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fDiIntelligence: Middle East & Africa

  • UAE opens to unrestricted foreign investment
    The decision in July by the Federal UAE Cabinet to permit foreign ownership in 122 economic activities across 13 industry sectors is a potential game-changer. Douglas G. Smith reports.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 8:13am -
  • UAE relaxes foreign ownership rules
    The UAE is to allow 100% foreign ownership of companies in sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture, and renewable energy. Taha Ahmed reports.
    - 11 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 7:02am -
  • Will sport become the new hot tech topic?
    A constant need for innovative approaches to audience engagement is transforming sport into global industry’s technology sandbox, as Courtney Fingar discovers.
    - 36 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 7:00am -
  • Zimbabwe's privatisation push stutters along
    After several failed or lacklustre attempts, Zimbabwe is again intent on privatising state enterprises and reducing public debt. But as time goes on, confidence is waning, as Tonderayi Mukeredzi discovers.
    - 36 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 7:00am -
  • Zambia looks to 'land farm' model to realise agricultural potential
    Zambia has plenty of land to use for agriculture but as yet most has not been exploited fully. Now the country is seeking investors to develop the sector on a major scale, as Jason Mitchell reports.
    - 36 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 7:00am -
  • View from Middle East and Africa: AfCFTA can deliver on economic diversity
    The Middle East and Africa region is focusing on economic diversification to ensure resilience against future economic crises, writes Mazdak Rafaty.
    - 36 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 7:00am -
  • Sri Lanka retains crown as fDi’s most diversified island economy
    Sri Lanka and New Zealand hang on to their first and second place positions in fDi’s annual Diversification Index for island economies, while Mauritius soars up the table to third. Cathy Mullan reports.
    - 39 days ago, 10 Jun 19, 3:26am -
  • China makes tracks to invest in Lebanese railway
    A rail network connecting Beirut in Lebanon and Damascus in Syria is attracting Chinese attention. Olivia Azadegan and Sebastian Shehadi report.
    - 44 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 1:50pm -
  • Namibian mining industry opposes tax reforms
    Namibia's mining industry is responsible for 14% of GDP and expanded 28% in 2018, but now it fears that government proposals to change taxes will hit exploration and deter investment. Jason Mitchell reports.
    - 44 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 1:41pm -
  • A mixed bag for Middle Eastern and African FDI in 2018
    FDI project numbers and capital investment both saw increases in the Middle East and Africa as a region in 2018, although results were uneven on an individual basis, finds fDi Intelligence.
    - 58 days ago, 22 May 19, 4:48am -

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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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -


    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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