Corporate Council on Africa News Updates

(Posted 13th January 2022)

U.S.-AFRICA RELATIONSWill Biden deliver on his commitment to Africa in 2022?

Brookings
When he was running to win the White House, President Joe Biden’s campaign committed to implement a “bold strategy” toward Africa… Read more>>

Readout of President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia
The White House
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia to discuss the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia and opportunities to advance peace and reconciliation….Read more>>

HEALTH


In Southern Africa, Success Against H.I.V. Offers Hope for Beating Back Another Virus
The New York Times
A former Africa correspondent, who covered the height of the AIDS epidemic there 15 years ago, finds lessons in the remarkable progress against that virus for our current fight…. Read more>>

Two years of COVID-19 in Africa: lessons for the world
Springer Nature
In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Africa’s rapid and coordinated response, informed by emerging data, was remarkable. Now, in 2022, as vast vaccination campaigns have enabled the global north to gain some control over the pandemic, Africa lags behind….Read more>>

INFRASTRUCTURE
West African nations sever links with Mali over election delay
Reuters
West African nations will close their borders with Mali, sever diplomatic ties and impose tough economic sanctions in response to its “unacceptable” delay in holding elections…Read More>>

TOURISM
Omicron saw flight bookings to SA drop 85% in December – but travel is slowly recovering
Business Insider
Controversial travel bans imposed on South Africa and neighbouring countries immediately following the detection of Omicron have had a devastating impact on airlines and the tourism industry… Read more>>

Tanzania: Serengeti National Park Attracts More Visitors in Festive Season
All Africa
A diverse group of tourists from different parts of the world has spent this festive season in Serengeti National Park where they had joyful moments such as viewing various beautiful wild animals including the Big Five…. Read More>>

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