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Kenyan hotel Intercontinental, shuts and lays off all employees

In yet another massive layoff, Intercontinental hotel in Kenya’s capital CBD has sacked all employees and ended its Kenya operations amid the coronavirus economic...

Tunisian official denies re-closing borders amid increasing COVID-19 cases

A health official in Tunisia on Tuesday denied the possibility of re-closing borders in spite of an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the...

Algerian PM stresses preventive measures after reopening of mosques

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad on Tuesday stressed the need to follow preventive measures against COVID-19 after the reopening of mosques in coming days,...

Gambian mayor tests positive for COVID-19,as health minister is quarantined

The mayor of Gambia’s biggest municipality has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement Tuesday. Talib Bensouda, 34, is currently receiving treatment, said the...

South Africa’s rand falls as virus fears hit risk appetite

South Africa’s rand fell to its weakest in more than three weeks on Monday, as fears about the economic fallout from rising COVID-19 cases...

South Africa’s July Absa PMI signals slower manufacturing improvement

South Africa’s seasonally-adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) expanded in July, although at a slower rate compared to the previous month. The index, which gauges...

Zambia imposes COVID-19 negative certificate requirement for travellers

Authorities in Zambia have imposed a requirement that all travelers to the southern African nation should be required to produce a negative COVID-19 certificate,...

72 pct of Zambian SMEs not able to raise funds due...

About 72 percent of businesses in Zambia are not able to raise funds for expansion due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, a...

Kenya’s JKIA now open for international flights

Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has resumed operations after a 4-month shutdown due to COVID-19. Authorities say they have new measures in place to ensure...

South Africa commended for advocating universal access to medical tools against...

Doctors without Borders (MSF) on Tuesday commended South Africa for advocating the removal of intellectual property (IP) barriers that stand in the way of...
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