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US Offers 6 million worth Scholarship to 140 Nigerians.

The government of the United States of America has given out scholarships which is worth 6 million USD to 140 Nigerian students across universities and colleges in Nigeria. At an orientation held for the 140 scholarship recipients, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Nigeria mentioned that their move to provide this support to excellent students is geared towards alleviating financial barrier faced by most brilliant or talented students which prevent them from pursuing higher education, and also for most Nigerian students studying in the US. Mr. Aruna Amirthanayagam, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy, also said that their advising centres in Abuja and Lagos assist high achieving, low income students to apply to US colleges and universities that will offer admission with full scholarships. read more

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ACC Ghana 2017: Africans Building Africa 

African Clean Up Conference

Speakers and Some Participants at the ACC Ghana 2017

Ghana hosted the 2nd edition of the African Clean Up Conference through the Green Africa Youth Organization. The event was held at Hans Cottage Botel in Cape Coast, Ghana during the weekend. This was to match up with the action the desires of the convener of the conference, African Clean Up Initiative, a non-governmental organization in Nigeria and also the convener of the Clean Up Nigeria Project for Africans to begin to take responsibility in solving their environmental challenges in both indigenous and creative ways. read more

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Jumia Travel made Facebook Messenger the Customer Service platform

Jumia Facebook Messenger

Jumia Travel has announced the launch of customer service for Messenger with Salesforce (world’s leader in Customer Relationship Management). Facebook Messenger is now fully integrated into Jumia Travel’s system as a powerful channel for Customer Service. The integration of customer service for Messenger in Jumia Travel’s system marks a new dawn for its customer service experience, as it offers a live chat experience on Facebook Messenger. The tool can also be used to instantly request for a hotel room on the platform, where the company’s professional Travel Advisors will offer counsel on the best accommodation options as well as make the booking. read more

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ASKY INTRODUCES NON-STOP SERVICES TO ACCRA, LAGOS AND ABUJA

ASKY, a pan African airline formed by key players in Africa such as Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), the West African Development Bank (BOAD) and the ECOBANK Group, as part of its mission to connect West Africa and central Africa more easily with the focus of making business and leisure travel easily as well as reducing the flying time for travelling between the two regions of Africa, has inaugurate daily flights in Accra, Lagos and Abuja which started on July 3, 2017. read more

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Switzerland and Ghana launch 2017–2020 cooperation strategy

Trade between Switzerland and Ghana was worth CHF 2.38 billion in 2016, a significant increase over the previous year read more

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Benin signs the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

The Mauritius Convention on Transparency aims to provide States and regional economic integration organizations with an efficient mechanism that extends the scope of the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (“Rules on Transparency”) to investment treaties concluded before the Rules entered into force on 1 April 2014 read more

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East Africa’s Building Boom Calls Investors To Kenya

Economic growth of 6 per cent annually makes Kenya the beating heart of the East African construction powerhouse, according to the “East Africa’s Building Boom” industry report – commissioned by The Big 5 Construct East Africa. read more

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Guinean Delivery Unit initiates a partnership to reclaim leadership position in pineapple exports to the European Union

Pineapple producers buying fertilizers within the framework of the pilot

A leading exporter up until the 1970s and recognized for the quality and variety of its pineapples, including the Cayenne Lisse, Baroness of Rothschild and Queen Victoria, Guinea has been absent from major fresh pineapple consumer markets in recent years read more

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Resolution Insurance realises expansion plans with SSP Pure Insurance

Steve Lathrope, Group Managing Director at SSP

The deal will see SSP Pure Insurance deployed as a single flexible, end-to-end core insurance solution across Resolution Insurance’s operations in Kenya and Tanzania, with local account management support from the Kenyan office read more

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