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First production of LNG has successfully started from the Hilli Episeyo vessel off Cameroon. Hilli Episeyo has a relatively small production capacity of 2.4 million tonnes a year and its first cargo will be loaded around early April 2018 (Bloomberg).     The Monetary Policy Committee of West Africa’s CFA regional central bank (BCEAO) holds its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 2.5 percent (7 Mar 2018)    Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon among the top 5 banana exporters to Spain with volumes of around 5,000 tonnes and 3000 tonnes respectively in August 2016    LafargeHolcim is expanding cement production capacity in Cameroon to 2.1million tonnes from 1.6 million tonnes to compete more aggressively with Dangote which plans to boost capacity to 3 million tonnes within 3 years     Uber technologies plans to offer its services in Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon and Senegal in 2017 according to Alon Lits, its general manager for sub Saharan Africa    Nestlé, Brasseries du Cameroun and Camlait now among 55 companies allowed export duty-free access to the central African economic bloc

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Friday, December 14, 2018

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FT Abah Ofon our teamF. Ofon, Director

A seasoned commodities and macro economist with over 18 years banking and financial markets research experience in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Recognised as a thought leader in the global agribusiness sector. Holder of a multidisciplinary postgraduate degree in public policy from the London School of Economics.


A. Neba, Dift neba4rector

An experienced procurement professional with a strong background in global commercial contract negotiations and supplier management. Expertise in Category Management, IT Procurement (Software/Hardware/Services), and Marine Logistics including Oil and Gas field operations in the Gulf of Guinea, Europe and Asia (Singapore).

vinceV. Nwana (Phd), Consultant

Vincent is a career consultant adept at delivering large scale transformation and technology implementation programmes. His teams have been nominated/won multiple awards including the UK Management Consulting Awards (MCA, 2013). He has most recently led innovation & automation initiatives for a portfolio of utilities, energy and chemical & natural Resources client delivery engagements out of India.

ballard imageRichard Akum (Phd), Consultant

Formerly with the IMF, Richard specialises in the political economy of west Africa with a keen interest in post war and fragile economies. He has lived and worked in Egypt, the US and Europe. He has an acute appreciation of political risk and is a widely published author. He is a member of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (UK), International Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (UK), African Studies Association (USA)

wokiaWokia Kumase (Phd), Consultant

Wokia is an economics lecturer and researcher at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He obtained his Phd from the University of Gottingen in Germany in development economics. He has worked as a research assistant at the chair for development economics and as consultant for the German Development Agency, GTZ and the World Bank. He is a specialist in finance and international economics and is a member of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA). His interests include opportunities and constraints in agriculture.

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Yandi Ofon, Associate

Yandi is a multilingual law postgraduate from the International Maritime Law Institute in Malta with an avid interest in maritime security particularly in the Gulf of Guinea. She has lived and worked in North America, Africa and Europe.