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Building on legality to deliver sustainable timber and palm oil markets

Buyers and producers of forest and agricultural commodities, including timber, palm oil and cocoa, will meet with government and civil society representatives from Ghana, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon this month to discuss how legal compliance can support sustainable commodity markets.

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Africa Celebrates World Water Day 2017 – Wastewater as a Resource.

World Water Day

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. This year’s theme: Why waste water? in support of SDG 6.3 on improving water quality and reducing, treating and reusing wastewater.

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Tony Elumelu Starts UBA Tour of Africa in Ghana

As part of the UBA Tour of Africa, Tony Elumelu – the Group Chairman UBA Plc, and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, visited Ghana and spoke to hundreds of Ghanaian youths, academics and entrepreneurs at the University of Ghana. His tour is also to strengthen his vision of engineering a robust economic and business relationship across the continent through Africapitalism as a necessary tool for the socio economic development of Africa. During his talk, he highlighted on the importance of preparedness and what makes a successful entrepreneur. “The first is dedication, then vison, focus, ambition, and our ability to do things when we want to do them. We must always remain laser focused and aim to execute to perfection,” Elumelu said.

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Dubai-Africa Partnership for Better Health Roadshow 2017

Dubai-Africa Partnership for Better Health Roadshow 2017

The Dubai-Africa Partnership for Better Health Roadshow 2017 is the first initiative of its kind and is held under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in association with Dubai Health Experience (DXH). Organized by SEGMA, the show will bring together health and medical organizations from across Dubai to visit destinations representing fast growing African countries with good potential to improve relations and cooperation between the two sides.

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South Africa to strengthen investment relation with Ghana and Nigeria.

South Africa will be strengthening its investment relation with Ghana and Nigeria as the country’s department of trade and industry recognizes Ghana and Nigeria as strategic partners within the West Africa region. In this regards, the dti will send a business delegation on a Trade and Investment Mission to Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria from 20-25 March 2017 with the objective to identify and create export markets for South African value-added products and services while creating business partnerships between business communities of the respective countries. Sectors to be focused on by the mission includes Agro- Processing; Electro-technical; Infrastructure, Mining and Capital Equipment.

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Five Africa cities in the top 100 rankings of the world’s highest quality of living

Five Africa cities managed to remain in the top 100 rankings of the world’s highest quality of living and remain attractive destinations for expanding business operations and sending expatriates on assignment, according to Mercer’s (www.Mercer.com) 19th annual Quality of Living survey. Port Louis in Mauritius topping the Africa chart at an overall 84th position.

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VDMA to hold 2017 agrofood & plastprintpack in Nigeria

From the 28 to 30 March, 2017, Fairtrade will be holding the 2017 agrofood & plastprintpack in Nigeria. “This year more than one hundred exhibitors from 19 countries are represented, making it a record participation”, says Leonie Ganser, project manager at fairtrade. “It is the first ever exhibition filling both halls of the Lagos Landmark Centre.”

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Seychelles Celebrate Commonwealth Day 2017

On a special day like this – Commonwealth Day 2017, where the Commonwealth society is celebrating its progress and impact, President Danny Faure sends a message to the Commonwealth Community. Today Seychelles joins its Commonwealth family in celebrating a unique bond of friendship and diversity offered by our association of 52 independent states. This bond is further exemplified by our common desire for peace, security and the betterment of the lives of all our peoples. This free association of states provides us with one key lesson, which is much can be achieved through peace, reconciliation and a common goal for a stable future.

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ECOWAS set up new network for early detection and control of infectious diseases.

The network, West African Network for Infectious Disease Surveillance (WANIDS), is to foster cooperation among member countries for the early detection and control of infectious diseases. WANIDS has committed in setting up a structure to aid in identifying swift detection and control of infectious diseases. It will be an integrated regional platform for the collection and sharing of health information for early infectious disease detection, response and control and focus on building the capacity of member countries in that regard. The network was launched at the end of a three-day stakeholder capacity-building workshop in Accra to ensure greater co-operation for the implementation of the tenets of WANIDS.

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AGI Rejoice Over Tax Reduction

Association of Ghana Industries (AGI)

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has expressed sentiment on the new government’s announcement on the reduction of taxes in the 2017 budget for financial services. The tax cut included reduction and relief on taxes in sectors such as real estate, pharmaceuticals, and airline tickets.

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