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New Statesman, 02.09.14 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...

Gulf News, 01.09.14 Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf NewsGuest speakers Aliko Dangote (centre), president and CEO of Dangote Group, and Mohammad Al Shaibani (right), executive director and CEO of Investment Corporation of Dubai, at the opening of the Africa Global Business Forum 2014 taking place at the Atlantis The Palm, Dubai on 1st October, 2014. Dubai: The Dubai...

18.08.14, All Africa By Aden Mohamed Warsame The administration of the International Port of Bubai said that they are organizing a conference on Somalia which will take place in Dubai on the 26th day of this month. This conference is about supporting the federal government and the enhancement of trade links between UAE and Somalia. The conference will also discuss issues...

The New York Times, 04.08.14 By DAVID BROOKS James Mwangi grew up on the slopes of the Aberdare Mountains in central Kenya. His father lost his life during the Mau Mau uprising against the colonial authorities. His mother raised seven children, making sure both the girls and the boys were well educated. Everybody in the family worked at a series of street businesses...

The Wall Street Journal, 03.08.14 By George Mwangi A settlement in Lamu, Kenya, the planned home for a major new port that will provide vastly improved transportation links for landlocked countries of East Africa. Reuters NAIROBI, KENYA–A Chinese firm has signed a $478.9 million deal to construct three berths at Kenyan Indian Ocean port of Lamu, the Kenyan president’s...

02.08.14, Washington Post Cameroon President Paul Biya and his wife Chantal arrive at Andrews Air Force Base for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. (Cliff Owen/AP) By Dan Lamothe When a cargo plane carrying U.S. troops made an emergency landing in July on a Ugandan highway, it snarled traffic, drew crowds and caused a sheepish-looking Marine Corps colonel to apologize on...

Somaliland Press, 24.06.14 Muna Mohamed Jama As you’re all aware of Berbera port authority has been deprived of the assistance of world developing agencies like the World Bank, IMF or bilateral funds available from developed governments. The Berbera port authority is severely restricted in its capacity to invest in new equipment because majority of the equipment used...

Reuters, 30.05.14 * China Merchants Holdings to build port, railway network * Port to relieve pressure on Dar es Salaam port * Construction to start after 2015 (Adds context) By Fumbuka Ng’wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM, May 30 (Reuters) – Tanzania has signed a framework agreement with China Merchants Holdings (International) Co Ltd for the construction of a new...

The Economist, 25.05.14 East Africa is in danger of throwing away part of its new-found oil wealth   KAMPALA IN MARCH last year the heads of state of Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan met among mangroves in Lamu, a Kenyan town on the Indian Ocean, to launch the construction of a port and oil pipeline together costing $16 billion that would serve all their countries...

Reuters, 11.05.14 Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (L-R) pose for a photograph after the signing of the Standard Gauge Railway agreement at the State House in Nairobi May 11, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya/Pool  (Reuters)...