Transport costs are 100% higher in Africa and other things are tough, but these countries are going beyond the talk to their fortunes
Oil prices are so low it's cheaper to sail 9,000km around Africa than cross the Suez Canal and pay fees
There are signs that low prices are bad for criminals too, so they are focusing more on ransoming ship crews, than stealing the crude on the vessels
Remittances to the continent have risen from $11 billion in 2000 to over $62 billion in 2014, exceeding official development aid
Egypt’s investment in the rest of Africa now exceeds $8bn, and the volume of trade has increased by $5bn over past five years
The emperor is naked: Sisi shows feet of clay, as Egypt cash shortage bites and Cairo talks tough on terror
Recently, there have been rare attacks on Sisi from mainstream media, something almost unthinkable last year when he was elected with a 97% margin.
Djibouti is one of the world’s major shipping chokepoints, along with the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal, and Malacca.
Meet the 18 Egyptians, 6 Moroccans and 1 Tunisian that made it onto 'most powerful Arab business women' list
25 Africans made it onto the ranking, and north Africa made a strong showing with a list of amazing women.
Sisi's boot is on its neck, but Egypt gets its groove back, and its future might increasingly be African
How 'Game of Thrones' hints to a renewed self-confidence, as Egypt re-asserts itself on the broader geopolitical stage.
In 2013, 4.6% of global oil and petroleum products passed through the Suez Canal, and 7.5% of all global maritime trade
This was not your typical African project - the government said it would be ready early August, and and it came in ahead of deadline.