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Emirates appoints new manager for Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Emirates, which flies daily from Entebbe to Dubai, has appointed John Gemin as its new Country Manager for Uganda. Gemin will oversee sales and service functions for the airline’s passenger, cargo, management and airport operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Management …

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Dubai airport retains top global spot for 5th year

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Dubai International Airport said it retained its top global spot in 2018 after serving the largest number of passengers for the fifth year in a row despite falling short of its target. Traffic at the major transit hub rose slightly to 89.15 million passengers, …

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Klopp seeks solutions for Liverpool defensive crisis

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has taken his “warriors” to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp where he will search for a solution to his defensive dilemma. The Premier League leaders, four points ahead of Manchester City, are not in action this coming weekend because they were knocked out of …

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Dubai firm to boost simsim trade in Northern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dubai based firm, Robust Trade Links is holding talks with farmers in Acholi and Lango sub-region to boost simsim trade. The firm wants to buy quality simsim oil seeds directly from the local farmers at prime prices. Eddy Ssentumbwe, the Robust Trade Links representative in …

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Dubai splashes billions on mega projects ahead of Expo

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Dubai is splashing tens of billions of dollars on infrastructure and hospitality projects related to the international trade fair Expo 2020, Dubai-based BNC Network said in a report published Sunday. The value of Expo-related projects underway hit $42.5 billion in March, according to …

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Dubai beggars earn more than you

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Begging is illegal in Dubai, but just so we’re clear, these are not your average beggars. They are professional or smart beggars who target people who “look rich” with a well-rehearsed heart-wrenching story, often involving their families who are either sleeping on the streets or …

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From flying taxis to robocops, Dubai as a tech pioneer

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | From flying taxis to Batman-style surveillance motorcycles, Dubai’s GITEX expo this week showcased innovations that were symbols of the city-state’s ambitions to be a metropolis of the future. Known for its futuristic skyline and artificial islands, Gulf emirate Dubai has carved out a …

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