WEST AFRICA UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Abu Dhabi Ports in chaotic dash to build Africa empire

A delivery of bauxite from Guinea by Abu Dhabi Ports in June 2018.
A delivery of bauxite from Guinea by Abu Dhabi Ports in June 2018. © Abu Dhabi Ports/Twitter
With a war chest of a billion dollars, Abu Dhabi Ports is hunting for projects in Africa in a bid to match its arch-rival DP World. Backed by the emirate's highest authorities, the parastatal, which in less than two years has gone from sub-regional player to global giant, is nevertheless struggling to build a proper African empire. [...] (1228 words)
Issue dated 14/01/2022 Reading time 5 minutes
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