Archive for the ‘Nigeria’ Category

US-Led Partnership To Develop Atlantic Coast Takes Root in Africa

Via The Africa Report, a look at a US-led partnership to develop the Atlantic coast taking root in Africa: A US initiative launched by Secretary of State Antony Blinken to build closer North-South ties between Atlantic littoral nations is starting to take root in Africa. African states account for almost exactly half of the 38 […]

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Nigeria Unplugs From Dirty Generators in Sudden Solar Gamble

Via Bloomberg, a look at how an abrupt decision in November to end fuel subsidies both jump-started a solar future and made electricity more expensive in Africa’s biggest city: Generators are everywhere in Lagos, used by almost everyone in the Nigerian megacity to counteract crippling power outages. Those living in upscale gated communities or working […]

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Saudi Arabia Signs More Than $500M in Deals with African Countries

Via Al Monitor, an article recent agreements between Saudi Arabia and multiple African countries: Saudi Investment Minister Khalid Al-Falih said the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, will make some “game changing” investments in Africa. The Saudi Fund for Development plans to sign agreements worth some 2 billion riyals ($533 million) with African […]

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Global Population To Hit 8B This Year

Via CBS News, an article on a new UN report that the global population will hit 8 billion this year, with more than half of the rise forecast in the world’s population in the coming decades will be concentrated in eight countries – Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania: […]

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It’s Africa’s Century

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, a report on Africa’s century ahead: In the coming decades, we face a revolutionary shift in the balance of world affairs—and it is likely not the one you are thinking of. Since the 1990s, the idea that we might be entering an “Asian century” has preoccupied and disorientated the West. However, […]

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Dangote’s Timely Fertilizer Plant Pays off As Prices Soar

Via African Business, an article on Dangote’s new Nigerian fertilizer plant: What better time to launch a fertiliser plant than when global prices are at their record highs? That’s exactly what Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, did. On March 22, Dangote’s $2.5bn fertiliser plant in Nigeria’s economic capital, Lagos, started production. The 3-million tons a […]

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