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Mara Group, a Dubai-based African group founded by Uganda’s Ashish Thakkar, has released its own ‘Mara Messenger’ into the fiercely competitive market for mobile messenger apps. The group, which has recently ...

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Shapoorji Pallonji, a Mumbai and Dubai-based construction company was awarded the ‘Contractor of the Year’ award at this year’s Qatar Contractors Forum & Awards 2014 in conjunction with the International Qu...

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Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a Dubai-based mobile satellite services operator, together with partner company, Airtel Africa, has announced the commercial launch of portable satellite broadband terminals and satellite phon...

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Oman’s State General Reserve Fund (GSRF), Tanzania’s government and China Merchants Holding International (CMHI), a state port and free zone operator, have signed an MoU to jointly develop the $11bn Bagamoyo port and...

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Metrofile Holdings, JSE-listed data management group, has purchased eFile Masters, a UAE-based peer, in a boost for its strategy to pursue medium to long-term growth opportunities. Metrofile is a leader in physical and digital...

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Djibouti Data Centre (DDC) is planning a major expansion, both of its core facility in Djibouti, raising its number of connections to international fibre-optic cable routes, and into East Africa, with immediate plans for satelli...

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Dubai-headquartered UAS International Trip Support has recruited a number of industry experts to provide flight and ground support in nine African countries: Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Ni...

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Kenya has opened the largest geothermal power plant in the world in Olkaria, a region located immediately to the south of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley, in a flex of its technological credentials and a major step for re...

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Africa is now firmly on the radar of the world’s largest investors, but this interest is still some way off realisation according to last year’s figures from the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), w...

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Kuwait’s Agility Logistics is expected to resume a growth in revenue next year as emerging markets business expands and the company develops new sectors, CEO Tarek Sultan said. Sultan, who took over leadership of Agility...

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