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Is democracy that causes peace... or trade?

The relationship between democracy and armed conflict, and inter-State conflicts in particular. We discuss this topic on our blog.

Port rivalry in East Africa quickly escalating

In January 2021, China Merchants Holdings International (CMHI), the Chinese largest port operator, currently owning a 23.5% stake in the port of Djibouti, announced the signing of a deal with the Great Horn Investment Holding (GHIH), a company wholly owned by Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority (DPFZA), for a $3bn expansion of the Djibouti port.


The Cost of Starting a Business in Africa

Business Financing, a UK business finance and lending research and information website publisher, made an analysis of costs of starting a business in the various countries in the world with the aim of providing guidance to entrepreneurs looking to expand their business abroad.


Tanzania launches Trade Information Portal

The Government of Tanzania has launched the Tanzania Trade Information Portal, a one-stop platform gathering all information relating to import, export and transit through the country. The portal will be inaugurated today at a ceremony in Dar es Salaam organised by TanTRADE, the Tanzania Trade Development Authority, that also manages the portal.


Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise starts using the Berbera Port

For the first time in 20 years, a general cargo ship sailing under the flag of Ethiopia and transporting a cargo of over 11,000 tons of sugar and rice docked at the Port of Berbera, in Somaliland. Representatives from the Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE), a public company that the Ethiopian government has recently announced to partly privatize and who owns 9 ships in total, including the one concerned, attended the ceremony of arrival of the vessel, announcing the commencement of regular scheduled liner service to this port, with another Ethiopian ship expected to arrive at Berbera next week.


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