AFRICA TIMES 6 July 2018 The last week of June saw a close to bidding from five specialist canal-digging companies for a project to establish a 38 mile-long, 200 metre-wide canal between Saudi Arabia and its neighbour. After the Saudis, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with the emirate last June, the proposed “Salwa Canal” would geographically ostracise...

CNBC 18 June 2018 Ethiopia’s foreign exchange shortage is due in part to its spending big on infrastructure projects. The current total left in the East African country’s coffers is equivalent to less than one month’s worth of imports, Reuters reported. Landlocked Ethiopia is keen to shore up its international trade infrastructure; for example, taking...

FP 14 June 2018  As the Middle East becomes ever more unstable, a surprising victor may be emerging: China. Under President Xi Jinping, China has accelerated...

AFRICAN ARGUMENTS 1 May 2018 Despite officially being banned from operating in Somalia this March, DP World is set to begin a project later this year...

Newsweek 5 July 2017 A soldier from the United Arab Emirates stands guard next to a UAE military plane in this 2015 file photo.   For the Arabic...

All Africa 26 December 2016 By Zeenat Hansrod The United Arab Emirates is proving to be a powerful actor in the Northeast Africa peninsula which is home...