Investment Opportunities in Africa – Issue 7

Investment Opportunities in Africa - Issue 7
Investment Opportunities in Africa - Issue 7

Call for Tender: Commercial Proposal – Guinea

The Government of the Republic of Guinea has obtained funding from the Special Assigned Fund (SIF) Special Assignment Fund (SIF) for the implementation of the Strengthening the Operational Capacity of the National Office of Quality Control (ONCQ) and will use part of this funding, to acquire, install and put into service, the inspection equipment and laboratory.

For this purpose, the Government of the Republic of Guinea launches this international invitation to tender to solicit firm offers from suppliers meeting the qualifications required under the project. Bidders will remain committed to their bids for a period of 120 days from the deadline for submission of bids.

Call for tender: Commercial proposal – Senegal




The specifications, detailing the procedures for the submission of tenders, are available and to be withdrawn at:


General Secretariat

Address: 1 El Hadji Street Amadou Assane NDOYE
Such. : (221) 33 839 53 40 – Fax: (221) 33 839 53 49
Email: [email protected]
( Monday to Friday from 8am to 1pm )

The specifications are also available on the website of the French Embassy in Senegal News section of the Embassy.

Visits are possible only by appointment with the General Secretariat of the Embassy of France.

Assessing the Risks of Chinese Investments in Sub-Saharan African Ports

Chinese investments in sub-Saharan African ports1 present potential threats to U.S. influence in sub-Saharan Africa as well as African sovereignty. A recent CSIS report, Influence, and Infrastructure: The Strategic Stakes of Foreign Projects, identifies some of the strategic risks posed by the three stages of Chinese infrastructure projects, enabling Beijing to potentially restrict access to its rivals, exploit ports during the conflict, and collect intelligence.

Sub-Saharan African ports play an integral role in Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the sprawling network of Chinese infrastructure projects linking China with Europe, East Africa, and Southeast Asia. With the launch of BRI in 2013, President Xi sought to open China to new markets, expand his country’s political influence globally, and secure military access and mobility across regions. Forming the backbone of China’s “Maritime Silk Road,” investments in African ports provide a gateway to the region’s trade and economic development, empower China with political leverage and clout on the continent, and provide a foothold for People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) activities.

The 46 ports identified in this data align with the broader Chinese military, commercial, and political objectives. One of the key challenges is decoupling these three objectives, distinguishing which ports have security dimensions from those that offer purely commercial gains. Also, there are signs that Beijing plans to use these port investments to increase its military and political reach. The various Chinese entities driving African port development have deep ties to Beijing. Not all Chinese port investments, however, pose a direct security risk to U.S. or African interests.

Most are likely pursued for commercial gain. In addition, There are at least 46 existing or planned port projects in sub-Saharan Africa, which are funded, built, and or operated by Chinese entities. Chinese investment was present in roughly 17 percent of the 172 sub-Saharan African ports captured in the 2017 World Port Index.8 These ports are positioned along each coast, providing Chinese access to main maritime routes and chokepoints.


Center for Africa Studies (AFRAM) which located in Ankara, is an organization facilitating under the administration of African Affairs Council (AFAC). It makes various researches about Africa to enhance economic and cultural bounds between Africa and Turkey. AFRAM’s publishings has been shared with different institutions as they require to obtain.


Africa Observatory is one the publishing of AFRAM and it has been published each two weeks. It has been delivered to different institutions via e-mail.

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