World Free Zones Organization Sees Surge in Membership

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  March 26, 2015 – Dubai, UAE: The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO), the global non-profit industry body for free zones, has announced a steep rise in membership numbers. Launched in May 2014 under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, More...

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By MGoth On Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Somaliland:Dubai Government Establishes P&O Ports Subsidiary

P&O Ports has signed MOUs for preliminary discussions with the governments of Madagascar, the Republic of Somaliland and Albania to enhance their port infrastructure. By Robert Anderson The government of Dubai More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Somaliland:Barwaqo Bank signs landmark agreement with MoneyTrans, Europe’s largest money transfer company

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By MGoth On Friday, March 13th, 2015

Dahabshiil Co-sponsors Somali investment forum concluded in Nairobi

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By MGoth On Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Somaliland:O3b Networks inks broadband deal with Telesom

O3b Networks announced that Telesom has signed a multi-year agreement to use O3b’s satellite network in northern Somalia. The Somaliland mobile operator will be deploying O3b’s trunking service, and More...

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By Hassan Ali On Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Kenya ranked 3rd growing economy

Kenya has emerged third in the top 20 fastest growing economies in the world in 2015 according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg Business. Kenya and Nigeria are the only African countries that have made it to More...

By MGoth On Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Ethiopian Women Exporters’ Association Launch Trade Fair In Hargeisa With Dahabshiil

The Ethiopian Women Exporters’ Association (EWEA) held a trade fair in Hargeisa for the first time as part of a series of exhibitions planned for Ethiopia, Somaliland and Djibouti to promote regional trade and More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Somali Entrepreneur Raises $100 Million For Money Transfer Startup WorldRemit

WorldRemit, a London-based online money transfer service that lets people send money to friends and family in other countries, has raised $100m in a Series B funding round led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), More...

By MGoth On Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Participatory Stimulus

The election results in Greece have again elevated the debate across Europe between proponents of austerity and stimulus. Which approach – either constricting public spending, including projects that promote More...

By MGoth On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Is Somaliland truly “Open for Business”? Moving past the conventional narrative of a fragile state

SUBMITTED BY STEVE UTTERWULGHE Somalia has the reputation of being a mysterious and conflict-ridden land. Who hasn’t heard of the infamous “Black Hawk down” episode, the militant group al-Shabaab or the pirates More...