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  • MTN Nigeria issues 100 billion naira bond - CFO
    ABUJA, Nigeria - MTN Nigeria has issued a 100 billion naira fixed rate bond in the first quarter of 2021, due in seven years, under a 200 billion naira bond programme to refinance existing debt and support network expansion. By Chijioke Ohuocha
  • Specialist cancer diagnosis and treatment centre opens in Lagos
    LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's first 'one-stop centre' for cancer diagnosis and treatment, the Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre and Specialist Hospital (MRCCSH) has opened on Victoria Island in Lagos.
  • Investing in Nigeria: Discipline is key
    The end of quarter one 2021 marks one year since markets bottomed following the Covid-19 global outbreak. Most major equity indices had fallen between 20% and 30% in US dollar terms, and the African markets were not spared the wrath. The mood was so dire back then that it required a strong degree of discipline to look through the noise and focus on the long-term picture. By Rami Hajjar
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    Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEO

    Brito will step down after 15 years as CEO and 32 years at the company...

    8 hours ago

    Global citrus market holds strong despite Covid crisis

    The production of major types of citrus fruits, except that of lemons and limes, grew in 2020 thanks to good weather conditions in most producing regions...

    13 hours ago

    International food prices continue to rise in April

    FAO Food Price Index posts 11th consecutive monthly increase, new forecasts point to growth in world wheat and maize output...

    9 hours ago

    Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw deal

    The contributions that women in West Africa's fisheries make to the sector are widely un(der)paid, undervalued and largely invisible...

    By Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood and Sayra van den Berg Bhagwandas 2 days ago

    Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers

    Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

    29 Apr 2021

    The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiative

    The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

    28 Apr 2021

    Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security

    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges...

    By Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Carling Bieg, Evan Fraser and Sarah Marquis 16 Apr 2021

    Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030

    Heineken has stated a new ambition to decarbonise its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040...

    15 Apr 2021

    Global coffee market enjoys ongoing growth despite pandemic

    According to a new report published by IndexBox, coffee yield figures remained robust in 2020 and coffee bean exports increased, despite the disruption to supply chains caused by the coronavirus restrictions...

    13 Apr 2021

    Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month

    Vegetable oils drive FAO's Food Price Index higher in March while cereal quotations dip...

    8 Apr 2021

    Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

    Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

    By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

    Farming fish in fresh water is more affordable and sustainable than in the ocean

    Aquaculture is a growing source of healthy protein for millions of people around the world, but there are big differences between farming fish on land and at sea.

    By Ben Belton, Dave Little and Wenbo Zhang 30 Mar 2021

    RCL in joint venture to scale plant-based food market in Africa

    RCL Foods and US plant-based food collective Livekindly Collective have established a local plant-based joint venture, Livekindly Collective Africa...

    18 Mar 2021

    To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in Lesotho

    Large-scale droughts can have cascading impacts on food security. They can reduce yield, increase food prices, trigger changes in consumption and lead to unstable supply...

    By Friederike Otto and Jasper Verschuur 16 Mar 2021

    Nestlé Hatcher platform invites collaboration with African innovators

    Best-in-class innovators are presented with an opportunity to be future Nestlé suppliers...

    15 Mar 2021

    Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study

    According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

    12 Mar 2021

    How Cabo Verde indigenous beans could boost food security

    Indigenous beans could enhance food security in Cabo Verde which depends on food imports...

    By Anyse Sofia Fernandes Pereira Essoh 11 Mar 2021

    Experts point ways to better crops and farmer incomes

    A new annual event examines root and soil health's importance for food security, livelihoods and climate resilience and marks the launch of a community for root and soil health action...

    5 Mar 2021

    Global food price index rises for 9th consecutive month

    The early estimate for 2021's wheat output is positive but 45 countries are in need of external assistance for food...

    4 Mar 2021

    A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% - here's why scientists are worried

    EU-banned pesticides could not only threaten wild bees where they eat, but where they sleep too...

    By Philip Donkersley 3 Mar 2021

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