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Africa: Dar Ready for Russian-Africa Business Forum

Russian industrialists and business tycoons will meet the business community in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday for a high-level business summit to explore investment opportunities in Tanzania. The Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Charles Mwijage, has confirmed preparation for the summit to be held at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre

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Africa: Buhari, Jonathan, Adesina, Elumelu, Others Among 100 Most Influential Africans

By Isaiah Benjamin and Juliet Alohan President Muhammadu Buhari, former president Goodluck Jonathan, AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina and Tony Elumelu, chairman, Board of Directors, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, have been named among the 100 most influential Africans of 2015. The list published by New African, a London-based pan-African magazine with

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Nwabuko: Nigerian Agriculture Needs Special Funding

Managing Director, Presco Plc and Nigerian Country Manager, Siat Group, Mr. Felix Nwabuko Managing Director, Presco Plc and Nigerian Country Manager, Siat Group, Mr. Felix Nwabuko, says for agriculture to play its key role in Nigeria's economic diversification, the right kind of funding must be available. He spoke with Crusoe Osagie.

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41 Irish Companies Storm Ghana For Business Opportunities

Mr. Simon Coveney, Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has led about 41 Irish companies to Ghana to explore business opportunities and deepen bilateral relations within the sub-region. The delegation was comprised of 17 representative companies from the Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Medical Devices, Aviation, Construction, Oil & Gas, Education

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South Africa: Science and Technology On Science Forum South Africa Day One

PRESS RELEASE Hundreds of people descended on the CSIR International Convention Centre for the first Science Forum South Africa, which kicked off in Pretoria today. Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor delivered the opening address attended by African Union Chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, founder of Japan's renowned Science and Technology in

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Ghana: Govt Recognizes Importance of Agriculture Sector – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has stated that this year, Government spent GH¢120 million in supporting the rice, cashew and agro-processing sectors, as well as the importation of tractors for farmers. "Additionally, the government through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture opened up more mechanization centres across the regions of the country

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Nigeria: LCCI, Afan to Partner Foreign Investors On Agriculture

By Augustine Adah  Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) are to collaborate with foreign investors in capacity building and agriculture finance in Nigeria. The Chairman of AFAN, Lagos State chapter, Otunba Femi Oke made the statement in Lagos during the meeting of farmers

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For Ogbeh and Enelamah, Import Substitution Holds the Key

  As the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh and his Industry counterpart, Okechuwkwu Enelamah resume their new roles, they must realise that the survival of the nation's economy rests squarely on their shoulders, since Nigeria cannot survive without economic diversification, writes Crusoe Osagie. Nigeria and its economy are at crossroads. After decades

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Rethinking CBN Policy on Forex Sale to Some Importers

The ban on forex sale to importers of some 40 items by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may be well-intentioned but the measure is inadvertently impacting negatively, especially,  on the availability of crude palm oil, a major raw material used for manufacturing many products, writes Kunle Aderinokun, Associate Editor Agriculture

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AfDB Unveils Plan to Empower Nigerian Women in Agriculture

The office of the Special Envoy on Gender (SEOG) and the Department for Agriculture and Agro-industry (OSAN) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled a report, ‘Economic Empowerment of African Women through Equitable Participation in Agricultural Value Chains’. The study, which was launched in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, in August, identifies

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Africa: UN Agency and French Government Urge Inclusion of Food Security and Agriculture in Global Climate Change Debate

Targeted policies and investments in food security and agriculture should be at the centre of debates on climate change, according to a top UN official and the French Minister for Agriculture, speaking at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome this week. Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization

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Agricultural Transformation in Africa Needs Leadership and Partnership

Government leadership and partnerships with the private sector as well as civil society are crucial for Africa in order to achieve food security underlines a panel co-hosted by the US government's global food security initiative, Feed the Future, and the African Union Commission (AUC). The panel, held on Wednesday July 14th

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