Nigeria is targeting $10 billion of investment in farming to boost domestic food production by 2015, as Africa’s most-populous nation seeks to reduce a reliance on imports, Agriculture Minister Akinwunmi Adesina said.
UNI Global Union, which coordinates 20 million workers worldwide, is pushing MTN Group Ltd., Africa’s biggest mobile-phone company, and others operating on the continent to sign accords to respect labor union rights.
African governments must do more to spread the spoils of a resources boom that threatens to generate jobless growth and widen inequality, according to the Africa Progress Panel, led by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, owner of the world’s largest container line, aims to win more African port contracts after a group to which it belongs was selected to build and run a container terminal in Ivory Coast.
Former Gold Fields Ltd. Chairwoman Mamphela Ramphele said Agang SA, a political movement she founded three months ago, has attracted 10,000 volunteers and is set on toppling South Africa’s ruling African National Congress in next year’s elections.