The European Business Council for Africa

In this week's news roundup, A.P. Moller Capital makes its first investment in Kenya, FMO backs DPI III, AfDB approves $10 million healthcare investment and Tanzania expects its first wind farm in May.

Asoko's analysts map the diary and alcoholic beverage sectors in Nigeria, where the backwards integration agenda is increasingly important in light of coronavirus-related supply chain disruptions caused.

Plus, here's the latest from our newsletter readers about the work their businesses are doing to support the public response to COVID-19:

  • Expectation State, an organisation working to facilitate private investment in emerging markets, has launched ESC-19, a platform supporting high impact start-ups and SMEs in emerging states to combat and recover from Covid-19. ESC-19 provides qualifying enterprises with a curated, pro-bono service: Immediate, informal advice from experts on the different operational areas of their business that need support or scale.
  • Liquidfire Engineering Services, which provides sustainable engineering solutions in Nigeria and West Africa, is addressing the challenges posed by COVID-19 through its offering of modular buildings and structures for hospitals, clinics, screening and isolation centers.


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