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Tiny Djibouti thinks big with a complex web of infrastructure spending tied to Ethiopia – and Chinese credit

From: Berhane Habtemariam AFP It’s not a model democracy, though, with strongman Guelleh, in power since 1999, seeking a fourth term in a vote slammed by the opposition as a sham Trucks load cargo at Djibouti port. (Photo/AFP). THE tiny Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, which votes Friday in presidential elections, is hitching its […]

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Ethiopia’ upcoming Eurobond could be $2 billion

From The Africa Report Ethiopia hopes to raise as much as $2 billion through a 10-year Eurobond later this year, senior central bank advisor Elias Loha said on Wednesday. “We are looking at around 2 (billion dollars)” Loha told Reuters on the sidelines of an investment conference. “It will be very shortly, within a month or two,” he […]

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Africa: Development Finance Talks in Ethiopia Close to Collapse – Charities

Nearly $1 trillion in illicit finance – the fruits of tax evasion, crime and corruption – is estimated to leave poor countries each year, according to Global Financial Integrity, a policy research group. The G77 wants the current U.N. tax committee to be upgraded to a political body with more power and money and universal […]

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Ethiopia to Host Conference on UN Development Goals

FILE – A United Nations promotional poster for the Millennium Development Goals.  Marthe van der Wolf July 10, 2015 3:04 PM ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA—Heads of state, ministers and representatives from more than 190 countries will gather in Ethiopia next week to decide on a financial framework to realize the new Sustainable Development Goals. Alessandra Casazza […]

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Third International Conference on Financing for Development, 13-16 July 2016, Addis Ababa

Third International Conference on Financing for Development, 13-16 July 2016, Addis Ababa Brussels, 06 July 2015 The context of the conference: the post-2015 agenda From 13 to 16 July 2015 the international community will gather in Addis Ababa for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. The aim of the conference is to agree […]

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INSIGHT-Kenya wages war on smugglers who fund Somali militants

Source: Reuters – Sun, 21 Jun 2015 06:00 GMT By Drazen Jorgic DADAAB, Kenya, June 21 (Reuters) – When Kenyan police arrested six men in the vast Dadaab refugee camp near the Somali border last April, their ultimate aim was to dismantle a decades-old sugar smuggling trade that is funding Somali militants waging war on […]

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The Role of Finance in Defeating Al-Shabaab

by Tom Keatinge Introduction OVER THE past six months, all eyes have been on Islamic State, its rapid territorial gains across northern Syria and Iraq, and the extensive financial resources it has gathered. Yet it should not be overlooked that Al- Shabaab has also developed an impressive and, thus far, sustainable financing model that relies […]

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