Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Tourism Committee welcomes the Readjusted Budget of the Department of Tourism

Mr Supra Mahumapelo thanked the department for its commitment and effort to save the industry, while balancing pressure both from industry stakeholders and Covid-19 pandemic

The Portfolio Committee on Tourism has expressed its full support for the Department of Tourism’s efforts to reopen the tourism industry. Committee Chairperson, Mr Supra Mahumapelo, thanked the department for its commitment and effort to save the industry, while balancing the pressure both from industry stakeholders and the Covid-19 pandemic.…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Quarantine Measures threaten Aviation Restart in Africa and the Middle East

Government-imposed quarantine measures in 36 countries across Africa and the Middle East (AME) account for 40% of all quarantine measures globally

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa and the Middle East (AME) to implement alternatives to quarantine on arrival that would allow economies to re-start while avoiding the importation of COVID-19 cases. Government-imposed quarantine measures in 36 countries across Africa and the Middle East (AME) account for…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

Coronavirus - São Tomé and Príncipe: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes a Virtual Extended Credit Facility First Review Mission for São Tomé and Príncipe

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to cause the economy to contract sharply by 6.5 percent this year

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to cause a sharp real economic contraction of 6.5 percent in 2020 and raise large health and social needs; Program performance under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) had a good start, but progress has been hampered by the pandemic and some policy slippages prior to…

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: UNWTO adapts Agenda for Africa to Accelerate Tourism Recovery

African destinations have been hit hard by the restrictions on travel introduced in response to the pandemic

Member States from across Africa have shared their priorities for tourism against the backdrop of COVID-19. As with every other global region, African destinations have been hit hard by the restrictions on travel introduced in response to the pandemic. The sudden and unexpected drop in tourist arrivals has placed many…

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Small Island Destinations in critical need of urgent support as tourism plunges, UNWTO warns

International tourist arrivals have fallen dramatically, and destinations that rely on the sector for jobs and economic wellbeing such as small islands will be hit the hardest

Without strong support, the sudden and unexpected fall in tourism could devastate the economies of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has warned. Since tourism is a strong socio-economic pillar of many SIDS, the impact that COVID-19 is having on the sector places millions of jobs…

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Source: African Leadership |

Global Leaders Map strategies for Africa’s Post COVID-19 Recovery at the 4th ALM Virtual Africa Summit 2020

A panel discussion on the theme also presented an opportunity for experts to share their views of Post COVID-19 recovery pathways for the continent

According to a report by the AU, Africa will lose about 20 million jobs in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A study conducted by the global auditing firm McKinsey “Tackling COVID-19 in Africa,” stated that Africa's economies could experience a loss of between $90 billion and $200 billion in…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Coronavirus: Seychelles to resume passenger flights on 1st August

The resumption of commercial passenger flights will be undertaken as per the newly established National Framework for Integrated Management of the Reopening of Seychelles

President Danny Faure on June 23, 2020 announced that commercial passenger flights to Seychelles are to resume on August 1, 2020. The decision was announced following a meeting at the State House, chaired by President Danny Faure, and attended by officials from the Public Health Authority; Ministry of Finance, Trade,…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Seychelles: African Development Bank extends $10 million loan to support COVID-19 responses as economy reopens

Against a backdrop of declining revenues, the Seychelles government recently amended its budget to respond more effectively to COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Monday approved a $10 million loan to the Republic of Seychelles to support the government’s COVID-19 response program. The loan will be channeled toward macroeconomic stabilization, strengthening national health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and safeguarding livelihoods and social…

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Radisson Hotel Group announces new appointments to drive the execution of its renewed expansion ambitions for Africa

Radisson Hotel Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ramsay Rankoussi as the new head of development for Africa and Daniel Trappler, Senior Director, Development for Sub-Sahara, as the Group continues to increase its presence and renews its commitment to Africa

Radisson Hotel Group (www.RadissonHotelGroup.com) is one of the largest hotel groups in Africa with almost 100 hotels in operation and under development, and with the ambition to grow its presence across the continent to over 150 hotels by 2025. Based in Dubai, Ramsay Rankoussi has been with the company for…

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President Paul Kagame of Rwanda will provide opening remarks and engage in a fireside chat tomorrow Tuesday 23rd June 2020, the first day of a 4-day Leaders Forum hosted by the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA)

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is the leading U.S. business association focused solely on connecting business interests in Africa

The theme of CCA’s Leaders Forum (https://bit.ly/3hNoKZD) is “Resilient U.S.-Africa Business Engagement to Drive Post COVID-19 Recovery”. Discussions will centre around the theme of resiliency in action. Areas to be explored include: The Global Financial Response in Africa; Economic and Health Innovations in Response to COVID-19; Drivers of Growth in Post-COVID…