Executives at DP World argue that Africa needs many more portsā€”especially in the Horn, where conflict has stifled trade. Ethiopia, populous and fast-growing, lost its coastline when Eritrea broke away in 1991. Its 105m people rely on Djibouti for 95% of their trade. Farther inland, countries such as South Sudan, Uganda and Rwanda struggle to reach markets. DP World thinks the region from Sudan to Somalia needs 10-12 ports. It has just half that. ā€œThe whole Horn of Africa is short of ports. Itā€™s stifling,ā€ says one executive.