Dangote expects commercial production of cement to begin by July at its new plants in Republic of Congo.
Foreign cement companies in Ethiopia are being asked to allow unemployed youths to control their pumice mines.
The Nigerian government has praised Dangote Cement for its role in making Nigeria self-sufficient in its production of cement.
Nigeria-based Dangote Cement saw cement sales of 2 million tpy from its Mugher plant in Ethiopia – including some exports.
Dangote Cement appears to have pushed back plans to open cement production facilities in Kenya to 2020/2021 – but could continue to import into the East African country from its Ethiopian plant.
Dagnote Cement will begin construction of a coal-fired power plant in Tanzania to supply electricity to its new 3 million tpy cement plant in Mtwara.
A new cement is planned in the Nigerian state of Ogun by Southport Cement, pitting the company against existing Dangote and Lafarge facilities.
Nigerian cement maker, Dangote Cement, saw strong sales growth in Nigeria and around Africa, although higher fuel prices hit the company’s bottom line.
Tanzania and Dangote Cement have reached a deal on the supply of natural gas to the company's manufacturing plant in the East African country.