Wednesday, August 15, 2018

African air travel primed for take-off

Africa has long been the El Dorado just over the horizon for airlines, but sustained economic growth and the emergence of a middle class...

Report: Coca-Cola to conduct study on ‘microplastic’ in Dasani water

Coca-Cola is not buying the results of a study that found "microplastic" in Dasani bottled water sourced in Africa. Business Daily Africa reports that The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE:...

Exploited, hated, killed: The lives of African fruit pickers

Thousands of Africans pick fruit and vegetables for a pittance as supermarkets profit, and face violent abuse Drame Madiheri is a Malian crop-picker in Italy's...
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Planes carrying khat resume operations from Kenya to Somalia

Planes transporting khat from Kenya to Somalia are back in business after Somalia lifted a weeklong ban on the stimulant. The ban took effect on...

Somaliland eyes key Red Sea trade role with Berbera port

The soporific seaside town of Berbera is slowly changing as it takes on a major role on the Red Sea shipping route, allowing breakaway...

A day of reckoning for fuel prices in the Gulf

QUEUES at the pumps were only a few minutes longer than usual. There was little evidence of stockpiling. Aside from minor grumbling, July 31st...

Somaliland herbal cosmetics firm shows the way for entrepreneurs

Riyan Organic Cosmetics is doing a roaring business in natural skin and hair care products, made from local plants and herbs in Somaliland. The business’s...

Djibouti launches ‘Africa’s biggest free trade zone’

Djibouti on Thursday launched the first phase of Africa’s biggest free-trade zone, seeking to capitalise on its strategic position on one of the world’s...

U.S. Announces Tariffs on $50 Billion of China Imports

Levies target 1,300 separate product categories The Trump administration on Tuesday threatened to slap stiff tariffs on some $50 billion in Chinese imports across 1,300...

Harbouring ambitions: Gulf states scramble for Somalia

A battle for access to seaports is underway in one of the world’s unlikeliest places: Somalia, now caught up in a regional struggle between...

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The spectre haunting Ethiopia: Unbridled torture, impunity in Somali region

This past week, Ethiopian defence forces clashed with the notorious paramilitary Liyu police in the Somali region of Ethiopia. The fighting led to the burning...
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Somaliland: Central Bank Denies Mint of New Notes, Plans to Migrate to Polymer Money

The Central Bank of Somaliland dismissed rumors that it planed to bring new bank notes at a time the country was still reeling under...
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Somaliland: 4 Die, Six Injured in Appalling Car Accident

Traveling from the border custom town of Wajaale to Hargeisa, a NOAH van driving in high speed flips over and over killing four and...