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WHO confident of ‘no wider spread’ of Ebola in Africa

The World Health Organization said it was still trying to slow the rate of new infections but had ‘reasonable confidence’ that the Ebola virus plaguing three West African countries had not spread into neighbouring states.

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Ecobank to focus on existing businesses

Pan-African lender Ecobank plans to wind down its strategy of rapid expansion across Africa and focus on existing businesses, especially in Nigeria, Ghana, Angola and Kenya, its chief executive said on Sunday. CEO Albert Essien sa

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GCC firms in $30bn Africa infrastructure push

The GCC companies have provided at least $30 billion in funding for major infrastructure projects in Africa over the past decade, which amounts to between seven and 10 per cent of total inflows, said a report.   This includes

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Flydubai launches new flights to Africa

Dubai-based flydubai has launched new flights to three destinations in Africa - Entebbe in Uganda; Kigali in Rwanda; and Bujumbura in Burundi. Flydubai’s inaugural flights to the new locations were welcomed with traditional water

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Flowserve to supply pumping systems for solar plants

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, is manufacturing key pumping systems for two solar energy projects in Africa, following the completion of engineering. 

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Hilton slashes prices for Eid

Hilton Worldwide, an international chain of full service hotels and resorts, is offering travellers up to 33 per cent savings on weekday and weekend stays during the Eid Al Adha holidays. The offer is valid across the 60 participating h

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628 hotel projects under contract in MEA

As many as 628 hotel projects are currently under contract in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region and together they will add 147,454 rooms into the booming hospitality sector, said a report. The 'under contract' data i

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Travelport wins top Africa award

Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, was announced the winner in the inaugural ‘Best Global Distribution System’ category at this year’s Business Traveller Africa Awards held in Johannesburg, South Africa. T

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Aviation Africa to discuss opportunities

A summit which will focus on the various issues affecting the aviation industry in Africa is scheduled to take place next year in Dubai, UAE. Sponsored by Nexus from Saudi Arabia and Wyvern Consulting from the US, Aviation Africa 2015 w

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Emirates, Arik Air to expand ties

Dubai-based Emirates airline and Arik Air, West Africa’s leading airline, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop and expand their existing commercial relationship and explore further areas of co-operation.

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