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TOURISM

Mauritius officially Covid-19 free
Mauritius officially Covid-19 free

While the WHO predicted more than 20,000 cases and 1,139 deaths in the over-60 age group for the Indian Ocean island, there have been only 332 positive cases, of which 322 people recovered, with 10 deaths recorded - five of which was directly related to the coronavirus...

19 May 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Impact BBDO Dubai with BBDO Pakistan Lahore and Samar Minallah Khan Islamabad's “Truck Art Childfinder” on behalf of Berger Paints.
ADC 99th Annual Awards Week: 36 Cube winners in Fashion Design and Illustration

Winners in Fashion Design and Illustration were revealed on the first day of the week-long online ADC 99th Annual Awards, part of The One Club for Creativity and the world's longest continually-running program celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising...

18 May 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

#LockdownLessons: We are only as strong as our most vulnerable
#LockdownLessons: We are only as strong as our most vulnerable

Amina Rai, regional communication officer for the UNHCR Private Sector Partnerships Africa, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2020

RETAIL

Mukuru Groceries enables people in SA to support Zimbabweans in need
Mukuru Groceries enables people in SA to support Zimbabweans in need

African remittance provider Mukuru has launched a grocery service that will give foreign national workers living in South Africa, as well as any South Africa-based customer, the ability to send groceries...

18 May 2020

TOURISM

#LockdownLessons: Adapting to the 'new normal' will remain a priority for the foreseeable future
#LockdownLessons: Adapting to the 'new normal' will remain a priority for the foreseeable future

We chat to Tim Cordon, Radisson Hotel Group's senior area vice president for Africa and Middle East to find out more about how Covid-19 has impacted the Group during these unusual times...

By Robin Fredericks 18 May 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Tom Alweendo, Namibia’s minister of mines and energy.
Namibia's plans for greater energy security

To improve its energy security, Namibia is planning to grow its upstream industry by reviewing its policies in a bid to court private sector investors...

By Nicci Botha 18 May 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Controls to manage fake news in Africa are affecting freedom of expression

Governments across the world are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. Alongside the mountain of related challenges, fake news has become a source of frustration. Some are now referring to this fake news phenomenon as a 'disinfodemic'...

By Ashwanee Budoo 18 May 2020

TOURISM

Local award winning documentary wins at WTM Africa 2020
Local award winning documentary wins at WTM Africa 2020

The Blood Lions campaign in conjunction with Love Africa Marketing has won 'Most Compelling Digital Story' in the inaugural African Travel Week Travel & Tourism Awards...

18 May 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi is arrested during a protest in Nairobi in 2014. AFP via Getty Images.
New media voices are telling Kenya's Covid-19 stories - from the ground up

In the last two months, a wide range of Covid-19 news stories have provided multiple perspectives on the scale and impact of the pandemic in the Kenyan context...

By Wambui Wamunyu 18 May 2020

FINANCE

A member of the Nigerian Health Task Force fumigates a building in Abuja, Nigeria, as the city struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus. COVID-19 Photo by Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images
Steps to inoculate African economies against the impact of coronavirus

The curve of the coronavirus pandemic started to bend upwards in Africa only recently - just as the curve in the 10 most-affected countries around the world was flattening...

By Chuku Chuku 15 May 2020

PROPERTY

Redesigning workspaces for a post-Covid-19 world
Redesigning workspaces for a post-Covid-19 world

Countries that have suffered the most severe outbreaks of Covid-19 are seeing infection rates level off as lockdowns and widespread restrictions on movement take effect...

By Michael Aldridge 15 May 2020

TOURISM

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Emirates resumes passenger flights to 9 destinations

Travellers will only be accepted on these flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries...

15 May 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#LockdownLessons: Online connectivity, the network and stakeholder engagement tool of the future
#LockdownLessons: Online connectivity, the network and stakeholder engagement tool of the future

Solly Moeng, Founder & Convenor of The Africa Brand Summit, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Issued by Africa Brand Summit 15 May 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

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IATA: Governments to reconsider air travel quarantine measures

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) latest analysis shows that the damage to air travel from Covid-19 extends into the medium-term, with long-haul and international travel being the most severely impacted...

14 May 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

The Africa Shared Value Leadership eSummit - not to be missed
The Africa Shared Value Leadership eSummit - not to be missed

The virtual event draws African business leaders to share learnings on Covid-19 relief efforts...

Issued by Shift Impact Africa 14 May 2020

LIFESTYLE

Between 10and5 Artist Auction partnered by BASA
Between 10and5 Artist Auction partnered by BASA

In honour of Africa Month, Between 10and5 is curating and hosting an Instagram auction. Reminiscent of Between 10and5's auction that kicked off its Creative Women Week in 2019, the auction is a charity initiative and 100% of proceeds will go towards the next round of BASA's Artists Relief campaign...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 14 May 2020

ENERGY & MINING

New Angolan budgetary restrictions underline government's determination to support Opec
New Angolan budgetary restrictions underline government's determination to support Opec

Angola has suspended all contracts signed under the public investment programme where a source of funding has not yet been definitively secured.

13 May 2020

LIFESTYLE

Covid-19 disrupting fashion value chains
Covid-19 disrupting fashion value chains

African Fashion International (AFI) could never have imagined hosting the last day of Fashion Week to an eerily empty CTICC, livestreaming the entire schedule of evening shows. Little did we know, five years ago, the online streaming service that we had introduced would soon be the new normal...

By Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe 13 May 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

NYF Advertising Awards announces 2020 recipients of special Industry Awards
NYF Advertising Awards announces 2020 recipients of special Industry Awards

NYF Advertising Awards announces 2020 Industry Awards with McCann Worldgroup earning Global Network of the Year, Mastercard is Global Brand of the Year; Jung von Matt AG is Independent Agency of the Year...

12 May 2020

TOURISM

The shape of recovery - and why it may not be the right question to focus on
The shape of recovery - and why it may not be the right question to focus on

If you weren't sailing smoothly before the crisis and/or don't see hospitality as a core business you should be evaluating your options to exit, or partner with a hotelier that will enable your business model, or a bank that will see you through the trough, so you can sell it at a better valuation during the recovery...

By Rishabh Thapar 11 May 2020

FINANCE

To meet the needs of its youthful population, African businesses must expand and governments must invest in infrastructure. Getty Images
Moratorium on debt for Africa? Be careful of unintended consequences

Africa is home to 41 of the International Monetary Fund's 59 Low Income Countries. These are more structurally vulnerable to external shocks such as Covid-19...

By Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal 11 May 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

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Covid detection trials landing at Heathrow

The aim of the trial is to reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting Covid-19 while travelling...

8 May 2020

FINANCE

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Vultures, doves and African debt: here's a way out

Once again, African countries are confronting overwhelming debt burdens. According to the most recent World Bank debt statistics, they owe a total of $493.6bn in long term debt to their foreign official and commercial creditors. About one third, $117bn, is in the form of tradeable bonds...

By Danny Bradlow 7 May 2020

TOURISM

Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel
Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel

Without urgent funding, the Covid-19 crisis could see a collapse of the sector in Africa, taking with it millions of jobs...

7 May 2020

RETAIL

Forrester forecasts $2.1tn in retail losses globally in 2020
Forrester forecasts $2.1tn in retail losses globally in 2020

Forrester predicts that due to the coronavirus, retail sales in 2020 will decline by an average of 9.6% globally, a loss of $2.1tn...

7 May 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Sandras Phiri, founder of StartupCircles
#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Sandras Phiri, founder of StartupCircles

As a business strategist and startup coach, Sandras Phiri is well-known in the startup community. He shares some insight into how his latest project has had to adjust to lockdown life...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 May 2020

TOURISM

Africa's Travel Indaba, Lilizela Awards cancelled
Africa's Travel Indaba, Lilizela Awards cancelled

Following the outbreak of Covid-19, the tourism industry had to re-evaluate and assess a number of business events which were scheduled to take place this year...

6 May 2020

HEALTHCARE

Community members wearing protective face masks as they queue for aid in Zandspruit informal settlement, north of Johannesburg. Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images
African countries are moving to make masks mandatory: key questions answered

Many countries, including South Africa and Nigeria in Africa, are moving to make it mandatory to wear non-medical cloth masks when people are outside their homes...

By Shaheen Mehtar, Lucille Blumberg, Marc Mendelson 6 May 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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D&AD announces 2020 programme

Following D&AD's announcement earlier this year confirming the 2020 Awards would go ahead in a digital capacity due to the global coronavirus outbreak, the organisation has announced its programme for the 58th edition of their annual awards...

6 May 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

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Ethiopian Airlines launches new app elevating cargo customers' experience

The mobile app will provide customers with a range of self-service features including checking flight schedules, cargo tracking and charter requests...

5 May 2020

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