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Maputo Could Be a Mega-Ship Port

The Port of Maputo in Mozambique has excellent development potential. It is located along the east coast of Southern Africa, to the north of the Ports of Durban and Richards Bay. It is one of several ports that connect via road and railway line to South Africa’s mega-metropolis of Johannesburg that is still Africa’s leading financial hub.

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Super-Wide Rail Cars Could Boost Port Transfers

The majority of maritime ports worldwide offer the option of intermodal transfer of containers between maritime and railway transportation, and at some ports, the port railway may serve as the means by which to undertake ship-to-ship transfers of containers.

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A Global Analysis about the Outlook of Islamic Banking and Finance in 2017

2017 will prove to be the best year for Islamic Financial market

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Ethiopia Gearing to become Africa’s Top Tourism Spot

During the past two decades, Ethiopia’s ambitious economic initiatives to become a middle income country managed to progressively grow and develop the economy. The country has given ample focus to sectors like tourism, increasing their GDP contribution to the entire economic key factors.

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Africa’s agricultural production systems need a radical change – ECA’s Karingi

Karingi indicated that the progress in the levels of agricultural productivity has been uneven across countries, ranging from an increase of 325% in Nigeria to a decrease of about 40% in Zimbabwe and proposed that rethinking agricultural transformation would involve the adoption of a three-pronged approach that should systematically and comprehensively consider three essential elements: farming systems, agribusiness and regional value chains

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African Market to Represent 50% of Global Revenue for Moroccan and French Companies By 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa has been identified to be promoting Moroccan and French businesses as a study conducted by BearingPoint and Asmex indicates that Moroccan and French companies have attained a good position and growth level in some Sub-Saharan countries. The study which is titled “Developing in Africa: comparisons of Moroccan and French companies” and the third edition of BearingPoint’s International Development Barometer of international firms, depicts the good performance of about 250 Moroccan and French companies in five major countries across the region – including Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal.

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Ethiopia Gearing to become Africa’s Top Tourism Spot

During the past two decades, Ethiopia’s ambitious economic initiatives to become a middle income country managed to progressively grow and develop the economy. The country has given ample focus to sectors like tourism, increasing their GDP contribution to the entire economic key factors.

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RiskMap 2017. Southern Africa: Management of Political Change Will Dictate the Level of Uncertainty for Businesses

George Nicholls, Senior Partner for Control Risks in Southern Africa

Macro-economic instability fuelled by low oil prices and global economic sentiment will continue to be the main driver of business risks across Southern Africa in 2017

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Crowding the private sector into Africa’s climate action

Mohamed Beavogui, Director General at African Risk Capacity (ARC) and Akinwumi ADESINA, President of the African Development Bank

The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. The US President-elect had earned the sobriquet of “climate denier,” for his claim that climate change is a hoax. However, there is cautious optimism that his presidency will not overturn the global agenda on climate change. Hopefully, his views on climate change will change and align with reality when he settles into the Oval Office. Policymakers also believe that global climate agreements cannot be reversed easily.

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RiskMap 2017. East Africa: Political flux threatens stability of business environment

Daniel Heal, Senior Partner for Control Risks East Africa

Macro-economic instability fuelled by low oil prices and global economic sentiment will continue to be the main driver of business risks across East Africa in 2017

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RiskMap 2017. West Africa: No smooth sailing in the “New normal”

Tom Griffin, Senior Partner for Control Risks West Africa

Macro-economic instability fuelled by low oil prices and global economic sentiment will continue to be the main driver of business risks across West Africa in 2017

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West Africa Named To Have High Potential In Islamic Finance

West Africa has been named as of the geographical regions with high potential in Islamic finance, as reported by Thomson Reuters, and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector development arm of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), when they released the key findings of the fourth edition of the Islamic Finance Development Report at the World Islamic Banking conference (WIBC) 2016, held in Bahrain.

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Ghana Decides Today Peacefully

Since the last election in 2012 which led to a misunderstanding between the opposition party and ruling party (resulting to the opposition party taking the issue to court), there is been a higher expectation for this year’s election. Earlier this year, citizens have been anticipating for this day. It’s past midday and citizens are queuing to vote. Prior to this day, there is been several peace campaigns in the country which makes foreigners and tourists uncomfortable as continuous highlight on peace makes others think of the potential of a war happening.

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Another Strong Year for Airline Profits in 2017

Carriers in Africa are expected to deliver the weakest financial performance with a net loss of $800 million

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Staying Relevant: Travel and Tourism Trends to Watch Out For in 2017

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From the advent of bleisure and braggies to the constitution of travel as a human right by the UNWTO, 2016 has been and still is a remarkable year. We have seen growing interest in gaining new experiences as compared to owning stuff as well as the rise and reign of the sharing economy in the travel circles; as the year marks the first day of it’s last month, we take a look at trends that are sure to gain fame and drive numbers in the US$7.2 trillion Industry.

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Financial Flows and Tax Havens: Combining to Limit the Lives of Billions of People

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By Dev Kar

Global Financial Integrity (GFI), the Norwegian School of Economics and a team of global experts released a study showing that since 1980 developing countries lost US$16.3 trillion dollars through broad leakages in the balance of payments, trade misinvoicing, and recorded financial transfers. These resources represent immense social costs that have been borne by the citizens of developing countries around the globe. Funding for the report was provided by the Research Council of Norway and research assistance was provided by economists in Brazil, India, and Nigeria.

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Conflict Diamonds from CAR Entering International Markets via Cameroon

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Kimberley Process must act after new report reveals shortfalls in Cameroon’s traceability procedures create opportunities for smuggling and corruption

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