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Emirates Airline launches alternative payment solution for flight tickets

Emirates Airline launches alternative payment solution for flight tickets

Business, INTERNATIONAL, Transport, TRAVEL, UAE
An Emirates plane is seen at Lisbon's airport, Portugal June 24, 2016 Dubai-based Emirates Airline has launched Emirates Pay, a new industry payment solution for purchasing flight tickets, Dubai Media Office reported on Monday. “We’re pleased to be the first airline to roll out this new account-based solution for our customers,” Dubai Media Office quoted Emirates’ chief financial officer Michael Doersam as saying. “Customers who don’t have a credit card, and those already using direct payments for other purchases, will welcome the simplicity and security of this method when making travel purchases. When it comes to payments solutions, we’ve always kept close to the latest innovations so that we can offer our customers in different markets the most secure and convenient options,” ...
Emirates Expands IATA Travel Pass Implementation, Partners with Alhosn to Enable Even Smoother Journeys

Emirates Expands IATA Travel Pass Implementation, Partners with Alhosn to Enable Even Smoother Journeys

Business, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNET, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD
Dubai, UAE, 28 June 2021 – Emirates, one of the first global airlines to pilot the IATA Travel Pass in April, now offers the IATA Travel Pass solution to customers flying to 10 cities and plans to extend it to all routes across its network in the coming weeks. In addition, Emirates has also partnered with Alhosn, the official UAE app for COVID-19 related contact tracing and health documentation, to offer its customers greater convenience and smoother journeys. Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer said: "Over the past months, we have really accelerated our biometric, contactless and digital travel verification projects to provide our customers with even greater convenience and assurance when they fly with Emirates. From our biometrics path at Dubai International (DXB) to ini...
Vertiv Introduces New Plug-and-Play Micro Data Center System for Edge Computing in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Vertiv Introduces New Plug-and-Play Micro Data Center System for Edge Computing in Europe, Middle East and Africa

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, TECHNOLOGY, UAE
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Vertiv (Vertiv.com/en-emea) (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today introduced the Vertiv™ VRC-S (bit.ly/2SXnbAi), a fully factory-assembled micro data center designed for fast, easy installation at the edge of the network and other small IT sites. Available now in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the Vertiv VRC-S incorporates a rack power distribution unit (rPDU), the Energy Star 2.0 certified Vertiv™ Liebert® GXT5 uninterruptible power supply (bit.ly/3wgINpM) (UPS), monitoring sensors and software, and the latest Vertiv™ VRC rack cooling system (bit.ly/3yjizV8) in a highly-efficient, all-in-one IT rack. Choosing and deploying a micro data center has never been faster or easier, and it c...
President Kenyatta attends President Guelleh’s inauguration in Djibouti

President Kenyatta attends President Guelleh’s inauguration in Djibouti

AFRICA, Burundi, Djibouti, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Kenyan Parliament, Parliament, POLITICS, Twitter, UAE, UGANDA, Uganda Banker's association
DJIBOUTI, 15th May 2021 (PSCU) –President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Saturday among several African leaders at the inauguration of Djibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh in the country's capital city Djibouti. President Kenyatta, who is the current Chairperson of the East African Community, was accompanied by Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble and South Sudan Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng Garang De Mabior also attended the inauguration held at the Presidential Palace, Djibouti. Others were IGAD Executive Secretary Dr Workneh Gebeyehu and African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat. President Guelleh, 73, garnered 97 percent of the vote in last month's election to sec...
TUMOIT CONSULTANTS BRING YOU STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT, CONSULTANCY AND MARKETING SERVICES

TUMOIT CONSULTANTS BRING YOU STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT, CONSULTANCY AND MARKETING SERVICES

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TUMOIT CONSULTANTS PROFILE WHO WE ARE We are a management and consulting firm that help individuals/organizations across the private, public, and social sectors see the world differently, discover opportunities they may never have imagined and achieve results, thereby creating the Change that Matters most to them.We take a consistent approach to recruiting and skills development regardless of where our people are located, so that we can quickly deliver the right team, with the right experience and expertise, to every client, anywhere.Entrepreneurs come to us to solve industry-defining challenges in: strategy, marketing, organization, operations, information technology, digital transformation and strategy, advanced analytics, transformations, sustainability, and corporate finance...
Emirates commences IATA Travel Pass trials simplifying COVID-19 related travel requirements

Emirates commences IATA Travel Pass trials simplifying COVID-19 related travel requirements

AFRICA, Business, COVID-19, DUBAI, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Kenyan Parliament, Ministry Of Health, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, TECHNOLOGY, Transport, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD, World Health Organization, Youth
Emirates today commenced trials of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass– a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information. The first passengers travelling from Dubai to Barcelona on EK 185 today trialed the ‘digital passport’ to verify and share their pre-travel COVID-19 test status with Emirates. The trials are a step towards making travel more convenient, enabling travelers to manage COVID-19 related documentation digitally, safely and seamlessly throughout the travel experience. In the future, travelers will also be able to share vaccination certificates with authorities and airlines to facilitate travel. Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating...
Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) launches it’s green activities in Rukungiri District at Rukungiri District Headquarters

Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) launches it’s green activities in Rukungiri District at Rukungiri District Headquarters

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Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) while receiving the MTNi-Ug Forest Development Plan For Rukungiri District For the Period of 2019 to 2029. MTNi-Ug is abroad based Organization that also improve Household income, Food Security and Agro-industrialization by donating short term plants like Vegetable seeds, Organic fertilizers and pesticides to peasants, Fruit plant Seedlings for Agroforestry in Uganda. District leaders lead by Chief Administrative Officer Mr Byamungu Elias, Ass. RDC, Production Officer, all in place for the launch Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) growing a Fruit tree at Rukungiri District Headquarters. Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) ...
Emirates Skywards launches exclusive double Tier Miles offer for members

Emirates Skywards launches exclusive double Tier Miles offer for members

AFRICA, Business, DUBAI, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD
Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, has rolled out an exclusive offer to help members fast-track to a higher tier status. Members can automatically earn double Tier Miles on all Emirates and flydubai flights booked from 1 April until 30 June, for travel between 1 April and 31 December 2021. To be eligible for the promotion, customers need to simply be existing Emirates Skywards members, or join as a new member before 30 June 2021. Members can now move up tiers faster and unlock an extensive range of benefits and rewards. The offer applies to any ticket, regardless of fare type, purchased on Emirates or flydubai during the offer period - helping members quickly earn sufficient Tier Miles to bump up one tier status higher. For example, an E...
Emirates reaffirms care for its customers with latest policy updates

Emirates reaffirms care for its customers with latest policy updates

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD
Emirates has announced the latest updates to its already generous booking policies, offering customers even more confidence and flexibility to make their travel plans. Customers holding tickets issued before 30 September 2020 for travel before 31 December 2021, can now rebook to travel anytime within 36 months, an extension of 12 months from the previous policy. Those holding tickets issued after 01 October 2020 for travel before 31 December 2021, can utilise their tickets anytime within 24 months. Fees for reissuing any ticket will be waived, and vouchers or unused portions of Emirates tickets may be refunded without penalty. Customers who hold tickets issued directly by Emirates, whether via emirates.com or the airline’s retail and contact centres, do not have to contact Emi...
Agricultural Stewards Recognized & Celebrated during the Best Farmers Awards

Agricultural Stewards Recognized & Celebrated during the Best Farmers Awards

AFRICA, Banking World, dfcu Bank, EAST AFRICA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD
For the sixth time running, dfcu Bank in partnership with Vision Group, the Netherlands Embassy, KLM Airlines and Koudjis Nutrition B.V have rewarded farmers across the country in an initiative dubbed ‘Best Farmer’s Competition’. The annual competition seeks to celebrate farmers, showcase how farming is contributing to the economic development of the country and rally the public to embrace commercial farming. Overall Winners Mathias Katamba, dfcu Bank’s CEO, commended the 13 farmers that emerged victorious and urged other farmers to embrace modern farming as Uganda’s future lies therein. “Uganda currently supplies, to the UAE and other European markets, tons of fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables, fish, flowers, honey etc. With the best climate and environment to support agr...
Explore the best of Dubai with Emirates and enjoy a complimentary hotel

Explore the best of Dubai with Emirates and enjoy a complimentary hotel

AFRICA, Business, Diplomats, EAST AFRICA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY, Transport, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD
Fly safe and stress-free with Emirates to the vibrant and cosmopolitan city Uganda, 21 March 2021 Passengers travelling to Dubai via Emirates can now enjoy special fare and an additional piece of baggage from 24 March to 30 June 2021*. And when you fly First Class or Business Class, you also get a night’s stay at JW Marriott Marquis for free. With flexible booking options and free multi-risk travel insurance with COVID-19 cover, Emirates continues to offer stellar and safe travel experiences to Dubai. Morning-view-of-dubai-water-canal-e810x270 Travellers who book return First Class and Business Class tickets to Dubai from 21 March to 7 April 2021 for travel between 24 March and 30 June 2021 are eligible for a complimentary one-night stay at the JW Marriot Marquis. As one of th...
Emirates SkyCargo marks one year of passenger freighter operations

Emirates SkyCargo marks one year of passenger freighter operations

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Nairobi, Parliament, Rwanda, TECHNOLOGY, UAE, UGANDA
Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2021- On Monday, 16 March 2020, Emirates flight EK 2503 took off from Dubai to Kuwait. Although operated on a Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft, EK 2503 carried no passengers but about 34 tonnes of bellyhold cargo that was urgently required in Kuwait. It was the first time in the history of its operations that Emirates had operated a cargo only flight on a passenger aircraft. Coming just four days after COVID-19 had been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), EK 2503 would be the first of more than 27,800 cargo flights to be operated by Emirates SkyCargo in the year that followed as the cargo carrier worked ceaselessly to keep communities across the world connected to the essential medical and food supplies they needed during the pandemic. ...
Emirates boosts services to Maldives and Seychelles ahead of Easter Break

Emirates boosts services to Maldives and Seychelles ahead of Easter Break

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, UAE, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, USA, WORLD
Dubai, UAE: 09 March 2021 – Emirates has announced it will increase services to popular holiday destinations, Maldives and Seychelles, ahead of the Easter break. Starting 28 March, the airline will offer customers 28 weekly flights to Male, and seven weekly flights to Mahe. The added services will meet market demand and offer customers greater flexibility, choice and connectivity while planning their travels this Easter holiday. Fly better with Emirates to Maldives Emirates currently offers customers 24 weekly flights to the Maldives, utilising a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Starting from 28 March until 18 April, the airline will ramp up services to 28 flights a week – offering customers enhanced connectivity to the popular Indian Ocean destination, via Dubai. Tickets can be booked...
One printer for fast, high-definition CAD and poster production – the new Canon imagePROGRAF TX Series

One printer for fast, high-definition CAD and poster production – the new Canon imagePROGRAF TX Series

AFRICA, Business, DUBAI, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, UAE, USA
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 3, 2021/ -- Taking CAD, GIS and poster printing to a new level of productivity, Canon Europe (www.Canon-europe.com) today updates its successful imagePROGRAF TX Series of large format printers with five new models: the 24-inch TX-2100, 36-inch TX-3100 and 44-inch TX-4100, plus the multifunctional TX-3100 MFP Z36 and TX-4100 MFP Z36. These new high-speed, high-capacity, multipurpose devices deliver unrivalled print quality, enhanced media handling and advanced security with a familiar workflow, ideal for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) businesses, retail stores and in-house print departments. PROGRAF TX Series for high-speed, high-capacity and unrivalled print quality A new level of productivityWhether for vibrant, high-quality post...
Joint Statement by the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States and the African Union Commission

Joint Statement by the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States and the African Union Commission

AFRICA, UAE
1. At the invitation of H.E. Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General of the League of Arab States, the ninth General Cooperation Meeting was held between the League of Arab States and the African Union Commission on February 1, 2021 at the headquarters of the League of Arab States’ General Secretariat in Cairo, under the co-chairmanship of Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit and H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mohamed, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, with the participation of senior officials from both sides. 2. Aboul Gheit and Faki reviewed all aspects of cooperation between the Arab League and the African Union in various fields and sectors of common interest, and they agreed on the importance of continuing to strengthen and develop this partnership to serve the strategic common goals of the tw...
Emirates Skywards offers members more flexibility and assurance until 2022

Emirates Skywards offers members more flexibility and assurance until 2022

AFRICA, Business, DUBAI, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD
Dubai, UAE: Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, has rolled out new measures to offer its members more support, flexibility, and choice – allowing members to retain elite tier status until 2022. The loyalty programme is one of the first in the world, and first in the region, to offer its members a generous extension on all tier status reviews scheduled for 2021, by an additional 12 months. With travel restrictions still in place due to COVID-19, Emirates Skywards continues to pioneer new ways to offer its members greater reassurance during this time.   Extending tier status Emirates Skywards Silver and Gold members with a tier review date prior to 31 December 2021, will have their current tier status extended by an additional 12 m...
World’s GDP, GDP YoY, GDP QoQ, Interest rates, inflation rates, jobless rates, Gov. Budgets, Debt/GDP, Current Account and Population.

World’s GDP, GDP YoY, GDP QoQ, Interest rates, inflation rates, jobless rates, Gov. Budgets, Debt/GDP, Current Account and Population.

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CountryGDPGDP YoYGDP QoQInterest rateInflation rateJobless rateGov. BudgetDebt/GDPCurrent AccountPopulationUnited States21428-2.50%4.00%0.25%1.40%6.70%-4.60%106.90%-2.30329.13China143436.50%2.60%3.85%0.20%5.20%-2.80%52.60%1.001400.05Euro Area13336-4.30%12.50%0.00%-0.30%8.30%-0.60%77.60%2.30341.90Japan5082-5.80%5.30%-0.10%-1.20%2.90%-3.80%236.60%3.60126.01Germany3846-3.90%0.10%0.00%1.00%4.60%-4.80%59.80%7.1083.20India2875-7.50%21.90%4.00%4.59%6.50%-4.59%69.62%-0.901312.24United Kingdom2827-8.60%16.00%0.10%0.60%5.00%-1.80%80.70%-3.8066.65France2716-5.00%-1.30%0.00%0.00%9.00%-3.00%98.10%-0.7066.98Italy2001-5.00%15.90%0.00%-0.20%8.90%-1.60%134.80%3.0060.36Brazil1840-3.90%7.70%2.00%4.52%14.10%-5.90%75.79%-2.70210.15Canada1736-5.20%8.90%0.25%0.70%8.80%-1.50%88.60%-2.1037.78Russia1700-3.40%1.50%...
Emirates Group rolls out COVID-19 vaccination programme

Emirates Group rolls out COVID-19 vaccination programme

AFRICA, Business, DUBAI, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD
Dubai, UAE, 18 January 2021: The Emirates Group on January 18th, rolled out a COVID-19 vaccination programme for its substantial UAE based workforce in coordination with the Dubai Health Authority and the Ministry of Health and Prevention. The inoculation drive began yester morning, with priority being placed on its frontline aviation workforce, including Cabin Crew, Flight Deck and other operationally focused roles. The airline, along with dnata, are among the first transport and air services organisations in the world to offer employees the option to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Over the course of the pandemic, Emirates and dnata have implemented multiple layers of safety measures, to ensure the health and safety of customers, employees and the communities served...
SERVICE RESTRICTION ORDER

SERVICE RESTRICTION ORDER

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, TECHNOLOGY, Twitter, UAE, UGANDA, Uganda Law Society, USA, WORLD
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 - Kampala, Uganda: MTN STATEMENT. MTN Uganda informs its esteemed customers and other stakeholders that National Telecommunication Operators in the country, have received a directive from Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to immediately suspend access and use, direct or otherwise of all social media platforms and online messaging applications over the network until further notice. MTN Uganda has, in compliance with its National Telecommunications Operator License and in accordance with MTN’s group-wide Digital Human Rights due diligence framework implemented the directive. MTN Uganda will continue engaging with the relevant stakeholders to limit the scope and duration of the service disruption.
Emirates takes A380 experience to new heights, unveils Premium Economy plus enhancements across all cabins

Emirates takes A380 experience to new heights, unveils Premium Economy plus enhancements across all cabins

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD
Dubai, UAE, Emirates is taking its signature A380 experience to the next level with the unveil of a brand-new Premium Economy cabin product, together with enhancements and a refreshed look across all cabins onboard its newest A380 aircraft. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “The Emirates A380 is already one of the most sought-after travel experiences in the skies, and now we’ve made it even better. While others cut back, Emirates is working hard to restore the products and services that we’ve had to suspend or adjust due to pandemic precautions and introduce new offerings and enhancements. True to our fly better promise, Emirates continues to invest to offer our customers the best possible experience.” The airline received its newest A380 aircraft from Airbus’...
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