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Downstream Deregulation, Win-Win For All Stakeholders – Operators

Key operators in the Nigerian downstream operation have said that the Federal Government’s decision to deregulate the downstream sector of the nation’s oil and gas industry was a welcome development, however, long overdue. Speaking during the Nigeria Petroleum Downstream Consultative…

Nigeria’s President approves payment to Siemens AG to boost Power Infrastructure

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning to release to Germany-based Siemens AG the country’s share of funding in the electricity deal agreed in July 2019, setting up the nation’s power distribution infrastructure for…

Beware of false negatives in diagnostic testing of COVID-19

Researchers have found that the chance of a false negative result — when a virus is not detected in a person who actually is, or recently has been, infected — is greater than 1 in 5 and, at times, far…

Algeria launches programme to develop 4GW of solar capacity by 2024

North African country has an ambitious target of installing 22GW of renewable energy by 2030. Currently, more than 96 per cent of Algeria’s power is generated from thermal power plants. The Algerian government has unveiled plans to develop 4GW of…

2020 Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands Highlights

LONDON, UK, May 25th, 2020 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Today Brand Africa announced the 10th anniversary rankings of Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands, the pre-eminent survey and ranking of the Top 100 most admired brands in Africa. The rankings were announced…

Africa’s most vulnerable are called to bear the brunt of a pandemic.

Securing farming communities through and after COVID-19 is a priority.   One of world’s harshest terrains for farming threatens to crumble under COVID-19.  West Africa’s farmer collectives, small businesses and other stakeholders in agriculture reveal their plight as rains approach…

Saitex founder Sanjeev Bahl on leading innovation in sustainability

“The current situation can be an opportunity for us to redefine sustainability” When it comes to sustainable fashion, Vietnam-based denim brand, Saitex, leads the way. The brand is spearheaded by its founder and CEO, Sanjeev Bahl. Saitex counts Everlane, Madewell…

Team Europe bolsters food security in Kenya and neighbouring countries

The EU, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden and Denmark are bolstering food security in Kenya and neighbouring countries with more than US$153.50mn at a time of crisis due to COVID-19 This includes help for farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs, assistance…

Organic farming driving change in sub-Saharan Africa

“Dr Benoy Berry, chairman, Contec Global, speaks to African Farming about the company’s role in transforming agricultural practices through biotechnologies” Over the next 30 years, half of the world’s population growth will happen in Africa. The implications for African states…

COVID-19 crisis causes 17 percent drop in global carbon emissions

The COVID-19 global lockdown has had an “extreme” effect on daily carbon emissions, but it is unlikely to last — according to a new analysis by an international team of scientists. The study published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows that…

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