Corporate Council on Africa News Updates

CCA IN THE NEWS


U.S.-Africa Business Summit 2021 – July 27 – 29

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will hold this year’s 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit virtually to build sustainable partnerships and opportunities between key government and private sector decision-makers across America and the African continent…
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CCA MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Female-led African businesses lock-in TDB finance
African Law & Finance
Small and medium sized enterprises and female-led businesses in Burundi will benefit from financing of BIF 500 million (approximately USD 254,000) from the Trade and Development Bank….Read more>>

South Africa Widens Vaccine Rollout With Pfizer Doses Monday
Bloomberg
The government will start a mass vaccination effort at 87 sites across the country using Pfizer Inc. doses administered to frontline health-care workers and the elderly, health minister Zweli Mkhize said…Read more>>

U.S.-AFRICA RELATIONS


Yellen reinforces US commitment to Africa as world emerges from COVID-19 outbreak

Fox Business
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday reiterated Washington’s commitment to Africa as the world begins to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic….Read more>>

INFRASTRUCTURE


Report into African infrastructure lending says market is down, but not out

ESI Africa
Analysing new data from IJ Global, the report shows a decline in the value of infrastructure lending, the region is known for its resilience and it is expected that as economies recover, new types of financing will be unlocked…Read more>>

World Bank signs $500 mln infrastructure project for Congo’s capital
Reuters
The World Bank on Wednesday signed a $500 million infrastructure project with Democratic Republic of Congo to improve roads, mitigate flood risks, fight erosion and develop public spaces across the capital Kinshasa….Read more>>

TOURISM


Egypt keen for tourism recovery by year-end as visitor numbers rise

Reuters
Egypt is optimistic about welcoming more visitors this year with numbers increasing steadily since January to around half a million tourists a month, Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Enany told Reuters….Read more>>

Hope for East Africa tourism industry as stakeholders target the conference market
Hapa Kenya
Local tourism and hospitality industry stakeholders are targeting the East Africa Economic block for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) market…Read more>>

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