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fDiIntelligence: Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia investment minister seeks Vision 2030 boost
    Saudi Arabia’s minister for commerce and investment, Dr Majed Bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, is keen to revitalise the country’s FDI offering through its Vision 2030 programme. He tells Karen E Thuermer how initiatives such as a new entertainment…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:01am -
  • View from the Middle East and Africa: how will Gulf airlines soar again?
    A plethora of global problems has combined with oversupply to hit airlines in the Gulf region. What can they do to redeem their reputations? Mazdak Rafaty reports.
    - 41 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Foreign minister looks to put Somaliland on FDI map
    Saad Ali Shire, the foreign minister of 'de facto state' Somaliland, tells Timothy Conley about the difficulties of attracting investment to a country not recognised by the UN. However, deals with the likes of the UAE and Ethiopia, and FDI from Coca-…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Egypt passes long-debated investment law
    Egypt has passed a new investment law following two years of negotiations, in the hope of cutting red tape. Natasha Turak reports.
    - 50 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 10:48am -
  • Economy major focus as Rouhani wins second term in Iran
    While Hassan Rouhani was returned as Iranian president with a clear margin, he faces a tough job, as high unemployment persists and foreign relations remain volatile. Natasha Turak reports.
    - 50 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 7:10am -
  • UAE to impose value-added tax in 2018
    Introduction of VAT has put a question mark over the UAE’s status as a tax-free haven. Natasha Turak reports.
    - 50 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 6:58am -
  • View from the Middle East & Africa: Digital revolution must not ignore SMEs
    The Middle East and Africa region is united in its desire to strengthen the manufacturing sector, but ambitious initiatives such as Industry 4.0 must not neglect the majority of small businesses that need support in financing and connectivity, says M…
    - 13 Apr 17, 7:00am -
  • DMCC Free Zone executive director focuses on the ease of doing business
    Besides fulfilling the usual criteria of infrastructure, stability and expansion opportunities, Dubai’s DMCC Free Zone also offers investors a dispute resolution service as well as pioneering the use of electronic signatures to ease business pressu…
    - 13 Apr 17, 7:00am -
  • Why Chinese investment remains crucial to resource-rich Africa
    China’s willingness to invest in mining in politically unstable, high-risk African countries could help the continent make the most of the slight rebound in commodity prices. Finbarr Toesland reports.
    - 13 Apr 17, 7:00am -
  • Saudi Aramco debuts sukuk ahead of IPO
    Saudi Aramco has placed its debut riyal-denominated bond as part of efforts to raise $10bn in the debt market, paving the way for an IPO in 2018. Jacopo Dettoni reports.
    - 13 Apr 17, 7:00am -

Financial Times: Africa Headlines

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Oxfam: Horn, East & Ctrl Africa Blog

  • 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…
    - 71 days ago, 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…
    - 71 days ago, 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 -
  • In Pursuit of a New Identity

    In Pursuit of a New Identity

    By Dorah Ntunga “The only thing that keeps you going when you are a refugee is hope, for better days and peace. I know this because I have spent the biggest part of my life as a refugee.” This are the first words that 30-year-old Oyet Mathew a re…
    - 19 Sep 16, 6:22am -
  • An Uncommon Determination

    An Uncommon Determination

    By Dorah Ntunga/Oxfam Uganda 28 year Achiro Alice is a mother of 5 children- three of her own, 2 adopted from her late sister and currently expecting her 6th child. . She lost her husband in the recent fighting and now has to take care of these child…
    - 19 Sep 16, 5:00am -
  • Hope In The Midst of Distress

    Hope In The Midst of Distress

    By Dorah Ntunga Growing up, I dreamt of becoming a doctor. Now all I dream about is the safety of my parents and brothers. Sometimes I dream that they are around but when I wake up, the grim reality of being alone sometimes paralyses me and I want to…
    - 19 Sep 16, 4:35am -
  • Being a model farmer is a dream come true

    Being a model farmer is a dream come true

    Just over 3 years ago, there was no hope for success for Edward Malunguja (31) who was doing traditional subsistence rice farming on 2 acres rented farm “with little yield.” The story is different now to this married father of four from Nyitundu…
    - 1 Aug 16, 5:15am -
  • A system of rice intensification has changed my life

    A system of rice intensification has changed my life

    “When my husband left in 1991, my life was very difficult. I didn’t have enough income to sustain my family needs. I was farming and owned seven acres of land but the yield was little such that I did not get enough income out of it.” Says Pili…
    - 29 Jul 16, 12:22am -

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 -

Oxfam: West Africa Blog

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The Economist: Africa

WSJ: Africa

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