Corporate Council on Africa News Updates

HEALTH

Africa ‘least affected’ by COVID-19; hydroxycholoroquine trial suspended – WHO briefing

World Economic Forum
On 22 May, The Lancet published an observational study on the controversial drugs hydroxycholoroquine and chloraquine, namely on their effects on hospital patients suffering from the novel coronavirus …Read more>>

Mckinsey & Company: Reopening and reimagining Africa
Mckinsey & Company
COVID-19 poses a grave threat to lives across Africa, with the World Health Organization (WHO) estimating that the continent could see up to 190,000 deaths over the next year if the pandemic is not controlled…Read more>>

INFRASTRUCTURE
Africa needs better economic integration, now more than ever
Quartz Africa
Over the last few weeks, rumors—and then a few stories—have emerged that the long-expected implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement due on July 1 would be delayed for up to a year while the continent deals…Read more>>

How a post-COVID-19 revival could kickstart Africa’s free trade area
The Conversation
The African Continental Free Trade Area was launched two years ago at an African Union (AU) summit in Kigali. It was scheduled to be implemented from 1 July 2020. But this has been pushed out until 2021 because of the impact of COVID-19…Read more>>

TOURISM

Africa’s COVID-19 recovery should harness the benefits of nature and conservation
PHYS
Today, as we celebrate International Day of Biodiversity, the global community is called to re-examine our relationship to the natural world…Read more>>

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