African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) To Build A Combined GDP Of US$3.3 Trillion GDP – says  Minister Davies.

South African Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies who applauded the ratification of the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) by Parliament, says AfCFTA aims to build an integrated market in Africa that will see a market of over 1 billion people with a combined GDP of approximately US$3.3 trillion. The AfCFTA was launched…

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13th African Economic Conference Delegates Call for Accelerated Economic Integration

Piriye Kiyaramo Participants to the 13th African Economic Conference called for African countries to leverage the full range of their strengths and resources to accelerate the region’s drive towards continental integration. Speaking during the conference’s opening ceremony, Hon. Claudine Uwera, Rwanda’s Minister of State in charge of Economic Planning said: “Africa’s integration is no longer a choice. It’s a must for the…

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Low-Sulphur Deadline: …Scorpio Bulkers to Spend USD 42.4 million Scrubbers for 28 Ships


Dalumo Josephine Monaco-based dry bulk shipping company Scorpio Bulkers has entered into an agreement to purchase exhaust gas cleanings systems (EGCS) for a total of 28 of its vessels. The deal, which is a part of the company’s previously announced program to install scrubbers across its fleet, would see Scorpio Bulkers buy the equipment for 18 of its vessels in 2019…

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INTERPOL Secretary-General Counts Gains: …As UN Resolution Calls for Greater Cooperation

Piriye Kiyaramo INTERPOL Secretary-General Jürgen Stock says his organization’s global network assists law enforcement to make arrests around the world, in some cases within 24 hours of a source country sharing information on suspected foreign terrorist fighters. Addressing the UN General Assembly recently, the INTERPOL Chief also disclosed that biometric data recovered from improvised explosive devices in the Middle…

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East African Countries Agree To Strengthen Regional Integration Through The Continental Free Trade Area


49 African countries have signed the agreement establishing the continental free trade area, but only 12 countries so far have ratified it, and 22 ratifications are needed by March 2019 to enable it enter into force. KIGALI, Rwanda, November 23, 2018/ — Representatives of 14 countries in East Africa have agreed that the African Continental Free Trade Area, the AfCFTA,…

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Gulf Of Guinea Strategic To Regional Food Security – Peterside

Gulf of Guinea

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stressed the importance of the Gulf of Guinea to food security to the West and Central African sub-region, stating that the region must be properly secured to avert illegal activities that may hamper food supply in the African region. The Director General stated…

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African Travel Times 2018 Awards Holds Dec 13

Accra awards

African Travel Times Magazine has released the list of its 2018 Awards Nominees with this year’s ceremony holding at Accra City Hotel, Accra, Ghana on Thursday 13th of December 2018. Making this known in a release recently in Lagos, Lucky George, Publisher/Editor of the West Africa’s only monthly travel and tourism magazine, said the annual awards, which was initiated…

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Our maritime potentials are under exploited- Adegbie, Director, NIOMR


Dr. Adesina Adegbie, a Director and Head of Marine Geology Geophysics at the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR), in Lagos, Nigeria and also a Commissioner with United Nations Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), Kingston, Jamaica shared his thoughts on Marine Research in Nigeria and Dead Coral Reefs found on Lagos water. He also…

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Shippers’ Council harps on blue economy

ship at port

…Parleys with police on ports regulation, enforcement The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), has restated its commitment to the realisation of the blue economy agenda, in line with the economic diversification policy of the Federal Government. Accordingly, the Council gathered its top management staff to brainstorm and chart a path for the smooth transition to the blue economy. The blue…

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Nigerian Maritime Law Association Pays Courtesy Call on the Director General, NIMASA

Dakuku Peterside

The President and Executives of the Nigerian Maritime Law Association paid a Courtesy call on the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Dakuku Peterside, on Monday 10th July, 2017 at the Agency’s Headquarters Board Room, 9th Floor, 4, Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos. Photo: L-R: Mr. Adedoyin Adeloye (Publicity Secretary), Mrs. Nneka Obianyor (Asst. Secretary),…

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