Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Africa and the Middle East.
British Petroceltic announced filing an arbitration case against the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) at the World Bank Group’s ICSID.
The preferential protection of bilateral investments between Tanzania and the Netherlands is likely to cease next month but the protection for investments made before the date of termination continues to apply for a period of 15 years (until 1 April 2034).
Qatar would like to sign a free trade agreement with Iraq to exchange, encourage, and protect investments between the two countries.
Shell used the investment agreement between the Netherlands and Nigeria to obtain a lucrative oil field at remarkably good conditions.
The Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe wants a new era of cooperation with Angola, building on the investment protection agreement that was signed in 1995.
Seatini said East African countries should find alternative ways to finance development projects rather than depend on public-private partnerships and bilateral investment treaties, which have cost the region dearly.
Rwandan Members of Parliament kicked off their ordinary sessions by approving a bilateral investment treaty between Rwanda and Qatar.
The expectation is that this deal will bring trade between the two countries to over $1 billion within five years.
The US-Africa Strategy seeks to re-position the US and bring it to par with China and Russia.
African countries, backed by the EU, want internal and external free trade, which will wreck local agriculture, and rural economies and societies.
Tralac’s page on the African Continental Free Trade Area
The Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) is a regional non-governmental organization founded in 1996 soon after the WTO Singapore Ministerial Conference — mainly focusing on WTO, but also bilateral and regional trade negotiations in Africa.
The Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) is an African initiative to strengthen Africa’s capacity to take a more effective part in the emerging global trading system and to better manage the process of globalization.