Hotel management company Aleph Hospitality to manage Kertel Suites

DRC – Aleph Hospitality, a Dubai-based independent hotel management company, has signed a management contract with Congo-based Sokerico Group to operate Kertel Suites in Kinshasa. The boutique property, which is currently under development, is set to open in Q1 2023, and on opening the hotel will set a new benchmark for the hospitality sector in Kinshasa with its all-suites accommodations…

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Media startup Minly acquires Dubai-based celebrity platform Oulo

EGYPT – Minly, a media and entertainment startup, has announced the acquisition of Oulo, a Dubai-based celebrity shoutout platform focused on the Levant region, as it expands within the MENA region. Co-founded in 2020 by Mohamed El-Shinnawy, Tarek Hosny, Bassel El-Toukhy, Tarek ElGanainy and Ahmed Abass, Minly allows users to buy personalised video messages and shoutouts from their favourite celebrities.…

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Dubai-based logistics firm DP World launches its e-commerce site in Kenya

KENYA – DP World, the Dubai-based multinational logistics company, has announced the launch of its global wholesale e-commerce platform DUBUY.com in Kenya, bringing a new digital trade corridor for Kenya and the East African region. This expansion follows DUBUY.com’s successful launch in Rwanda earlier this year, where the platform has become a major gateway for trade in the East African…

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VFEX signs MoU with Dubai Exchange

ZIMBABWE – The Victoria Falls Stock Exchange (VFEX), a subsidiary of Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), the region’s leading derivatives exchange, to strengthen bilateral co-operation as well as exchange knowledge around commodities trading. As part of the agreement, the DGCX will extend technical support, knowledge and…

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DEWA to add 600MW of clean energy capacity in Dubai in the course of the year

UAE – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has announced the addition of 600 megawatts (MW) of clean energy capacity using photovoltaic solar panels and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in 2021. According to the company’s MD & CEO, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the addition will increase DEWA’s total power capacity from clean energy to 1,613 MW compared to 1,013…

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Uganda airlines secures landing and departure slots in Dubai, London

UGANDA – Uganda Airlines has secured slots for departures and landing at London Heathrow Airport and Dubai International Airport as it prepares for commencement of long haul flights to the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and China. The move comes after the airline received its two Airbus A330-800Neo air crafts in December 2020 and early this year. Roger Wamala, the…

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Delta International FZE acquires majority stake in Nairobi Business Ventures

KENYA – Nairobi Business Ventures (NBV) shareholders have approved a US$761,674 investment by Dubai-based Delta International FZE, a move that will result in Delta International FZE owning an 84 percent stake in NBV, pending all regulatory approvals. The shareholder approval paves the way for NBV to venture into new businesses including trading and the manufacturing of sustainable products. “NBV will…

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Coal miner Edenville International enters into agreement with MarTek Global for sales and marketing

TANZANIA – Edenville Energy Plc, the AIM quoted company operating the Rukwa Coal Project in southwest Tanzania, has announced that the Company’s subsidiary Edenville International Limited (EITL) in Tanzania, has entered into a Sales and Marketing Agreement with MarTek Global FZ-LLC, a Dubai-based sister company to Infrastructure and Logistics Tanzania Limited (ILTL), with both having the same principal shareholder. The…

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Aleph hospitality managed hotel Ramada by Wyndham re-opens in Addis Ababa

ETHIOPIA – Aleph Hospitality, Dubai-based independent hotel management company, has reopened the Ramada by Wyndham Addis, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia took over the management of earlier this year and partially closed it due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The hotel has  re-opened with a complete set of measures to protect the safety and wellbeing of its guests featuring best in class…

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