AIRPORT

Qatar Airways route to Ghana foreshadows rise in trade volume

Gulf carrier plans Accra fights from April, building on the successful introduction cargo operations and strong business optimism

Gulf Air pulls plug on Kenya in cost-cutting move

Bahrain national airline retreats from Nairobi, marking the end of direct routes between the Gulf nation and East Africa

Abu Dhabi tourism authority heads to WTM Africa 2015

Rising business and leisure traffic between UAE and South Africa draws Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority to attend second WTM event

Bahrain’s Ibdar Bank finalises $100m lease with Ethiopian Airlines

Islamic Bahraini bank makes the first Shariah-compliant foray into Africa’s aviation sector, facilitating the order of Bombardier aircraft

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...