Archive for the ‘Egypt’ Category

China’s COSCO Shipping Ports Reportedly To Invest $375M In Egypt

Via Zawya, a report on Chinese plans to invest in Egyptian ports: China’s COSCO Shipping Ports is planning to invest $375 million in Egyptian ports during 2024, including Ain Sokhna port, the company’s Chief Accountant Zhao Fengnian said, according to Asharq Business. The new investments aim to increase the capacity of COSCO’s containers across different […]

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The Economics of Famine

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on soaring prices for goods in the Gaza Strip: Prices for basic goods in the Gaza Strip have spiralled after the closure of its border crossing with Egypt worsened wartime scarcity, sending the cost of a single cigarette as high as $20 and forcing families to sell jewellery […]

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Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda … Agreements with Russia’s Rosatom Nuclear Energy Agency on the Rise

Via The Africa Report, a report on how – from coast to coast – agreements between African countries and Russia’s Rosatom nuclear energy arm continue to flourish, but actual progress on the ground is a different story: “We need, if it is possible, to build a nuclear power station to produce electricity.” At the Russia-Africa […]

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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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Africa Takes Aim at Avocado Market Expected to Reach $26 Billion by 2030

Via Emerging Real Estate, a report on the global avocado market, which is expected to reach $26.04 billion by 2030, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 7.3%. Africa, already a major producer, is poised to be a key player in this growth. Specific growth projections for Africa’s avocado industry are difficult to make, […]

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Is It Time For Africa’s Green Hydrogen Revolution?

Courtesy of The Africa Report, an article on Africa’s green hydrogen industry: Although the continent has huge potential to produce ‘green gold’, only a few green hydrogen projects have reached the feasibility study and design phase, and without final investment decisions made. To decarbonise its economy, the European Union (EU) is banking on Africa’s potential […]

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