Tag: Africa

COVID-19 has worsened humanitarian crisis in Horn of Africa, UN Says

NAIROBI, June 21 (Xinhua) — The Horn of Africa region is grappling with a widespread humanitarian crisis linked to negative…

China-built tallest skyscraper in Africa topped out in Egypt’s new capital

CAIRO, June 17 (Xinhua) — With a commanding view of the modern buildings sprouting up in the central business district…

Africa economy set for modest recovery in 2021 [Report]

ADDIS ABABA – Africa’s economy will rebound from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and achieve a modest recovery this…

2020: A strange year for African Startups

As a result of the pandemic, the amount of private equity funds raised for African start-ups declined by nearly 30%…

Biden presidency: Relief for Africa, or less than it seems?

While US President Joe Biden has brought relief to ordinary Africans by lifting the harmful travel ban affecting Muslim and…

UK extends entry ban to travellers from 11 African countries for COVID variant

The United Kingdom said on Thursday it would extend a ban on travellers entering England to southern African countries in…

Excitement as Africa counts down start of trading under AfCFTA

The trading phase under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), signed by 54 of the 55 countries in Africa,…

WTO endorses package to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises

MEMBERS of the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s informal working group on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) have released a package…

Africa’s trade to rebound in 2021 [Report]

PAN-African financial institution, Afreximbank projects that the continent’s trade performance will rebound strongly in 2021 driven by demand for African…

Nigeria Plans to Approve Covid-19 Vaccine Early Next Year

Nigeria expects to license by April one of the vaccines under development globally for Covid-19, the West African nation’s drugs…