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Africa/Middle East Briefing— Africa/Middle East

Preface

The Middle East's premium advertising rates targeting Ramadan fasters, the new Neighbourhoods market becoming the latest in Johannesburg's city centre gentrification, and Zimbabwe's management of their scrapping of their previous currency for US dollars.

Currency, Egypt, Johannesburg, Middle East, Ramadan, Renewal, Zimbabwe

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Egypt

Palestinian Airlines, the Palestinian Authority’s Egypt-based carrier, has resumed flights, seven years after being grounded by an Israeli offensive. The new route flies between Arish in Egypt and Amman, while the airline hopes to add links to Istanbul and Jeddah.

Lost youth and hot topics

Middle East [URBAN AFFAIRS]

Aside from its shaky politics, the Middle East is heading for a demographic time bomb.

According to the UN-Habitat’s first report on Arab cities, the region’s population has quadrupled since the 1970s and it is set…

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