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September 12, 2013
Dangote Industries (Lagos) says it has signed a $3.3-billion loan agreement with a consortium of local and international banks, which will be used for the construction of the biggest...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Dangote-Industries-to-build-refinery-PP-and-fertilizer-plants-in-Nigeria_55069.html
September 9, 2013
Sasol says that operating profits at the company's chemicals cluster tumbled 70% in the fiscal year ended 30 June 2013, to 1.9 billion South African rand, on sales up 11%, to R105.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Polymers-loss-causes-Sasols-chemical-profits-to-tumble-70-percent_55041.html
September 6, 2013
Office Cherifien Des Phosphates (OCP; Casablanca) and Bunge (White Plains, NY) say they have reached an agreement for OCP to acquire Bunge’s 50% ownership interest in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/OCP-buys-Bunge-out-of-phosphate-jv-in-Morocco_55008.html
September 1, 2013
Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF; Mumbai), a leading Indian fertilizer  producer,  said it will invest nearly Rs8.5 billion rupees ($129.4 million) towards equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Rashtriya-reports-progress-on-fertilizer-projects-in-India-and-Ghana_54859.html
August 30, 2013
SC Johnson (Racine, WI), the US Agency for International Development (Usaid; Washington), and The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture (College Station, TX) have extended...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/SC-Johnson-and-partners-extend-pyrethrum-project-for-insecticides-in-Rwanda_54846.html
August 28, 2013
Elemental Minerals (Perth, Australia), a minerals exploration company with rights to the Sintoukola potash project in the Republic of Congo (ROC), said today that it has received a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Elemental-gives-update-on-takeover-by-Dingyi-receives-environmental-approval-for-Congo-potash_54786.html
August 26, 2013
Allana Potash Corp (Toronto) announced today that it has signed formal mandate letters with prospective lenders for loans representing over 60–65% of the debt financing needed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Allana-moves-forward-with-financing-for-Ethiopian-potash-project_54741.html
August 26, 2013
Sasol announced today that Christine Ramon has resigned as CFO and executive director of the company, as well as the other office positions she holds throughout the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-CFO-resigns_54737.html
August 23, 2013
The civil unrest in Egypt has driven up prices for oil and certain associated petrochemicals and, based on an analysis of historic trends, a sustained increase in oil costs could...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/IHS-Egypt-crisis-could-inflate-petrochemical-prices-impact-global-supply-chains_54698.html
August 21, 2013
Evonik Industries says that Evonik Acrylics Africa, its joint venture with Ampaglas Plastics Group (Elandsfontein, South Africa), is to start producing extruded sheets of plexiglas...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Evonik-JV-starts-up-PMMA-extrusion-plant-in-South-Africa_54604.html
August 21, 2013
Sasol, owner of the world’s leading gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology, which converts natural gas into liquid fuels, has formed an alliance with engineering contractor Technip...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-forms-alliance-with-Technip-for-future-GTL-projects_54598.html
August 19, 2013
BASF Egypt, a wholly owned subsdiary of BASF, has reopened its offices and production facility after a two-day closure due to the social unrest in Egypt, the company announced in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/BASF-reopens-its-Egypt-operations-after-two-day-closure-due-to-social-unrest_54558.html
August 15, 2013
Elemental Minerals (Perth, Australia) says it has been awarded a mining license for its Sintoukola potash project in the Republic of the Congo (ROC), taking the company a step further...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Elemental-Minerals-awarded-potash-mining-license-in-Republic-of-the-Congo_54504.html
August 14, 2013
Sorfert Algérie, a fertilizer joint venture between Sonatrach (Algiers) and OCI (Cairo) has commenced commercial production at Arzew, Algeria, OCI announced. The jv's complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Sonatrach-OCI-JV-starts-production-at-ammonia-urea-complex-in-Algeria_54481.html
August 13, 2013
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL) has held talks with Allana Potash (Toronto) about the possibility of participating in a potash project in Ethiopia, Haaretz reported on Monday. ICL...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/ICL-may-participate-in-Ethiopian-potash-project_54444.html
August 2, 2013
Sasol (Johannesburg), the synthetic fuels and chemicals producer, has released updated guidance on its results for the year ended 30 June 2013. The company now expects operational...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasols-2013-results-benefit-from-synfuels-but-are-offset-by-impairments-on-wax-project-and-Arya-Sasol_54187.html
August 1, 2013
AECI (Johannesburg) reports 401 million rand ($41 million) in net profit during the first half, up from the R136 million reported in same period last year, the company says. Profit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/South-Africas-AECI-more-than-doubles-first-half-profit_54151.html
July 31, 2013
DuPont's Pioneer Hi-Bred business said today that it has closed the acquisition of a majority stake in Greytown, South Africa, Africa's largest seed firm. The closing comes nearly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/DuPont-closes-Pannar-acquisition_54107.html
July 26, 2013
Taminco (Ghent, Belgium), and Temix (Milan, Italy) have signed a distribution agreement whereby Temix becomes Taminco’s exclusive distributor for its line of fatty tertiary...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Taminco-signs-exclusive-distribution-agreement-with-Temix-for-fatty-tertiary-amines_53962.html
July 24, 2013
Representatives of 28 African countries, under the auspices of Representatives of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), have developed a road map that aims to drive the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/African-countries-pledge-to-increase-efforts-for-sound-management-of-chemicals_53858.html
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