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[Column] Wayne Miller: The role of the pandemic in transforming healthcare
16-04-2021 | 10:28:23
Despite the many challenges of 2020, healthcare organisations have gained considerable insights and experience that will transform the sector well into the future.
EAC member states join CommonTrust Network on health data for global travel
16-04-2021 | 06:52:12
As countries seek to relax border restrictions, quarantines and lock-downs, they need a more reliable, trustworthy and efficient way to validate the health status of incoming travelers.
USAID launches $3 million grants to support food security challenge in Nigeria
15-04-2021 | 06:17:00
In launching the Challenge, USAID seeks commercially viable youth-led and mid-stage companies already working in food production, processing, and distribution.
Global Fund report shows massive disruption to healthcare caused by COVID-19 in Africa and Asia
14-04-2021 | 11:04:00
A new report by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria shows COVID-19 has massively disrupted health systems and health service delivery for HIV, TB and malaria in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia in 2020.
[Column] Apollos Nwafor: How Africa can rebuild through agriculture
14-04-2021 | 06:40:13
The COVID-19 pandemic has created massive disruption in agri-food systems around the world. It has compounded the food security situation globally.
Vodacom partners with AUDA-NEPAD on Covid-19 vaccine roll-out across Africa
12-04-2021 | 14:42:00
The roll-out of mVacciNation, developed by Mezzanine, a member of the Vodacom Group, is the first project in a public-private partnership that has been formed between Vodacom Group and AUDA-NEPAD.
NDB approves $1billion COVID-19 emergency program loan to South Africa
09-04-2021 | 11:39:00
The New Development Bank (NDB) approved a $1 billion COVID-19 Emergency Program Loan to the Government of the Republic of South Africa for supporting South Africa’s economic recovery from COVID-19.
[Rwanda] KTRN partners with Babyl to power digital healthcare during the pandemic
09-04-2021 | 07:25:00
KTRN, Rwanda's only 4G LTE wholesaler company, has joined Babyl Rwanda in its efforts to expand digital healthcare across the country through the #ConnectRwanda Initiative.
Digital information service helps small scale farmers respond to COVID-19
09-04-2021 | 06:36:40
As movement restrictions and other safety measures took hold across Kenya, the Kenya National Farmers’ Federation (KENAFF) created a mobile phone–based information service as a way to respond to the crisis and keep farmers better informed.
African fisheries need reforms to boost resilience after Covid-19, study
09-04-2021 | 05:44:00
The African fisheries sector could benefit substantially from proper infrastructure and support services, which are generally lacking. The sector currently grapples with fragile value chains and marketing.
[Column] Hardeep Sound: Greater collaboration, tech needed for effective vaccine rollout in Kenya
08-04-2021 | 13:17:03
The distribution and administration of vaccines at the scale of COVID-19 is a monumental challenge. There is much at stake because disruptions in the supply chain can prevent the delivery of the vaccine and negatively impact public trust.
Binance Charity announces $1 million crypto donation to UNICEF to help in global COVID-19 vaccine rollout
08-04-2021 | 09:07:00
Binance Charity has announced the world’s first crypto donation to UNICEF’s role in the global COVID-19 vaccine rollout—the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation ever undertaken.
Vodacom Group, Vodafone Foundation contribute €4.2 million to support Covid-19 vaccine roll-out across Africa
07-04-2021 | 15:58:00
The contribution will buy cold-chain technology and provide logistics support to help to ensure the safe delivery of Covid-19 vaccines that need to be stored at extremely cold temperatures.
WHO calls on everyone to participate in building a fairer healthier world
07-04-2021 | 09:47:00
"Africa need to act on the social and economic determinants of health, by working across sectors to improve living and working conditions, and access to education, particularly for the most marginalized groups," WHO said.
MENA economies face rapid accumulation of public debt, strong institutions will be key to recovery, World Bank
06-04-2021 | 08:52:00
The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated long-standing development challenges in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, contributing to a rise in poverty, a deterioration of public finances, an increase in debt vulnerabilities.
World Bank funds $300m to consolidate social safety nets for children and poor households in Tunisia
01-04-2021 | 07:14:00
The World Bank approved $300 million in financing for the COVID-19 Social Protection Emergency Response Project in Tunisia.
EBRD, EU support Moroccan medical garments producer with €6m loan financing
01-04-2021 | 07:05:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) are stepping up their support for businesses in Morocco, with a €6 million loan to Lamatem, a Moroccan producer of high-‎end ‎medical garments.
Sub-Saharan Africa poised for recovery amid recession, World Bank
31-03-2021 | 07:26:00
The economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have contracted by 2.0% in 2020, closer to the lower bound of the forecast in April 2020, and prospects for recovery are strengthening amid actions to contain new waves of the pandemic.
AfCFTA, UNDP announce new partnership towards inclusive growth in Africa
31-03-2021 | 06:23:00
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) signed a strategic partnership to promote trade as a stimulus for Africa’s socioeconomic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Africa signs agreement with Johnson & Johnson for 400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines
29-03-2021 | 09:51:34
In a historic COVID-19 vaccine procurement Agreement, all African Union Member States, through the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) will have access to 220 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine.
Morocco suspends flights in 37 countries
29-03-2021 | 09:31:17
The Moroccan National Airport Office (ONDA) has issued a brief statement to remind travelers of the 37 countries Morocco suspended flights with.
South Sudan receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility
26-03-2021 | 06:01:00
A total of 132,000 doses of the Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine arrived at the Juba International Airport in South Sudan. This is the first of several vaccine shipments scheduled to arrive over the coming months to South Sudan through the COVAX Facility.
[Burundi] Not yet ready for Covid vaccines
24-03-2021 | 07:54:00
Burundi will wait for more research to establish the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines before it can administer them, the country’s health minister has said.
Africa urged to focus on green investments in energy for a green recovery from COVID-19
22-03-2021 | 07:24:16
Accessible, reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity will underpin more inclusive, economic and sustainable industrialization across the continent.
[Column] Aida Diarra: Small businesses shift to digital commerce will evolve further in 2021
19-03-2021 | 15:22:36
Meanwhile, shopper habits have changed considerably, and this means small businesses must continue to adapt and grow with the direction of the wind.
Tunisia receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX Facility
18-03-2021 | 05:51:00
Tunisia received the first batch of 93,600 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility. This delivery is part of a first wave of arrivals that will continue during the year, with the goal of vaccinating 20% of the population in Tunisia.
Somalia receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines under the COVAX initiative
16-03-2021 | 10:00:39
Somalia has joined the growing list of countries to receive the COVID-19 vaccines, under the COVAX initiative which aims to ensure fair and equitable access of all nations to the pandemic-beating solution.
DRC holds rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine as a precautionary measure
15-03-2021 | 07:23:23
The Democratic Republic of Congo has postponed its AstraZeneca vaccination rollout campaign, originally set to begin on Monday, March 15th.
Rwanda leads region in Covid-19 vaccination
15-03-2021 | 06:24:51
As of March 11, Rwanda had vaccinated 238,942 people including frontline health workers, people aged 65 and above, people living with chronic health conditions, people with disabilities and teachers.
FAO to provide livelihood assistance to nearly 49 million people in 2021
12-03-2021 | 06:30:47
As the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict and climate-related crises drive acute levels of hunger higher, FAO is seeking $1.1 billion in 2021 to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world's most food-insecure people.
Tunisia receives first major vaccine delivery
10-03-2021 | 08:14:26
Tunisia received its first major delivery of coronavirus vaccine doses Tuesday, almost a month later than expected, paving the way for the start of its inoculation campaign this week.
[Nigeria] Dangote Sugar increases production by 13.7% despite pandemic
10-03-2021 | 07:07:28
The sugar group also posted an increase in sales volume which rose by 6.9 per cent, from 684,487 tonnes to 731,701 tonnes.
WHO: COVID-19 vaccine rollout shouldn’t tempt people to relax efforts in COVID-19 fight
08-03-2021 | 09:49:00
“countries are going to lurch back into third and fourth surges if we’re not careful”, World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against relaxing efforts in fighting the coronavirus pandemic
Morocco suspends flights with Algeria, Egypt
08-03-2021 | 08:48:28
Morocco suspended all flights to and from Algeria and Egypt as part of its efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19
[Rwanda] EU discusses actions against COVID-19 recovery
08-03-2021 | 06:02:00
The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, who is in Rwanda on an official visit, met with Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, and held discussions on various topics including the pandemic.
Mozambique’s economy growth expected to rebound by 2022, World Bank
05-03-2021 | 06:57:00
Mozambique’s economy is expected to gradually recover from 2021 but substantial downside risks remain due to uncertainty surrounding the path of the COVID-19 pandemic.
[DRC] More than 1.7 million COVID-19 vaccines arrived
03-03-2021 | 09:05:00
More than 1.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Kinshasa, the capital of the DRC.
Cameroon acquires ambulances in fight against COVID-19
03-03-2021 | 07:27:12
Cameroon has received the first consignment of ambulances intended to strengthen the country’s health system as well as part of the response plan to the COVID-19.
WHO, AfDB and Africa CDC call for investments in local manufacture of drugs
03-03-2021 | 07:25:44
Africa must protect itself against future pandemics and other shocks through higher investment in primary healthcare and increased local manufacturing of key medical products.
Cote d’Ivoire prepares to launch COVID-19 vaccination drive
01-03-2021 | 12:58:00
People began to queue early Monday as Cote D’Ivoire prepared to launch a COVID-19 inoculation drive with doses from the COVAX vaccine sharing facility.
DHL partners with Longhorn Vaccines & Diagnostics to assure safety of lab testing in Africa and Asia
26-02-2021 | 05:16:34
DHL Global Forwarding has partnered with Longhorn Vaccines & Diagnostics to deliver Covid-19 testing vials to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Kenya, Nepal and the Philippines.
Senegal begins covid-19 vaccination with doses from China's Sinopharm
24-02-2021 | 09:14:00
Senegal on Tuesday began its vaccination campaign against the coronavirus with 200,000 doses of vaccines bought from China.
[Gabon] Measures against Covid-19 go badly
24-02-2021 | 08:42:44
With over 60 sample collection sites, a network of laboratories, including a high-capacity one, Gabon has tested nearly a tenth of its 2 million people for COVID-19.
IMF grants Mali $57mln for post-Covid recovery
24-02-2021 | 06:46:00
Mali has secured $57.6 million in financing from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Ethiopian partners with UNICEF for global vaccine distribution
23-02-2021 | 11:36:14
Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with UNICEF to help secure the transport of vaccines and other life-saving supplies worldwide.
[Morocco] receives 500,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine of COVID-19
17-02-2021 | 10:53:18
A batch of 500,000 doses arrived from Beijing on Tuesday, bringing Morocco’s total number of received COVID-19 vaccines to seven million.
WHO lists two additional COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use and COVAX roll out
17-02-2021 | 06:52:00
The World Health Organization (WHO), listed two versions of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the green light for these vaccines to be rolled out globally through COVAX.
Cryo-Vacc launches in South Africa with working prototype
17-02-2021 | 06:28:00
Helium and natural gas company Renergen announced the completion and successful operation of the Company’s first Cryo-VaccTM prototype in South Africa, Johannesburg.
World Bank supports COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Africa
15-02-2021 | 11:40:00
The World Bank approved an additional financing of $5 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to provide the small island nation of Cabo Verde with affordable and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Zimbabwe Receives 200,000 Doses of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine
15-02-2021 | 09:02:06
Zimbabwe has received its first batch of 200,000 doses of Sinopharm donated by the Chinese government in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
[Rwanda] National Vaccination Program has begun vaccinating high-risk groups.
15-02-2021 | 06:37:00
The Government of Rwanda has kicked off the national vaccination program for Covid-19, starting with health care staff as part of the high-risk groups.
[Column] Kabelo Makwane: Disaster recovery through cloud computing
12-02-2021 | 06:09:53
During the last year alone, we have seen a number of organisations become the latest victims of targeted cyber-attacks and large-scale data breaches, ultimately bringing business to their knees.
[Column] Tolu Oyekan: How to forge an inclusive economic recovery in Africa
11-02-2021 | 14:08:09
Indeed, Africa’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis depends on how effectively governments will be able to balance urgent actions to stabilise economies.
[Column] Eva Ngigi-Sarwari: The small business guide to boosting sales in 2021
11-02-2021 | 08:18:03
For many businesses, finding success amid the COVID-19 era has been challenging. The pandemic has brought with it many challenges and the outlook for businesses remains uncertain.
The OPEC Fund, AFC sign $50m loan agreement to support post-COVID-19 African infrastructure
10-02-2021 | 14:00:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) and Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) have signed a $50 million loan agreement to help finance and build infrastructure needed for Africa’s post-COVID recovery.
[Rwanda] 550,000 Rwandans to fall into extreme poverty this year – World Bank
10-02-2021 | 07:41:00
Rwanda’s economy has fallen into its first recession due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and could potentially compromise years of gains in poverty reduction, the World Bank said Monday.
COVID-19 ‘extremely unlikely’ to have come from a lab, experts say
10-02-2021 | 07:20:00
The virus that causes COVID-19 probably jumped from animals to humans and is “extremely unlikely” to have come from a laboratory, the head of an international team investigating the origins of the disease said on Tuesday.
ILO joins partnership to promote global health
10-02-2021 | 05:57:07
The ILO has joined the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All (SDG3 GAP), becoming the 13th signatory agency to the partnership.
FAO welcomes €40m from Germany to help farmers withstand shocks and extreme climate events
09-02-2021 | 09:13:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) welcomed a €40 million contribution from Germany to help farmers and fishers withstand threats like COVID-19 and extreme climate events.
COVID-19 pushes Rwanda into recession, severely impacts human capital
09-02-2021 | 08:59:00
The Rwandan economy has fallen into its first recession due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and could potentially compromise years of gains in poverty reduction.
Mozambique, Global Fund launch grants to build sustainable health systems
08-02-2021 | 14:52:00
The Global Fund, the Government of Mozambique and health partners in Mozambique launched the implementation of six new grants to fight HIV, TB and malaria and build resilient and sustainable systems for health.
[Rwanda] "Until Africans get the Covid vaccinations they need, the whole world will suffer", Paul Kagame
08-02-2021 | 12:14:00
Ensuring equitable access to vaccines globally during a pandemic is not only a moral issue, but an economic imperative to protect the wellbeing of people everywhere. But when will Africa get the protection it needs? If all lives are equal, why isn’t access to vaccines?
[Africa Business Panel] 6 percent of African Business Professionals expect their companies not to survive the Covid-19 Crisis
08-02-2021 | 09:50:14
About 2/3 of the African companies (62%) say they are struggling but will survive. Almost a third of companies (29%) say they are doing well and the near future is looking good
South African entrepreneurs who made the best of the COVID-19 pandemic
08-02-2021 | 09:50:14
On the evening of 23 March, South Africans gathered around their television sets to listen to arguably the most important announcement of this year. At the time, the nation was on edge.
"Until Africans get the Covid vaccinations they need, the whole world will suffer", said Paul Kagame
08-02-2021 | 09:49:00
Ensuring equitable access to vaccines globally during a pandemic is not only a moral issue, but an economic imperative to protect the wellbeing of people everywhere. But when will Africa get the protection it needs? If all lives are equal, why isn’t access to vaccines?
[Kenya] Business training boosts young farmers’ resilience amid COVID-19
05-02-2021 | 10:00:00
A study carried out among 874 young Kenyan agripreneurs drawn from 31 countries last year has revealed the impact COVID-19 continues to have on small businesses and brought to light the kind of skills they require to survive future shocks.
Global fisheries and aquaculture hard hit by COVID-19 pandemic, FAO reports
04-02-2021 | 06:50:00
Global fisheries and aquaculture have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and could face further disruption in 2021 as lockdowns affect supply and demand across the sector, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The Rockefeller Foundation commits $35 million to Covid-19 response efforts In Africa
04-02-2021 | 06:48:50
The Rockefeller Foundation has announced an initial $34.95 million to ensure more equitable access to Covid-19 testing and vaccines; leverage innovation, data, machine-learning; combat the escalating food crisis; and scale up access to renewable energy in Africa.
Germany contributes €10m to HEPR Program for disease preparedness in developing countries
03-02-2021 | 07:58:22
Germany is contributing €10 million to the HEPR Program to help developing countries respond to the health consequences of COVID-19 and increase investments in health preparedness and emergency response.
Innova COVID Antigen Tests capable of detecting UK, South Africa and Brazil variants
02-02-2021 | 06:57:00
Innova Medical Group, world's manufacturer of rapid antigen test kits and leader in COVID-19 testing solutions globally, confirmed that the company's SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test kits have successfully detected the several mutated strains.
Africa Medical Supplies Platform opens COVID-19 vaccines pre-orders for 55 African Union Member States
19-01-2021 | 10:18:32
The Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), on behalf of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), has commenced the COVID-19 vaccines pre-order programme for all African Union Member States
[Column] Ishmael Sunga: Strengthening intra-African trade can build resilience to shocks like Covid-19
11-01-2021 | 14:34:04
Before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in Africa, its impact on trade was already being felt.In an ordinary year, Africa imports more than US$70 billion in food and agricultural products.
Global economy to expand by 4% in 2021, vaccine deployment and investment key to sustaining recovery, World Bank
06-01-2021 | 09:17:00
The global economy is expected to expand 4% in 2021, assuming an initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes widespread throughout the year.
EIB, Banque Misr partner to support private businesses and SMEs in Egypt
06-01-2021 | 07:02:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing Banque Misr with a €425 million credit line to support Egyptian private small and medium-sized enterprises.
GPE approves $300m in grants for CAR, Ethiopia and Mozambique
22-12-2020 | 07:39:00
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has approved $300 million in new grants to transform education systems in the Central African Republic, Ethiopia and Mozambique.
Tourism back to 1990 levels as arrivals fall by more than 70%, UNWTO
22-12-2020 | 06:48:00
According to the latest tourism data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), destinations welcomed 900 million fewer international tourists between January and October when compared with the same period of 2019.
Nordic Development Fund extends $8.8m grant to African Water Facility
15-12-2020 | 07:16:00
The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) approved $8.8 million in grant funding to the African Water Facility (AWF) to bolster investments in COVID-19 recovery and preparation for investment of water supply.
World Bank approves $400m program to support Morocco’s social protection response and reform
04-12-2020 | 07:59:00
The World Bank approved a $400 million program to support Morocco’ social protection system, as part of the kingdom’s sweeping reforms to strengthen its social safety nets.
IFC loans $10m to I&M Bank Rwanda to support SMEs, economic activity and Jobs
04-12-2020 | 07:31:00
IFC announced a loan to I&M Bank Rwanda, to help the bank increase lending to potentially thousands of Small and Medium Sized enterprises in Rwanda, many of which are facing COVID-19-related liquidity challenges.
Mastercard Foundation, UNICEF partner for quality and equitable learning opportunities in Ghana
24-11-2020 | 07:28:00
The Mastercard Foundation and UNICEF have joined forces to advance the efforts of the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service to provide quality and equitable learning opportunities for more than nine million children in Ghana.
[South Africa] Sasfin Bank benefits from EU-FMO emergency facility
16-11-2020 | 13:32:30
South Africa's Sasfin Bank has benefited from the COVID-19 emergency facility set in place by the EU and FMO’s NASIRA fund.
[Column] NJ Ayuk: COVID-19 should be a wake up call for Africa’s oil and gas industry
13-11-2020 | 06:56:15
Today, the economic winds are at our backs. There is so much we can do this year and beyond to make Africa more prosperous and hopeful.
UNICEF, WHO call for emergency action to avert measles and polio epidemics
09-11-2020 | 06:56:00
UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) issued an urgent call to action to avert major measles and polio epidemics as COVID-19 continues to disrupt immunization services worldwide.
FAO launches Food Coalition to lift food access, sustainable agri-food systems
09-11-2020 | 06:47:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) formally launched the Food Coalition, arising from the need for concerted action to prevent the COVID-19 international health emergency from triggering a catastrophic world food crisis.
Philips, African Union join forces to create access to healthcare solutions in Africa
05-11-2020 | 08:22:00
Royal Philips, global leader in health technology, and the African Union announced a new partnership aimed to strengthen healthcare infrastructures and access to care in African Union Member States by improving access to medical equipment.
Afreximbank, ITFC and BADEA launch $1.5b facility to support African economies
04-11-2020 | 14:30:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has partnered with International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), and the Arab Bank For Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), to launch $1.5 billion facility to support African economies.
EU provides €100m to Mozambique for education, health and social protection
04-11-2020 | 06:34:00
The European Commission and the Government of Mozambique have signed a budget support programme worth €100 million to respond to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19.
[South Africa] Aspen, Johnson & Johnson partner to manufacture investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate
04-11-2020 | 06:11:00
Aspen announced that Aspen Pharmacare has entered into a preliminary agreement with two of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, for the technical transfer and proposed commercial manufacture of their COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
Remittance flows to shrink 14% by 2021, report
03-11-2020 | 07:02:00
As the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis continues to spread, the amount of money migrant workers send home is projected to decline 14 percent by 2021 compared to the pre COVID-19 levels in 2019.
[Column] Grace Kamau, Gulraj Grewal: Mental Health: Beyond the Investments – Work from Home or live at work?
30-10-2020 | 06:08:00
While the country is starting to reopen, many organizations are choosing to continue imposing a work from home policy.
Mastercard Foundation partners with ICCO Cooperation to build resilience of 8,000 Senegalese farmers
22-10-2020 | 11:03:00
ICCO Cooperation and the Mastercard Foundation have joined forces to support smallholder farmers in Senegal who were left reeling from the impact of COVID-19.
Top African brands could lose up to $60 billion from COVID-19, report
19-10-2020 | 07:11:48
As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on the global economy, Africa’s top 150 most valuable brands could lose up to 12% of brand value cumulatively according to the Brand Finance Africa 150 2020 report.
Sound Energy announces 24 month extension to initial period of Sidi Moktar Permits onshore Morocco
15-10-2020 | 10:23:11
Moroccan focused upstream gas company Sound Energy announced due to further disruption caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, ONHYM has approved a 24 month extension to the initial period of the Sidi Moktar Permits.
Africa Medical Supplies Platform, bioMérieux partner to facilitate supply of high-quality COVID-19 diagnostics
09-10-2020 | 06:23:00
bioMérieux and the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), have partnered to facilitate the supply of high-quality diagnostic solutions from the bioMérieux Pandemic Response Portfolio to African Union Member States.
World Bank confirms economic downturn in Sub-Saharan Africa, outlines key polices needed for recovery
08-10-2020 | 06:45:00
Driven by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 global pandemic, growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to fall to -3.3 percent in 2020, pushing the region into its first recession in 25 years, according World Bank's latest regional economic analysis.
RDIF, Pharco agree to supply 25m doses of Sputnik V vaccine to Egypt
07-10-2020 | 13:01:00
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Pharco, a pharmaceutical group in Egypt have agreed to secure the supply of 25 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine to Egypt.
Ethiopian unveils COVID-19 global insurance cover
02-10-2020 | 13:55:00
Ethiopian Airlines Group, Largest Aviation Group in Africa announced it will cover the medical insurance including repatriation, evacuation and quarantine costs related to COVID-19 as of 1st of October 2020 until 31st of March 2021.
Boschs launches new rapid coronavirus test delivering reliable results in 39 minutes
01-10-2020 | 09:08:00
Bosch has developed a new rapid test for its Vivalytic analysis device to detect the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen, providing a reliable result in 39 minutes and is currently the fastest polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test worldwide.
[Survey] Threats and Opportunities for African Business in 2020 and beyond
26-09-2020 | 10:37:00
As a valued member of Africa Business Communities, we invite you to participate in this a survey to better understand the impact of COVID19 on the current economy in general and within specific industries, but also look at the near future
Kenya horticulture industry flourishes despite the Covid-19 disruption
25-09-2020 | 13:00:00
The horticulture industry in Kenya is optimistic of quick recovery as global space slowly opens after the Covid-19 disruption.