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Streets of Lagos, Photo By Samuel Okocha

International News Services’ Nigeria correspondent explores Lagos city life in vivid photographic book

LAGOS is Nigeria and Africa’s most populous city - a fast-moving and changing metropolis that plays home to both the country’s super-rich and the super-poor. It’s Nigeria’s commercial capital. It is the hub of its dynamic music industry, growing arts scene and tech startups.

International News Services’ Nigeria correspondent, Samuel Okocha, has produced a photographic book showing a candid glimpse of the city. “It’s also a product of my strong interests in street photography which has been therapeutic for me,” Samuel said. “Street photography helps me slow down in a crazy fast moving city like Lagos.…

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HOLISTIC STRATEGIES NEEDED TO BOOST FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN TERTIARY SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION COURSES, CONFERENCE TOLD



The challenge to increase the participation of African women in science, technology and innovation (STI) tertiary education jobs and courses could be addressed by increasing the amount of such topics taught to girls in primary and secondary schools, Prof. Alice Pell, the former vice provost at New York state, USA’s Cornell University, told a conference of senior female African academics.

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NATURAL AFRICAN LOOKS INCREASE IN PREDOMINANCE AS SUB-SAHARAN BEAUTY MARKETS BECOME MORE SOPHISTICATED



Beauty markets in sub-Saharan Africa are becoming more sophisticated, and with this comes an increasing desire by consumers to use cosmetics that better match their own skin and hair characteristics, rather than utilising products that of more universal appeal.

Nigeria’s personal care product industry continues to grow, and given its population is the largest in Africa – now estimated by the United Nations at 200 million – this market inevitably has the most potential in the continent.…

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CHINA UPSTREAM TEXTILE PRODUCERS FACE DEMAND DROUGHT AS US TRADE WAR INTENSIFIES



Chinese upstream textile producers are increasing production as fears grow that the trade war with the US will hurt exports of apparel and other textile products, now additional 10% tariffs are to be levied on a wide range of China-made textile and clothing products from September 1.…

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JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA CONTINUE TO TIGHTEN AML/CFT CONTROLS, BUT WILL REFORM BE ENOUGH TO SATISFY FATF AND APG?



JAPAN and South Korea have many similarities in AML/CFT terms, being the only countries in north-east Asia with democratic, open societies, who also run their economies according to standard free market principles. They are also both developed industrial economies in which the rule of law is applied consistently and transparently.…

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TOBACCO COMPANIES BID TO REDUCE THEIR CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT



EVERY manufacturing and agricultural industry has an impact on climate change – and the tobacco sector is no different. Faced with long-standing criticism of the health impact of its products, the tobacco industry is now facing attacks that its work generates carbon emissions and hence climate change.…

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ICCO MOVES TO AFRICA – BUT STILL BUILDING LINKS WITH MANUFACTURERS



IT is now two years since the International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) headquarters moved from London to Abidjan, in Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) in July 2017, a move ICCO called a “turning point that will bear fruit in the years to come.”…

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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA AIRPORT SECTOR EXPANDS AS AIR TRAFFIC PUSHES FACILITIES TOWARDS CAPACITY LIMITS



AFRICA is without doubt the continent to watch for airport and air traffic control investment in the future. It is the world’s second most populous continent (home to more than 1.2 billion people), and according to Airports Council International (World) – ACI World – Africa was the fastest growing region for air passenger traffic in 2017 and 2018, which rose 6.3% in 2017 year-on-year and 10.8% in 2018 to June year-to-date, year-on-year.…

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HOW WEST AFRICA IS LEVERAGING OPPORTUNITIES IN FINTECH, BANKING AND FINANCE



BETTER cooperation between accountants, financial institutions and financial technology firms could underpin the sustainability of impressive recent growth in mobile banking across west Africa.

With an overwhelming majority of the region’s population – which exceeds 350 million people – lacking access to formal banking services, mobile telephony, which is far more widespread, offers a portal to financial inclusion.…

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EGYPT PAINT INDUSTRY EXPANDS, DESPITE WEAK CURRENCY IN INFLATING IMPORTED INPUT COSTS



THE EGYPTIAN economy is still struggling to overcome the problem of low hard currency reserves, a challenge that has negatively affected the local paints and coatings industry due its high dependence on imports.

“There has been a crisis in terms of availability of US dollars to purchase raw materials and most of the raw materials are imported,” said Himanshu Vasisht, project lead for energy and chemicals at India-based market researcher Mordor Intelligence.…

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