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fDiIntelligence: Middle East & Africa

  • View from the Middle East and Africa: FTZ pitfalls to avoid
    Iran is doubling its number of free-trade zones in a bid to boost development quickly. But rather than a licence to print money, FTZs take time and attention to detail in order to flourish, says Mazdak Rafaty.
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • In Dispute: lessons from the over-ruling of Ghana's constitution
    International arbitrators appear to have ruled against Ghana’s constitutional provisions designed to ensure the country's parliament signs off major contracts, and have awarded a foreign investor a huge settlement. Luke Peterson reports.
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • What could Kurdistan independence mean for FDI?
    Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly backed independence in September’s referendum, though neither Baghdad nor the international community recognised the outcome. Now all parties are bracing themselves for challenging negotiations with the future of the re…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • ViMa reveals towering vision for Madagascar
    Developer Vision Madagascar (ViMa) is building a high-rise tower in its Explorer Business Park, which it hopes will spark hi-tech investments, as company president Zouzar Bouka tells Natasha Turak.
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • South Africa and the EU: a mutually beneficial partnership
    South Africa’s strategic partnership with the EU helps spur investment, innovation and job creation. Paolo Borzatta of think tank The European House-Ambrosetti and Stavros Nicolaou of pharmaceutical company Aspen discuss how both parties can stre…
    - 42 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 6:32am -
  • Delivering infrastructure in Africa
    Essential ingredients for private sector investment, by Dario Musso
    - 42 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 5:12am -
  • Africa: the next frontier for growth in pharmaceuticals
    With its massive pharmaceutical export market, South Africa represents a significant opportunity for investors looking to break into the African continent
    - 42 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 5:11am -
  • Sub-Saharan Africa real estate becoming more transparent
    Transparency in the sub-Saharan real estate market has improved, which is helping to pull in international investment. Louis Bearn reports.
    - 49 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 6:55am -
  • View from the Middle East: the PPP problem
    Public-private partnerships might seem tailor-made for the Middle East and Africa region, but the success rate is low. So what is going wrong, asks Mazdak Rafaty.
    - 62 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:01am -
  • Israel hopes Innovation Box will bring R&D investment
    With its new Innovation Box tax regime Israel is among the countries looking to capitalise on new global tax rules that are expected to encourage greater alignment of intellectual property registration and R&D activity. Courtney Fingar reports.
    - 62 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:00am -

Financial Times: Africa Headlines

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Oxfam: Horn, East & Ctrl Africa Blog

  • Of hope and defiance in the face of drought

    Of hope and defiance in the face of drought

    By Tigist Gebru Driving out of Jijiga- the Somali Regional town to the windy and dusty plain fields of Gunagado in Jarar zone to see the ongoing Oxfam together with UNICEF, One of the drought response Donors, we come face to face with the severity of…
    - 34 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 5:00am -
  • New seasons weave in new beginnings in Akobo, South Sudan

    New seasons weave in new beginnings in Akobo, South Sudan

    By Tim Bierley –  Things can change quickly. January in Akobo and searing heat has scorched the earth almost to dust. Surrounding the town, the dry husks of bushes rustle in the breeze and naked trees dig their claws in, braced for another four mo…
    - 37 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 10:33am -
  • Arming drought-affected families in Somaliland against water borne diseases

    Arming drought-affected families in Somaliland against water borne diseases

    By Marthe van de Wolf – As a public health promoter for Oxfam’s local partner Havoyoco, Hamda Mohamed spends most of her time in settlements for displaced families and host communities in the Sool region of Somaliland. Most people here in this re…
    - 42 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 2:20am -
  • The face of drought in stricken Wajir county, northern Kenya

    The face of drought in stricken Wajir county, northern Kenya

    By Blandina Bobson – Wajir, KENYA The face of drought in Wajir County, in Kenya’s north is ugly. The land is bare and expansive, multiple whirlwinds sweeping across every now and then, which local myths call ‘the devil’. It is emaciated ani…
    - 50 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 6:03am -
  • Halted by cruel war, South Sudan’s once bustling second-largest city comes back to life

    Halted by cruel war, South Sudan’s once bustling second-largest city comes back to life

    By Christina Corbett   Malakal. It should be bustling and busy. It was South Sudan’s second biggest city after Juba. Instead, after more than three and a half years of war the town is almost destroyed. It has changed hands more than 10 times durin…
    - 58 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 8:13am -
  • Smarter Aid
    By Nigel Tricks, Regional Director – Horn, East and Central Africa Two weeks ago, I visited Oxfam’s drought response in eastern Somaliland. We drove across a stark landscape; what should be a pastoralist heartland is now completely devoid of wate…
    - 16 May 17, 10:27am -
  • Shielded Communities
    By Faith Kasina The hour-long trek with the first glimmers of dawn is still very vivid in her mind. “By five o’clock each morning, my sisters and I were already on the road, walking to the community water pan to collect water,” narrates Teresa…
    - 16 May 17, 9:59am -
  • A PLACE WITH CLEAN WATER

    A PLACE WITH CLEAN WATER

    40 year old Hassna Hassen lives with her four children in Bisle district in Ethiopia’s Somali region, one of the hardest hit by the ongoing drought, owing to two consecutive failed rains. Just as the many pastoralist families living in the Somali r…
    - 11 Apr 17, 10:05am -
  • IAWG Launches Call To Action

    IAWG Launches Call To Action

    The inter agency working group on disaster preparedness in East and Central Africa (IAWG) has launched a regional Call To Action targeting the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that began on the 19th…
    - 20 Jan 17, 9:26am -
  • Dome slabs innovation helps keep disease at bay in Tanzanian refugee camps

    Dome slabs innovation helps keep disease at bay in Tanzanian refugee camps

    By Mary Mndeme and Bill Marwa Over 177,000 people have fled from Burundi to Tanzania since the country descended into violence over a year ago. At least a third of those now live in the Nyarugusu camp, the third largest refugee resettlement located i…
    - 10 Dec 16, 6:25am -

Oxfam: South Africa Blog

  • Safeguarding human and environmental rights of Mining communities in Zimbabwe

    - 29 Apr 15, 4:13am -
  • LAND FOR FOOD! Rural Women’s Assembly march on Human Rights Day
    For the RWA the story of Mandela is a story of struggle that started in the rural village where land and rural livelihoods was at the foundation of his life experience. Mandela’s life was a struggle for many freedoms! But his story and struggle is…
    - 21 Mar 15, 9:49am -
  • Oxfam restoring hope to flood victims in Malawi
    Daud Kayisi: Media & Communications Coordinator, Malawi She has no structures she can call home. She has no maize that would assure her of the next day’s meal. She has no kitchen utensils anyway! She has no luxury for choosing what to wear because…
    - 27 Jan 15, 2:58am -
  • Rural Women Stories: Nomsa Selebano

    - 27 Nov 14, 3:24am -
  • Rural Women Stories: Elizabeth Motoko
    I’ve been campaigning since I was born. When I was 9 years old I travelled with my granny and mother to Pretoria to join a protest during the fight against Apartheid. In our community I can see people are struggling. I’m a strong, hardworking wom…
    - 25 Nov 14, 5:52am -
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    One in four people in sub-Saharan Africa are hungry, the worst prevalence of any region in the world and more than double the global average. Climate change is a major contributor to this, threatening the ability of more and more people to grow and b…
    - 21 Nov 14, 11:43pm -
  • Learning from Typhoon Haiyan: Are Southern African countries ready for the challenge?
    A year after super-typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, a new report issued today by the Pan-Asian Oxfam team, Can’t Afford to Wait: Briefing Note calls for governments across Asia, backed by regional and global institutions and fair contribu…
    - 6 Nov 14, 7:05am -
  • Living on R6 a day in a country of 47000 dollar Millionaires
    By: Pooven Moodley Inequality is intertwined within existence in South Africa. From the days of royalty to colonization and apartheid, inequality has been systematically entrenched within the minds of people living in South Africa. My experience of i…
    - 16 Oct 14, 7:07am -
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  • The Ninth African Development Forum: Key Asks and Priorities
    Domestic resources are, and will continue to be, the largest source of sustainable financing for development in African countries. While Official Development Assistance (ODA) remains a critical source of development finance in Africa, rising from USD…
    - 13 Oct 14, 6:07am -

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