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Senegal: Mobile Internet Connections Cut

Given the anticipated unauthorized demonstrations nationwide starting at 3:00 PM local time today (13 February), the Senegalese government has decided to suspend mobile internet connections for the whole day. The demonstrations stem from discontent...

Senegal: Election Postponement Sparks Protests

As widely reported in the press, the decision to postpone Senegal's Presidential elections just three weeks before their scheduled date has raised concerns about the integrity of Senegal's long-standing democracy. Even before the announcement of...

Happy Year of the Dragon

With best wishes for health, happiness and prosperity to all our clients and colleagues who are celebrating the Lunar New Year  

Guinea: Massive Explosion Closes Port

In the early hours of 18 December, a massive explosion at Guinea's main national oil depot in the Kaloum district of downtown Conakry brought all commercial activity to a standstill, including that of the port of Conakry. The explosion and ensuing...

Tunisia: Bizerta Bridge Officially Open

Following our previous updates, Budd Tunisia reports that Bizerta's port authorities have now issued a circular announcing that Bizerta's mobile bridge will be operating at specific times as of today (4 December 2023). From 04/12/2023 to 31/05/2024...

Guinea-Bissau: Heavy Shooting in Capital

Budd Guinea-Bissau confirms the following BBC report that heavy shooting was heard in the country's capital (Bissau) from around 01:00 to 09:00 this morning. Our local office advises that the situation now seems calm with activity on the streets...

Sierra Leone Coup: Early Closing in Port of Freetown

The Sierra Leone government claims to have arrested the majority of the gunmen who launched attacks on the armoury of military barracks and prisons in Freetown on Sunday, 26 November in the morning. A total of 1890 inmates escaped from prison and...

Tunisia: Bizerte Not Quite Back in Business

Following our latest article on the repairs to the mobile bridge in Bizerte, Budd Tunisia reports that despite the initial successful trials, further repairs were necessary. The work should have been completed on 28 November but the Harbor Master...

Nigeria: 2015 Import Ban Lifted

Budd Nigeria is pleased to advise that this month Governor Yemi Cardoso announced the lifting of the import ban which was first introduced on 23 June 2015 in accordance with the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) circular no. TED/FEM/FPC/GEN/01/010...