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The Trouble with Branding Things African …

James Maposa

Director Consultant

Intergroup Brand Science (formerly Interbrand Africa)

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Somaliland: Foreign Investment Law Analysis

Somaliland has in abundance investable natural resources such as minerals, oil, marine resources, frankincense, livestock, and various other raw materials.

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Construction, Hospitality, Business, Tourism & Investment in Zanzibar

Fumba Town’s first-of-its-kind sustainable real estate development, offers modern and affordable living as well as commercial space with unique investment opportunity available in the growing real estate market. Developed by CPS live Ltd., a Zanzibar-based German company, Fumba Town Development houses are state-of-the-art composition of multi-layered, fast growing plantation wood, fibre reinforced composite and fibre insulation. All materials are chosen according to German quality standards, complying with the requirements of the local ecosystem and treated for complete safety against parasites; thus coexisting harmoniously with environment and respecting the beauty and abundance of nature.

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SOMALILAND: Corporate Governance Is Imperative For Private Sector Development

The private sector is the backbone of Somaliland economy and the biggest employment generator. However, it has inherent limitations which limit its potential to expand and pool together capital in the form of shareholding. The Majority of Somaliland businesses are sole proprietorship, family owned and partnerships. There are few shareholding companies, who operate on the basis of mutual trust rather than systematic corporate governance frameworks where the rights of shareholders are protected. It is time that Somaliland private sector should operate in a formal framework where operations and investment are not only done on individual trust and clan linkages but internationally accepted formal corporate governance frameworks.

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Justice Deferred: The 15 Year Anniversary of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission Verdict

Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion

This week represents 15 years since the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) made its ruling to solve the border conflict between the neighbouring countries. However, its decisions, presented on 13 April 2002, remain unimplemented, constituting a flagrant violation of fundamental international law, calling into question the moral authority of several international organizations, serving as a serious impediment to peace and development in the Horn of Africa, and leading to the destabilization of the region through contributing to unnecessary rivalry, tension, conflict, and insecurity.

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Botswana Most Attractive Investment Destination in Africa

According to the Index, Botswana scores highly based on a range of factors that include improved credit rating, current account ratio, import cover and ease of doing business

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Casablanca and Nairobi rank as leading destinations for Fortune 500 companies establishing international headquarters

Overall, there was a 17% increase in the number of Fortune 500 companies in MEA in 2016 compared to 2015, with Johannesburg being the leading destination for Africa

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Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil and Africa: What to expect

Otavio Veras, Research Associate of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies

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African migrants reportedly being sold in ‘slave markets’ in Libya, UN agency warns

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is sounding the alarm today after its staff in Niger and Libya documented over the past weekend shocking testimonies of trafficking victims from several African nations, including Nigeria, Ghana and the Gambia

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Analyses and recommendations for the structural transformation of West African countries

Among the 21 reports presented, four are from West Africa: Cabo Verde, the Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria

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Will Piracy Return In The Gulf of Aden And The Indian Ocean?

Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean started in 2005 by Somalia pirates and reached its climax in 2011 when they have attempted to hijack 237 vessels and at year’s end, seized 11 vessels, keeping a total of 216 people as hostages. At the time pirates used to make on average 2 million dollars for every ship seized and ransomed.

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