Cameroon: the new Lafarge-Holcim cement plant announced in 2019

In less than a year, Cameroon will have a new Lafarge-Holcim cement plant. These words are from Pierre Damnon, The now ex-general manager of the...

Ivory Coast: cashew nuts in crisis

The Ivorian cashew industry is in turmoil. Hundreds of trucks loaded with nuts have been queuing for weeks in front of the exporters' warehouses...

Cocoa: Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana decide on a common strategy

After having decided to deploy joint storage capacities with the support of the AfDB, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana are deepening their ambition to build...

Guinea: Official Start of the Chalco Mining Project

Things seem to be accelerating for the Chalco Guinea Company, a subsidiary of the Chinalco Group. Six months after the signing of its 15-year...

Côte d’Ivoire launches first-ever bauxite mine

Côte d'Ivoire enters the circle of bauxite producing countries. The first-ever Bauxite mine officially went into operation on Monday, April 16th. Located in the Moronou...

Ivory Coast: Barry Callebaut-Saco opens a cocoa grinding unit in Abidjan

Côte d'Ivoire, the world's largest cocoa producer, wants to locally process 50% of its cocoa bean production to increase farmers' income and fight poverty. The...

Mauritania: Aura Energy to sell 800,000 pounds of uranium to Curzon

Australian uranium company Aura Energy will sell 800,000 pounds of uranium oxide (U3O8) to Curzon Uranium Trading (CUT) over a 7-year period during the...

Ivory Coast: Cargill, Willmar and Touton takeover of SAF Cacao

The Cargill, Wilmar and Touton groups have put forward offers for the takeover of the assets of SAF Cacao, the Ivorian cocoa giant, in...

Senegal: Sabodala Gold Operations announces a turnover of 170 billion FCFA in 2017

Sabodala Gold Operations, the Canadian mining company based in Eastern Senegal, has achieved gold production of 233,067 ounces for a turnover of 170 billion...

Togo: cotton production records a new rise

The New Cotton Company of Togo (NSCT) announced Thursday, May 31, to have completed the 2017/2018 campaign with a production of 117 000 tonnes...

Cocoa: Michel Arrion replaces Jean Marc Anga at the head of the ICCO

The Belgian Michel Arrion, former ambassador of the European Union, is the new executive director of the ICCO, the international organization of cocoa, replacing...

Ivory Coast: towards the revival of the coffee culture in Africa

The seaside town of Grand-Bassam hosts these 5 and 6 February the 57th General Assembly of the OPCW, the inter-African coffee organization, which brings...

Morocco: Cosumar announces the creation of a new company in Guinea Conakry

The Moroccan group Cosumar has a stake of 55% in the capital of the Compagnie Maroco-Guinéenne de Sucre (Comaguis), the remaining 45% being held...

Morocco: Office Chérifien des Phosphates launches new industrial zone

The OCP Group (formerly the Sherifian Office of Phosphates) will launch an industrial zone of 16 hectares in Bir Mezoui. Amount of initial investment:...