The United Nations welcomed on Friday as an “important milestone” the release in Nigeria of 833 children by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF); a group formed in 2013 to protect communities and support the country’s security forces against Boko Haram extremists. “This is an important development for boys and girls of north-east Nigeria whose lives have been deeply affected by violence and… Read more on

“The announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2022 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Senegal is a sign that the continent is ready to host bigger and sophisticated world class sporting events, the stage has been set for all African youths to aim for honors on home soil at the first ever Olympic games to be held in Africa”. This has been reviewed by Get Into Rugby (GIR) Zambia… Read more on

Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training, Mr Buti Manamela today concluded an exciting two day visit to the Northern Cape to popularise the “Decade of the Artisan” campaign and ensure it achieves its objectives. On the first day Deputy Minister Manamela visited employers namely Toyota, MEAPSA Solar and Kalkpoort Soutwerke to encourage them to partner with TVET Colleges, avail their workplaces… Read more on

Africa Finance Corporation ([]( (“AFC” ou “the Corporation”), uma instituição líder de financiamento ao desenvolvimento em África, anuncia a obtenção bem sucedida de um empréstimo do Banco de Exportação e Importação da China (“CEXIM”), 200 milhões de dólares americanos a 5 anos e um acordo de stand-by a 5 anos de 100 milhões de dólares… Read more on

Africa Finance Corporation ([]( (« AFC » ou « la Société »), la principale institution de financement du développement des infrastructures en Afrique, annonce l’acquisition réussie d’une facilité de crédit auprès de la Banque d’exportation et d’importation de Chine (« CEXIM ») de 200 millions USD sur 5 ans et une facilité de crédit de 100 millions… Read more on

Dans 16 pays, 25 Organisations de la Société Civile Africaine et d’Haïti et une organisation internationale font le suivi des vaccins, des finances et des législations. Cotonou, Douala, Kinshasa, Abidjan, Conakry, Accra, Bamako, Nouakchott, Abuja, Freetown, Kampala, Lusaka, Nairobi, Dakar, Monrovia, Port au Prince. A l’occasion de la Journée Internationale de la Jeune Fille, 26 Organisations… Read more on

25 Civil Society Organizations in 16 countries across Africa and from Haiti, and an international organization are tracking the vaccines, finances and legislation. Cotonou, Douala, Kinshasa, Abidjan, Conakry, Accra, Bamako, Nouakchott, Abuja, Freetown, Kampala, Lusaka, Nairobi, Dakar, Monrovia, Port au Prince. On the International Day of the Girl Child, 26 Civil Society Organizations from Africa and… Read more on

IRU ( member, PNC-ICC, issued the first TIR carnet this week to Pakistani transport operator, TCS Logistics, ahead of the departure today, which is marked by a ceremony in Karachi. Today’s launch follows recent meetings in Istanbul between Afghanistan and Pakistan – where TIR was highlighted as the customs standard to facilitate transport and transit between the two countries and the… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 12 October 2018

Data & Tech to transform Nigerian Retail Market

The convergence of AI, tech, and data on Nigeria’s multi-billion dollar plus retail market – will be a strategic focus to local & international developers, investors and retailers at the 4th annual West Africa Property Investment Summit taking place on 15 and 16 November 2018 in Lagos. Considered one of the world’s most significant and accessible investment opportunities, the opportunity in… Read more on

L’industrie internationale du jeu a témoigné son soutien en faveur de la vision de Clarion, qui vise à organiser un événement professionnel exceptionnel en Afrique, avec l’édition inaugurale d’ICE Africa ( (les 24 et 25 octobre au Sandton Convention Centre, en Afrique du Sud), pour lequel 90% de sa capacité d’accueil a déjà été confirmée, notamment par d’éminentes… Read more on

The international gaming industry has shown its support for Clarion’s vision to deliver a stellar business event for the continent, with the inaugural edition of ICE Africa ( (24 and 25 of October at the Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa) now at 90% capacity with leading brands including Aruze Gaming; BtoBet; Flutterwave; Gambee; GLI; Merkur Gaming; MST Channel; Neosurf;… Read more on

The training partnership between GE Healthcare ( and Society of Radiography in Kenya will equip a minimum of 140 radiographers on the latest radiography technologies. Training will focus on essential radiography skills to optimise efficiency GE Healthcare and the Society of Radiography in Kenya (SORK) today announced a 2-year partnership to train a minimum of 140 radiographers… Read more on

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday he is “deeply saddened”, as the Government of Nigeria announced that some 200 people have died, and a further 1,310 injured, due to flooding across a dozen states. Overall, around two million have been affected. Nigeria’s two main rivers, the Niger and the Benue, burst their banks after heavy rains began in August, and the… Read more on

More opportunities for investment exist in Africa for Japan if the recently concluded the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement that is geared towards future investment collaboration and industrialisation for the African market is anything to go by. This was said by the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe at the end of a week-long trip to Tokyo where he held bilateral… Read more on

Construction work on the development of the multi-purpose Berbera port in the Republic of Somaliland has started with a special ground-breaking ceremony to mark the occasion. H.E. President of the Republic of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi and DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem launched the first phase of work and thanked attending government officials and partners for their support… Read more on

Twelve teams will compete: Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Zambia, Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco, Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius and Namibia Rugby Africa’s ( Sevens tournament named “Africa Men’s Sevens” will be held on the 13th and 14th of October 2018, in Monastir, Tunisia. Watch Live on YouTube: Day 1: Day 2:… Read more on

Deputy President David Mabuza will today, depart South Africa to attend the 50th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in Malabo on 12 October 2018. Deputy President Mabuza attends the Jubilee Celebrations at the invitation of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. South Africa and Equatorial Guinea enjoy fraternal bilateral relations.… Read more on

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will host a two-day conference on the Natural Ingredients and Cosmetics Products Export Strategy which the department developed in partnership with the Centre for the Promotion of Imports (CBI), an agency of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Members of the media are invited to cover the event: DATE: 15-16 October 2018 TIME: 09:00 VENUE: Industrial… Read more on

In Maseru today, the United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the government of Lesotho signed a five-year bilateral Development Objective Grant Agreement to provide the Framework for USAID’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR) funding for Lesotho. Over the next 5 years, approved total funding levels of up to US$250 million for… Read more on

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on the invitation of Oxford University, United Kingdom, would be delivering a special lecture highlighting ongoing investments, efforts and plans of the Nigerian government on human development on Friday, 12th October 2018 at the globally recognized institution. At the event, Prof. Osinbajo will also be inaugurating the International Advisory Board (IAB) of Oxford… Read more on

Canon (, a provider of imaging technologies and services, raised AED 250,000 to support two educational programmes, one in the Middle East and a second in Africa. The funds were raised through sponsors, and the general public who participated in the Canon Day of Giving fundraising event which was recently held at Zaabeel Park in partnership with Dubai Cares. Canon Day of Giving, which… Read more on

The Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements this week met with the Department of Human Settlements and its entities to deliberate on annual financial performance, as well as performance in delivering quality houses to South Africans. The engagements started on Tuesday with a discussion with the department on its audit outcomes for the 2017/2018 financial year, as well as its performance and financial… Read more on

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by reports that 200 people have died, 1,300 have been injured and nearly two million are affected by recent flooding in areas along the Niger and Benue rivers in Nigeria. More than half a million people have been internally displaced and over 350,000 are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families… Read more on

The IRU ( Media Prize celebrates significant contributions from the media to the transport sector debate, to coincide with its World Congress in Oman, 6-8 November 2018. This year’s honour is around the theme of “the future of transport and trade”. Tying in with the World Congress focus on “innovation on the move”. The 2018 IRU Media Prize finalists are: – Ilker Altun from Kargo… Read more on

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