DUBAI, United Arab EmiratesThe Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2018 (AHIC)) is officially underway at the purpose-built AHIC Village on the beach of the Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah following the official opening ceremony this morning, with a record number of registered delegates from the regional and global hospitality investment industry. Now in its 14th year, the annual knowledge and networking platform for the global hospitality investment community, held in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), was inaugurated by AHIC Host and Patron His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. “In a relatively short period of time, Ras Al Khaimah has changed dramatically, from a quiet, agri
BASEL, Switzerland Novartis has announced a five year commitment to the fight against malaria in conjunction with the 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Conference and the Malaria Summit of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. The company has released new African research on progress and remaining challenges toward the 2030 malaria elimination targets, together with Elimination 8 and the KEMRI-Well come Trust program. Novartis has devoted to invest more than USD 100 million to advance research and development of next generation treatments to combat emerging resistance to artemisinin and other currently used anti-malarials. The company will also implement an equitable pricing strategy to maximize patient access in malaria endemic countries when these new tre...
PRETORIA, South AfricaThe Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with the High Commission of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India, Invest India, the Confederation of Indian Industry, and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry will host the India-South Africa Business Summit under the theme “United by Legacy, Unified for Prosperity”. The Business Summit will be held on 29-30 April 2018 at the Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg and seeks to maximise the potential of the economic and commercial partnership between South Africa and India leveraging both the 'Invest SA' and Invest India' initiatives. South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies described South Africa's relationship with India as strategic. He s
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Dubai-based flydubai’s flight has launched its first ever inaugural direct links to the Congolese capital, Kinshasa at N'djili Airport. Flydubai will operate daily flights to N’djili Airport with an enroute stop in Entebbe. With the start of flights to Kinshasa another gateway is opened up for passengers from the GCC, Russia and the Indian Subcontinent into Central Africa. Passengers from Kinshasa have access to more than 90 destinations on the flydubai network and through its code share partnership with Emirates, they can connect easily and conveniently to Emirates destinations spanning six continents in over 80 countries. The inaugural flight touched down at 14:20 (local time) and on board was a delegation led by Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior
NAIROBI, KenyaMerck Foundation , the Philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, has announced the Call for application for Merck Diabetes and Hypertension awards 2018, across the African and Asian Universities through its Merck Capacity Advancement Program with the aim to building a platform for diabetes and hypertension experts across the globe. “I am very proud to see our newly established platform of Diabetes and Hypertension Experts has grown in one year. This encourages us to continue and expand 2018 Merck Diabetes and Hypertension Awards to universities in more countries in Africa and Asia such as Senegal, Cameroon, Gabon, Guinea, Niger, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam to join our mission to improve access to quality Diabetes and hypertension care in the two continents."Th
CAPE TOWN, South Africa South Africa's committee has cancelled the meeting after five people reprimanded in the mismanagement of state funds in state owned enterprises have been summoned to to appear before the Portfolio Committee of Public Enterprises. These are Ms Dudu Myeni, Mr Ajay Gupta, Mr Atul Gupta, Mr Rajesh Gupta and Mr Duduzane Zuma The summons were duly issued by the Secretary to Parliament in terms of the Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act, 2004. On 4 April 2018, the Sheriff attempted to serve the summonses on Mr Ajay Gupta, Mr Atul Gupta, Mr Rajesh Gupta and Mr Duduzane Zuma at their respective last known places of residence. With regard to the Guptas, the Sheriff could not serve the summonses at their residen
PRETORIA, South Africa: His Majesty King Makhosonke of the Ndebele Kingdom visited the High Commission of India Pretoria, the first official contact with the Government of India. The two sides discussed a deepening of relations between India and the Ndebele Kingdom inclusive of technical training and assistance, scholarship schemes of the Government of India, and an enhanced cultural interface strengthening thereby people to people contacts between the two sides.