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South African Airlines to restart operations next month

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South African Airlines has announced that it will resume operations next month after battling losses for months amid the coronavirus pandemic. The airline reduced its workforce from 4,700 to around 1,000 employees, essentially becoming a smaller airline. The reduction was achieved through voluntary severance packages and retrenchments. Flights will now …

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Zanzibar : authorities announce building of a skyscraper for $1.3bn

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Authorities in Zanzibar have announced their plan to build sub-Saharan Africa’s tallest skyscraper that will cost $1.3bn. The 70-storey Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower will exceed the semi-autonomous archipelago’s annual budget by more than 60%, AFP news agency reports. It will involve a man-made island with a marina for yachts and …

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Saudi king approves support for Islamic pilgrimage operators after COVID-19

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman approved a range of initiatives aimed at assisting firms and individuals operating in support of Islamic pilgrimages, Saudi state news agency SPA said late on Monday. The initiatives are aimed at mitigating the financial and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic across the sector that provides …

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