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The Car Spins. Tires Squeal. She Relaxes.

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Stacey Lee May is one of South Africa’s first female professional car spinners. Get behind the wheel with her in this 360 video.Read More

Kenya’s Struggling Uber Drivers Fear a New Competitor: Uber

NAIROBI, Kenya — James Njoroge, an Uber driver in Nairobi, earns barely $5 at the end of a grueling 10-hour workday ferrying customers through snarled traffic across the Kenyan capital. Now a new competitor is in town, threatening to undercut even these meager earnings.That rival is none other than Mr. Njoroge’s own employer.Uber in Kenya, already...

Big Game Hunter Killed by Elephant in Zimbabwe

A South African big game hunter was killed in Zimbabwe on Friday when an elephant that had been shot by another hunter fell on him.The hunter, Theunis Botha, 51, from South Africa, had been leading paying tourists on hunting trips for over three decades.He was guiding a group of hunters on Friday near a village called Gwai in western Zimbabwe, according...

For 2 Experts Killed in Congo, U.N. Provided Little Training and No Protection

Zaida Catalán was on to something, and it was making her jumpy.“Exciting development,” she scribbled in her diary in late January. “I can maybe nail this bastard. Damn!”Weeks later, Ms. Catalán, a United Nations investigator with little training and no safety equipment or even health insurance, headed into a remote area teeming with militia...

Angola’s ‘Omnipresent’ Leader Won’t Run Again. But Will He Relinquish Power?

LUANDA, Angola — A billboard in the heart of Angola’s capital, Luanda, reads like a warning to any challengers, reminding everyone of the tremendous share of votes won by President José Eduardo dos Santos in his party’s leadership race last year: 99.6 percent.As Africa’s second-longest-serving head of state, with nearly 38 years in power, Mr....

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World's leading Takaful forum delivers dedicated InsurTech stream

Over 250 Leading experts and Technology Gurus converged on the final day of the 12th Annual World Takaful Conference Building on the proceedings of Day 1 that witnessed over 350 Takaful leaders converge with the aim of fostering industry-wide collaboration, the second and final day of the 12th Annual World Takaful Conference convened by Middle...

Director General of Insurance Authority inaugurates world's largest Takaful gathering

Over 350 Takaful leaders converged with the aim of fostering industry-wide collaboration at the 12th Annual World Takaful Conference This morning, a packed audience of over 350 key industry leaders gathered from various markets ranging from the MENESEA, witnessed path-breaking insights unfold at the 12th edition of the World Takaful Conference (WTC)....

Milliman to launch Global Takaful Report 2017 at 12th edition of World Takaful Conference

The 12th annual World Takaful Conference (WTC), convened by leading financial intelligence platform, Middle East Global Advisors, will serve as a platform for the exclusive launch of a unique report by one of the world’s largest actuarial and consulting firms. Milliman will present the Global Takaful Report 2017, entitled “Market Trends...

​World Takaful Conference to highlight how embracing a sustainable competitive strategy is the need of the hour for Takaful Operators

12th edition of conference to focus on the need for Takaful operators to revamp current strategies with the aim of increasing dwindling bottom line and underwriting profit margins. The 12th annual World Takaful Conference (WTC), convened by leading financial intelligence platform, Middle East Global Advisors, and held in strategic partnership with...

Harmonization of industry regulatory frameworks a key theme at World Takaful Conference 2017

12th edition of conference to spearhead discussions underscoring the need for more collaboration amongst regulators and standard setters to address the prevalent fragmentation of the Takaful industryThe 12th annual World Takaful Conference (WTC), convened by leading financial intelligence platform, Middle East Global Advisors, and held in strategic...

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Brazil: End of Age Limit for Assisted Fertilization

To link to this article, copy this persistent link:http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404623_text (Sep 24, 2015) On September 22, 2015, the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine (Conselho Federal de Medicina, CFM), issued Resolution No. 2,121/2015 on, inter alia, eliminating the need by women over 50 years of age to obtain the consent...

European Union: Adoption of Decision to Relocate Asylum Seekers

To link to this article, copy this persistent link:http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404624_text (Sep 25, 2015) On September 22, 2015, the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council adopted a proposal, introduced by the European Commission on September 9, 2015, in response to the unprecedented influx of migrants who have sought refuge in...

Cambodia: Protest Supports Villagers Challenging Foreign Forest Concession

To link to this article, copy this persistent link:http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404625_text (Sep 25, 2015) On September 22, 2015, a group of approximately 100 Cambodians from the Phnong ethnic group rallied to support five members of the group who were questioned in court and then released. The issues involved were claims of...

China: Death Penalty Crimes to Be Further Reduced

To link to this article, copy this persistent link:http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404620_text (Sep 22, 2015) On August 29, 2015, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) adopted the Ninth Amendment to the PRC Criminal Law. The 52-article Ninth Amendment will take effect...

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Middle East Investors Directory 2017 Released - 501 investment firms and 693 contacts listed

We just released the 2017 edition of DubaiBeat's "Middle East Investors Directory". Now a total of 501 Middle Eastern investment firms and 693 contacts from those firms are listed in our investors directory. This update is released in line with our regular enhancements to the directory - now in it's eight year of publication. The last major updates...

China hosts summit on new Silk Road

Laurent THOMET Last updated: May 16, 2017 China was basking in praise Monday for its new Silk Road even as some countries raised concerns over the project seen as boosting Beijing's global clout on trade and geopolitics. Almost 30 world leaders are attending a two-day summit promoting...

Egypt parliament passes investment law

AFP Last updated: May 8, 2017 Political instability and jihadist attacks in Egypt have put off tourists and foreign investors since the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime president Hosni Mubarak.The law, which still has to be approved by the president, seeks to boost foreign direct investment, which totalled...

Qatar investors of Alduwaliya acquired Birmingham One Eleven Edmund for $29 million

It is not just London, New York or Paris where Qatari investors of Alduwaliya consider investing in, as they did back in 2015 and 2016. Now they are even investing in places like Birmingham with ticket sizes as low as $30 million. Qatar investors of Alduwaliya Asset Management has acquired One Eleven Edmund Street in Birmingham in a $29 million...

Chinese investors launch Oman industrial project

AFP Last updated: April 22, 2017 Chinese investors signed a deal last year to finance a series of industrial projects on the nearly 12 square-kilometre (5 -square-mile) site on the Indian ocean, 550 kilometres (340 miles) south of the capital Muscat.The first stage of the project is worth $3.2 billion (three billion...

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THE MUFFINZ TO PERFORM AT THE CAF AWARDS IN NIGERIA

South Africa’s beloved five-piece afro’lectric woke band – The Muffinz have been invited to perform at the CAF (Confederation of African Football) awards in Nigeria on the 5th January 2017. With two incredible and well-produced albums under their belt “Have You Heard” and “Do What You Love” respectively, the band has gained a burgeoning...

SEASONED MUSICIAN KUNLE AYO JOINS THE VOICE AFRIQUE

Multi-award winning Jazz musician Kunle Ayo has joined hit music show The Voice Afrique – catering to the French speaking African countries. The multi-talented Nigerian national starts filming The Voice francophone on the first week of January.   With six successful albums and two live DVDs under his belt, the energetic and lively muso will […]Read...

THE MUFFINZ TO PERFORM AT THE CAF AWARDS IN NIGERIA TONIGHT

South Africa’s beloved five-piece afro’lectric woke band – The Muffinz have been invited to perform at the CAF (Confederation of African Football) awards in Nigeria on the 5th January 2017. With two incredible and well-produced albums under their belt “Have You Heard” and “Do What You Love” respectively, the band has gained a burgeoning...

CASSPER NYOVEST & RIKY RICK JOIN DJ SHIMZA AT HIS ONE MAN SHOW

Tembisa-born DJ, Shimza real name Ashley Raphala is hosting his 8th annual One Man Show (OMS) at the Mehlareng Stadium on Christmas Day. The popular show has over the years showcased talents of some of the most remarkable artists in South African entertainment. 27 year-old Shimza whose music and talent is as great as his […]Read More

COINTREAU IS CALLING ALL SOUTH AFRICAN CREATIVES

Cointreau, the iconic triple sec brand, is empowering creativity across South Africa with the launch of their Cointreau Creative Crew (CCC) campaign. With a team of chic designers, acclaimed performers and photographers, the CCC offers an exclusive communication platform encouraging women (and men) to “DreamDareCreate”, in order to accomplish their...