Corporate Council on Africa News Update

CCA IN THE NEWS

President’s Message – March/April 2021

Corporate Council on Africa
As we move into the second quarter of 2021, there are some promising signs of relaunch of the U.S. and African economies and business. Successfully fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, fruitful dialogue between U.S. Secretary of State Blinken…Read more>>

CCA MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

Investors commit $159m to revolutionise Nigeria’s cassava, oil palm value chains

Pulse
Fayus Group, in collaboration with Shine Bridge Global (SBG) and Africa Global Schaffer (AfGS), are investing $159 million in Nigeria’s oil palm and cassava value chains over three years…Read more>>

Invest Africa and DLA Piper partner to support ESG best practice in African renewable energy projects
EIN Presswire
The global law firm, DLA Piper, has partnered with Invest Africa, the leading trade and investment platform for African markets, to support the development of ESG best practices in African renewable energy projects…Read more>>

U.S.-AFRICA RELATIONS

Sudanese officials meet with U.S. envoy over stalled dam talks

Reuters
Sudanese officials held talks with a new U.S. envoy to the Horn of Africa on Saturday aimed at resolving a dispute over Ethiopia’s giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile. Talks between Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia over the filling…Read more>>

TOURISM

MENA region tourism expected to return to pre-COVID-19 levels by 2023: IIF

Daily News: Egypt
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is not expected to return to tourism levels of before the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic until 2023, according to the Institute of International Finance (IIF). Writing in its latest report…Read more>>

South Africa to introduce new e-visas this year
BusinessTech
The Department of Home Affairs plans to extend its e-visa programme to a number of countries in 2021 in a potential boost for the tourism industry. Presenting to parliament last week, the department said that the rollout of the e-visa system…Read more>>

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