Canadian Overseas Petroleum provides update on Liberia project

Canadian Overseas Petroleum, Ltd (COPL) provided a positive update on its activities in offshore Liberia on Sept. 23.  COPL said its project which is mainly exploring the deep water Block LB-13 is on schedule for a well to be drilled in late 2016 in the 2nd Exploration Phase, with the primary goal of proving a commercial quantity of hydrocarbons in the Cretaceous Santonian-age reservoirs. Read More »

Aspen Medical International brings medical evacuation plane to Liberia

AMI began operating a Beechcraft Corporation 1900C from James Spriggs Payne Airport in Monrovia, Liberia. The turboprop will provide general aviation and aero-medical evacuation services to West Africa, including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Mali, Niger and Nigeria. It is able to support critical patients using advanced life support equipment. Read More »

Bharti Airtel partners with Liquid Telecom to enlarge fiber connectivity in Africa

Bharti Airtel will use Liquid Telecom terrestrial fiber network to connect mobile base stations and enterprises, giving its mobile broadband subscribers in Africa faster Internet access speeds on its 3G and 4G networks. Airtel will leverage Liquid Telecom’s existing 12,427-mile-long fiber network across East, Central and Southern Africa, as well as employ new infrastructure. Read More »

ReGrow West Africa partnership becomes a Clinton Global Initiative commitment

RESOLVE President and CEO Stephen D’Esposito joined Chelsea Clinton and other leaders at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York on Sept. 27 to announce a new CGI Commitment to Action, “ReGrow West Africa: Post-Ebola Private Sector Recovery.” ReGrow West Africa was selected for its “exemplary approach to addressing a critical challenge.” Read More »

Vivendi plans to open 10 performance venues in Africa

Media and content group Vivendi announced plans to open 10 live-performance venues in Central and West Africa under the name CanalOlympia. The first CanalOlympia halls will be in Conakry in Guinea, Cotonou in Benin, Brazzaville in the Republic of the Congo and Dakar in Senegal. CanalOlympia halls will offer artists a chance to perform and will create a network of venues where tours can be organized. Read More »

Guaranty Trust Bank honored at African Business Awards

African financial institution Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) reaffirmed its position as a leading global brand following its recognition for good corporate governance at the 2015 African Business Awards held on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Sept. 23-24. The African Business Awards, now in its seventh year, was launched by African Business magazine. Read More »

Access Bank sees strong performance in first half of 2015

Access Bank, Plc, the full service commercial bank with headquarters in Nigeria and operations across Sub-Saharan Africa and the U.K., announced its audited results for the first half ending on June 30. The bank recorded a strong performance in the first half of the year, reasserting its capacity and resolve to deliver strong returns in spite of a tighter operating environment. Read More »

Macfarlanes advises Heineken on joint brewery venture in Cote d’Ivoire

Macfarlanes, LLC said Sept. 28 that it advised Heineken in the Brassivoire joint venture with distributor of brands CFAO to produce beer in Cote d'Ivoire. Heineken owns 51 percent of Brassivoire while CFAO owns a 49-percent stake. The new brewery will incorporate the newest technologies and be located in the new PK24 industrial zone to the north of the city of Abidjan. Read More »

Former telcom minister Johnson joins TLcom Capital

Nigeria’s immediate past communication technology minister, Omobola Johnson, announced at DEMO Africa 2015 that she has joined TLcom Capital LLP as partner. TLcom Capital is a London- and Nairobi-based venture capital firm investing since 1999 in telecom, media and technology companies. It is a venture capital that does early stage venture and later-stage venture investments. Read More »

Sierra Leone represented at South Korea-Africa relations forum

Sierra Leone was represented at this forum by Omrie Michael Golley, Sierra Leone’s ambassador to the Republic of Korea. Having as its theme "Overview of the Past and Outlook on the Future," the forum explored Korea's diplomatic and business relationship with African countries and sought to explore ways in which this relationship could be nurtured and sustained in the future. Read More »

MTN offers Microsoft Azure Expressroute in Africa

MTN Business recently began offering Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, a service that provides businesses with access to network and cloud services, to its Africa-based clientele. MTN customers can use Azure ExpressRoute for access to a security-enhanced, SLA-backed network connection to Microsoft Azure. The service will also give customers connectivity access to additional services on its platform. Read More »

Nigeria's Rivers State Government, Navy to partner for waterway safety

Nigeria's Rivers State Government will partner with the Navy as well as other security entities to ensure that its waterways are safe. A collaboration was discussed Wednesday, when Nigerian Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Atiku Abdulkadir visited Gov. Nyesom Wike at the Government House in Port Harcourt. Abdulkadir also asked the government and the people to help them fight against waterways crime. Read More »