African Focus

Growth from knowledge on trading in Africa

HPC-PCR-1The African continent is one of the most exciting new markets for growth. While there is immense potential for brand and supplier development in its home and personal care industries, barriers exist, such as non-harmonised regulations and access to forex.

Enter Johnson & Johnson’s Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0

A screen shot of the Johnson & Johnson’s Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0 websiteAre you Africa’s next innovative entrepreneur? Do you need a financial boost to help bring your incredible idea to market? You could benefit from entering Johnson & Johnson’s Champions of Science Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0! This is the second continent-wide competition calling on African innovators to submit ideas for innovative technologies, products and solutions that have the potential to have a positive impact on African communities.

Cipla Maroc inaugurates inhaler production plant in Morocco

Dignitaries and executives at the Cipla Maroc ribbon cutting ceremonyCipla Maroc, a subsidiary of Cipla Ltd, announced on 15 October the official opening of its manufacturing plant for metered-dose inhalers in Ain Aouda in the Rabat region of Morocco.

BASF Personal Care expands its presence in sub-Saharan Africa

BASF-logoBASF is expanding its presence in the personal care industry in sub-Saharan Africa. The company strengthens its network of local expertise in marketing, research and sales and announced the official opening of a state-of-the-art application laboratory in Nigeria at the beginning of 2019.

Merck connects Africa to Asia for cancer and fertility care

merckThe philanthropic arm of Merck, the Merck Foundation commits to building cancer care capacity in Africa and Asia through its partnership with India. This initiative is a part of the foundation’s Merck Cancer Access Programme, initiated to increase the limited number of oncologists across Africa.

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