers in Nigeria now have greater access to a wider portfolio of FedEx Express shipping solutions

FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (www.FedEx.com) (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, has announced that it has established a direct commercial presence in Nigeria, to meet the country’s growing international shipping demands. With a direct presence in the country, businesses and customers in Nigeria…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Guinea: Ensure Respect for Rights in Massive Iron Ore Project

Simandou Project Threatens Land, Water, Climate

Guinea’s massive Simandou iron ore mine project poses severe risks for communities’ land, water, and environment, Human Rights Watch said today. The mining companies developing Simandou have promised to respect strong human rights and environmental standards, but their track record in Guinea means that the project deserves the closest possible scrutiny.…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) promotes safe transport of diagnostic specimens in the region

FAO trains laboratory staff from Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone on Transport of Infectious Substance by Air

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) supports the development of the capacity of veterinary professionals to transport infectious substances in accordance with the Dangerous Goods Regulations of International Air Transport Association (IATA). The five-day training organized by FAO's Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases for West…

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Uganda: African Development Bank Group commits $301 million to renovate the country’s meter gauge railway and bolster regional trade

The works entail the immediate rehabilitation of 265 km of MGR tracks between Malaba and Mukono, including the line to Jinja Pier and Port Bell on Lake Victoria

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is providing  $301 million to overhaul  the Kampala-Malaba Meter Gauge Railway (MGR) in Uganda. The railway line is part of the East African Community’s Northern Corridor linking the capital, Kampala, to Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa. The East African Community Railway Rehabilitation Support Project…

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Port Community System as a turnkey solution (By Pascal Minvielle)

The PCS builds on bespoke interfacing with the electronic payment platform Paylican and is equipped with a CMS connectivity toolkit that connects all systems

By Pascal Minvielle, Chief Operating Officer, Webb Fontaine (www.WebbFontaine.com) The Port Community System (PCS) is an electronic collaborative hub which allows public and private stakeholders involved in cargo release to exchange instructions, movements, documents and authorizations associated with import and export consignments within the Port or Airport. Automation, better transmission and…

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Angola Oil & Gas (AOG) 2022 Panel Explores Regional Cooperation on African Oil and Gas Market Expansion

Sponsored by SONILS, a panel discussion held on the second day of AOG 2022 explored ways southern African countries can improve

Entitled ‘Regional Emergence: Oil and Gas Discoveries All Over the Region Change the Energy Narrative for Angola and its Neighbors,’ a panel discussion held during the second day of the 2022 edition of the Angola Oil & Gas conference and exhibition (https://bit.ly/3gQEXBx) in Luanda explored regional integration and collaboration by African countries…

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Senegal: African Development Bank to Invest over €166 Million in Construction of Highway to Open Up the Country’s North

The financing comprises €119.69 million from the African Development Bank and €46.67 million from the Africa Growing Together Fund

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (http://www.AfDB.org), has approved a loan of €166.36 million to Senegal for construction of the Dakar-Tivaouane-Saint Louis highway, which will enhance access to the north of the country. The financing comprises €119.69 million from the African Development Bank and €46.67 million from…

Source: Mission de l'Organisation des Nations unies en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) |

North and South Kivu: United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) rehabilitates bridges of socio-economic importance

The construction of the Lushoga and Kihira bridges (North Kivu) and the Nyangezi bridge (South Kivu) is a perfect example of MONUSCO's collaboration with Congolese actors

For many years, MONUSCO has provided technical, logistical and financial support for the rehabilitation and construction of bridges, not only to facilitate the mobility of the Blue Helmets in their operations to protect civilians, but also to improve the communication routes of communities across the vast country of the Democratic…

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Innovative new projects join Climate Finance Accelerator South Africa

Fifteen innovative low-carbon projects have been selected to join the UK’s Climate Finance Accelerator - they will each receive tailored capacity building to help them find investment

These new projects from across South Africa have been announced as the second cohort of projects for Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) South Africa support, following a call for proposals that attracted 166 applications. The chosen projects come from the energy, transportation, AFOLU (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses), circular economy…

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Roads for Peace: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Begins Rehabilitating 300 km Route Connecting Jonglei and Greater Pibor

Engineers from South Korea serving with the UN Peacekeeping mission have begun repairing a nearly 308-kilometer stretch between Jonglei and the Greater Pibor Administrative Area

When South Sudan gained independence from its northern neighbour, Sudan, the country’s infrastructure needed much work. Unfortunately, repeated civil wars massively affected this young nation’s ability to shore up basic services. Government buildings, power and water supplies as well as roads were destroyed. The country’s climate hasn’t helped the process of…