Energy Security: Tshisekedi lauds Sahara Group, urges robust collaboration in Africa

President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo has commended Sahara Group’s leading role in spearheading enhanced intra-African trade, capacity development, seamless access to products, and deployment of innovative solutions to boost Africa’s march towards energy security. A statement…

Nigeria drops on TI’s corruption index, now second most corrupt in West Africa

Nigeria has dropped to 149 on Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perception Index, the worst ranking received by Africa’s largest country in recent time. Nigeria also scored 25 out of a possible 100 points. In the last TI rating in 2019,…

DR Congo Ebola deaths top 2,000 (BBC)

The numbers of people who have died in the current Ebola outbreak in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached the 2,000 mark, government figures show. The health authorities have struggled to contain the spread of the…

Ebola virus infects 300 people in eastern Congo (Guardian)

The deadly Ebola virus has infected 300 people in Congo since an outbreak erupted almost two months ago in the country’s east, the health ministry said on Tuesday. Ebola is a deadly disease caused by a virus, though there are…

Ebola death toll in DR Congo ‘rises’ (BBC)

More than 25,000 people have been innoculated in DR Congo since August The Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 180 lives, AFP news agency reports the health ministry as saying. The ministry is reported as saying…

Manufacturing, agriculture key to economic growth, development says Dangote

Executive Director of the Dangote Group, Hajiya Halima Dangote, has urged millennials in Nigeria and across Africa to diversify from service-oriented enterprises to manufacturing and agriculture in a bid to fast-track the development of the continent and better life for…

Doctor among Ebola infected persons in Congo (Vanguard)

A doctor in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is hospitalised with Ebola, and 97 of his contacts have been identified in an area almost entirely surrounded by armed militia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. “It is…

Q2: Dangote Cement invests $3bn across Africa, employs 27,952 Nigerians in 2017

Group Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Cement, Joe Makoju, said the company has invested a whopping $3 billion to build manufacturing plants and import/grinding terminals across Africa. The company’s operations, according to Makoju are in Cameroon (1.5Mta clinker grinding), Congo…

Ebola deaths in Congo rise to 26, health ministry says

Congo’s health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country’s northwest. Four new cases have been confirmed as Ebola, said the health…

Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city (Washingtonpost)

Congo’s health minister says three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people. The statement issued late Friday says the confirmed cases are in Mbandaka city, where a…

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