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Tanzania shifts cosmetics regulation to standards bureau

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards oversees quality control for products, including chemicals, textiles, etc.

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Tanzania shifts cosmetics regulation to standards bureau

Cosmetics produced or imported into Tanzania will now be regulated by the country’s Bureau of Standards, instead of the food and drugs authority which was previously responsible for them.

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) oversees quality control and standardisation for a variety of products, including chemicals, textiles and construction materials. As of 1 July, it also controls cosmetics products as well as food.

Sites in Tanzania where cosmetics or food products are produced must now be registered with the TBS, and both locally produced and imported products must be accompanied by a certification of quality and safety. Registrations that were issued by the food and drugs authority will be honoured until their expiry, but then must be renewed with the TBS.

The bureau also announced it will combine the testing processes for quality and safety into one procedure in order to reduce costs and save time.

“A licence or certificate issued by TBS shall be attestation of premise[s] registration and product registration and confirmation of safety and quality of food and cosmetic products,” the bureau said in a statement.

“This is aimed at reducing annual licensing or certification costs and the piles of licenses and/or certificates at the manufacturer’s premise[s].”

Earlier this week, the TBS published online the list of cosmetics banned in Tanzania, which includes soaps containing mercury and its compounds, and cosmetics containing the skin-lightening chemical hydroquinone. The list has not changed substantially since the bureau took over-regulation, TBS cosmetics inspector Colman Benance told reporters.

Tanzania is a member of the East African Community, which in May published draft quality and labelling standards for cosmetics products, including hairspray, lipstick, deodorants and anti-perspirants, aftershave and body oils.

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Nigeria to sign military cooperation deal with Russia

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari is due to meet Putin on the sidelines of a Russia-Africa summit in Sochi

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Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari hopes to sign a military-technical cooperation deal with Russia at talks with President Vladimir Putin this month that will help it fight Boko Haram militants.

The Nigerian leader is due to meet Putin on the sidelines of a Russia-Africa summit in the Black Sea city of Sochi amid a push by Moscow to expand its influence in Africa.

“We’re sure that with Russian help we’ll manage to crush Boko Haram, given Russia’s experience combating Islamic State in Syria,” Nigerian envoy, Steve Ugbah said in an interview with Russia’s RIA news agency, adding that Nigeria was interested in purchasing Russian helicopters, planes, tanks and other military equipment.

Ugbah says a military-technical cooperation deal between Russia and Nigeria had already been drafted and that it is awaiting finalisation. 

“We hope President Buhari can take the talks to their logical end. The agreement will open new possibilities in such areas as the supply of military equipment and training for specialists,” he adds.

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Nigeria, Cameroon to plan Cocoa price cartel

The plan suggested by Nigeria is part of a trend by cocoa growers in West Africa and Latin America

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Nigeria, Cameroon to plan Cocoa price cartel

Nigeria aims to team up with Cameroon to agree on a premium for its cocoa with buyers, after the world’s top growers, Ivory Coast and Ghana set a price floor for the crop.

The plan suggested by Nigeria, the world’s fourth-largest cocoa producer, is part of a trend which has seen growers in West Africa and Latin America seek to influence prices in the global market.

The move follows Ghana and Ivory Coast’s union in July, which set the price for a ton of cocoa from their countries at $2,600 plus a $400 premium described as “living income differential”.

READ: Cocoa industry stakeholders accept Ghana, Ivory Coast price

Both countries produced 60 per cent of the world’s cocoa in 2018.

Vice President of the World Cocoa Producers Organisation, Sayina Riman says discussions will be held with the private sector and the Nigerian Government before formal talks are held with Cameroon.  

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Exxon to invest $500 million in Mozambique LNG project

Construction of onshore facilities has been awarded to a consortium led by Japan’s JGC, U.K firm TechnipFMC and U.S. company, Fluor Corp

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Exxon to invest $500 million in Mozambique LNG project

Exxon Mobil plans to invest more than $500 million in the initial construction phase of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique.

The U.S. oil company’s $30 billion Rovuma LNG project, jointly operated with Italy’s Eni, has a capacity of more than 15 million tonnes a year (mtpa) and is set to pump much-needed cash into the country’s ailing economy. 

“The Area 4 partners will advance midstream and upstream area project activities of more than $500 million as initial investments,” Exxon head of power and gas marketing, Peter Clarke told a ceremony in Mozambique’s capital Maputo on Tuesday.

Construction of onshore facilities has been awarded to a consortium led by Japan’s JGC, U.K firm TechnipFMC and U.S. company, Fluor Corp.

“These EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contracts cover the construction of two natural gas production trains with a total capacity of 15.2 million tons per annum, as well as associated onshore facilities,” Clarke adds.

Final investment decisions, a term used by the oil industry to mean the commercial and regulatory aspects of a project are finalised, will be made in 2020.

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