Saudi Arabia bans trading and selling to foreigners in the markets

A top municipal official overseeing the Jeddah central vegetable market has allegedly banned traders from selling fresh produce to expatriates, claiming that he was doing so to push for greater Saudization at the market. According to a local media report Friday, Nasser Al-Jarallah, director of the department of slaughterhouses and public markets in Jeddah, told traders: “If you are waiting […]

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Expensive folly! Nigerians halt wasteful parties across the seas

To party across the seas is to assert your affluence and position among the rich upper class. Thus everybody strove to host the most expensive bash across the high seas, in the hallowed circuits of Nigeria’s high society. While it lasted, the craze symbolised the vain deluding joys and predilection for guilty pleasures of the Nigerian filthy rich. Eventually, it […]

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Medview to Use Accra for Hub Service

By Chinedu Eze Medview Airline has said it will expand its operations to more West African destinations, using Accra as operational base. The airline made this known at the weekend in Ghana’s capital when it interacted with travel agents who became elated when the airline offered them five per cent and nine per cent as commission on tickets sold. According […]

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S.A is now Africa’s third largest economy – CNBC Africa

(Renaissance Capital) A couple of years ago – I did a summer mash-up comparing continental, country and US state GDP.  I argued that even with a US recession in 2016, still Russia’s GDP would not exceed California’s until 2029.  This is a very preliminary update on how the EM and Frontier worlds stack up against each other and the US after […]

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