Latest Articles by Faith Ikade Contributor Group records ₦162 billion profit in six months despite COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Africa’s largest cement producer, Dangote Cement Plc announced a Profit Before Tax (PBT) of ₦162.90 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2020. Contributor World Bank report highlights benefits of the African trade deal. A report released on Monday by the World Bank highlights the benefit of the African free trade deal. Contributor UNHCR calls for the release of refugees and asylum seekers from detention centres. The U.N.High Commissioner for Refugees is calling for the urgent and immediate release of refugees and asylum seekers, warning that unlawful and arbitrary incarceration is putting them and the general public at heightened risk of... Contributor Kenya reluctant to renew COMESA safeguard. As the expiration date with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) draws near, Kenya is reluctant to seek extension of safeguards that protect it from the importation of cheap sugar. Contributor Zambia government seeks debt relief from China. A statement issued on Monday, revealed that Zambian President Edgar Lungu has asked Chinese President Xi Jinping for “debt relief and cancellation” due to the negative impact of the pandemic. Contributor Unilever declares 2019 turnover at 95th Annual General Meeting. At the 95th Annual General Meeting, Unilever Nigeria Plc declared a turnover of N60.5 billion for the financial year ended December 2019. The meeting was held in compliance with the Federal and State government directives... Contributor Zambian government seeks more active role in mining assets. Zambian authorities have disclosed that the state-owned investment arm will run mines as an operator rather than a minority investor in future investments, as the government seeks a more active role in mining assets it holds.