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Trump son-in-law tried to get $500m loan from Qatar

Trump son-in-law tried to get $500m loan from Qatar

President Trump’s influential son-in-law, Jared Kushner allegedly tried abortively to obtain a $500m loan from Qatari businessman Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani (HBJ), before advising the Whitehouse to pursue a hard line on the intra-gulf rift, reports The Independent. In 2015 Kusher apparently approached Al-Thani to help prop up an under performing real estate investment at […]

Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026

Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026

An estimated 40 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity is expected to be added in the Middle East and Africa by 2026, according to new analysis from MAKE Consulting. Leading renewable energy industry analysts MAKE Consulting’s new report, 2017 Middle East and Africa Wind Power Outlook, states that the wind energy sector is set […]

Africa and the Gulf Crisis – the Peril of Picking Sides

Africa and the Gulf Crisis – the Peril of Picking Sides

As the Gulf crisis enters its third week, the decision to cut or downgrade diplomatic ties with Qatar by nine African countries could have a long-term impact on the nationals of those countries, analysts warned. “This is not good for Africa. This is rush decision-making and taking sides in a crisis that the leaders have […]

Somalia President Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo turns down $80m to cut ties with Qatar

Somalia President Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo turns down $80m to cut ties with Qatar

Somali President, Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo, has been offered $80 million in exchange for his agreement to sever diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar, the New Khalij news outlet reported a prominent journalist has revealed. “After two hours of enticement, Farmajo rejected the tempting offer,” journalist Jaber Al-Harimi said. Yesterday, the newspaper Somalia Today quoted […]

Emirates Airline Is Trolling United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz After Passenger Removal

Emirates Airline Is Trolling United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz After Passenger Removal

Emirates Airline is using the backlash against United Airlines the company forcibly removed a passenger from a flight to play their own game of “gotcha.” In a video posted on Twitter, Emirates Airlines recirculates a comment United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz made in March about Gulf Airlines (like Emirates) not actually being airlines. “Well Mr. […]

UAE Arranged Secret Meeting in Seychelles to Establish Trump-Putin Back Channel: Full Report on AfricaMetro

UAE Arranged Secret Meeting in Seychelles to Establish Trump-Putin Back Channel: Full Report on AfricaMetro

Prior to inauguration in January, founder of Blackwater and prominent Trump supporter met with an unidentified confidant of Putin.Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, met with an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin in January in what appears to be an attempt to set up a back channel between Moscow and then US President-elect Donald […]

Arab airlines using Trump’s electronics ban for clever marketing ads, garnering thousands of clicks and reactions online

Arab airlines using Trump’s electronics ban for clever marketing ads, garnering thousands of clicks and reactions online

The UAE’s flagship carrier, Emirates Airline, posted a video on social media with the slogan ‘Let us entertain you’ Arab airlines are using witty marketing and satire to respond to the recent US and UK ban on carry-on electronic goods on inbound flights from Arab countries. The decision, introduced on Tuesday, bars passengers on flights […]

Mara Social Media Acquires Global Instant Messaging & Communications Platform “Nimbuzz”

Mara Social Media Acquires Global Instant Messaging & Communications Platform “Nimbuzz”

Mara Social Media, an African multi-channel platform of online and mobile tech innovations that are designed to connect people across emerging markets, has announced this week that it has acquired global platform Nimbuzz Assets. Nimbuzz, initially released in May 2008 is a powerful cross-platform mobile calling and messaging app. The app can be installed on […]

Five African cities remain in the top 100 rankings in regards to quality of living: Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg

Five African cities remain in the top 100 rankings in regards to quality of living: Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg

Despite increased political and financial volatility in South Africa, its cities fell within the top 100 of the world’s highest quality of living and remain attractive destinations for expanding business operations and sending expatriates on assignment, according to Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey. Durban (87) ranked the highest for quality of living within […]

Africa theme park stakeholders to gain from ‘DEAL 2017’: International Expo Consults (IEC)

Africa theme park stakeholders to gain from ‘DEAL 2017’: International Expo Consults (IEC)

The African stakeholders of the theme park industry will stand to benefit from the largest show in the amusement industry – DEAL 2017, as per International Expo Consults, the organisers of the show. With people patronizing theme parks across Africa and the growth of the amusement sector in the region, shows like DEAL can help […]

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