Middle East and North Africa

New leadership programmes for the younger generation aim to boost long-term economic growth in Bahrain 

If their vision succeeds, training and leadership provider FranklinCovey Education will help Bahrain become the first country in the region…

Bahrain’s labour fund Tamkeen shifts direction to boost economy

In January 2022, Bahrain’s labour fund, Tamkeen, announced a new strategic direction designed to drive diversification and dynamism in the…

Why global businesses are turning to Dubai to gain a competitive edge in the mission for talent

In the post-Covid world, the link between ‘what you do’ and ‘where you do it’ has been broken. Dubai is…

Amazon’s hyperscale data centres accelerate Bahrain’s digital transformation

Three years ago, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of its first Middle East and North Africa (MENA) cloud…

New US trade zone set to increase exports, stimulate job creation and boost Bahrain’s GDP

The US and Bahrain have been close allies for more than a century, with both parties reaping the benefits of…

How does Morocco punch above its weight when it comes to attracting FDI?

Morocco puts in an impressive performance in Investment Monitor’s 2022 Inward FDI Performance Index, which measures a country’s inward investment…

Why Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City is ushering in a new generation of space investment & space technology start-ups

The Emirates Mars Mission, also known as the Hope Probe, represents a historic achievement for the United Arab Emirates (UAE),…

“You must have partnership with the private sector”: in conversation with the African Energy Chamber’s N J Ayuk

Africa’s state-owned electricity generation and distribution companies need partial or full privatisation to make the region’s energy market a lot…

Bahrain’s innovation ecosystem facilitates rapid digital transformation

As Bahrain’s digital transformation accelerates, investment in and support for tech start-ups increases and new regulations facilitate ever more innovative…

Bahrain leads the way in creating a safe, well-regulated cryptocurrency ecosystem

Future-looking fintech regulations and a focus on nurturing young tech talent have combined to attract some of the world’s most…