Corporate Council on Africa News Updates

CCA MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Flutterwave announces grants for female SME owners in Nigeria, others
Punch
US-based fintech company, Flutterwave Inc, has announced its International Women’s Day Grant, which would be awarded to women-led businesses in five African countries. The payments solutions…Read More>>

South African Airways to Offer Customers flexible travel options on selected routes due to COVID 19
Travel Daily News
Given the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, South African Airways (SAA) is offering customers flexible travel options with one free change in reservations on selected international routes…Read more>>

U.S.-AFRICA RELATIONSUS trade agreement talks with Kenya get underway
FreightWaves
The Trump administration notified Congress on March 17 that it would begin trade agreement negotiations with the East African country of Kenya. “We look forward to negotiating and concluding a…Read more>>

HEALTH
COVID-19: Implications for business
McKinsey
The coronavirus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. This article is intended to provide business leaders with a perspective on the…Read more>>
Novel Coronavirus – How Close Are We to Treatment And Vaccine?
All Africa
The new coronavirus, declared a pandemic on March 11 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) because of its global spread, and with more than 170,000 confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and more than 7,000 deaths…Read more>>

INFRASTRUCTURE
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure sectors in Africa
African Mining Market
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in mass production shutdowns and supply chain disruptions due to port closures in China, causing global ripple effects across all economic sectors in a rare "twin supply-demand shock."…Read more>>

AfCTA: Stakeholders Seek Policies to Boost Infrastructure Devt
This Day
Stakeholders in both the public and private sectors have called on the federal government to develop and implement policies geared towards infrastructure development. This, according them…Read more>>

ICT
Kenya turns to M-Pesa mobile-money to stem the spread of COVID-19
Tech Crunch
Kenya’s largest teleco, Safaricom, will implement a fee-waiver on East Africa’s leading mobile-money product, M-Pesa, to reduce the physical exchange of currency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak…Read more>>

TOURISM
Kenya can become medical tourism centre, says Uhuru
Standard Digital
The president said his administration had prioritized citizens’ access to health, adding that nearly 3.2 million people had benefited from a universal health coverage program rolled out in four pilot counties…Read more>>

COVID-19 Continues to Alter Growth for African Airlines
Airline Geeks
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported a gloomy-looking revenue loss of approximately $113 billion caused by the spreading virus that has so far affected air travel in more than 80…Read more>>

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