Africa's Continental Free Trade Area irons out movement logistics

The council of ministers of the economic blocs Southern African Development Community (SADC), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the East African Community (EAC) discussed — among other topics, the draft guidelines of the three-part mechanism on safe movement in the region.
File photo of trucks in a mine
Sierra Leone loses case against US-linked mining firm in UK court
Britain’s High Court on Monday dismissed Sierra Leone’s challenge of a 2020 International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) decision over claims by SL Mining after a dispute over its iron ore mining operations in the country.
A Dutch appeals court has found Shell culpable for oil pipeline leaks in the Niger Delta
Shell files int'l arbitration against Nigeria over Niger Delta oil spill case
Royal Dutch Shell has initiated international arbitration against Nigeria over a dispute regarding an oil spill that took place five decades ago, according to a filing with the World Bank’s dispute settlement body.
Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote
Dangote Refinery has potential of bailing Nigeria from economic downturn - IMF
The International Monetary Fund, the global financial watchdog, is projecting that Nigeria’s Dangote Refinery would provide an elixir for the country’s economy when it is completed and starts production by 2022.
The federal government and the airline had been at loggerheads over additional COVID-19 examination
Nigeria's Federal Government lifts ban on Emirates
The Federal Government on February 5, 2021 lifted the suspension slammed on Emirates Airlines from operating outbound flights from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) for 72 hours, effective Thursday February 4, 2021, after the airline agreed to withdraw the COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing (RDT) for Nigerian passengers prior to the departure.
Nigeria's cryptocurrency market was booming
Nigerians 'flog' gov't after central bank bans cryptocurrency
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed all Deposit Money Banks (DMBs), Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs) and Other Financial Institutions (OFls) to close the accounts used for cryptocurrency operations.
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Ford to invest $1 billion to upgrade South Africa operations
Ford Motor Co will invest $1.05 billion in its South African manufacturing operations, including upgrades to expand production of its Ranger pickup truck, the U.S. automaker said on Tuesday.