Accor
Source: Accor |

Accor Middle East & Africa region expands with addition of India and Turkey

Middle East & Africa region expanded to include India and Turkey, under management of the Dubai Regional Office

Accor (www.group.Accor.com), a world-leading augmented hospitality group, has added India and Turkey to its Middle East & Africa region. The newly expended region will now comprise of a portfolio of more than 84,000 rooms across 400 hotels.  With the industry’s most dynamic portfolio of brands, covering every market segment from…

Maser
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Source: Maser |

Gulf Based Brand MASER increasing ties to Africa through Innovation

Over the years, Maser has become a leading player in the re-distribution business of high-quality and low-cost electronic products

Having recently received capital injection from a British private equity firm, Prateek Suri, founder and CEO of UAE-based TV and electronics brand Maser, reveals how the company plans to expand by strengthening its business links with Africa. What brought you to the UAE and how did you set up your business?…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Committee on Tourism welcomes the Uplifting of Restrictions on International Travel

South Africa welcomed travellers from the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Germany, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe on the first day of its opening

The Portfolio Committee on Tourism welcomes the uplifting of travel restrictions imposed on international travel due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.   The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, Mr Supra Mahumapelo, said: “We are heartened that international flights have resumed after more than six months since lockdown restrictions…

Source: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Coronavirus: Regional Director press briefing statement

COVID-19 has shown that the world was very much underprepared to respond

By Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean COVID-19 is now a part of our daily lives. It is affecting the way we work, learn, communicate and manage our relationships. While people are eager to return to their normal lives, the reality is that the situation is not getting any better.…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

In Wake of Severe Flooding, International Organization for Migration (IOM), USAID Combine to Deliver 155 Tons of Doated Relief Supplies to Sudan

The historic floods have exacerbated an already deeply difficult time for the people of Sudan, amid economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic

Sudan is facing its worst flooding in decades. Weeks of heavy rains have caused destruction, displacement and loss of lives, leading the Government of Sudan to declare a three-month State of Emergency in the country. To assist thousands affected by the floods roiling Sudan in recent weeks, the International Organization…

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Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Madagascar: Heavy Rains, Floods and Landslides

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action: This Operations Update 2 is issued to inform stakeholders of the need to extend the timeframe of this DREF operation by three (3) months (new end date 30 November 2020). The main reason for this extraordinary extension is to enable…

Source: International Air Transport Association (IATA) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Quarantine Measure Hampering the Restart of Aviation in Africa and the Middle East

Thirty-five countries in Africa and the Middle East have government-imposed quarantine measures in place

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments in Africa and Middle East (AME) to implement testing as an alternative to quarantine measures when re-opening their economies. Thirty-five countries in Africa and the Middle East have government-imposed quarantine measures in place. This is an increase of seven countries…

Source: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, South Africa |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Local poultry production shows moderate growth despite Covid-19 challenges

This was reported by the South African Poultry Association during the 2nd Poultry Executive Oversight Committee (EOC) meeting

The production of South African poultry increased by 5% during the first 8 months of the year, when compared to the same period last year. This despite the challenges to the operating environment brought on by covid-19. This was reported by the South African Poultry Association during the 2nd Poultry…

Source: Department of Health, Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: Health officials follow up new COVID-19 positive case, urges adherence to health guidelines

The 24 year old visitor who travelled from Dubai arrived in Seychelles on 4th September 2020 and tested positive for COVID-19 after conducting exit screening for travel outside of the country

Health officials have mobilised to conduct further assessment following detection of a positive COVID-19 case today Friday 11th September 2020. The 24 year old visitor who travelled from Dubai arrived in Seychelles on 4th September 2020 and tested positive for COVID-19 after conducting exit screening for travel outside of the…

Source: World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Coronavirus - MENA: Statement by Dr Ahmed Al Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, on COVID-19

Several countries that had successfully controlled transmission a few months ago, including Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon, are now seeing an acceleration of cases

This week, our Region reached another milestone as we surpassed two million cases of COVID-19. We are observing developments that remind us again that we must remain totally vigilant in managing this virus. Several countries that had successfully controlled transmission a few months ago, including Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon,…