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03.10.14 The EU-Ethiopia Business Forum opened on Thursday (October 2) in Addis Ababa with the aim of identifying ways to improve the business landscape in Ethiopia. The conference, under the theme of “Enhancing the Investment and Business climate in Ethiopia,” is organized by the EU Business...

03.10.14 allafrica Mustafa Duhulow, Minister of Information visits Washington DC to enhance the bi-lateral relations between Somalia and US. Minister Duhulow arrived in Washington DC on 28 September 2014 and had meetings with US Government officials which will continue till Friday 3rd October 2014. The Minister will be visiting Minnesota and Columbus Ohio to engage with...

Continent the last frontier and comes with high risk but also promise of sizeable returns UAE companies and sovereign wealth funds including DP World and Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) are keener than ever to invest in Africa, betting that the high risks associated with the continent will pay off with outsize returns. DP World, which already has five operations...

Standard Digital, 02.10.14 DUBAI, UAE: Africa’s new and exciting investment opportunities will only thrive if good governance and visionary leadership are adhered to, a senior global investment guru has said. Dubai Port (DP) World Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem told the continent’s large gathering including Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Ghanian President...

The Wall Street Journal, 09.10.14 Deployment Marks Sharp Escalation in Beijing’s Efforts to Protect Interests in Africa ByNicholas Bariyo United Nations peacekeepers secure a section of Juba airport in South Sudan on Aug. 12. China has deployed soldiers to South Sudan to protect Chinese workers. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images KAMPALA, Uganda—China...

Khaleej Times, 02.10.14 Abdul Basit (Chief Reporter) His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended the opening session of AGBF 2014, which was organised by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Dubai:  The Africa Global Business Forum, or AGBF, will help promote investment, partnership...

Arab News, 01.10.14 RIYADH CTW400 PROJECT: China Civil activities are on the right track. RIYADH: ABDUL HANNAN TAGO China Civil, a top engineering construction corporation from China, is currently involved in a number of major projects in Saudi Arabia, including the Haramain High Speed Railway Phase 1 Package 1 project (HHR P1P1 for short) and construction of a tunnel...

Zawya, 29.09.14 Gulf Investments in African infrastructure equates to 10% of the total inflows over the past decade – Telecommunications has been the most attractive sector to Gulf entities due to low risk, large population and upfront payment – US$30bn of funding by Gulf entities to African infrastructure over the past decade, of which approximately US$15bn...

Gulf News, 29.09.14 Dubai: Gulf investors are involved in relatively less risky infrastructure investment projects in Africa such as telecommunications, shipping and electric power generation including renewables, according to a recent study by Dubai Chamber and Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The Gulf’s interest in investing in telecoms started with Zain of...

Somaliland Sun, 22.09.14 Berbera port in Somaliland Somalilandsun – The issue of ports in East Africa has long been an issue that has exercised policy makers, providers and clients alike. The three ports of Mombassa, Dar es Salaam and Berbera amply illustrate the current situation, one that is in some cases a cause for considerable frustration and in others...