Turkey is working to raise its profile across Africa, seeking to expand its trade, diplomatic ties and, significantly, its security profile throughout the continent — and especially in and around the Horn of Africa — to the discomfort of other regional powers concerned about a resurgent Turkish political and military presence. In the last days…

  Capital comes from $90 million Abu Dhabi government grant earmarked for Guinea Guinea’s National Dispatch Centre cornerstone-laying ceremony draws attendance of Guinean President Centre to support West African Power Pool program Project to serve more than 10 million people   Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity in development aid, attended…

• 2017 will be challenging but, at the same time, will present a lot of opportunities • STC is investing in data centers, clouds, IoT, cyber security platforms • STC is optimistic about upcoming years Q: From the perspective of the Saudi Telecom Company (STC), how do you see the 2017? A: We see the…

Weaker oil prices present a serious challenge to the growth outlook for the GCC region, which was already facing economic concerns. However, serious fiscal reform should see the region avoid recession, according to a new ICAEW report, Economic Insight: Middle East Q1 2016. “Sustained low oil prices will erode existing buffers like subsidies in oil-rich…

Nearly two years ago, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, announced an ambitious effort to connect the world’s poorest people to the Internet. Mr. Zuckerberg’s vision — carried out with partners through an entity called Internet.org — encompasses a range of strategies, including lasers, drones and satellites beaming Internet signals down from the sky. But the…

The United Arab Emirates represents one of the most significant commercial and economic gateways in the emerging markets that would drive global growth in the near future, says report from a US-based think tank. The Foreign Policy Institute’s report says the UAE has emerged as a “pivotal” trade and investment partner for the African continent…