MENA

The Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) is one of the most active regions online in the world.

The region consists of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza, Sudan and Yemen.

Digital Boom brings you the latest happenings in the region online, how people are perceiving the news and interacting from a digital prospective.

Trade Bank of Iraq Donates $5M to Iraqi Ministry of Health to help Combat Coronavirus

Trade Bank of Iraq Donates $5M to Iraqi Ministry of Health to help Combat...

Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI), today announced US $5 million in funding to support the Iraqi Ministry of Health’s efforts to combat the threat...
Abwaab, MENA’s latest online learning platform, today announces the closing of its $2.4M pre-seed funding round.

Online Learning Platform Abwaab Raises 2.4M in Seed Funding

Abwaab, MENA’s latest online learning platform, today announces the closing of its $2.4M pre-seed funding round. The round was kicked off by Adam Tech Ventures...
Jordan declared free of Coronavirus

Jordan declared free of Coronavirus

Jordanian citizen who was tested positive Covid-19 has been declared healthy today and released from quarantine in Amman, which means that the country is free...
Amazon now delivers to Palestine following boycott campaign

Amazon now delivers to Palestine following boycott campaign

Global e-commerce giant Amazon has added Palestine to its international shipping destinations in response to #BoycottAmazon Palestinians had to list themselves under Israel to be...
Dubai Lynx Postpones Annual Festival Amid Coronavirus Spread in MENA

Dubai Lynx Postpones Annual Festival Amid Coronavirus Spread in MENA

Dubai Lynx's annual festival in March has been rescheduled on 6-9 September 2020 in light of the coronavirus outbreak in the MENA region. "We have...
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Manchester City Launches TV Channel in UAE

Manchester City has launched CITY+, a brand-new content subscription, which is now available across all Manchester City digital platforms - mancity.com, Man City app...

JLL appoints Dana Salbak as Head of Research for the MENA region

JLL, one of the world’s leading real estate investment and advisory firms, has appointed Dana Salbak as the Head of Research for the MENA...
TikTok Assigns Egyptian Agency 'Green Mind' To Manage Its MENA's YouTube Channel

TikTok Assigns Egyptian Agency ‘Green Mind’ To Manage Its MENA’s YouTube Channel

TikTok has appointed Egyptian agency "Green Mind" to manage its YouTube channel in the Middle East and North Africa region. Green Mind will be also...
tribal credit logo, Amr Shady tribal credit, Silicon Valley’s Tribal Credit Raises $5.5M in Seed Funding to Bank Startups

Silicon Valley’s Tribal Credit Raises $5.5M in Seed Funding to Bank Startups

Tribal Credit closed a $5.5 million Seed round led by BECO Capital and Global Ventures to bank startups in emerging markets and help them...
'Boost with Facebook’ partners with RiseUp to bring digital skills training to Egyptian startups

‘Boost with Facebook’ partners with RiseUp to bring digital skills training to Egyptian startups

Facebook announced on Tuesday its partnership with RiseUp to bring ‘Boost with Facebook’, its global program designed to help small businesses grow and to...
British Council reports high demand for 'Primary Plus' its English courses for children in Egypt

British Council reports high demand for ‘Primary Plus’ its English courses for children in...

British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, says demand for Primary Plus—its English course for children aged 6-11...
POSRocket logo, Amman-based POSRocket Takes Cash Registers to the Cloud

Amman-based POSRocket Takes Cash Registers to the Cloud

The global cloud-based market is forecasted to nearly double from US $29.9 billion in 2019 to US $58.9 billion by 2024 driven by a rise...
Jamalon Brings Books Beyond Borders, Jamalon story with happy potter

Jamalon Brings Books Beyond Borders

Did you know that Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the world? Doing one for the language is Jamalon, the biggest online...
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Silicon Valley’s Tribal Credit Eyes MENA, Closing Round to Bank Startups

Silicon Valley-based Tribal Credit started private beta testing with MENA startups and is closing a funding round that includes some of the top VCs...
‘Vikings’ marks season finale with a blockbuster two-hour premiere

‘Vikings’ marks season finale with a blockbuster two-hour premiere

Vikings fans who have been eagerly waiting for the season finale will be delighted to know that the hit drama series is returning for...
Jordan Ahli Bank Celebrates Batman Day

Jordan Ahli Bank Celebrates Batman Day

As weird as it might seem, Ahli bank, a local bank in Amman-Jordan celebrated the 80th anniversary of Batman on September 21 for the...
Good People, Kijamii partner to form 'GP&K' digital driven network

Good People, Kijamii partner to form ‘GP&K’ digital driven network

Good People, the region’s leading creative production house, joined forces with the region’s leading digital agency and 2019’s Independent-Agency-of-the-Year, Kijamii, to form the largest independent (digitally...
Middle Eastern Female Entrepreneurs Outpacing Other Nations

Middle Eastern Female Entrepreneurs Outpacing Other Nations

The number of new startups in the Middle East has risen by more than 42% in the past three years, according to a report...
Mohamed Salah Donates US $3 Million to Egyptian National Cancer Institute

Mohamed Salah Donates US $3 Million to Egyptian National Cancer Institute

Egyptian football player Mohamed Salah has donated US $3 million (the equivalent of EGP 54 million) to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) following Monday’s...
SeedStars visits Baghdad to find promising Iraqi startups

SeedStars visits Baghdad to find promising Iraqi startups

Seedstars World, the largest startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes will land for the first time in Baghdad between 1-2 of...