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Qatar joins the scramble for a piece of African pie

Qatar is seeking to extend its trade ties with Africa.

AHEAD of the 2022 World Cup, which will be hosted for the first time in Middle East, Qatar is now stepping up their efforts to penetrate the continent.

The rich Middle East country has so far allocated in excess of $1.5bn to African in various trade deals, and has launched Qatar free zones as it prepares to turn Doha city into a Middle East economic hub.

15,000 passengers

Port Hamad has also been upgraded and is expected to handle more than7.5 million tonnes of cargo per annum, while Hamad International Airport, which handles 30 million passengers annually, has also been upgraded to cater for an additional 15,000 passengers.

Qatar Airways has opened more than 160 destinations across the globe.


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