AAAM/VDA Lead a Study tour to Morocco

Due to many factors including its proximity to Europe, highly skilled human capital, political stability, and free trade agreements with the USA, EU, and other countries, the Kingdom of Morocco has attracted many global automotive players over the last few years. For the year 2021, estimated passenger vehicle production was reported at 403,007 vehicles with some 175, 360 units sold locally whilst 358, 745 were exported. Renault and Stellantis are the main OEMs with CKD manufacturing facilities in the country, […]

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Rethinking the Foundations of Export Diversification in Africa

Soaring food and energy prices are hitting African countries especially hard as they struggle with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and the war in Ukraine. To cope with current crises and insulate itself against future shocks, Africa must diversify its economies. The continent of 1.4 billion people is among the least diversified regions in the world with regard to exports. Download the full report Download the executive summary Commodities account for more than 60% of total merchandise […]

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Safari Rally Kenya -Rovanperä tops Kenya shakedown -all live

Safari Rally KenyaShakedown23-26 June 2022June 23rd 2022 1 #69 FIN K. ROVANPERÄ RC1 3:50.5 3:42.1 3:52.12 #11 BEL T. NEUVILLE RC1 3:47.9 3:42.6 3:44.53 #19 FRA S. LOEB RC1 3:51.0 3:43.9 3:46.64 #8 EST O. TÄNAK RC1 3:49.1 3:43.9 3:46.35 #1 FRA S. OGIER RC1 3:44.3 3:45.0 3:48.06 #18 JPN T. KATSUTA RC1 3:49.6 3:46.1 3:46.77 #33 GBR E. EVANS RC1 3:50.1 3:46.7 3:48.68 #44 GBR G. GREENSMITH RC1 3:47.1 3:46.7 3:48.99 #16 FRA A. FOURMAUX RC1 3:49.0 3:46.9 3:51.410 […]

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M-Sport takes flight with Kenya Airways for Safari Rally

M-Sport is excited to announce an event partnership with Kenya Airways for the most demanding and difficult rally of the season, Safari Rally Kenya, round six of the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship. The Safari Rally is one of Kenya’s flagship sporting events and a true spectacle that provides a real challenge for both crews and machines on some of the harshest terrain imaginable. To prepare appropriately for this event, M-Sport required a logistics partner with local knowledge that is […]

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 announces Wawira Njiru as winner of the icon award

In the latest pre-ceremony announcement from The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022, it is revealed today that the recipient of the Icon Award 2022 is Kenyan nutritionist Wawira Njiru, founder and director of non-profit Food for Education. The Icon Award celebrates an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the food world worthy of international recognition and who has used their platform to raise awareness and drive positive change. With an estimated 80% of children in Kenya not receiving […]

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2025 Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Road World Championships in Rwanda

Union Cycliste Internationale and Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa join forces to develop African riders Selected athletes will then be able to train at the UCI WCC in Switzerland or elsewhere in Europe where they will gain appropriate race experience over the next three years The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) (https://AfricaOlympic.com) are delighted to announce that they have joined forces to develop cycling on the African continent in […]

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IADE TUNISIA 2022

Following the postponement of the IADE TUNISIA 2022 aerospace and defence exhibition at the initiative of the Tunisian Government, we are pleased to formally confirm that the exhibition will be held from 12 to 16 October 2022. The Organising Committee and its partners will therefore take advantage of the six months that separate us from the event to consolidate the broad invitation programme already in place, to increase the international presence of the world leaders in the defence sector and […]

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EU-African trade gets new opportunities

The Ukraine war will also lead to a reorganisation of supply chains in the mechanical and plant engineering sector, strengthening closer economic ties between Europe and Africa. VDMA, Europes’s most important Mechanical Engineering Industry Association has established training centres in Botswana, Nigeria and Kenya, where prospective skilled workers are trained on modern machinery and equipment as part of the initiative “Skilled Workers For Africa”. “After the Ukraine war, many companies from the mechanical and plant engineering sector will try to […]

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