Corporate Council on Africa News Updates

CCA IN THE NEWS


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

AllAfrica
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…Read more>>

CCA MEMBERS IN THE NEWS


Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Protects Against SARS-CoV-2 Variants

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Now, Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has been shown to protect against several SARS-CoV-2 variants as well. While this is good news, the study also found that the only approved monoclonal antibody therapy for SARS-CoV-2 might be less effective against SARS-CoV-2 variants in laboratory experiments…Read more>>

Ethiopian Airlines ends 2020 fiscal year with profit due to its ‘agility’
The Africa Report
Ethiopian Airlines, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, is one of only three airlines in the world to have made a profit in 2020 (fiscal year ending in June). Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam, says the company “demonstrated agility, quick decision-making and resilience that have helped”….Read more>>

U.S.-AFRICA RELATIONS


G7 Summit ends with renewed hope for Africa’s revival

Today News Africa
On Friday, June 11, 2021, leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the United States met for the G7 summit to hammer out a path forward in a post-pandemic world…Read more>>

INFRASTRUCTURE


AfDB, global banks announce $80 billion African investment plan

Africa Times
Group of global development banks announced an $80 billion commitment to invest in African economies on Monday, following on the closely watched weekend G7 Summit in the United Kingdom. The funding will come from the development banks of the G7 nations, along with the private-sector branch of the African Development Bank…Read more>>

Uganda, DR Congo commission road infrastructure development project
CGTN Africa
Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni and his counterpart from the Democratic Republic of Congo Felix Tshisekedi on Wednesday commissioned a road infrastructure development project between both nations. Museveni and Tshisekedi said the project will cause a “tremendous” change in the socio-economic transformation of the lives of the citizens of both countries…Read more>>

TOURISM


Promoting ‘Brand Africa’ To Realize The Continent’s Tourism Potential

Hospitality Net
UNWTO’s African Member States will work together to establish a new narrative for tourism across the continent. To better realize tourism’s potential to drive recovery, UNWTO and its Members will also work with the African Union and the private sector to promote the continent to new global audiences…Read more>>

Morocco Will Reopen To Vaccinated Tourists Without Testing
Travel Off Path
Morocco has decided to open for international vaccinated travelers without testing requirements – including those from the US, Canada, and the U.K – from June 15th 2021. The reopening is an attempt to salvage Morocco’s damaged travel industry as the pandemic has slowed tourism to a crawl for much of the past 15 months.)…Read more>>

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