Category archives for: Manufacturing

Nigeria: Difficult Economic Environment Can’t Stop Dangote

Dangote Cement

Following continuous increase in its production capacity, foremost cement manufacturer, Dangote Cement Plc has finally ended the era of Nigeria’s dependence on importation as the company exported 0.4 million tonnes of the product to other countries in 2016.

Tips on Purchasing a Motoring Fleet

Jim Dando

After a difficult year, car companies are cautiously optimistic on reports that new vehicle sales were up year on year for the month of January. 

AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 Calls for Entries


AFIF 2017’s focus is to promote access to finance and strengthen entrepreneurship in Africa. To achieve this, EMRC is launching the annual AFIF Entrepreneurship Award.

Ernestina Agyapong…the classic jeweller


Who said that locally made jewelleries are not as quality and flashy as those from top jewellery producing countries like India, China, Turkey and the United States? Well, then it means you have not seen the works of Ernestina Agyapong, the CEO of Ernie’s Classic Jewellery Production, who incorporates local adinkra symbols in her designs. […]

African Union Commission begins the Process of Validating SME Strategy

The African Union Commission (AUC) began today the process of validating the Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Strategy and Master Plan 2017-2021 during a two-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Global FDI to Fall 15% in 2016, Road to Recovery Looks Bumpy


Global FDI flows are expected to drop to between $1.5 and $1.6 trillion in 2016, a fall of 10% to 15% from 2015, before recovering in 2017 and 2018, according to estimates from UNCTAD’s latest UNCTAD Global Investment Trends Monitor. 

Boosting Ghana’s Pharmaceutical Sector Through South-South Cooperation

pharma production line1

Ghana has the second most significant pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, after Nigeria,  in West Africa.

OSH Policy Gathers Dust in Parliament As Workers Die Through Injuries

Journalists being-briefed by an official of Nestle Ghana

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) draft policy currently before cabinet to salvage Ghanaian workers from accidents, injuries and deaths is being gathering dust at Ghana’s Parliament, since 2013.

Nissan Posts Impressive Results

New Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. announced its financial results for the 12 months to March 31, 2016.

African CEOs are Less Optimistic about Global Prospects: PwC’s Survey

Hein Boegman, CEO for PwC Africa,

African CEOs are less optimistic about global prospects than a year ago, with 66% of CEOs (Global: 73%) thinking the economy will not improve in the next 12 months, while 92% (Global: 73%) are ‘extremely concerned’ about exchange rate volatility, according to the latest PwC’s African Business Agenda.

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