TRANSPORT

Qatar Airways launches flights to Eritrea

Doha flag carrier continues steady expansion into Africa, scheduling flights to Asmara just a month after its first flight to adjacent Djibouti

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

Seychelles signs visa waiver for citizens travelling to the UAE

Victoria government secures visa-free travel to the UAE — Seychelles’ top travel destination — in a major boost for bilateral ties

Kenya’s UAE ambassador highlights automotive potential in Africa

H.E. Mohamed Gello, Kenyan Ambassador to the UAE, has presented on motor trade best practices and on effective business strategies for Africa, and particularly...

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...