Posts tagged ‘Uganda’

Qatar Airways expands its network in East Africa

ETN reports, that from early February Qatar Airways will fly to two additional destinations, Tbilisi in Georgia and Baku in Azerbaijan, helping  the inflow of Georgian and Azeri tourists to East Africa and increase of trade and investments of which East Africa offers plenty of opportunities.


Azerbaijan, rich in oil and gas, is expected to show a particular interest in the exploitation of oil and gas resources in Uganda.


The news of added destinations are important to the success of Qatar Airways in Uganda and also in Rwanda, when the scheduled daily flights will extend to Kigali in March.


More Gulf airlines have made their presence felt in the African continent.


‘Qatar Airways will continue to spread the wings to ever new destinations as more aircraft are delivered. QR will be uniquely positioned to fly Ugandans to their destinations with the best service in the skies and bring a lot more business and holiday visitors to the country.’

EAC business environment could match Japan’s

Daily Nation reports that, East Africa could match Japan’s business regulatory environment if the regional block implements the East African regulations and procedures as per a World Bank and IFC report .

The report, Doing Business in the East African Community 2011, is based on the Doing Business study and takes a detailed look at business regulations in East African countries.

If each East African country was to adopt the region’s best practice for each Doing Business indicator, East African Economy would rank 18, bringing the community closer to the global top performers.

Economic development would surely increase jobs in the East Africa region.

In the past five years, all East African Community economies made it easier to do business. Kenya has some of the most business-friendly regulations for dealing with construction permits. Ugandan courts resolve insolvency relatively efficiently. Rwanda is among the fastest places to start a business.