Corporate Council on Africa News Updates

TOURISM

More countries in Africa are opening for American tourists

The Points Guy
The list of countries around the world that are opening back up for Americans is rapidly expanding despite the growing cases in the United States. As we’ve been reporting, several African nations have already opened for U.S. tourists…Read more>>

Morocco Reopening Borders to Travelers: Everything you Need to Know
Travel Off Path
Morocco will reopen its borders for international travelers this week to 67 countries including the United States. In a recent tweet, Royal Air Maroc said “Nationals of visa-exempt countries with an invitation from a Moroccan company or a confirmed…Read more>>

HEALTH

Ethiopia opens facility to make coronavirus test kits

ABC News
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — With increasing cases of COVID-19, Ethiopia has opened a facility to produce kits to test for the coronavirus and says its researchers are working to develop and test a vaccine…Read more>>

AstraZeneca resumes COVID-19 vaccine trials in South Africa, health department says
Reuters
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – AstraZeneca has resumed COVID-19 vaccine trials in South Africa, more than a week after tests were paused due to serious side effects in a participant in Britain, an official at the country’s Department of Health…Read more>>

INFRASTRUCTURE

Scaling up private sector investment in infrastructure -AFDB

The Exchange
The AfDB hosted discussions on how it can strengthen support of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and channel greater investment towards economic and social infrastructure. The bank’s digital workshop was under the…Read more>>

Charting a Path for a Resilient Recovery in Sub Saharan Africa
IMFBlog
Countries need to ensure that the vast global fiscal support deployed to fight the pandemic also works to build a smarter, greener and more equitable future. Nowhere is that more important than in sub‑Saharan Africa. It is where…Read more>>

ICT

African tech startups are beating the pandemic’s odds and racking up multimillion-dollar exits

YahooFinance!
Over the course of the year, news of multi-million dollar acquisitions have made headlines across African tech ecosystems, including the $288 million purchase of DPO Group, a payments services provider for African businesses, by Network…Read more>>

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