Archive for the ‘Tanzania’ Category

Tanzania Signs $2.2bln Railway Deal With China

Via Terra Daily, a report on Tanzania’s recent $2.2bln railway deal with China: Tanzania on Tuesday signed a $2.2-billion contract with a Chinese company to build the final section of a railway line aimed at linking the country’s main port with its neighbours. The 2,561-kilometre (1,600-mile) line will link the Indian Ocean port of Dar es […]

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China’s Global Port Investments Give Rise to Security Worries

Via the Wall Street Journal, an article on Chinese investments in overseas ports: Security concerns related to Chinese investments in overseas ports are mounting as the country’s firms acquire more stakes at shipping hubs around the world and geopolitical tensions rise. Chinese companies have expanded investments at foreign ports in recent years and now run major container terminals in locations […]

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African Countries: Rumors of BRI’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Via The Diplomat, an article on the Tanzanian President’s visit to China: Xi Jinping has started his third term as general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party with a flurry of diplomatic activity at home. Many headlines noted that Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan, who was in Beijing from November 2 to 4, was the first […]

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African Tech Firms May Soon Be Flocking to Silicon Zanzibar

Via PYMNTS, an article on a new public-private initiative to turn Zanzibar into a leading hub for Africa’s tech firms: The East African archipelago of Zanzibar may be most well-known for its tourism, beaches and wildlife, but the local government is pinning its hope on Silicon Zanzibar, a new public-private initiative, to also turn the island […]

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AD Ports Group and India’s Adani Ports Explore Investment In Tanzania

Via The National News, a report on AD Ports Group and India’s Adani Ports exploration of investment opportunities in Tanzania: AD Ports Group, the operator of industrial cities and free zones in Abu Dhabi, and India’s Adani Ports have signed a preliminary agreement to explore joint investment opportunities in Tanzania. The two companies will collaborate on potential end-to-end logistics […]

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The Era of WhatsApp Banking Is With Us

Via Quartz Africa, commentary on how banking via WhatsApp is spreading from east Africa to far beyond: How about forgetting all the ATM cards and banking apps you have and instead transacting through WhatsApp? That practice is already making inroads in east Africa, and it could be bigger than you can imagine. This week I […]

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Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.