Barrows Hotel Enterprises closes multimillion-dollar advisory deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Barrows, the provider of hotel investment and advisory services for hotels in the Middle East and Africa, advises West African developer in raising financing for a state-of-the-art shopping mall, business center and hotel tower. Barrows will raise the funding within its institutional and banking network […]

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WFP Boosts Aid to Kenyan Urban Poor Because of Pandemic

The World Food Program is increasing cash assistance to hundreds of thousands of Kenya’s urban poor, hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Meanwhile, the World Health Organization says Kenya has recorded 52,612 cases of coronavirus, including 964 deaths. COVID-19 thrives and spreads easily in crowded urban settlements and poor sanitary conditions.  In Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, […]

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UN Urges End to Violence, Intimidation in Run-Up to Ivory Coast Elections

The U.N. human rights office is urging the government of Ivory Coast to restrain its security forces and curb violent inter-communal clashes and political protests in the run-up to Saturday’s presidential elections. At least 20 people reportedly have been killed in inter-communal clashes and violent confrontations between Ivorian security forces and opposition protesters. U.N. human […]

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UN Says Poor Countries a Dumping Ground for Used Cars

A United Nations report finds millions of substandard cars that pose safety, health and environmental hazards are exported every year from developed countries to developing countries, largely in Africa. The U.N. Environment Program reports 14 million used cars, vans and minibuses were exported worldwide between 2015 and 2018. Some 80% went to low- and middle-income countries, […]

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Sudan’s Normalization Deal with Israel Faces Hurdles

Sudan on Friday became the third state to move toward normalizing relations with Israel. But unlike Israel’s recent deal with Abu Dhabi where hotels are already promoting packages for Israeli tourists, the deal with Sudan still faces several hurdles, including some public opposition. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the normalization deal with Sudan. Netanyahu […]

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