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Opinion: What is IRIMP? Could it be the third foundation of IGAD, East Africa?

👤Mekki Center 🕔1.Apr 2020

   By Mekki ELMOGRABI  IGAD at its inception in 1986 was dedicated only to issues of drought and desertification. In 1996 at the second foundation, the regional organization extended its mandate to act as a development agency with successful peace and security involvement.  I believe IGAD Regional Infrastructure Master Plan (IRIMP) is the start of […]

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Opinion: Is Africa a shining example of how economic corridors can change development concepts?

👤Mekki Center 🕔1.Apr 2020

      By Mekki ELMOGRABI         It is almost two decades since the term Economic Development Corridor (EDC) was coined. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) was the first organization to use the term in 1998. Since then, EDC is known as an integrated network of infrastructure within a geographical area designed to stimulate economic development. […]

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SMEs, Definition, and African and International Support

👤Mekki Center 🕔23.Mar 2020

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SMEs Opportunities and Challenges in Africa, it is all about Finance and e-Commerce

👤Mekki Center 🕔23.Mar 2020

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Ae-Trade Group and its Partnerships making an impact in Africa

👤Mekki Center 🕔23.Mar 2020

By Mekki ELMOGRABI It was a lunch for a business forum in Khartoum. I was with a friend who was running medium-size business in West Africa.  We were at the best table viewing the confluence of the White and Blue Niles. Our discussion focused on the idea of joining an e-Trade network which is a […]

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African strategy for African SMEs

👤Mekki Center 🕔23.Mar 2020

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Are e-Commerce and e-Finance closer to Africa more than we think?

👤Mekki Center 🕔23.Mar 2020

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AfCFTA and SMEs, bold Initiatives are welcomed

👤Mekki Center 🕔23.Mar 2020

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Are SMEs the drive chain that moving African Economy?

👤Mekki Center 🕔23.Mar 2020

By Mekki ELMOGRABI If trade and industry are the two most important sectors in the African economy, the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector is a vital domain shared between them. The Small and Medium Industries (SMIs) and Small and Media Businesses (SMBs) form the SMEs sector which is effectively “the drive chain” rolling and […]

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IGAD and Peace Trap!

👤Mekki Center 🕔17.Sep 2019

By Mekki ELMOGRABI Could the endless search for peace be a trap? Yes, because “sustainable peace objectives with high standards of security and stability” is the bait that entices stakeholders to ignore the need for private sector development and regional economic integration until peace is achieved. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) appears to be totally trapped […]

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