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African enviro Ministers commit to increasing conservation efforts

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th September 2018 In a Ministerial declaration issued on Thursday at the closing of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, African governments agreed to enhance innovative solutions and build human capital to achieve sustainable development in Africa around the environment. “The environment is... 

China's TBEA to invest in €180m Gabon hydropower project – Gabon official

By: Reuters     3rd September 2018 Chinese energy firm TBEA will invest in a €180-million ($209-million) hydropower project in Gabon alongside the West African country's sovereign wealth fund, a Gabonese official said on Saturday. Construction will begin "pretty soon" on the project, which will have a power generation capacity of... 

Gabon accuses France's Veolia of polluting amid concession dispute

By: Reuters     28th February 2018 Gabon accused French environmental services group Veolia on Tuesday of widespread pollution at SEEG, the power and water utility it operates there, amid a growing dispute over the company's concession. Veolia, which has already threatened legal action after the government seized SEEG earlier this... 

SAA cuts back on domestic, regional flights

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th September 2017 Effective October 29, South African Airways (SAA) will reduce its daily Port Elizabeth and East London flights, along with some of its flights to Central Africa, as it continues to monitor route performance. The State-owned airliner on Wednesday said it had made some capacity adjustments to align... 

Gabon seeks private partners to boost processing of minerals

By: Bloomberg     11th July 2017 Gabon, Africa’s second-biggest manganese producer, wants to partner with private companies to process most its minerals locally before exporting them, Mining Minister Christian Magnagna said. Local processing will boost the mining industry’s contribution to gross domestic product from the current... 

Gabon rail network to get €52.5m boost from IFC

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th July 2016 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is providing €52.5-million of debt financing to boost the capacity and improve the efficiency of Gabon’s rail network and improve the Central African country’s trade and transport links. The financing was awarded to Société d'Exploitation du... 

SAA resumes flights to Douala after airport reopens

By: Anine Kilian     22nd March 2016 South African Airways (SAA) has resumed flights to Cameroon’s Douala International Airport, following the reopening of the airport on March 21. SAA’s four-weekly flights from Johannesburg to Libreville, in Gabon, and onwards to Douala would operate as per the normal schedule to Douala after... 

Maputo ranked African large city with highest potential for inclusive growth

By: David Oliveira     15th January 2016 Mozambique’s capital Maputo was the large African city with the highest potential for inclusive growth, according to the 2015 MasterCard African Cities Growth Index (ACGI). Casablanca, in Morocco, and Lagos, in Nigeria, ranked second and third respectively.   Now in its third year, the ACGI... 

Maputo ranked African large city with highest potential for inclusive growth

By: David Oliveira     2nd December 2015 Mozambique’s capital Maputo was the large African city with the highest potential for inclusive growth, according to the 2015 MasterCard African Cities Growth Index (ACGI). Casablanca, in Morocco, and Lagos, in Nigeria, ranked second and third respectively. Now in its third year, the ACGI mapped... 

CGG Appointed by Gabonese Republic’s Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons to Promote 11th Licensing Round

28th October 2015 CGG announced today that it has been appointed as technical consultant by the Gabonese Republic’s Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons to help with the promotion of its 11th Licensing Round focusing on five highly prospective deepwater blocks. The round was formally opened on 27th October 2015... 

Mbeki slams Economic Partnership Agreements with EU as unfair and unbalanced

By: African News Agency      8th October 2015 Former South African President Thabo Mbeki has slammed the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) which the European Union (EU) has signed with developing countries, because he says they put “featherweights” in the boxing ring with the “heavyweight” EU. Mbeki said African concerns about the... 

S African trade & industry officials happy after meeting with US trade rep on Agoa

By: African News Agency      27th August 2015 South Africa and the US are a bit closer to reaching consensus on chicken and pork imports from the US, the trade and industry ministry said on Thursday. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and the US Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman met in Libreville, Gabon on the sidelines of... 

SA attends Agoa Forum

By: SANews, SA government news service     26th August 2015 Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies, has arrived in Libreville, Gabon, where he will attend the 14th African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) Forum. Minister Davies will attend the forum themed “Agoa at 15: Charting for a sustainable US-Africa Trade and Investment Partnership”. 

Ferrex continues development of African plays, eyes mineral producer status

By: Natalie Greve     18th February 2015 Manganese development and iron-ore exploration company Ferrex has made “solid” headway in the development of its multicommodity portfolio throughout Africa, maintaining its objective of becoming a low-cost producer of minerals for the steel industry. The Aim-listed group outlined in results... 

Africa

By: Asha Ramsaran     26th July 2013 Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa  

Company Announcement: Coca-Cola Partners With Nampak To Develop Sustainable Can Packaging

12th February 2013 Coca-Cola Canners has awarded Bevcan (a Division of Nampak Products Limited) a contract in excess of R5.6 billion ZAR, over a five-year period, to produce and supply a new light-weighted aluminum can for Coca-Cola’s portfolio of beverages 

Afferro chair upbeat about Cameroon iron-ore project

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     18th July 2012 West Africa-focused developer Afferro Mining remains upbeat about iron-ore demand, despite a slowdown in the Chinese economy, chairperson David Netherway said this week. The TSX-V and Aim-listed company has started a search for a strategic funding partner for its flagship Nkout project, in... 

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