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  • The Market For African Beach Sand: Who’s Buying, Selling And Mining It?

    By Dana Sanchez, 5:34 pm

    With its island-building binge, Dubai is a big customer for African sand. So are Africa’s expanding concrete manufacturing giants. For the island project “The Palm Jumeirah,” Dubai used 200 million cubic meters of sand and stone. Some of the sand came from the sea off Dubai’s coast but a large amount came from African beaches. In Cape Verde, one in three people is unemployed. Sand mining is a fast way to earn money. The consequences of excessive sand mining are devastating. On beaches where tortoises once buried their eggs, there is now only dirt and stones.

  • Dubai Fund Buys Stake In Cape Town, U.S. Hotels

    By Dana Sanchez, 4:01 pm

    There are significant investments from the UAE region going into Cape Town, Washington, D.C. and New York, said Mohammed Al Shaibani, CEO of ICD, in a statement. In 2014, ICD made was what considered in the international hotels business a transformational deal when it bought a large stake in Kerzner International, the global luxury hotels management group that developed South Africa’s Sun City.

  • Ghana, Dubai To Raise Trade Target To $5B

    By Staff, 11:56 am

    The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has set an ambitious target to increase trade between Ghana and Dubai to $5 billion in the next five years. Currently, the volume of trade between Ghana and Dubai stands at $2.5 billion. President of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hamad Buamim, disclosed this at the official opening of the Dubai Chamber office in Accra.

  • Why Is The Emirates Offering Free Tourist Visas To Ethiopia?

    Emirates Plans To Fly Between Almost Every African Market And Asia By Kevin Mwanza, 7:58 am

    Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is offering Ethiopian customers a free UAE visa when booking a ticket to Dubai. The offer, which is valid until the 20th November 2014 and for travel until December 2014, is available across First Class, Business Class and Economy Class. Each visa is valid for one month and is not renewable. Each return ticket to Dubai booked through Emirates is eligible for the free visa.

  • Dubai Weddings Redefining Business, Class for Nigerian Celebrities

    By Paul Adepoju, 3:36 pm AFKI Original

    Finding Mr. Right is a common challenge which ladies across the world battle with. When he shows up, focus shifts to the bigger topic, the wedding, most glorified by celebrities around the world. In Nigeria and probably elsewhere — apart from the exchange of vows and rings

  • Qantas Looking To Ditch South African Airways Codeshare

    By Kevin Mwanza, 12:38 am

    South African Airways could lose it codeshare arrangement with Qantas on the Sydney- Johannesburg route and others, a year before the current collaboration ends, due to regulatory challenges that have made it difficult for the airlines to operate together. The Australian reported Qantas was investigating alternative arrangements ahead of the end of the code sharing […]

  • Dubai-Based TV Broadcaster OSN Eyes Rights To Air French Channels In North Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 2:50 pm

    Dominant in the Middle East, Dubai-based TV broadcaster OSN hopes to build subscribers in North Africa and is in talks to acquire rights to air French channels from Morocco to Libya.

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