MEA

Maaza partners with Petram to open Ethiopian bottling plant

UAE beverage firm partners with renowned Ethiopian distributor to bottle its popular drinks in-country, hinting at possible regional expansion

Julphar plans $49.5m insulin factory in Ethiopia

Ras Al Khaimah firm plans second major pharmaceutical investment in as many years in its 55:45 joint venture with local firm Med-tech Ethiopia

Emirates Airline offers Ethiopians, Kenyans free UAE tourist visas

Dubai airline aggressively promotes its routes to African destinations by offering free tourist visas for travellers from the continent

Islamic financing in Africa unlocks ‘exciting’ possibilities

Kuwaiti-Malaysian joint study on Shari’a-compliant finance in Africa reveals potential in sukuk, asset management and takaful insurance

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

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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

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...

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...