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Africa Travel

Kenya Airways PLC (KQ) announces the temporary suspension of its services to France – Charles de Gaulle Airport and the Netherlands – Schiphol Airport

22 January 2021 Nairobi – Kenya, Kenya Airways PLC (KQ) announces the temporary suspension of its services to France – Charles de Gaulle Airport and the Netherlands – Schiphol Airport through the month of February 2021. The temporary suspension is due to the new COVID-19 regulations in Europe that have resulted in depressed demand. The airline […]

Opinions

Liberation

Jeffrey D. Sachs, NEW YORK – In celebrating the liberation from Donald Trump’s misrule, we must not forget that Trump’s presidency embodied the raw politics of US white supremacy. He often spoke like a segregationist Southern governor of the 1960s, and, after losing the 2020 election, like a secessionist senator on the eve of the […]

Africa Markets

COMESA Institutions, CBC and TDB, Partner for the Validation of the Regional Digital Integrated Common Payment Policy for Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs)

Kigali Rwanda, Wednesday 20th January 2021: “The digital payment system platform dividend for COMESA and Africa at large, can be enormous with potential gains in growth of regional trade (sourcing and supply) which is currently below 20%. But turning this vast potential into reality will require the collective efforts of our governments, the private sector, […]

Opinions

US Institutions After Trump

Daron Acemoglu, BOSTON – The storming of the US Capitol by Donald Trump’s supporters on January 6 may be remembered as a turning point in American history. The insurrection, incited by the president himself, has raised profound questions about the kind of political institutions future generations will inherit. Two narratives have come to describe this […]

Opinions

The Inevitability of German Stimulus

Melvyn Krauss STANFORD – Armin Laschet’s victory in the election to lead Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) puts him in pole position to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel later this year. But the leadership contest was more about differences in tone and style than substance. From a policy standpoint, it makes no difference. Currently the minister-president […]

ICT

Global Internet of Things (IoT) Revenues to Jump by 53% and Hit $677B by 2025

Over the past few years, IoT has become one of the most important technologies globally, allowing seamless communication between people, processes, and things. The increasing need for wireless networking technologies is expected to drive the entire sector’s impressive growth in the following years. According to data presented by BuyShares.co.nz, the revenue of the global IoT […]

Africa Opinions

The Year of the Renminbi?

Arvind Subramanian and Josh Felman, NEW DELHI – When the billionaire investor Ray Dalio recently predicted that the Chinese renminbi will become a global reserve currency, the world took notice. It’s a prediction that the Chinese government has encouraged through its own efforts. The question now is whether the coming “Year of the Ox” will bring the […]