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President Kenyatta wraps up CHOGM Summit

President Kenyatta wraps up CHOGM Summit

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, KENYA
LONDON, United Kingdom Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta  has wrapped up his second Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting with an attendance at an exclusive retreat at the Windsor Castle where leaders spoke frankly about issues that are a priority for their nations and for the commonwealth as a group. The President, who arrived in London on Monday, has attended high level forums being held at the sidelines of the commonwealth summit where he has marketed Kenya as a preferred investment destination. The President has held meetings with the UK leadership including Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Theresa May and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Queen Elizabeth presided over the CHOGM leaders meeting on Thursday and Friday. She also hosted the leaders for dinner on Thursday.
Trade ministers welcome £140 million investment in Nigeria and Pakistan

Trade ministers welcome £140 million investment in Nigeria and Pakistan

AFRICA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
LONDON, United KingdomThe new investments were announced as Pakistan and Nigeria joined 53 nations in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), with the benefits of intra-Commonwealth trade high on the agenda. Global consumer brand Unilever will invest £86 million in new manufacturing capacity at its 4 factories in Pakistan. Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell will also invest up to £13 million by 2020 in around 100 new fueling stations along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) route. This will allow trucks carrying goods between the countries to refuel, driving increased trade. Meanwhile Dorset-based renewable energy firm Low Energy Designs Limited UK is launching ‘Light up Lagos’, a £38 million investment to deliver 40,000 low energy LED streetlights i
Focus more on a sustainable future-Malanji

Focus more on a sustainable future-Malanji

AFRICA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
LONDON, United KingdomZambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Joseph Malanji has said there is need to take action to promote clean energy, more sustainable methods to agriculture and transport for the protection and management of natural resources to ensure their sustainability for the future generation. While speaking at the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) summit, Mr malanji said it will help implement the UN sustainable Development on exploitation of Zambia’s natural resources, which in many ways is a precursor to the environmental challenges including climate change that is now a reality of modern life. The Foreign Affairs Minister said after attending a lunch at the on-going CHOGM Summit at Lancaster House that was hosted by Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson, MP, UK
Minister for Africa discusses economic cooperation in Angola

Minister for Africa discusses economic cooperation in Angola

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
LONDON, United KingdomHarriett Baldwin, Minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development has met senior ministers of the new Angolan government, as well as representatives from business and civil society. In meetings with the Foreign, Interior, and Economic and Social Development Ministers, Minister Baldwin heard about the government’s plans for economic and political reforms and discussed opportunities for UK-Angola economic and security cooperation. She also raised regional issues including the humanitarian crisis in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which she had just seen for herself on a visit to the DRC, and how the UK and Angola can work together to tackle the illegal wildlife trade. She said. " Th
World Remit partners with Lebara to connect new customers to its money transfer service to Africa

World Remit partners with Lebara to connect new customers to its money transfer service to Africa

AFRICA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
LONDON, United Kingdom Lebara and World Remit, two leading brands serving international residents, have entered into a strategic partnership making World Remit the exclusive global money transfer partner of Lebara, including transfers to over 40 African countries. The deal allows over 3 million Lebara Mobile and Lebara Money users to use World Remit’s digital money transfer service seamlessly, directly from the Lebara app and website. "With more than half of World Remit’s transfers now going to Africa, this partnership will support the company’s plan to serve 5 million customers connected to the continent by 2020." Ismail Ahmed, founder and CEO at World Remit said Lebara customers living in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Denmark and Netherlands will benefit from World
Scotland plans business venture in Ghana

Scotland plans business venture in Ghana

AFRICA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY
ACCRA, Ghana A large trade delegation from the oil and gas industry in Scotland will be visiting Ghanaian companies with key interest in bringing new technologies and skills to Ghana. The aim of this visit is to gain a thorough understanding of local market conditions while investigating local investment opportunities. "Seen by many as the gateway to the West African oil and gas sector due to its relative stability and ease of doing business, Ghana presents a great opportunity for Scottish companies looking to explore the region. The recent successful resolution in the maritime border issue with Ivory Coast has increased this already strong interest in Ghanaian opportunities available to suitable Scottish companies." says Cameron Douglas, Scottish International Trade Advis...
Prime Minister Theresa May speeks to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

Prime Minister Theresa May speeks to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

INTERNATIONAL
LONDON, United Kingdom: A Downing Street spokesperson said: President Ramaphosa confirmed that he looked forward to attending and using the opportunity to discuss deepening the UK-South Africa relationship "The Prime Minister called President Cyril Ramaphosa this afternoon to congratulate him on his recent appointment." "Ramaphosa welcomed the call which followed their short discussion at the World Economic Forum, and the Prime Minister extended an invitation for him to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April." "President Ramaphosa confirmed that he looked forward to attending and using the opportunity to discuss deepening the UK-South Africa relationship, including by building on trade ties and working together on South Africa’s tran
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