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U.S. to ship 4 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nigeria, 5.66 mln to South Africa

Reuters
Four million doses of the Moderna (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine will go to Nigeria and 5.66 million doses of the Pfizer (PFE.N) vaccine to South Africa, the officials said. The South Africa shipment is the single largest sent by the United States… Read more>>

ENERGY

Energy Will Play a Critical Role in The Success of Africa’s Free Trade Area
In Depth News
Africa Renewal’s Managing Editor Kingsley Ighobor talks to Damilola Ogunbiyi. NEW YORK (IDN | Africa Renewal) — Damilola Ogunbiyi is the CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All… Read more>>

Uganda is the Biggest Oil Story in Africa and is Set to Make a Strong Play for Investment at African Energy Week in Cape Town
Africa News
Uganda has emerged as a formidable oil and gas competitor and African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 in Cape Town will showcase it…Read more>>

ICT

Taxes on internet usage slow down ICT growth
Tech Crunch
Uganda abandoned the levy on social media access and instead introduced a 12% tax on internet data. Still in its early days, the effects of the new tax are yet to be seen… Read more>>

TOURISM

Covid-19’s third wave dashes hope of tourism revival in east Africa
QZ
It is the high season across east Africa’s national parks. But for the second year in a row, the plains remain unusually quiet. Despite hopes of a revival in the tourism sector after a difficult 2020, the region’s industry is still struggling to get back on its feet due to a third wave of Covid-19 sweeping across the continent….Read more>>

Morocco to extend night curfew to limit COVID-19 surge
Reuters
Morocco will lengthen its night curfew, starting two hours earlier at 9 p.m. (2000 GMT) from Tuesday, as it tightens restrictions to counter a surge in coronavirus infections, the government said on Monday…Read more>>

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