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Base race in the Horn of Africa

BY David Brewster Saudi Arabia has recently finalised a deal to establish a naval base in Djibouti. Its UAE ally has just built major naval and air facilities at Assab in nearby Eritrea. The UAE also runs a military training centre in Mogadishu in Somalia, and is rumoured to be seeking access to port and air facilities at Berbera […]

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Turkey’s Assistance Model in Somalia: Achieving Much with Little

by Mahad Wasuge Mahad Wasuge is a researcher at the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS) *Mary Harper helped with the research and the writing. Executive summary Turkey has become one of the most prominent donors in Somalia, eclipsing many traditional donors both in quantity and quality of its assistance. Likewise, Ankara has become a […]

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Challenged Ambitions: Turkey’s Africa Policy and the G20

From Chatham House Alex Vines Dr Alex Vines OBE Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme An economic slowdown and rocky politics might slow, but are unlikely to stop, Ankara’s ambition to broaden its profile in Africa. Turkey is continuing a long-term push to increase its profile in Africa. Today, before a […]

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Turkey’s Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa: Shifting Alliances and Strategic Diversification

AUTHOR: David Shinn, Adjunct Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University Whatever the outcome of Turkey’s political deadlock, business and cultural connections are too deeply embedded to allow interest in Turkey’s Africa strategy to cease, writes David Shinn. The maiden commercial flight for Turkish Airlines into Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, 6 March 2012. Photo: Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images. […]

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Ethiopia’s Record Year for Foreign Direct Investment

Addis Ababa, 29 April 2015 (WIC) – Ethiopian Investment Agency said that  the Government expects this year to be a record for foreign direct investment, up 25 per cent from last year’s US$1.2 billion to reach a record US 1.5 billion, with successful efforts to attract overseas manufacturing companies. The head of the agency Fitsum Arega […]

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Ziraat Bank to open branch in Ethiopia

file photo Turkish state lender poised to open first foreign-owned bank branch in African state. World Bulletin / News Desk  One of Turkey’s largest state-owned banks, Ziraat Bank, has proposed opening the first foreign-owned bank branch in Ethiopia, the Turkish Economy Minister has said. Nihat Zeybekci said at the Turkey-Ethiopia Business Forum in Ankara on […]

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Car Bomb Detonated by al-Shabaab Kills Three in Mogadishu

January 22, 2015–Xinhua reports that a suicide car bomb exploded at the gate of the hotel where a Turkish delegation was staying, killing three people. The meeting was being held to plan the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. No members of the Turkish delegation were killed but one person was injured by flying […]

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