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Cities hold key to Africa's future FDI, says UN report

Africa must harness the competitive strengths of its cities if it is to maximise its full FDI potential, argues a UN-Habitat report.

What lies behind Ethiopia’s privatisation push?

After years of Chinese-backed, state-led development,Ethiopia is opening up to foreign investment, but it is unclear whether Addis Ababa is in the throes of changing its economic model or just looking to raise desperately-needed funds. Yigal Chazan reports.

Egypt FDI on the rise between 2013 and 2017

In spite of political and social upheaval, Egypt has enjoyed a strong few years when it comes to attracting FDI. 

Next Google AI centre will be in Africa

Google siting of a new artificial intelligence centre in Ghana is testament to Africa’s hi-tech capabilities. Erika Morphy reports  

OPEC keen to show it’s on board with UN sustainable energy targets

Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries threw their weight behind UN sustainable energy goals – along with the “bedrock” of petroleum – at a recent forum. Courtney Fingar reports.

Modeste Bahati Lukwebo

DRC’s minister of planning builds up energy

Modeste Bahati Lukwebo, minister of Planning for the Democratic Republic of Congo, tells Sebastian Shehadi about the country's vast renewable energy potential, privatisation programme and need for infrastructure investment.  

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One Africa Place gives Nairobi a foundation to build on

The building of the One Africa Place development in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi is, its backers say, the first grade A project in east Africa. It is also, as Wendy Atkins reports, a vote of confidence for a country and region that have a turbulent recent past.

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Palestinian entrepreneur looks to fund his Rawabi vision

One of Palestine’s wealthiest businessmen, Bashar Masri, has built a city – Rawabi – from scratch in the West Bank, valued at $1.5bn. But misperceptions are widespread and the historic project needs more FDI, as he explains to Sebastian Shehadi.

Mazdak Rafaty

View from Middle East and Africa: Who will follow Kenya's decentralising lead?

Decentralisation is the only way to boost second-tier cities and relieve pressure on countries’ overpopulated and overstretched capital mega-cities, says Mazdak Rafaty.

Jordanian PM resigns but FDI likely to remain stable

Ongoing protests in Amman have led Jordanian prime minister Hani Al-Mulki to step down but FDI inflows are likely to remain stable – for now. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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