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Hotpack grows its foothold in Morocco
25-05-2022 | 13:18:18
Hotpack Global announced a regional expansion in Morocco, joining hands with the retail leader of the African nation, Retail Holding through its investment arm, Best Financiers.
KAM, AOTS partner to accelerate Kenya’s digital transformation 
24-05-2022 | 12:18:58
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has partnered with Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS) to drive automation and digital transformation of Kenya’s manufacturing sector. 
EBRD partners with Attijari bank Tunisia to support the pharmaceutical sector
18-05-2022 | 08:29:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is facilitating access to finance for Tunisian Laboratoires Teriak, through a risk-sharing facility with Attijari bank Tunisia.
IFC supports Japanese firm to boost local production of generic drugs in Africa
16-05-2022 | 12:56:12
In a bid to promote local manufacturing of pharmaceutical products in nascent markets, IFC and Nippon Chemiphar Co. Ltd., are joining forces to conduct a feasibility study on expanding production and distribution of the company's generic pharmaceutical products.
RDC réitère son engagement pour la transformation locale de ses minéraux
12-05-2022 | 10:04:00
La RDC a réitéré cette semaine à la conférence Mining Indaba 2022 de son engagement pour la création d’une chaine de transformation locale de ses minéraux et appeler à davantage d’investissements étrangers.
Les marques de distributeurs et les emballages personnalisés essentiels pour redéfinir la perception des marques "Made in Africa".
12-05-2022 | 07:14:00
Les biens et produits fabriqués en Afrique sont souvent perçus comme étant de qualité inférieure à ceux d'autres pays. Redéfinir cette image est essentiel pour accroître la compétitivité des fournisseurs africains, tant au niveau local qu'international.
Private Labels, Custom Packaging Key to Redefining Poor Perception of ‘Made in Africa’ Brands
12-05-2022 | 07:01:00
Goods and products manufactured in Africa are often perceived to be of inferior quality compared to those from other countries. Redefining that image is key to increasing the competitiveness of African suppliers both locally and internationally.
Zambia and DRC Sign Cooperation Agreement to manufacture electric car batteries
11-05-2022 | 12:41:24
Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has signed a historical cooperation agreement to facilitate the development of value chain in electric battery and clean energy sector. 
[South Africa] LyondellBasell, Sasol complete Louisiana Joint Venture transaction
09-05-2022 | 10:07:38
LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, and Sasol, a global integrated chemicals and energy company, announced the closing of their Louisiana-based Integrated Polyethylene JV transaction.
[South Africa] Absa August PMI points to improved conditions in the manufacturing sector
09-05-2022 | 10:06:45
The Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) posted a robust increase to 57.3 index points in August, up from 51.2 in July.
IFC supports Nigeria’s plastics packaging and recycling industries
09-05-2022 | 10:06:43
IFC announced a financing package to help Engee Manufacturing, a leading Nigeria manufacturer of PET resin to build a Continuous Polymerisation PET Resin plant in Ogun state.
IFC provides loan to support Tanzanian glassmaker Kioo
09-05-2022 | 10:06:32
IFC announced a loan to Kioo, East Africa's largest producer of glass bottles, to help the Tanzanian company weather COVID-19-related challenges, protect jobs, and invest in energy-efficient machinery to reduce its carbon footprint.
CDC targets over $1bn annual investment in African businesses
09-05-2022 | 10:06:30
CDC Group, the UK’s impact investor and development finance institution (DFI), announced a commitment to invest over $1 billion again in African businesses in 2021.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Role of productive jobs in improving quality of life
06-05-2022 | 16:08:00
The growth of productive jobs by manufacturing means that many people will be able to support their dependants and live quality lives with access to basic amenities such as healthcare, education, clean water and food.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: An economic overview for Q1
05-05-2022 | 13:39:00
As we have seen over time, when one sectors hits a low point, another is seen hitting high notes. Such is the situation as we’ve seen it lately.
IFC, Proparco, DEG and DFC to support COVID-19 vaccine and pharma manufacturing in Africa
01-05-2022 | 21:33:00
To strengthen Africa's vaccine and pharmaceutical development and to accelerate the continent's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, IFC, Proparco, DEG and DFC announced a partnership to support vaccine manufacturing in Africa. 
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Telcos break new ground, digital loans gain momentum
28-04-2022 | 13:22:00
Instant loans, sometimes called digital loans, are gaining speed in the country and the telecom sector took some giant steps forward this week.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Innovation in training key to economic growth
12-04-2022 | 12:56:00
Skills are integral to the continuity of any business, more so in the global economy. Specifically, competitive skills are key to industrializing our nation. T
The HEINEKEN Africa Foundation names Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola as its Chair of the Board of Trustees
12-04-2022 | 12:45:37
Born and raised in Nigeria, Ms. Adebiyi-Abiola brings to her position as Chair a distinguished track record in waste management and recycling in the developing world, with 14 years of experience in social entrepreneurship, public sector leadership and software development.
Norfund invests $7.5m in Continental Blue Investments to create jobs, reduce emissions in Ghana
11-04-2022 | 09:49:00
Norfund, a development finance institution has invested $7.5 million in Continental Blue Investments Ghana (CBI) to create jobs and reduce emissions in the country.
[Column] Mary Ngechu: Making space for the next generation of women in manufacturing
29-03-2022 | 11:03:26
Pivotal moments in history have brought manufacturing to where it is today, and women have played an important part in the sector’s evolution over the years.
[Nigeria] President Buhari commissions Dangote’s $2.5 billion fertilizer plant
29-03-2022 | 10:57:30
The new plant, which he commissioned in the presence of some 18 governors, ministers, captains of industries as well as prominent traditional rulers, is located at Ibeju Lekki, Lagos Free Trade Zone within the periphery of the Dangote refinery.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Erratic tax changes detrimental to Kenyan economic prosperity
25-03-2022 | 15:16:49
Whereas the government relies on the various forms of taxes as a major source of revenue, unfriendly fiscal and taxation policies harm businesses.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Persistent shortages and inflation call for new measures
24-03-2022 | 14:13:00
Africa has in the past decade positioned itself as a knowledge economy, with one of the most robust startup ecosystems in the world.
[Interview] Kishan Singh, CEO, MetPacSA, South Africa
17-03-2022 | 09:37:11
Kishan Singh is the CEO The Metal Packaging Association of South Africa (MetPacSA) a not- for profit organization that seeks to position the South African metal packaging industry as a key contributor to sustainable development principles.
[Egypt] Garment exports record 54% increase in January 2022
14-03-2022 | 10:58:00
Head of the Apparel Export Council of Egypt, Marie Louise, revealed that garment exports recorded a remarkable growth in January 2022, with a 54% increase to reach $204m, compared to $132m in January 2021.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Experts point toward startup management for local productivity
10-03-2022 | 12:25:00
Nigeria’s crown jewel, oil and gas, has been in a state of mild disrepair for several months now. There’s an ongoing fuel scarcity situation that is intensifying by the day and causing a ripple effect in every aspect of daily life.
[Column] Hardeep Sound: Three East Africa economic sectors ripe for tech innovation
10-03-2022 | 09:49:08
Countries across East Africa are breathing a sigh of relief as pandemic-related challenges finally ease and the prospect of some form of normalcy emerges.
Kimberly-Clark Nigeria to commission new manufacturing facility in Lagos
08-03-2022 | 12:45:00
Kimberly-Clark Nigeria, makers of trusted diaper Huggies® and female sanitary products, Kotex®, is preparing to inaugurate a new manufacturing facility in Ikorodu, Lagos.
Shell’s gas to power Nigeria’s biggest fertilizer company
07-03-2022 | 10:51:00
Dangote Fertiliser Company boasts Africa’s largest granulated urea fertiliser complex and produces around 65 percent of of Nigeria’s domestic fertiliser requirements.
IFC partners with DTRT to help make west Africa a major textiles manufacturing hub
07-03-2022 | 10:48:00
West Africa has an opportunity to build an integrated textiles value chain, creating thousands of better jobs and introducing innovative sustainable fabric production technologies, thanks to a new partnership announced between IFC and DTRT Apparel Group, the region's largest clothing manufacturer.
[Nigeria] Dangote Cement’s commitment to climate change yields dividend 
04-03-2022 | 14:00:13
The CDP is an international non-profit organization based in the United Kingdom which runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: A call for exports diversification for higher market gains
04-03-2022 | 11:28:00
Agriculturists and entrepreneurs are working harder than ever to address food sufficiency, but energy rests firmly on the government’s shoulders.
[Column] Billy Tsuma: Fiscal instability is hampering recovery and driving away investors
01-03-2022 | 11:59:09
For any investor, the most important factor to consider when choosing an investment destination is policy stability and predictability. These two aspects earn investors’ trust and build confidence. What happens when the business environment is highly unpredictable and unstable?
[Kenya] Manufacturers call for export-led industrialization for sustained economic growth
28-02-2022 | 11:19:19
Manufacturers have called on Government to prioritize export-led industrialization for sustained economic growth.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Policies must reflect commitment to climate change mitigation
24-02-2022 | 13:07:23
Over the last few years, Kenya has embarked on a rigorous campaign designed to restore and conserve the environment. The country has recorded remarkable progress on this front.
[Column] Mucai Kunyiha: Why local manufacturing should matter to political candidates
21-02-2022 | 08:20:57
The election fever in Kenya is already palpable as more government officials resign to join politics.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Energy Reforms: A catalyst for an emerging economic powerhouse
18-02-2022 | 13:45:54
The discourse on energy sector reforms is not unique to manufacturers but Kenyans at large, as many grapple with the high cost of electricity and frequent power outages.
Affirma Capital, StonePine invest $20m for a minority stake in Egypt's manufacturer Nerhadou
18-02-2022 | 12:30:00
Affirma Capital and StonePine StonePine have jointly agreed to invest $20 million for a minority stake in Nerhadou, one of nutraceutical and pharmaceutical players and a pioneer oral dispersible film (ODF) manufacturer in Egypt.
EBRD provides €12m loan to support competitiveness in Morocco’s automotive sector
17-02-2022 | 09:51:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is strengthening the competitiveness of the private manufacturing and service sector in Morocco, with a €12 million loan to Morocco Mobility and Automotive Centre (ATC).
BioNTech introduces first modular mRNA manufacturing facility to promote scalable vaccine production in Africa
16-02-2022 | 12:10:00
BioNTech has taken a next step to improve vaccine supply in Africa by introducing its approach to establishing scalable vaccine production by developing and delivering turnkey mRNA manufacturing facilities based on a container solution.
Business Insider features Morocco as one of Africa’s best investment destination in 2022
16-02-2022 | 07:42:00
Morocco has been featured in fifth place on Business Insider’s list of the top best investment destinations in 2022. Morocco’s resilient economy and positive growth prospects all contribute to the country’s strong position as a regional investment hub.
[Nigeria] NCDMB to launch $50 million fund for oil industry manufacturing
15-02-2022 | 18:21:45
The fund would support oil and gas companies that would operate in the oil and gas parks developed by the Board in Bayelsa and Cross River State.
Siemens South Africa partners with Aspen to enhance vaccine production for Africa
07-02-2022 | 15:26:00
In a joint project, Siemens South Africa and Aspen have entered into an agreement to enable the use of digital technologies to enhance the efficiency of COVID vaccine production on the African continent, through Aspen’s manufacturing facility.
IFC extends financing to Guaranty Trust Bank to support small and medium-sized businesses in Kenya
24-01-2022 | 11:30:00
To help Kenyan businesses access more financing, including those with cash flows disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, IFC has extended a loan to Guaranty Trust Bank (Kenya) Ltd for on-lending to local businesses in the country.
Infinet Wireless PtP solutions used to interconnect the Coca-Cola Bottling Company offices in Egypt
19-01-2022 | 10:31:00
Infinet Wireless, the global vendor of industry-leading fixed wireless broadband connectivity solutions, helped Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Egypt to proficiently interconnect its offices, having provided the reliability and steadiness of the links.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Nigeria sets course to unify industry benefits, lead Africa's 5G
13-01-2022 | 12:18:00
Following a turbulent year of stock market fluctuations, restrictions related to an ongoing pandemic and varying economic instabilities, predictions on Nigeria’s performance last year ranged from inferior to mediocre to excellent.
Agile software is a boon to manufacturing for Ghana and Rwanda
12-01-2022 | 09:01:00
Processes originally aimed at speedy application development are giving manufacturers the tools to build the next generation of urban-flight and space vehicles in Africa.
IFC and Proparco invest in bedding maker Dolidol, supporting job creation in Morocco and Nigeria
04-01-2022 | 13:12:00
The financing will support Dolidol's entry into Nigeria, where it plans to purchase Mouka, the country's leading mattress and bedding supplier. Dolidol will also strengthen its distribution network in Nigeria and improve the quantity and quality of bedding products available there. IFC's financing package will be accompanied by advisory services to improve productivity.
[Nigeria] Fan Milk Danone commissions new state-of-the-art product line
29-12-2021 | 10:37:19
Fan Milk, makers of ice cream brands Fan Ice and Go Slo, has unveiled its newly completed state-of-the-art frozen dairy product line in Ibadan, Oyo State.
IFC, Fidson Healthcare partner to develop Nigeria’s pharmaceutical production capacity
22-12-2021 | 14:02:00
To support Africa's goal of strengthening its production of medicines and reducing its rneliance on imports, IFC and Nigeria's Fidson Healthcare have partnered to develop Nigeria's capacity to produce active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: East Africa positions itself as investment destination of choice
17-12-2021 | 14:24:00
The East African community continues to live up to its billing as a prime investment destination for investors.
HeidelbergCement sells Sierra Leone business to Diamond Cement Group
01-12-2021 | 09:47:24
HeidelbergCement holds 50% of the shares in the company and has full management responsibility. The sale includes a cement grinding plant with two grinding mills.
ITIDA partners with PepsiCo Egypt to expand regional shared services
30-11-2021 | 16:32:07
The aim is to expand its regional shared services operations in PepsiCo’s Cairo Business Services (CBS) Hub.
UNIDO, Zambia sign five-year Programme for Country Partnership
30-11-2021 | 10:51:00
LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Chipoka Mulenga, Zambia's Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, signed a five-year Programme for Country Partnership (PCP).
ERP top investment priority for Kenyan manufacturers, report
29-11-2021 | 06:10:00
44% of manufacturers in Kenya have expressed a desire to invest and migrate to Enterprise resource planning (ERP) over the next five years according to the inaugural Manufacturing CFO 4.0 2021 Survey released by SYSPRO
[Kenya] Manufacturers unsure of ROI on digital investments, Survey
25-11-2021 | 05:30:00
Manufacturers in Kenya are yet to record their returns on digital investments according to a survey released by SYSPRO, a global enterprise resource planning software provider and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
Saudi Arabian Mining Company Ma'aden strengthens African presence with a new fertilizer terminal in Malawi
23-11-2021 | 09:53:00
The Liwonde Terminal is strategically located on the rail line connecting the Republic of Malawi to the deep-sea port of Nacala in the Republic of Zambia, allowing for high access to Ma’aden’s fertilizer products across central and southern Africa.
Heineken set to acquire South Africa's Distell and Namibian Breweries
18-11-2021 | 07:30:00
The Transaction will be implemented through a number of simultaneous and inter-conditional steps.
IFC, Proparco and EAIF invest in cement producer CIMAF to meet rising demand in West Africa
11-11-2021 | 07:57:00
IFC, Proparco, the French Development Institution and Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) are partnering with Ciments de l'Afrique (CIMAF), to help the company boost its production of cement in West Africa.
[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Cloud is essential to modern-day manufacturing
09-11-2021 | 07:41:01
To accelerate the growth of the continent’s economy through improved manufacturing capabilities, we need to follow international trends and take advantage of all the opportunities that cloud has to offer.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Q3 stats show industries thriving, strong investor confidence
05-11-2021 | 13:23:00
Nigeria earns every week its place as Africa’s largest economy. While subject to the typical ups and downs any market is expected to have, its mere size guarantees a general continuity of business operations even in the face of a spiraling inflation trend.
Oikocredit provides $3.5m loan to Valency Agro to support cashew nut production in Nigeria
04-11-2021 | 10:39:00
Social investor Oikocredit provided a three-year $3.5 million loan to agricultural processors, wholesalers and retailers of Valency Agro Nigeria, to support the development of Nigeria’s cashew nut production and processing.
CP Kelco expands distribution relationship with Azelis in the EMEA region
03-11-2021 | 14:55:00
CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, announced it will expand its distribution relationship with Azelis in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Kingspan Group unveils solution to tackle post-harvest food losses
29-10-2021 | 09:47:38
Post-harvest food loss that occurs in-between production and distribution stages is one crucial environmental issue that necessitates immediate eco-friendly remedies from companies that seek solutions to improve storage, transport, and sales methods.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Fix Kenya's road construction challenges
26-10-2021 | 14:20:00
When it comes to a country’s socio-economic development, an efficient transport system is indispensable. For instance, roads enable citizens to access critical services such as health and education, as well as ensure that they are able to access their businesses.
Nestlé Waters Egypt launches country's first water bottle made of 100 per cent recycled plastics
26-10-2021 | 14:15:07
Nestlé Pure Life has launched Egypt’s first water bottles made of 100% recycled plastics (rPET) in its 1.5 liters format as it continues its move towards more sustainable packaging.
Morocco becomes Africa’s new automotive manufacturing hub
14-10-2021 | 07:42:00
Morocco is currently Africa’s first passenger car manufacturer. Morocco has surpassed South Africa as the biggest exporter of passenger cars on the continent with $7 billion exports made in the car industry at the end of 2018.
Nigeria's dried fruit snack company ReelFruit raises $3m Series A funding to expand production
29-09-2021 | 09:41:00
ReelFruit, a premium dried fruit company known for its high quality nutritious snacks, announced a Series A investment of $3 million to expand production with new factory in Nigeria.
[Kenya] AAFA formalizes relationship with KAM to promote economic growth in the apparel and footwear industry
21-09-2021 | 08:23:00
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), to collaborate on policy areas that are of mutual to its membership through joint advocacy.
Amethis acquires minority stake in Avacare Global to strengthen African footprint
15-09-2021 | 13:34:00
Africa-focused investment fund manager Amethis announced the acquisition of a minority stake in Avacare, a distributor and manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and healthcare consumable products.
LG sets goal to utilize more than half million tonnes of recycled plastic by 2030
10-09-2021 | 11:25:00
LG Electronics (LG) announced its goal to use almost 600,000 tonnes of recycled plastic by 2030 in a concerted effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the value chain.
Les Ministres de l’énergie des pays du G5 sahel valident la feuille de route régionale de l’initiative Desert to Power
08-09-2021 | 08:46:00
Les ministres de l’énergie des pays du G5 Sahel ont validé la feuille de route régionale de l’initiative Desert to Power, un projet emblématique d’accès à l’énergie durable promu par la Banque africaine de développement.
IFC invests in BCI Holding, creates manufacturing jobs in Egypt, Algeria and Nigeria
08-09-2021 | 08:30:00
A financing package from IFC will help BCI Holding SA, a regional manufacturer and distributor of polyurethane (PU) raw materials, systems and specialities to further expand its production in Algeria, Egypt, and Nigeria.
IFC partners with Rwanda to develop vaccine manufacturing capacity
08-09-2021 | 08:21:00
IFC and the Rwanda Development Board signed a collaboration agreement to develop vaccine manufacturing capacity in Rwanda and contribute to expanding vaccine production in Africa.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why Kenya should implement local content policies to steer growth
07-09-2021 | 09:38:41
Businesses continue to be exposed to a constant creation and review of policies, which is tedious and costly. One of the reasons for this is poor structures and reception by institutions that have been put in place to ensure that these policies are of benefit to the people of Kenya.
IFC partners with CEPI to boost vaccine production in low- and middle-income countries
03-09-2021 | 09:07:54
Responding to the stark global gap in vaccine access for COVID-19 and other diseases, IFC has partnered with CEPI, a global alliance, to accelerate development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases.
[Nigeria] Dangote’s $2 billion petrochemical plant to produce 77 grades of Polypropylene 
03-09-2021 | 08:28:07
Dangote Petrochemical plant, situated alongside the Dangote Refinery, has been strategically positioned to cater to the demands of the growing plastic processing downstream industries; not only in Africa but also in other parts of the world.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Government policies must support a flourishing local industry
20-08-2021 | 11:58:00
There is a sense of pride, for a country and its citizens, in attaining self-sustenance and economic independence. Central to this is a competitive local industry, producing goods for its domestic and export markets. 
PPG begins automotive OEM sealants production in Morocco
19-08-2021 | 11:00:00
PPG Industries announced the startup of a facility in Tangier, Morocco, that will produce automotive sealants for local vehicle production.
Nutreco enters into two joint ventures with Unga Group to expand East African footprint
05-08-2021 | 10:54:17
The yet to be named joint ventures will focus on fish feed development in East Africa and complete animal feed development in Uganda. The entities will make significant investments in production capacity in both Kenya and Uganda to meet the anticipated future market demand.
Global adhesive manufacturer H.B. Fuller to build new facility in Egypt
04-08-2021 | 11:49:39
H.B. Fuller, a global adhesive manufacturer, has announced a strategic investment to build a new facility in Cairo to support customers’ increased demand in the fast-growing markets of Egypt, Turkey, Middle East and Africa.
New consortium working to boost vaccine production in South Africa
02-08-2021 | 08:31:25
MPP and WHO, Afrigen Biologics (PTY) Limited, Biovac, SAMRC and Africa CDC have signed a letter of intent to address the global imbalance of manufacturing capacity for COVID-19 vaccines.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Ease regulatory burden for SMEs
02-08-2021 | 07:42:40
They contribute to communities’ unique identities and are the lifeline of any country’s economy, through job creation and as a stepping stone to achieving shared prosperity.
BioNTech to develop the first mRNA-Based Prophylactic Malaria vaccine in Africa
30-07-2021 | 11:17:41
BioNTech SE announced the start of its Malaria project which aims at the development of a safe and highly effective malaria vaccine and the implementation of sustainable vaccine supply solutions on the African continent.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why goodwill is essential for lucrative trade relations
22-07-2021 | 09:27:00
Whilst Kenya and Tanzania have for years shared strong trade relations, non-tariff barriers, high cost of production and cheap imports from outside the East Africa Community (EAC) region have impacted trade between the two countries.
Grifols to set up intravenous (IV) solutions manufacturing plant in Nigeria
21-07-2021 | 10:59:00
Grifols, a global producer of plasma-derived medicines and provider of technologies and services for hospitals, clinics and compounding centers, announced it will establish an intravenous (IV) solutions production plant in Nigeria.
Afreximbank, Portugal enter partnership to promote Africa’s textile and manufacturing industry
20-07-2021 | 09:34:00
African Export-Import Bank and Portugal’s National Association of Young Entrepreneurs have announced a 3-year partnership to support and promote Africa’s Fashion Apparel and Textile Manufacturing Industry in Portugal and across Europe.
[Nigeria] Dangote Cement acquires 2,000 trucks for distribution of products
14-07-2021 | 12:42:41
These assets would meet the expected increase in demand for transportation of cement to every part of the country and create employment for over 4,000 people in Nigeria.
[Column] Bobby Johnson: High cost of inputs hurting steel sector
14-07-2021 | 10:00:31
The demand for steel is increasing in the country, as government-driven infrastructural development, and commercial and residential buildings surge.
IFC, partners support COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing facility of Institut Pasteur de Dakar in Senegal
13-07-2021 | 08:38:00
To scale up the manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa, IFC announced a collaboration with the Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD), a vaccine maker and non-profit healthcare foundation mandated to support public health improvements in Africa.
AfDB approves $50m loan to FCMB to bolster women-empowered businesses in Nigeria
08-07-2021 | 09:05:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB), approved a loan of $50 million to Nigeria’s First City Monument Bank (FCMB) to channel to local enterprises and women-empowered businesses.
IronRidge partners with Piedmont for lithium production in Ghana
07-07-2021 | 15:41:00
IronRidge Resources entered a conditional binding agreement with Piedmont Lithium to fully fund and fast track the Ewoyaa Lithium Project, part of the Company's Ghanaian Cape Coast Lithium Portfolio (CCLP), to production.
[South Africa] Coca-Cola to open new digital delivery center in Johannesburg
07-07-2021 | 10:27:28
Dublin’s digital hub will play a supporting role in Africa’s maturation process until Johannesburg is equipped to take on the local challenges and unique offerings that ultimately yield innovative, scalable solutions.
IITA signs Aflasafe manufacturing and distribution agreement in Mozambique
07-07-2021 | 10:25:31
Food safety has taken a step forward in Mozambique as IITA signed a Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreement (TTLA) with AflaLivre Moçambique S.A. (AflaLivre) to manufacture and distribute Aflasafe in the country.
[Tanzania] Serengeti Breweries unveils $100 million fund to cushion eateries and bars from COVID-19
02-07-2021 | 12:05:28
SBL’s support comes to light as the world struggles to return to the business from the torment inflicted by the global pandemic.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Safeguarding consumers from illicit trade
28-06-2021 | 09:05:35
Illicit trade is a longstanding issue, growing in scope and magnitude and derailing economic development. It not only threatens the welfare of consumers but also erodes the market share of genuine manufactured products, threatens the expansion of industries, and hampers the creation of job opportunities.
[South Africa] Government and stakeholders sign Master Plan for steel and metal fabrication sector
25-06-2021 | 13:57:25
South African Minister for Trade, Industry and Competition, Ebrahim Patel, along with industry stakeholders from the steel and metal fabrication sector signed a Master Plan for the sector.
Rockwell Automation opens first training centre in Egypt
25-06-2021 | 13:08:00
Dedicated to supporting the country’s high industrial demand, the new learning centre for system integrators and OEM will enable the full capabilities of Rockwell Automation for its customers and partners in Egypt.
[Nigeria] Dangote Cement announces issuance of N50 billion bonds
23-06-2021 | 09:56:46
Under its new NGN300 billion Multi-Instrument Issuance Programme, Africa’s largest cement producer, Dangote Cement Plc has announced the successful issuance of 50 billion Series 1 Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Bonds.