• Egypt ranks first in FDI among African countries in 2017

    Egypt ranks the first among African countries in 2017 in terms of attracting Foreign direct investments, said CEO of COMESA Regional Investment Agency (RIA) Heba Salama.

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  • World Energy Council and COMESA to enhance regional energy integration

    The World Energy Council has signed an agreement with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern African (COMESA) to drive regional energy integration and enhance sustainable energy access in the 21 COMESA states.

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  • Kenya Investment Authority reports an increase in country’s foreign direct investments

    Kenya investment Authority has said that international firms have highly invested in the country with close to Sh740 billion over the previous five years. This trend saw foreign inflows reach at $1.1 billion a 45.54 percent of total investments in 2016 an upshot of foreign investments from African companies which doubled up to Sh35.82 billion. 

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  • The Future Is in Africa, and China Knows It

    Some Western observers worry that this represents a new form of colonialism. Given the continent’s history with European conquerors and rich countries trying to cheaply exploit its natural resources, that suspicion is understandable. But although China can sometimes be predatory — for example, when uneconomical projects saddle African companies or governments with unpayable debt — the new African investment bears little resemblance to the colonialism of old.

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  • World Energy Council and COMESA to enhance regional energy integration

    The World Energy Council has signed an agreement with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern African (COMESA) to drive regional energy integration and enhance sustainable energy access in the 21 COMESA states 

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  • COMESA says 98% regional non-tariff barriers resolved

    A total of 199 out of 204 non-tariff barriers to regional trade reported among the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) member states since the establishment of the Tripartite NTB online reporting mechanism in 2008, have been resolved, the bloc said.

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  • African leaders to attend Egypt, COMESA forum

    African leaders, including newly elected Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, have confirmed they would attend the forum organised by Egypt and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

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  • Calls for more investment in geospatial education

    Geospatial technologies and space science have an indispensable role to play in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through the measurement and management of resources, but most African universities lack the capacity for increased earth observation activities, a recent conference has heard.

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  • COMESA And World Energy Council Sign Mou To Enhance Regional Energy Integration

    The World Energy Council has today signed a historic agreement with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern African (COMESA) to drive regional energy integration and enhance sustainable energy access in the 21 COMESA states.

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  • Enhancing the attractiveness of private investment in hydropower in Africa

    In the past two decades, hydropower development has picked up after a substantial decrease in the 1990s. Though most construction was in Asia, the potential for hydropower is greatest in Africa. Only one-third of Africans have access to modern energy, and the population is growing rapidly.

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