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A local Ugandan employment agency in Uganda, HAM Property Services has partnered with Saudi Arabia Manpower Services (Smasco) to take two million Ugandans to Saudi Arabia for employment on limited two-year contracts in roles suc...

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A Bahrain resident has raised around $10,000 for the Daphne Lee Centre, a special needs centre in Klerksdorp, South Africa after completing the 70km Vietnam Mountain Marathon, which runs through valleys, rice fields, plantations...

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Somali troops backed by African peacekeepers have recaptured the last major port in Somalia held by the militant group Al Shabab, removing an awkward source of Gulf revenue from the rebels just a month after the death of Ahmed A...

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Uganda and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are preparing to sign a double taxation agreement later this month to better facilitate trade between the two countries, Uganda’s ambassador to the UAE, HE Irene Florence Persis Wekiy...

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Dubai’s Abraaj Group, an emerging-market private-equity specialist, has bought a majority stake in Liberty Star Consumer Holdings (Libstar), one of the largest unlisted manufacturer and distributor of private label and own...

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Steven Miller, a US architect and senior VP at Shapoorji Pallonji, a 150-year-old Mideast and Indian construction company straddling Dubai and Mumbai, outlines the company’s African push, the opportunities in construction ...

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South Africa’s Nedbank has announced its acquisition of a 20% stake in Togo’s pan-African lender Ecobank Transnational for $493m, bringing its share in line with Qatar National Bank (QNB), which earlier acquired a 23...

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Emirates Airline CEO, Sir Tim Clark, remains bullish on growth in Africa, anticipating strengthening partnerships and the addition of 10 routes over the next decade, in spite of the impact of the Ebola outbreak, which has notabl...

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Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) is planning to spend $3bn to build the UAE’s first alumina refinery by the end of 2017, after the completion of feasibility studies for a site in Abu Dhabi. EGA was formed last year throug...

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Ahead of one of the largest maritime trade gatherings in the Middle East, the industry’s Chris Hayman, highlights the ‘tight-rope walk’ between business through the region’s ports and the demand this is c...

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