January 23, 2021
  • January 23, 2021

About 135 shipping crew kidnapped off Africa’s Gulf of Guinea in 2020 as piracy thrives off Nigeria’s territorial waters

by on January 19, 2021 0

You don’t need a peg-leg, eye patch, or parrot on your shoulder to be a modern-day pirate, but guns and high-speed boats are useful. Last year pirates hijacked three vessels, fired on 11, and boarded 161, according to a report this month by the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Center. Maersk, the world’s biggest shipping company, is...

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South Africa mulls tax hike to fund Covid-19 vaccination drive

by on January 18, 2021 0

South Africa’s National Treasury is considering raising taxes as one of several possible mechanisms to fund the vaccination drive against Covid-19. At this point South Africa is due to get 9 million doses from Johnson & Johnson, 1.5 million shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine, 12 million through Covax, and 12.25 million from the African...

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Ghana suspends implementation of new registration fee for importers, exporters

by on January 15, 2021 0

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has agreed to maintain its old fees for the registration of importers. This agreement was reached after a consensus-building meeting jointly organised by the National Standards Body and the Ghana Shippers’ Authority on Thursday January 14, 2012, for industry players such as importers and exporters, traders and other members...

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