Doraleh Container Terminal Sets New Standards for Africa's Ports 

In December 2007, MIGA underwrote $427 million in guarantees supporting the construction of the Doraleh Container Terminal in Djibouti. The transaction was an important milestone for MIGA as it was the agency’s first-ever guarantee for Shariah-compliant project financing. The project was also named Project Finance magazine’s African Transport/Ports Deal of the Year for 2007. Since its opening in December 2008, the port has broken new ground in efficiency and security standards. It is also helping the poor nation of Djibouti become a trade gateway for East Africa.
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MIGA Cover Helps Private Equity Funds Investing in Sierra Leone 

MIGA recently signed master contracts of guarantee with two private equity funds that are planning investments in a number of small and medium-size enterprises in Sierra Leone. The contracts reserve MIGA’s capacity to provide political risk insurance for up to 12 of the funds’ individual investments totaling an estimated $16.2 million. The agency’s commitment to underwrite the planned investments is providing additional assurance needed in a difficult financial market.
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Mitigating Risks in Mining Investments 

The 16th annual mining Indaba was held in Cape Town, South Africa in February. Edith Quintrell, MIGA’s Director of Operations was a speaker at the event. Before the event, Quintrell and Antonio Barbalho, MIGA’s sector leader for oil, gas, mining, chemicals, and energy, sat down with Africa Investor magazine to discuss the impact of the financial crisis on the mining industry and how MIGA can help lower the risk profile of mining investments.
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NEW CONTRACTS

Financial Sector
Raiffeisen Rent d.o.o. (RRRS), Serbia, 13.8M
Raiffeisen Leasing d.o.o. (RLRS), Serbia, 40.1M

PROPOSED GUARANTEES
In accordance with the agency's new disclosure policy, which took effect Oct. 1, 2007, MIGA now discloses summaries of all proposed guarantees.

Agribusiness
Africa Juice Tibila Share Company, Ethiopia, 9.3M

Infrastructure
Riviera-Marcory Bridge, Côte d’Ivoire, 19.1M


EVENTS

Projects and Infrastructure International, March 15, 2010


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