African Review weekly digest - 24th - 28th April

Komencanto commons for ATR 307Image source: Komencanto/commonsHere is a brief overview of the week's new on African Review, from 24 - 28 April 2017

Norilsk Nickel issue legal proceedings against Botswana government 

Norilsk Nickel has served notice that it intends to commence legal proceedings in Botswana against the Government of Botswana in respect of its involvement in the reckless trading of BCL Limited and BCL Investments Proprietary Limited (BCL), with a view to recovering the US$271mn (plus damages and other costs) that they are owed in relation to the sale of a 50 per cent interest in the Nkomati mine in South Africa and the US$6.4mn they are owed in relation to the sale of the Tati mine in Botswana 

Nigeria Vice President to open ConMin West Africa in June 

It was announced on 27 April that ConMin West Africa will be officially opened by His Excellency Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Nine African Ministries to participate at the annual Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen in June

African Ministries from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gabon, Madagascar, Morocco, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe have confirmed to attend the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) to date, which is set to welcome 2,000 decision-makers in Africa’s energy sector to Copenhagen this June 

Volvo Construction Equipment sales increase 30 per cent in first quarter

The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) announced that Côte d’Ivoire has joined a growing list of African countries who are members of the institution per centThe African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) announced that Côte d’Ivoire has joined a growing list of African countries who are members of the institution 

Côte d’Ivoire joins the growing list of ATI’s new member countries 

The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) announced that Côte d’Ivoire has joined a growing list of African countries who are members of the institution 

AfDB authorises thorough investigations on Sendou Coal Fired power plant 

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the eligibility assessment for compliance review of the Bank-financed construction of a 125 MW Coal Sendou Power Plant Project in the village of Bargny Minam in Senegal 

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