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Kuwait: Government opposition continues amid concerns over terrorism and corruption

The National Assembly on 29 June passed the 2011/12 budget, outlining spending of KD19.4bn ($67.7bn), an 11.1% increase on last year. There have been limited protests, but continued demands for the removal of the prime minister and better health...

Government opposition continues amid concerns over terrorism and corruption

The National Assembly on 29 June passed the 2011/12 budget, outlining spending of KD19.4bn ($67.7bn), an 11.1% increase on last year. There have been limited protests, but continued demands for the removal of the prime minister and better health...

Five charged over corruption at Adwea

Five people appeared before the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance in early January charged with corruption-related offences at the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (Adwea). One of the five, an Emirati woman (MGH) who had been...

Abu Dhabi’s Taqa accused of malpractice

A law suit filed by one of the Gulf’s most high-profile expatriate executives could point to a dark side in the mighty Abu Dhabi business empire, if the allegations are proven. The suit has been filed in the United States by former Abu Dhabi...

View: Growth stalled as ‘unknown enemy’ Ebola descends on region

30/10/14

Minerals and other commodities sales have driven economic growth and inward investment in the Mano River Union (MRU) countries, as post-conflict Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone (and newer MRU member Côte d’Ivoire) have...

View: Momentum builds as heavyweights get behind infrastructure

30/10/14

The momentum behind a multinational effort to build the infrastructure that can transform sub-Saharan African economies is finding its expression in a welter of announcements about new initiatives and projects. As well as...

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