keyboard_arrow_upSymrise opens application labs in Nigeria
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise opens application labs in Nigeria

For the first time in its corporate history, Symrise has set up its own application labs in Nigeria. The global fragrance and flavouring manufacturer based in Germany opened the new facilities in Lagos on 4 September 2019. ‘This will strengthen our presence and underpin our growth goals in the region,’ says Rudy McLean, managing director […]

keyboard_arrow_upWHO mobilises healthcare experts to humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso
keyboard_arrow_downWHO mobilises healthcare experts to humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso

More than 200 000 people in Burkina Faso have been displaced. The World Health Organization is responding to this humanitarian crisis by mobilising experts to strengthen interventions, including preventative and responsive vaccination campaigns and strategies for provision of health services as well as increasing supplies of medicines and medical equipment. Violence and inter-communal conflicts which […]

keyboard_arrow_upWHO and Ugandan officials take swift action to successfully deal with Ebola outbreak
keyboard_arrow_downWHO and Ugandan officials take swift action to successfully deal with Ebola outbreak

After assessing one of the high-risk districts for Ebola virus disease in western Uganda today, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) regional director for Africa, commended the corps of health workers and Health Ministry officials for their sharpened preparedness to respond to an outbreak. Fighting ebola Dr Moeti toured the Kasese border area with […]

keyboard_arrow_upMore than a million people to be vaccinated against cholera in the DRC
keyboard_arrow_downMore than a million people to be vaccinated against cholera in the DRC

Phase 2 of the biggest ever oral vaccination campaign against cholera is taking place from 3 to 8 July 2019 in 15 health districts in the four central provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – Kasaï, Kasaï Oriental, Lomami et Sankuru.  The second dose of vaccine confers lasting immunity against cholera and […]

keyboard_arrow_upAfrica to benefit from Seychelles solar energy project
keyboard_arrow_downAfrica to benefit from Seychelles solar energy project

Implementation of Africa’s first independent power producer floating solar photovoltaic (FPV) project is continuing in the Seychelles. The project, launched by the Seychelles Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and the Seychelles Energy Commission, will be the first utility-scale, private-sector funded floating solar project in Africa, and aims to support the country’s transition to […]

keyboard_arrow_upFully traceable Beeswax from Africa
keyboard_arrow_downFully traceable Beeswax from Africa

Launched at in-cosmetics Global, The East Africa Wax Company is a fresh new venture, aiming to do Beeswax differently. The company’s mission is to enrich its products, people and the planet by offering the very best quality, most desirable, sustainably sourced Beeswax to the global market.

keyboard_arrow_upBayer launches a new tool in the fight against malaria
keyboard_arrow_downBayer launches a new tool in the fight against malaria

With nearly half of the world’s population at risk of contracting malaria, primarily in sub Saharan Africa, stepping up the fight against the disease has never been a more pressing challenge. Bayer is rising to this challenge as it launches a new Indoor Residual Spray (IRS), Fludora Fusion which is set to make great strides […]

keyboard_arrow_upGrowth from knowledge on trading in Africa
keyboard_arrow_downGrowth from knowledge on trading in Africa

The African continent is one of the most exciting new markets for growth. While there is immense potential for brand and supplier development in its home and personal care industries, barriers exist, such as non-harmonised regulations and access to forex.

keyboard_arrow_upEnter Johnson & Johnson’s Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0
keyboard_arrow_downEnter Johnson & Johnson’s Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0

Are you Africa’s next innovative entrepreneur? Do you need a financial boost to help bring your incredible idea to market? You could benefit from entering Johnson & Johnson’s Champions of Science Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0! This is the second continent-wide competition calling on African innovators to submit ideas for innovative technologies, products and solutions that have the potential to have a positive impact on African communities.

keyboard_arrow_upBASF Personal Care expands its presence in sub-Saharan Africa
keyboard_arrow_downBASF Personal Care expands its presence in sub-Saharan Africa

BASF is expanding its presence in the personal care industry in sub-Saharan Africa. The company strengthens its network of local expertise in marketing, research and sales and announced the official opening of a state-of-the-art application laboratory in Nigeria at the beginning of 2019.