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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 […]

Sudan and the UAE battle for control of Yemen airport

Sudan and the UAE battle for control of Yemen airport

The Sudanese army has a legitimate right to take over supervisory control of the Aden International Airport in southern Yemen, sources in the Sudanese capital Khartoum said. The claim comes days after a faction of the southern Yemeni army which was protecting the airport, under the supervision of the UAE army, came under attack from […]

UK government told: Brotherhood ‘best firewall’ against extremism

UK government told: Brotherhood ‘best firewall’ against extremism

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi stage a rally to mark the second anniversary of the violent breakup of major protest camps in Cairo “Political Islamic groups” like the Muslim Brotherhood are the “best firewall” to support the democratic process, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said. In a series of written responses […]

Ethiopia, United Arab Emirates to Bolster Development Ties

Ethiopia, United Arab Emirates to Bolster Development Ties

Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are desirous of strengthening their bilateral ties in economic and investment frontiers. Special Advisor to Ethiopian Prime Minister Amb. Berhane Gebre-Christos and UAE’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan held talks on ways of enhancing the Ethio-UAE bilateral ties on […]

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and International Association of Islamic Business (IAIB) sign a MoU to cooperate in the development of private sector

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and International Association of Islamic Business (IAIB) sign a MoU to cooperate in the development of private sector

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) , the private arm of Islamic Development Bank Group (IDBG), and International Association of Islamic Business (IAIB), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore possible avenues for collaboration in enhancing business relations between entrepreneurs from Islamic countries and Russian Federation. The two institutions […]

Africa market to immensely benefit from ‘DEAL 2017’ in Dubai: International Expo-Consults (IEC)

Africa market to immensely benefit from ‘DEAL 2017’ in Dubai: International Expo-Consults (IEC)

The region will witness the largest show in the amusement industry – DEAL 2017, to provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African entertainment and amusement sector, as per International Expo Consults, the organisers of the show. In the wake of growing developments in the African region, it is essential for shows like […]

Asamoah Gyan from Ghana Found Guilty of Having ‘Unethical Hair’ by UAE Football Association

Asamoah Gyan from Ghana Found Guilty of Having ‘Unethical Hair’ by UAE Football Association

Asamoah Gyan has been found guilty of having ‘unethical hair’ under United Arab Emirates Football Association guidelines. The 31-year-old, who is currently on loan at Arabian Gulf League side Al-Ahbi from Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai SIPG, has recently returned from the African Cup of Nations in Gabon where he was representing Ghana. Gyan, who […]

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