Corporate Council on Africa News Updates

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Ethiopian Airlines wins best international airline in Nigeria

Guardian
Africa’s biggest airline, Ethiopian Airlines was recently honoured as the Best International Airline In Nigeria at the just concluded Abuja Jabamah Wonders of Nigeria Expo…Read more>>

South Africa signs Pfizer COVID vaccine deal in boost to vaccination roll out
Bloomberg
South Africa finalized a deal to receive 20 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE from mid-April, allowing the country to prepare for a broad roll-out of inoculations after a series of setbacks…Read more>>

U.S.-AFRICA RELATIONS

Getting U.S.-Africa relations back on track with a focus on human rights

Just Security
In his first foreign policy speech, President Joe Biden made clear that human rights will be central to U.S. efforts to rejoin the community of nations. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s March 10 appearance before the House Foreign Affairs Committee…Read more>>

ENERGY

The future pathway of Africa’s power system
African Review
Africa is the continent with the highest untapped ‘technical’ renewable energy resources: solar, hydro, wind and geothermal power. These resource potentials, (all scalable energy options), far exceed both current and projected power consumption…Read more>>

South Africa’s businesses dodge power cuts by investing in renewables
TheNational
Another punishing round of power cuts has pushed many South Africans to seek alternatives, spurring businesses and entire towns to adopt wind, solar and other sources of energy…Read more>>

TOURISM
Uganda Tourism Board launches POATE 2021 targeting the UAE and GCC travel markets

Travel Daily News
Amidst optimism and rays of hope in reviving the tourism sector, the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) officially launched the 6th Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE 2021) the first-ever virtual tourism expo…Read more>>

Tourism sector pins hope of revival on vaccination
The Herald
REELING from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and accompanying mitigatory measures such as travel restrictions, the tourism and hospitality sector is pinning its hopes on the ongoing vaccination programme for revival…Read more>>

Tanzania’s new president to review COVID-19 stance, lifts media ban
Reuters
Tanzania’s new president Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday drew a line under her predecessor’s controversial stances on COVID-19 and the media, indicating an apparent change in course for the nation after the death of John Magufuli last month…Read more>>

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