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Dangote Cement records 12.6 pc sales volume increase across Africa

DANGOTE Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended 30th June 2017, posting a 12.6 percent increase...

Kenya is the next frontier for Hennessy cognac

HENNESSY, the world’s largest maker of cognac, has started distributing its products in Kenya to tap Africa’s second-largest luxury-goods market. The company, a unit of...

Falling cocoa prices prompt joint action from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

COTE D’IVOIRE and Ghana have agreed to set up a joint cocoa body aimed at improving co-operation for a key revenue-earner that has been...

Djibouti opens three ports in two months

THE opening of three new ports over the past two months is bolstering Djibouti’s efforts to increase its share of transit and trans-shipment traffic...

Observers galore for Kenyan elections

SEVEN thousand local and 5,000 international observers have been deployed in Kenya to witness elections for president, parliament and regional governments on August 8....

I will campaign for women, says Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

LIBERIA’S outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she will actively campaign for the handful of female candidates contesting elections in October, while her male...

Nigerians can now bet on ill Muhammadu Buhari’s return

NIGERIA’S ailing President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been away in London for almost three months, has become the subject of a sports betting game...

American U-turn on coal welcome news for Africa

THE recent announcement by the US Treasury that it would like to see Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) such as the World Bank have a...

African oil booms as refineries cash in on high margins

BOOMING refinery profits are helping African oil producers sell cargoes quickly, aided by a shortage in certain types of crude amid Opec production cuts...

Tullow plans more Ghana wells once maritime-border spat settles

TULLOW Oil says it plans to drill more wells off Ghana once a ruling on a border dispute is out of the way. Ghana and...