Investing in Africa: UAE ranks high for FDI projects

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The UAE remains one of the top investors in Africa, ranked number four in a report by Knight Frank in terms of the number of projects.In 2019, the UAE had 71 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth a total of $5.639 billion, compared to the top investor, the USA, which has 115 projects worth $3.459 billion, with France and the UK taking the second and third sports by number of FDI projects, according to the new report, titled Africa Horizons 2021/2022.Only France and China had a higher value of investment in the continent than the UAE, with $5.751 billion and $9.419 billion, respectively.The report said the African investment market is expected to remain resilient despite the pandemic. But, it added, the cities that successfully emerge from the pandemic will be those that innovate, provide long-term social solutions to their residents, attract funding and generate new demand for space.The report has listed Nairobi, Kenya, as the number one city more...