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US investors revisit Africa, helping startups cap record year

2 Jan 2022 /  Samuel Gebre, Bloomberg 
Investors are betting on African startups.

Left behind in pandemic, Africa aims for vaccine self-reliance

31 Dec 2021 /  James Paton, Bloomberg 
'We cannot afford to fail.'

In Egypt, lending apps boost cash-strapped women business owners

31 Dec 2021 /  Menna A Farouk, Reuters
New apps offer lifeline in pandemic.

Zambia to introduce Covid-19 booster jabs next week

23 Dec 2021 /  Chris Mfula, Reuters
Primary vaccination is currently below 15% of the eligible population.

Zambian currency seen under pressure, Kenya’s flat

23 Dec 2021 /  Reuters
Short-term outlook for several African currencies.

MSC offers to buy Bollore’s African logistics business for $6.4bn

21 Dec 2021 /  Ania Nussbaum and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg
The deal would also require the approval of regulators and counter-parties of Bollore Africa Logistics.

IMF, Mozambique to discuss first credit facility since graft scandal

21 Dec 2021 /  Emma Rumney, Reuters
The programme would aim to help ease finance pressures, support poverty reduction and equitable growth, and catalyse additional development financing.

IMF executive board extends debt service relief for 25 low-income countries

21 Dec 2021 /  Kanishka Singh, Reuters
Including Lesotho.

Eswatini’s hospitalisation rate eases as Omicron drives new wave

21 Dec 2021 /  Matthew Hill, Bloomberg
One out of every 100 cases currently seeks hospital care.

Lesotho mandates vaccines for returning citizens

20 Dec 2021 /  Mathabiso Ralengau
The landlocked mountain kingdom will also make it mandatory for its citizens to get their shots to enter workplaces and produce vaccination cards to access services with effect from January 1 next year.

Dump diamonds for digital?

19 Dec 2021 /  Kim Harrisberg, the Thomson Reuters Foundation
Botswana bets on tech.

De Beers extends Botswana sales deal as it negotiates new contract

17 Dec 2021 /  Brian Benza and Sinchita Mitra
The agreement will now run until the end of June while contract negotiations continue.

SA to donate 2m J&J Covid-19 shots to African countries

17 Dec 2021 /  Alexander Winning, Reuters
The shots will be made available over the next year through a medical supplies platform set up by the African Union (AU).
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Fans in Africa Cup of Nations stadiums must be vaccinated against Covid

17 Dec 2021 /  Bate Felix and Josiane Kouagheu, Reuters
And show a negative test result before entering stadiums, the African Football Confederation (CAF) said on Thursday.
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UK to remove all countries from Covid travel red list from Wednesday

14 Dec 2021 /  Kylie MacLellan and Elizabeth Piper, Reuters
'Whilst we will maintain our temporary testing measures for international travel we will be removing all 11 countries from the travel red list.'
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