Abuja MoU moves against substandard shipping in Africa

In a bid to harmonize port state control inspection procedures that will lead to the elimination of substandard shipping in the West and Central Africa sub-region, the Abuja Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will host its 3rd Ministerial Conference and 9th Port state Control Committee Meeting with the aim of developing a unified system of Port State Control inspection procedure for the region.

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Tony Elumelu Foundation selects 1,000 entrepreneurs for 2018 programme –

More than 150,000 Africans from 114 countries worldwide applied to join the 4th ‎cycle of The Tony Elumelu Foundation’s (TEF) 10-year, $100 million TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. Today, the Foundation announced the African entrepreneurs with the most innovative, high-potential business ideas.

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IFC highlights South Africa investment opportunities to support jobs, SMEs, and women

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today committed to expand support for initiatives in South Africa that help address persistent challenges in job creation, especially for young people and women. In a speech to government officials and business leaders in Johannesburg, IFC CEO Philippe Le Houérou said IFC is ready to deliver expertise and new ideas that support policies aimed at addressing record high levels of poverty and inequality in the country.

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Hope rises for signing of free trade area deal, as African heads of state summit kicks off in Rwanda

WorldStage Newsonline—Expectations are high that the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will be signed as the extraordinary session of the African Union (AU) heads of state and government kicks off on Wednesday in Kigali, Rwanda.

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