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Emirates is offering its Ethiopian and Kenyan customers a free UAE visa when booking a ticket to Dubai, in an example of but one of a myriad of tactics being employed by Gulf carriers as they aggressively push for an ever greate...

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Abu Dhabi’s UAE Exchange, a money transfer and foreign exchange company, is looking to expand it operations in Africa to include markets such as Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa, according to Sudhir Kumar Shetty, chief oper...

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Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) Retail has leased 16% of the Two Rivers mall in Nairobi ahead of its completion in October 2015, anchoring the development with a Carrefour – the world’s second-largest retailer after Walmart a...

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In dealings between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Sub-Saharan Africa during the third quarter of 2014, activity was led by three main infrastructure deals signed at the 2014 West Africa Investment Forum in Dubai, alongs...

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Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, has finalised preparations to begin flights to Doha, Qatar from early next month, supporting comments from the carrier’s CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, that African airlines mu...

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Speaker of Tanzania’s National Assembly, Anne Makinda, spoke to the Times of Oman during a recent visit to the Sultanate of her country’s interest in deepening historical ties with the to encourage great investment b...

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Qatar Airways has continued its expansion in Africa with the launch flights to Djibouti – the first by a flag and mainstream Gulf carrier – on a thrice-weekly basis from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to th...

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Mauritius’ top conglomerate GML and Chedid Capital, a Lebanon and Gulf-based insurance and reinsurance broker, have agreed to establish a joint venture, GML-Chedid & Associates East Africa, to enter into ten African ma...

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Rwanda’s government is accelerating its plans to transform the country into a cashless economy and achieve 80% financial inclusion by 2017, joining the ‘Better Than Cash Alliance’, an initiative within the deve...

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Guy Scott, Vice President of Zambia, has assumed the role of acting president after the death from illness of President Michael Chilufya Sata in London, in a turn events that have highlighted both the tolerance and the strength ...

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