Corporate Council in Africa News Updates

CCA IN THE NEWS

CCA President and CEO, Florizelle Liser will speak at a webinar hosted by the African Union on Thursday, Jul 9, 2020
African Union
The special session will address ‘The Role of the African Diaspora in Harnessing AfCFTA in the context of COVID-19 for Healthy Prosperous and Peaceful Africa’ and will take place on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am (EST)
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US-Africa trade will be positively impacted by AfCFTA – Florizelle Liser
The Africa Report
The most important collaborations are those that have been driven largely by the Africans. Under the guidance of the African Union, a coordinated African response to the pandemic has been launched…Read more>>

Now is the time for Africa to implement AfCFTA, not later
The Africa Report
As former Assistant US Trade Representative for African Affairs Florizelle Liser has noted, if Africans were able to increase their share of world trade from 2 to 3 percent, that 1 percentage increase would generate about $70 billion of additional income…Read more>>

CCA MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

Free tools and training to help with economic recovery in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Google
Google is making a new pledge to help 10 million people and businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) find jobs, digitize and grow over the next 18 months…Read more>>

HEALTH

Global Health experts call for radical health policy shift in Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic

Today News Africa
There is an urgent need for inclusive health policy in Africa – one that can detect and interpret warning signs and rapidly mobilize to isolate threats, absorb and adapt to shocks and organically innovate new strategies to maintain its core functions…Read more>>

Africa waited for solutions to past health crises: will it be different for COVID-19?
The Conversation
The history of pandemic or epidemic diseases is not encouraging. It shows that treatments and vaccines have been accessible to African countries only after the loss of millions of lives and typically years – sometimes decades – after developed nations have benefited from them…Read more>>

TOURISM

WHO cautions safety as Africa resume air travel

Anadolu Agency
The World Health Organization urged African governments Thursday to take effective measures to mitigate the risk of a surge in coronavirus infections due to the resumption of commercial flights…Read more>>

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