AGRI-BUSINESS

Saudi Star advances controversial rice project in Ethiopia

Saudi-Ethiopian interest presses ahead with plans to use Ethiopian pastoralist land to grow rice for export back to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to stop wheat farming by 2016, eyeing Africa

Saudi Arabia will rely entirely on wheat imports within a year, and Africa is on the top of the agenda as an overseas investment...

UAE social responsibility firm to set up 4,000-acre farm in Ghana

Nahtam, a UAE-based social responsibility company, is planning to set up a sustainable farming system in Ghana on 1,600 hectares of land in the...

UAE investor Al Dahra calls for Namibian consulate, direct flights

Abu Dhabi’s Al Dahra Agriculture praises Namibian joint venture project, but requests urgent measures to improve travel access to the country

Business

Dubai Islamic Bank plans arm in Kenya by year’s end

Dubai Shari'ah-compliant lender receives “in principle approval” from regulators to launch operations in Kenya pending a final license

Oman, Tanzania and China to jointly develop $11bn port, free zone

Oman state fund, Tanzania’s government and China Merchants Holding sign MoU to collaborate on Bagamoyo port and a...

Taiwan to expand trade ties to Africa through Dubai

Taiwanese companies aim to establish footholds in UAE for Africa trade

Commodities

Dubai Islamic Bank plans arm in Kenya by year’s end

Dubai Shari'ah-compliant lender receives “in principle approval” from regulators to launch operations in Kenya pending a final license

Oman, Tanzania and China to jointly develop $11bn port, free zone

Oman state fund, Tanzania’s government and China Merchants Holding sign MoU to collaborate on Bagamoyo port and a...

Taiwan to expand trade ties to Africa through Dubai

Taiwanese companies aim to establish footholds in UAE for Africa trade

Culture & Society

Dubai Islamic Bank plans arm in Kenya by year’s end

Dubai Shari'ah-compliant lender receives “in principle approval” from regulators to launch operations in Kenya pending a final license

Oman, Tanzania and China to jointly develop $11bn port, free zone

Oman state fund, Tanzania’s government and China Merchants Holding sign MoU to collaborate on Bagamoyo port and a...

Taiwan to expand trade ties to Africa through Dubai

Taiwanese companies aim to establish footholds in UAE for Africa trade

Finance

Dubai Islamic Bank plans arm in Kenya by year’s end

Dubai Shari'ah-compliant lender receives “in principle approval” from regulators to launch operations in Kenya pending a final license

Oman, Tanzania and China to jointly develop $11bn port, free zone

Oman state fund, Tanzania’s government and China Merchants Holding sign MoU to collaborate on Bagamoyo port and a...

Taiwan to expand trade ties to Africa through Dubai

Taiwanese companies aim to establish footholds in UAE for Africa trade

Infrastructure

Dubai Islamic Bank plans arm in Kenya by year’s end

Dubai Shari'ah-compliant lender receives “in principle approval” from regulators to launch operations in Kenya pending a final license

Oman, Tanzania and China to jointly develop $11bn port, free zone

Oman state fund, Tanzania’s government and China Merchants Holding sign MoU to collaborate on Bagamoyo port and a...

Taiwan to expand trade ties to Africa through Dubai

Taiwanese companies aim to establish footholds in UAE for Africa trade