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Ethiopian becomes the first African airline to trial IATA travel pass

Aviation Pros
Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa’s leading airline, has become the first African airline to conduct trial of IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile app to enhance efficiency in testing or vaccine verifications…Read more>>

South Africa decides to resume use of Johnson & Johnson vaccines
The New York Times
South Africa will resume the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to inoculate health care workers next week, offering some relief to the country that has suffered a series of blows to its vaccination efforts in recent months…Read more>>

HEALTH

Botswana COVID-19 cases decrease as vaccine rollout gains tract

Big News Network
Botswana announced its lowest number of COVID-19 cases on Monday since the start of the year. In the weekly update of the country’s state of the coronavirus, Deputy Director of the Presidential Task Force for COVID-19…Read more>>

USA supports Sierra Leone’s Malaria Elimination Strategic Plan
Sierra Leone Telegraph
In a ceremony held at the National Stadium in Freetown, on April 23, U.S. Ambassador David Reimer joined the Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), Dr. Anthony Augustine Sandi, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Satti Kenneh, Permanent Secretary of MoHS….Read more>>

INFRASTRUCTURE

South Africa construction market 2021-2025: key trends and opportunities post COVID-19

Business Wire
The South African construction industry is expected to grow by 6.1% in real terms in 2021 – up from a contraction of 16.5% in 2020. The industry’s output was severely affected by the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic…Read more>>

Burkina Faso to invest160mln in big road projects in 2021
Ecofin Agency
Burkina Faso is pursuing its road modernization plan. This year, the country plans to invest more than CFA105 billion (€160 million) in big road projects…Read more>>

TOURISM

Kenyan tour guides take COVID-19 vaccine in hopes of tourism revival

Reuters
Around 250 tour guides from Kenya’s famed national parks lined up in downtown Nairobi on Tuesday to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, as part of a government effort to revive the tourism sector that has been battered by the pandemic…Read more>>

Moroccan National Tourism Office reveals plan for revitalization
Morocco World News
The Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT) revealed on April 22 the new devices that it will employ to secure Morocco’s tourism sector’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery…Read more>>

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