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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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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Focus will be on local businesses, products and services at upcoming Automechanika Johannesburg

Wide-ranging participation by large numbers of overseas exhibitors from a host of countries has been a feature of Automechanika Johannesburg since the first of these trade shows for the automotive aftermarket was staged at Expo Centre, Nasrec, in 2009. This all changes in favour of local exhibitors at Automechanika Johannesburg 2022, which takes place at the same venue from June 7-10. “Although the only international exhibitors currently signed up to come to Automechanika Johannesburg this year are from Germany, the […]

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Egypt and Nigeria medicines regulators achieve high maturity level in WHO classification and WHO launches list of regulatory authorities that meet international standards

Today, WHO announced that Egypt’s and Nigeria’s medical products regulatory agencies had reached maturity level 3. This means that these national bodies have been found to function well and that they could be eligible for inclusion into the transitional WHO Listed Authorities, a list that will comprise the world’s regulators of reference – that is, regulatory authorities that should be globally recognized as meeting WHO and other international standards. Egypt has reached maturity level 3 for vaccines regulation (locally produced […]

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Historic Memorandum of Understanding signed between 12 Private Sector Automotive Associations in Africa and Europe to develop the Automotive industry in Africa

A memorandum of understanding was signed virtually between 12 Automotive Associations within the ambit of the EU – Africa Business Forum 2022 on 16 February with the aim of driving the development of the Automotive Industry in Africa. The Automotive sector whilst key for the industrialisation of Africa is often associated with several challenges including, persistent market fragmentation, lack of regulatory alignment between African countries and the two continents, industrial and trade policies not conducive to local and foreign investment, […]

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BioNTech introduces first modular mRNA manufacturing facility to promote scalable vaccine production in Africa

Developing turnkey solution to enable mRNA-based vaccine production in modular and scalable sites installed by BioNTech Presidents of Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, the Director of the Africa CDC and the Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany met in Marburg to jointly discuss the infrastructure, regulatory and technological requirements to establish end-to-end manufacturing network for mRNA-based vaccines in Africa First manufacturing facility to become a node in a decentralized and robust African […]

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VDMA: Strengthen relations with Africa!

V Commenting on the sixth Summit between the EU and the African Union on 17 and 18 February 2022, Ulrich Ackermann, Head of the Foreign Trade Department at VDMA, says: “It is important that this Summit lays the foundation for a deeper and comprehensive partnership between the EU and the African Union, especially in the areas of trade, infrastructure and climate change. Africa is our neighbouring continent with more than 1.3 billion people, making it an important partner region. It […]

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