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Dangote, the Congo plant and the imperative of African industrialization

The Dangote Group of Nigeria, one of the pre-eminent industrial conglomerates in Africa, in pursuit of its pan-African development and emancipation strategy, on November 23, 2017 formally launched its newest economic development industrial project, the Dangote Cement plant in Mfila, in Congo-Brazzaville. With this $300 million dollars, 1.5 million metric tonne per annum plant, the Group now has a presence in ten of the 17 countries in which it plans to construct and expand cement plans.  While it had to re-calibrate the pace and timing of its earlier ambitious plans to complete its various planned plants at an earlier date, because of the economic down turn in Nigeria from 2014, the completion of the Congo plant indicates that the Group’s Pan-African cement plant’s expansion and new plants’ construction programme is still very much on course even though the pace of completion is now staggered over a longer time frame. read more

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Dangote signs $450million jumbo sugar production Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Niger State

(L-R) Ag. Group Managing Director, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, Chairman, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Aliko Dangote, Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, Niger State Deputy Governor, Ahmed Muhammad Kesto, at the MoU signing ceremony between Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc and Niger State Government on Sugar Project in Niger State, at Goverment House, Minna, on Wednesday, August 23rd , 2017 read more

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Gateway Fair: Dangote to spend 10 billion dollars on rice cultivation…gives tools to block makers

The Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) shone at the just concluded 2017 Gateway Trade fair which was held in Abeokuta, emerging as the second most patronised exhibitor, just as the Group disclosed that it was investing N10 billion dollars in rice cultivation in five states to boost food self-sufficiency. read more

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Dangote will be the largest exporter of rice in 5 years to come

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), says billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, may become the largest exporter of rice in the world by 2021 read more

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2016: Dangote ends Nigeria’s Cement importation…exports 0.4m metric tons cement to neighboring countries

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

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