Africa Industry Travel

Kenya Airways Resumes International Passenger Flights With A Colourful Event

Kenya Airways resumes international flights to 30 destinations across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East Nairobi, 30 July 2020 – Kenya Airways (KQ) today resumed international passenger services following the easing of movement restrictions as directed by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta. The first international flights depart today 1st August to the following international destinations; London, […]

ICT Opinions

Tech Titans at Bay?

Diane Coyle CAMBRIDGE – Big Tech is back in the spotlight – and not in a good way. On July 29, the chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook spent more than five hours fielding tough questions about their overwhelming market power from a bipartisan antitrust panel in the US House of Representatives. Is […]

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Nature by the Numbers

Robert Watson NORWICH – When Cyclone Amphan came barreling up the Bay of Bengal this past May, South Asia’s first named storm of the year appeared to pose a massive threat to the people who live on the coastal floodplains and to the animals and plants – including many endangered species – that rely on […]

Africa Industry Tourism

Kenya Airways Resumes International Passenger Flights To 30 Destinations

Kenya Airways resumes international flights to 30 destinations across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East  Nairobi, 30 July 2020 – Kenya Airways (KQ) will be resuming its international passenger services on Saturday 1 August 2020 following the easing of movement restrictions as directed by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta. The first international flights on 1st August […]

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Revisiting the White Swans of 2020

Nouriel Roubini NEW YORK – In February, I warned that any number of foreseeable crises – “white swans” – could trigger a massive global disturbance this year. I noted that: “… the US and Iran have already had a military confrontation that will likely soon escalate; China is in the grip of a viral outbreak that could […]

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Keeping Poverty Reduction Front and Center

Juan Manuel Santos and Sabina Alkire OXFORD – Today’s pandemic-induced humanitarian and economic crisis represents an unprecedented opportunity to go beyond emergency responses and address our economies’ structural flaws. Many governments’ stimulus and recovery packages are already shaping the future. But leaders across all sectors of society should recognize this moment as a rare chance […]

Africa Markets Opinions

Tough times for Africa’s Coffee Farmers – Billions to be Lost to Exploitation

Millions of Africa’s coffee farmers have slipped into abject poverty caused by poor prices which are currently barely enough to cover production costs while the rest of the coffee supply chain players enjoy rising profits. The African farmer produces some fine quality coffee, but receives the lowest prices of all growers, globally. African coffee farmers […]

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JACK MA FOUNDATION’S AFRICA NETPRENEUR PRIZE INITIATIVE (ANPI) SELECTS TOP 50 FINALISTS OF 2020 “AFRICA’S BUSINESS HEROES” COMPETITION

Top 50 finalists were selected from over 22,000 applications across all 54 African nations The finalists represent 21 African countries, half are female, and work in 18 sectors like agriculture, AI, e-commerce, fashion, healthcare, renewable energy and ICT Finalists will advance to the next round of selection and will participate in an exclusive virtual boot […]

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Mask Wars

Hugo Drochon NOTTINGHAM – For the last month, the United States has been regularly breaking its daily record for newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, registering more than four million cases overall and closing in on 150,000 deaths. Although other developed countries in Europe and Asia seem to be containing the spread, the US has gone in […]