Corporate Council on Africa News Updates

U.S.-AFRICA RELATIONS

Free trade agreement between Kenya and the U.S faces new challenges in Congress

Ecofin Agency

The trade agreement that could be the most significant development in U.S-Africa trade relations, since the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) passed in Congress in 2000, faces another hurdle. This is attributable to the expiration of the key legislative tool (TPA)…Read more>>

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>>

INFRASTRUCTURE

Facebook to fund ‘extensive’ network infrastructure project in Africa

Techcabal
Africa’s largest fibre company, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, this week announced that it was partnering with Facebook to build an “extensive” fibre network – over 2,000 kilometres (or 1,243 miles) long – on the continent….Read more>>

Africa’s rail sector poised for growth
International Railway Journal
While interest and the political will to expand rail in Africa is increasing, achieving the level of construction required to create a truly interconnected network will require hard work and much more funding than is currently allocated. David Burroughs talks to the African rail sector to understand the future of rail on the continent….Read more>>

TOURISM

How to revive African tourism after the COVID-19 pandemic

The Conversation
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the global tourism industry contributed US$9.2 trillion or 10.4%, to global GDP. It was considered one of the fastest-growing industries, accounting for at least one in every four new jobs globally.
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Expert urges governments to revamp tourism, says sector’s potential inexhaustible
Sundiata Post
Mr Damar Victor, the Assistant General Manager (Wildlife), Plateau Tourism Corporation, has urged governments at all levels to revamp the tourism sector, saying its potential is inexhaustible.
Victor made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Wednesday…Read more>>

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