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One of Nigeria’s Most Ambitious Infrastructure Projects, Lekki Deep Sea Port, is Complete

Construction of the $1.5 billion port, located east of Lagos city, was recently completed, designed to handle the equivalent of 2.7 million 20-foot-long container units a year. With a 1.2 kilometer quay, the 90-hectare site becomes the largest port in Nigeria, significantly expanding the country’s ability to process imports and exports. The port arrives at […]

New mindsets needed to restore US-Africa relationship – Dr Yaya Moussa

USA-AFRICA SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON DC 13 DEC 2022 Both US and African leaders need to adopt radically new mindsets towards each other if the summit beginning in Washington D.C. on 13 December is to yield meaningful results. Following the publication of a new US Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa in August the summit aims to underline […]

The Future of Logistics on the Continent

Jumia, the pan-African e-commerce company, has partnered with Zipline to launch on-demand drone delivery in Ghana, with plans to expand the service to Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire in the near future. Jumia said it will integrate its existing distribution network with Zipline’s automated on-demand delivery system for rapid home deliveries, especially to shoppers residing in […]

Voice-operated Smartphones Cater for Overlooked Market in sub-Saharan Africa

Tens of millions of people face huge challenges in life because they cannot read or write. In Ivory Coast, a so-called “Superphone” using a vocal assistant that responds to commands in a local language is being pitched to the large segment of the population — as many as 40 percent — who are illiterate. Developed […]

Senegal’s Sought After Gas Reserves

President Macky Sall of Senegal has become a popular figure on the international stage. His country’s gas reserves, from which exports are due to start in the next couple of years, are now the target of intense interest by European leaders desperate to find alternatives. Sall, for his part, has been playing up Europe as […]