Corporate Council on Africa News Updates

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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-BioNTech to start producing Covid-19 vaccines in South Africa in 2022

CNN
Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN)Pfizer and BioNTech will start to manufacture their Covid-19 vaccine in South Africa, they announced jointly on Wednesday, in a move that could significantly increase the availability of doses across the continent next year... 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


Egypt eases Covid-19 restrictions in order to draw tourists

QZ
The coronavirus pandemic has been harsh for Africa’s $50 billion tourism industry, with the fall-off in foreign visitors likely to knock out more than 6% of countries’ GDP on average in 2021, according to the UN…Read more>>

Marrakech welcomes tourists after pandemic restrictions ease
Africa News
Restrictions on flights into the country were relaxed on June 15. Since then, Morocco’s tourism industry has had some level of recovery. As well as tourists, Moroccans living abroad have been traveling home to spend time with family for the Islamic feast of Eid al-Adha….Read more>>

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