fDi Markets Newswire:

Political unrest hits Ethiopia FDI

Violent protest could spell the end of Ethiopia’s impressive upward economic trend.

Babatunde Raji Fashola

Nigeria's power minister offers assurances on security

Nigeria's minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, tells Natasha Turak that the country is widening its energy portfolio, confronting security challenges, and generally working to reassure nervous investors.

Kenya railways

Kenya-UK Trade and Investment Forum has upbeat mood

Officials at a recent forum in London explained how Kenya is one of Africa's economic stars, and is attracting investment through its open and stable economy. However, security issues and a creaking infrastructure are still a cause for concern, as Sebastian Shehadi reports.

View from Middle East and Africa: no such thing as free internet access?

Facebook's 'Free Basics' programme, which is intended to provide free internet access to developing countries, may be stuttering but the need for web access in the poorest areas of Africa remains urgent.

Zambia and Zimbabwe appoint AfDB for hydro power project

Zambia and Zimbabwe kick off joint Batoka Gorge project by naming the African Development Bank as lead adviser. 

Liquid Telecom CEO talks up Africa expansion

Liquid Telecom CEO Nic Rudnik has declared his ambition to connect Africa to a fibre network. 

9/11 bill threatens US-Saudi investment

A vote by Congress to allow lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could jeopardise promised investment, reports Sebastian Shehadi.

Chinese investment into Africa soars in 2016

China's investment into Africa continues to rise, with a significant increase so far in 2016 on last year's total, reports Simon Curtis.

Kenyan FDI has record year in 2015

Kenya is now second only to South Africa in the continent’s FDI ranking thanks to its best year since fDi Markets records began.

James Tounkara

Gajah Investment Group takes hands-on approach to de-risking Africa

The CEO of Gajah Investment Group tells Natasha Turak that his company's hands-on, flexible approach to its African projects makes them less risky to investors.

fDi on Location: Ras Al Khaimah

 

Ras Al Khaimah, is leveraging its location in the heart of one of the world’s top growth regions to become a magnet for both companies and tourists. fDi Magazine's editor-in-chief Courtney Fingar explores opportunities RAK has to offer.

fDi On Location: Sharjah

 

The third largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates, Sharjah, has to date kept a much lower profile than its better-known neighbours Abu Dhabi and Dubai. But that may soon be changing, as Sharjah sets out to raise its visibility on the world stage and to promote its strengths. 

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