Corporate Council on Africa News Updates

ENERGY

Investment in clean energy is both strategic and safe for Africa’s future
Daily Monitor
Africa has a high potential for generating solar energy, estimated at 10 terawatts. Hydro power potential is estimated at 350gigawatts, wind at 110gigawatts and geothermal energy sources at 15gigawatts…Read more>>

Africa Energy Forum joins forces to host digital energy festival for Africa
ESI Africa
Following the impact of the pandemic on the energy sector in Africa, the event will seek to address critical issues such as pivoting to digital, new financial models and innovative power generation sources to allow attendees to make decisions and formulate recovery plans…Read more>>

INFRASTRUCTURE

Government kickstarts the National Infrastructure Fund

Mail & Guardian
The memorandum was signed by Infrastructure in South Africa, an entity of the department of public works and infrastructure; the national treasury; and the Development Bank of Southern Africa…Read more>>

Ghana: Africa free trade secretariat handed over to AU
Anadolu Agency
Ghana on Monday handed over a building in its capital Accra to the African Union (AU) to serve as the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)…Read more>>

TOURISM

Nigerian startup Nwanndo launches “Airbnb for Africa”
Disrupt Africa
The startup’s goal is to open up a new type of tourism trade in Africa, removing the need for travel agents and helping locals make money while showcasing the best the continent has to offer…Read more>>

Ghana target Sep.1 for border reopening

Voyages Afriq
President Akufo-Addo said the Ministry of Aviation, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and other stakeholders are currently working with the Ministry of Health to ensure that every passenger who passes through the country’s airport is tested for Coronavirus…Read more>>

Will domestic travel save South Africa’s tourism industry?
IOL
With international travel a possibility only in 2021, quick adaptation needs to be made for local travel. Instead of appealing to the European or Asian markets, we need to localise our efforts and constantly gauge the interest of domestic travellers…Read more>>

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