Archive for the ‘Algeria’ Category

UAE: Dubai Ports World Makes a Play for Africa

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a report on how DP World, the Dubai-based logistics giant, is both a thriving business and a geopolitical soft power tool: From humble beginnings a half-century ago as the local operator of the two-crane operation at Port Rashid, Dubai Ports World has matured into a global logistics powerhouse. It’s also […]

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Algeria Signs $3.5B Deal with Qatari Firm to Develop World’s Largest Dairy Farm

Via Al Monitor, a report on a Qatari food giant’s recent announcement of a $3.5 billion agreement with the Algerian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to develop the world’s largest integrated dairy farming and production project in the south of the African country: Qatari food company Baladna has signed a $3.5 billion agreement with […]

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Russia Considering Creating Ports in Tanzania, Senegal, Algeria and Egypt

Via Russia’s TASS News, a report that Russia is considering the possibility of creating ports in Tanzania, Senegal, Algeria and Egypt: Russia is considering the creation of ports to organize the flow of domestic goods with African countries, in particular in Tanzania, Senegal, Algeria and Egypt. Roman Chekushov, director of the department of international cooperation […]

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North African Railway On Track To Helping China De-Risk Its Iron Ore Supply

Via China Strategy, an article on how a railway in Algeria may help China de-risk its iron ore supply chain: China currently depends largely on Australia and Brazil for its iron ore, the primary raw material for making steel. Beijing is hoping supply from the Gara Djebilet mine, which has reserves of around 3.5 billion […]

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The Middle East’s Solar Gold Rush

Via Frontera News, an article on recent reports indicate of an increasing Solar Gold Rush in Middle East North Africa region: The MENA region saw over 2 GW of new solar capacity tendered in 2016, and 2017 looks to easily surpass this level as hundreds of billions of dollars begin to flow into green energy in the […]

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Iran, Algeria To Build Closer Energy, Tourism Ties

Via Al Monitor, a report on growing ties between Iran and Algeria: Iran and Algeria signed gas, tourism and other cooperation agreements on Sunday during Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s landmark visit to Algiers, further demonstrating the two countries’ efforts to boost relations amid increasing European interest in Algerian gas. Raisi was in Algeria for the Gas […]

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