Corporate Council on Africa News Updates

Join us for a virtual series of country-focused sessions featuring senior U.S. and African government officials and private sector executives as part of our program on the sidelines of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meetings…Read more>>


Google appoints Agnes Gathaiya as E. Africa director
The Star
Google has appointed Agnes Gathaiya as the new director for East Africa. The former Chief Executive of Integrated Payment Services Limited (IPSL) will take over from Charles Njenga Murito, who is now Google’s Government Affairs and Public Policy director for Sub-Saharan Africa…Read more>>

Ethiopian Airlines in discussions over South African Airways rescue
Aerospace Technology
Flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines chief executive officer Tewolde Gebremariam said the company is in rescue discussions regarding South African Airways (SAA).Gebremariam told Reuters that the talks are in preliminary stages…Read more>>


South Africa may not reopen to tourists until 2021

Time Out
For nearly half a year now, South Africa’s tourism industry has been at an almost complete standstill. Hotels have been closed, attractions shuttered and most flights grounded…Read more>>

How tourism can lead Covid-19 recovery and why Africa is well placed to benefit
Biz Community
Around the world, countries are steadily shifting from responding to the Covid-19 pandemic to the recovery phase. And for many, tourism will play a key role here, not least due to its importance in job creation…Read more>>