While his mates were outside playing, as a child King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV was learning how to rule the Ugandan kingdom of Toro. Now 22, he is in the UAE to help boost the economic security of the more than 1.5 million people under his rule.
The UAE’s third-largest emirate has trod its own path, focusing on Islamic culture and diversifying its economy. It’s an approach that has paid off, argues the director general of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Hussain Al Mahmoudi
Tunisia has some of the most varied and attractive sights of any country in the Middle East. The country’s first female tourism minister, Amel Karboul, is focused on getting visitors back to the nation after a short period of instability
Dubai Chamber president and chief executive Hamad Buamim, who represents the interests of the private sector in the emirate, explains why Africa is so vital to Dubai’s trading interests, how the bid to become the capital of the Islamic economy is shaping up, and why he believes that there’s no need to worry about the property market
Raja Al Gurg is one of the UAE’s most successful and best known business women. She spoke to StartUp to explain how her work with the Dubai Business Women’s council is helping to develop the role of female entrepreneurs in the region, and why encouragement is the key
Israel may have demonstrated overwhelming military power against the population of Gaza over the last month, but it faces an increasingly tough battle against the rapidly growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign. Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Palestine-based BDS movement, explains how the tide of global opinion is changing
The launch of the Gulf’s newest megaport is the latest milestone for the one of the world’s most ambitious property projects, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Economic City. As blue-chip firms move in, chief executive Fahd Al Rasheed says that he’s struggling to keep up with demand
It may be late to the party in attracting international tourists, but Qatar Tourism Authority chairman Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi says the industry is vital as the country looks to diversify its economy
A hypersonic aircraft that can fly across the Atlantic in less than an hour, a trillion-dollar jet fighter programme and a $45bn manufacturing powerhouse. It’s all in a day’s work for the president, CEO and chairman of Lockheed Martin, Marillyn Hewson
India’s status as the world’s largest democracy, but also one of its least developed, means campaigning before an election can be a rough and ready experience. Courtney Trenwith spent a day on the trail with Digvijaya and Jaivardhan Singh in rural Madhya Pradesh to find out how the father-and-son team connect with the electorate.
Joseph Adam Ereli spent 22 years working for the US Foreign Service, with four years as US ambassador to Bahrain. In a revealing interview, he describes the balancing act involved in such a role, his thoughts on current tensions among the Gulf member states and why he is such a critic of America’s policy towards Bahrain and in the wider region.