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Madhvani presents credentials to International Renewable Energy Agency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nimisha J. Madhvani, Uganda’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, has been appointed as the country’s Permanent Representative to the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Ambassador Nimisha Madhvani presented her credentials as Uganda’s Permanent Representative to Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the IRENA, …

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Dubai accuses Djibouti of illegally seizing key Africa port

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Dubai has said it is seeking international arbitration against Djibouti after the Horn of Africa nation terminated its concession at a key port that is the main transit route to landlocked Ethiopia. The emirate said the Djiboutian government’s termination Thursday of the 50-year …

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Arsenal announce record shirt deal with Emirates

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal announced the club’s biggest-ever sponsorship deal worth a reported £200 million on Monday, extending their shirt partnership with Dubai-based airline Emirates by five years. The Gunners confirmed the branding of Emirates, which began its sponsorship agreement with the north London club in 2006, …

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S. Africa widens hunt for Zuma allies to India, China

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa has widened a corruption probe into allies of ex-president Jacob Zuma to other countries including India, China and Dubai, the police minister said Sunday. Fikile Mbalula made the announcement days after South Africa issued an arrest warrant for one of the brothers …

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In UAE, India’s Modi inaugurates a summit and a temple

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi capped a whirlwind visit to the UAE on Sunday, giving a keynote address as guest of honour at the World Government Summit in Dubai. Modi praised the United Arab Emirates, home to 3.3 million Indian nationals, for having …

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Touting ‘transformation’, French PM seeks investment in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | France’s Prime Minister Edouard Philippe promised lower taxes and a business-friendly France at a global summit in Dubai on Sunday, seeking investment from the oil-rich Gulf region. “France is undergoing great transformation,” Philippe said, addressing a thousand-strong audience at Dubai’s World Government Summit. …

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Tunisia suspends Emirates flights over women security measures

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Tunisia on Sunday suspended Emirates Airlines flights after a public outcry over security measures in the United Arab Emirates targeting women from the North African country. The transport ministry said it had “decided to suspend” Emirates flights to Tunis “until the airline is able to …

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Dense fog disrupts UAE flights ahead of Christmas

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Thick fog on Sunday disrupted flights at major airports in the United Arab Emirates as thousands of foreign residents rushed to travel home for Christmas and the New Year. Dozens of flights were cancelled, diverted or delayed at the three main airports in …

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Turkey summons UAE diplomat over tweet on Erdogan

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkey summoned a senior United Arab Emirates diplomat on Thursday to complain about a tweet by an Emirati minister that infuriated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media reported. The Emirates’ foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan this week retweeted a post on Twitter in …

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