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Nairobi Mall Attack Strikes At Africa’s Boom Image

The more than 60 victims of the mall attack included members of the Kenyan elite and foreign expatriates.

UAE’s Abraaj Invests In Morocco’s Steripharma

Investment will help pharmaceutical manufacturer Steripharma to step up its exports to the private sector of North and sub-Saharan Africa.

Dubai’s Al Futtaim Offers $86m For Kenyan Car Retailer

Gulf Arab companies are boosting their investments in Africa lured by the continent’s untapped resources.

Emirates Resumes Tripoli Flights After Two Years

Emirates’ resumption is a positive sign but logistical challenges remain

Apple Named Top Tablet Producer In ME, Africa

Tablet shipments during the second quarter of this year exceeded PC shipments owing to increased android device users, IDC said.

Anantara Partners With Dubai Firm, Launches First Hotel In Africa

Minor Hotel Group has tied up with Dubai-based Rani Investment to expand in Africa.

Special Report: Africa’s Moment In The Sun

The continent is moving away from tyrannical, socialist governance, which has opened the gates for more and better business.

UAE’s Abraaj Group Exits Investment In Ghana’s HFC Bank

The investment firm sold its stake in HFC to Republic Bank, an independent Caribbean bank, for an undisclosed sum.

Middle East M&A Deal Values Up 35.9%

According to a report from Mergermarket, the region saw its highest half-year value in M&A deals since 2010.

Standard Chartered CEO: It’s Time For Africa

Improved stability and a rising consumer class are shaping the country’s revived fortunes, says group executive director and CEO of Standard Chartered, EMEA.

Emirates To Restart Tripoli Flights In September

Resumption of services after two years will benefit passengers with connections within the GCC, Indian Subcontinent, Far East and West Asia

Qatar Petroleum To Buy Into Total’s Congo Exploration

QPI will contribute specifically to the French company’s Moho North oil project.

Sudan Sugar Firm To Export Animal Feed To Gulf

Sugar plant Kenana is mainly owned by the governments of Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Tanzania Releases UAE, Saudi Citizens Held Over Church Bombing

The UAE Foreign Ministry announced that the Emiratis had been released on its Twitter account late on Sunday.

“All Megatrends In Favour Of Africa” – Experts

The first day of the third Annual Investment Meeting in Dubai began with a heavy focus on investment in Africa.

UAE-Based Flydubai Latest Carrier Flying To South Sudan

The low-cost carrier will link Juba with Dubai four times a week.

Kenya Airways To Fly Dubai-Hong Kong

New route provides some competition for Emirates and follows recent codeshare agreement with Etihad

Travel Review: Essaouira, Morocco

Away from the mystique of Marrakech, Essaouira has a few surprises for the traveller including an Atlantic coast that refreshes and revives.

Marriott To Open 49 New MENA Hotels By 2017

The hotel group is officially launching the world’s tallest hotel, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, tonight.

Etihad and Kenya Airways sign codeshare agreement

Deal provides Abu Dhabi carrier with better connectivity throughout Africa and Nairobi-based airline with improved international access.

Gulf States Hand Morocco First Chunk Of $2.5bn Aid Package

Sources said Morocco had finalised the agreement with the GCC states during a summit in Riyadh last month.

Abu Dhabi’s TAQA Seals $1.4bn Financing For Morocco Plant

The financing for the Jorf Lasfar plant is the largest in over a decade for an international project in Morocco.

Exclusive: Masdar Eyes Investment In South Africa

South African energy minister says Abu Dhabi- based Masdar has expressed interest in the African nation’s renewable energy programme.

Kenya Sees 96.3% Rise In UAE Visitors

A total of 32,865 people arrived in Kenya from the UAE in the first ten months of 2012.

Emirates Upgrades Lusaka And Harare

A three-class Boeing B777-300ER will be deployed from February, providing more seats and cargo space

Wealthy Gulf Investors Begin To Eye Africa

Africa’s vast lands, fast economic growth and a sense of political stability are all attracting regional investors.

Burger King Eyes Expansion

Burger King, the fast food franchise, plans to open its first restaurant in South Africa early next year.

Etihad Postpones Launch To Ethiopia

The Abu Dhabi airline’s application for an operating permit was rejected by Ethiopia’s aviation authority.

Tanzania Eyes UAE Investors

The African country has invited the UAE to invest in industries relating to oil and gas exploration.

Oil Quandary for South Africa

South Africa, a large importer of Iranian oil, is assessing the impact of international sanctions.