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Africa’s Boom Is Over

From Foreign Policy Africa was never going to get far without manufacturing — and it can’t do so under today’s trade and investment treaties. BY RICK ROWDEN In recent years, economists and popular publications alike have argued that Africa was on the threshold of an economic boom. Pointing to a decade of high growth and increased foreign investment, this argument […]

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#INDIA : JOURNALISTS LURKING FOR AN INTERVIEW WITH #ERITREA’S PRESIDENT ( AFRICA’S KIM JONG UN) #IAFS

#INDIA : JOURNALISTS LURKING FOR AN INTERVIEW WITH #ERITREA’S PRESIDENT ( AFRICA’S KIM JONG UN) #IAFS  BY EDITOR New Delhi , India ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – According to a report published on the website Livemint – In hindsight, I should have known. On Monday, I called the Eritrean embassy in New Delhi, located in the Vasant Vihar neighbourhood, […]

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Bullish Ethiopia and Djibouti agree on $1.55Bn pipeline; Kenya’s LAPSSET has reason to worry

From The Guardian Ethiopia and Djibouti are looking to create an African infrastructure hegemony that reaches into West Africa. THE MEN IN NAVY BLUE: Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn with Djibouti President, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh. If they had their way they would own oil the railway and oil pipelines from East Africa to the Gulf […]

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Bashir affirms strong relations with Eritrea amid signs of tensions over Ethiopian opposition

From The Sudan Tribune October 1, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir affirmed the strength of his country’s relations with Eritrea and praised bilateral cooperation in the wake of reports on silent tensions between the two sides after Khartoum repatriated hundreds of Ethiopian opposition members from Eritrea. FILE – Sudan’s President Omer […]

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Africa looks west once again

Dr Alex Vines OBE Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme China’s slowing economy is making the US a more attractive investor For the first time in more than 15 years, Zimbabwe’s 91-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, openly asked for western re-engagement in his ‘state of the nation’ address in August. A decade […]

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Tanzania, Ethiopia in top 10 index

Addis Ababa, 21 September 2015(WIC) – East Africa can become a global and intra-regional trade hub but only if it dismantles all trade barriers in the region, according to researchers at the UK-based Barclays Bank plc. The researchers note that improving Customs  clearance procedures, facilitating greater cross-border co-operation, eliminating both tariff and non-tariff barriers  and increasing  […]

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Chinese yuan devaluation is not the real concern for Africa: A weakened Chinese economy is!

From The Brookings Institution The devaluation of the Chinese yuan by about 2 percent—its largest single-day drop since 1994—on Tuesday, August 11 took global markets by surprise. Market analysts are busy refining their assessmentsof what the devaluation and its timing mean for the likelihood and extent of a Chinese economic slowdown, the timing of a hike in U.S. […]

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Why is China investing in Africa? Evidence from the firm level

From The Brookings Institution By: David Dollar, Heiwai Tang and Wenjie Chen China’s increased trade with and investment in Africa has boosted the continent’s growth rate, but has also generated considerable controversy. In “Why is China investing in Africa? Evidence from the firm level,” David Dollar, Heiwai Tang, and Wenjie Chen provide a nuanced view of China’s outward […]

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Why is China investing in Africa? Evidence from the firm level

From the Brookings Institution By: David Dollar, Heiwai Tang and Wenjie Chen Share on emailShare on twitterShare on facebookShare on linkedin Share on google_plusone_shareShare on stumbleuponShare on redditShare on print China’s investment in AfricaChina’s increased trade with and investment in Africa has boosted the continent’s growth rate, but has also generated considerable controversy. In “Why […]

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When China met Africa

by Tehmina Shaukat Khan China’s expanding presence in sub-Saharan Africa has been a major catalyst for growth in the region. Contrary to widespread opinion, its engagement covers all aspects of development. Stronger domestic policies will help countries in the region increase the gains from this growing partnership. A few years back, I had the opportunity to […]

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