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Combatting jihadism by investment

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Ivory Coast is accelerating investment in schools, hospitals and jobs in its northern region to provide alternatives to violent extremism, the prime minister said. Northern...

Ethiopia reforms aim to unleash private sector

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Ethiopia is open to selling off state-owned firms, either partially or entirely, as part of a major economic reform drive designed to...

Macron pledges investment for Tunisia economy

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French President Emmanuel Macron will push to double French investment in Tunisia over five years to buttress its faltering economy and transition...

New investment law to improve business climate passed in Algeria

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Algeria's parliament on Sunday approved a new investment law the government hopes will improve the business climate outside the oil sector after...

“SA the gateway to Africa”

I have often pondered whether South Africa is indeed the "gateway to Africa" we like to imagine we are. My conclusion is...

Talks of nationalisation: A bane for the South African investment climate

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South Africa's post-democracy investment climate has been known to be one of the most attractive in Africa. The country's richness in minerals, its manufacturing...

SADC needs more investment

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is an important investment destination not only for multi-national companies but for companies within the region....

Egypt must boost investment to assure Nile flow

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Egyptian companies need to increase their investments in Nile basin states in order to gain more leverage in how water from the...

Russian delegation arrives in Somaliland

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Somaliland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed a high-powered Russian business delegation that is in Somaliland to explore investment opportunities and strengthen relations. The...

African interest grows in global debt market: Moody’s

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African countries and corporates are showing growing interest in tapping international capital markets to fund expansion, ratings agency Moody's Investors Service said. At...

Oil launch to double Uganda investment

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Investment into Uganda is expected to nearly double in 2010 to $3 billion from last year thanks to growing foreign interest in...

Ethiopian Airlines eyes China/India routes

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Ethiopian Airlines hopes to boost profits this year by taking advantage of growing ties between Africa and China and India, adding new...

Archbishop accuses China over role in Sudan

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The Archbishop of Sudan accused China yesterday of pursuing a damaging policy of economic gain in his country and urged Beijing to...

China gives Kenya $7 million development grant

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China gave Kenya a 540 million shilling grant to support development projects in east Africa's biggest economy. The agreement was unveiled during a...

DRC welcomes “favourable” IMF rating

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The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) envoy to the United Kingdom says his government is excited after receiving a recent "favourable" rating...

Sudan eyes $6 bln-$7 bln investment in 2010

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Sudan's minister of state for investment said yesterday he expects investments of $6-7 billion in the country in 2010, adding that Africa's...

Tanzania expects more donor aid despite failings

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Tanzania will get more foreign aid injected directly into next year's budget than it did this year, despite slipping in corruption and...