Tag Archives: Economic Community of West African States

06Sep/21

Agricorp International Raises $17.5 Million to Become the Largest Spices Export Startup in Africa

Agricorp International, Nigerian based spices producing, processing, and exporting company has raised $17.5 million in Series A funding to increase its processing capacity up to 7000 metric tonnes. This fund was raised from Vami Nigeria, One Capital LLC and AFEX. Nigerian-based Vami led the funding round with $11.5 million in equity, while the other investors provided working capital financing for the company. Ernst & Young (Nigeria) served as transaction advisers while Elisio Law Office and Pavestone Legal served as legal advisers. Continue reading

05Sep/21

The New Normal: TalkCounsel Introduces The Gig Economy in The Nigerian Legal Industry

TalkCounsel, LLC.™ With the spread of COVID-19, most industries have adjusted their standard practices of conducting business. The legal profession is no exception, with TalkCounsel at the helm redefining the legal experience for countless Nigerians. TalkCounsel’s digital workspace hosts vetted lawyers that offer a comprehensive range of services equipped to cater to the multifaceted Nigerian community’s ever-changing needs. Continue reading

26Dec/20

Joseph Acquired by Urban Home Entertainment for Video-On-Demand Distribution Worldwide

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Soulidifly Productions, a film company with a mission to produce meaningful, uplifting stories that are entertaining and beautifully told, has partnered with TRIAL X FIRE, LLC, the distribution branch of Urban Home Entertainment, to release Joseph to audiences everywhere on video-on-demand starting December 24, 2020, on Amazon Prime and Vimeo. Continue reading

29Aug/17

Survivors face uncertain future in wake of Sierra Leone’s mudslide

A little over two weeks after a mudslide and flooding killed at least 500 people in Regent, a town near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, one survivor takes us through the moment when the disaster happened. The United Nations estimates that 3,000 people have lost their homes. Continue reading

23Jan/17

Barrow adviser says millions withdrawn from state coffers before Jammeh’s departure

Over 11 millions dollars were withdrawn from state coffers over the last two weeks and security is still a concern, Gambia President Adama Barrow’s special advisor Mai Ahmad Fatty says.

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17Jan/17

African-born actor in Hungary: “People just see me as a migrant”

Marcelo Cake-Baly, who came to study in Hungary from war-torn Guinea-Bissau in 1976, makes his debut in a Hungarian movie about the life of an African refugee. Continue reading

08Jan/17

Ivory Coast government reaches deal to end army mutiny

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara confirms his government has reached an agreement with soldiers to end a two-day mutiny.

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26Dec/16

A look back at the elections that shaped Africa in 2016

There were close to 20 elections in Africa in 2016. Ghana and Benin stood out as the most peaceful and democratic, while countries like Uganda were mired by violence as Gabon and Gambia had disputed outcomes. Continue reading

11Dec/16

Dozens killed in Nigerian church collapse -photojournalist

Dozens are killed in a Nigerian church building collapse, according to a photojournalist in the town, with the casualty toll varying widely according to sources.

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10Dec/16

Gambia’s president rejects election defeat

Gambia’s president says he now rejects the outcome of an election which he lost after 22 years in power. Paul Chapman reports. Continue reading