Tunisia will open its sea, land and air borders on June 27, authorities said on Monday, in hopes of rescuing its tourism industry as the coronavirus pandemic comes under control. The government said also it will allow movement between cities again from Thursday. The North African country has recorded 1,070 cases and 48 deaths, with only two people still in the hospital. Tunisia has forecast its economy will shrink up to 4.3% this year, the steepest drop since 1956 independence. The important tourism sector could lose $1.4 billion and 400,000 jobs this year due to the pandemic.
June 01, 2020 19:41 UTC
Now, Riot has announced the launch times for the 5v5 first-person shooter’s official worldwide release across several regions on June 2. The Twitter handle for Valorant made the tweet at 12 pm BST listing out the release times for various regions. North America, Latin America, and South America- 1:00 pm BST, 8:00 am ET, 5:00 am PT (on June 2). North America, Latin America, and South America will be the last regions to hop on. The full launch of Valorant will bring a ton of new content as well as some changes for players.
June 01, 2020 18:33 UTC
Download logoThe Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced today that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Wangata health zone, Mbandaka, in Équateur province. The announcement comes as a long, difficult and complex Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo is in its final phase, while the country also battles COVID-19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak. The city of Mbandaka and its surrounding area were the site of Democratic Republic of the Congo’s 9th Ebola outbreak, which took place from May to July 2018. The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s 10th outbreak of Ebola, in North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri provinces, is in its final stages. New outbreaks of Ebola are expected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo given the existence of the virus in an animal reservoir in many parts of the country.
June 01, 2020 17:15 UTC
Linda succeeds Sandra Stuart who informed HSBC Holdings plc and the HSBC Canada Board of Directors of her retirement plans in late 2019, triggering succession plans and a search process. June marks two career milestones for Sandra: five years as President and CEO of the bank in Canada, and 40 years with HSBC. Seymour said: "Canada is a key market for HSBC and, as a Canadian, I am extremely proud of our role in the HSBC Group. Notes to editors:HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, is the leading international bank in the country. HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is headquartered in London.
June 01, 2020 17:15 UTC
Cape Town – Cameroon has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours compared to other central African countries, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Monday. Cameroon recorded 197 deaths, the DRC 72, Chad 65, the Republic of the Congo 20, Gabon 17, Equatorial Guinea 12, while Sao Tome and Principe each recorded 12. At least 5,564 more people in Africa tested positive for the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, according to the health agency of the African Union. The total number of infections on the continent reached 147,099, said the organisation, with the death toll currently standing at 4,228. The total number of recoveries climbed to 61,808 as 2,596 patients recovered over the past 24 hours.
Content provided by APO Group. CNBC Africa provides content from APO Group as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. CNBC Africa is not responsible for the content provided by APO Group. Download logoAs of today, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 34 357. The Provincial Breakdown is as follows:ProvinceDeathsRecoveriesEastern Cape822123Free State8123Gauteng332060KwaZulu Natal521248Limpopo3144Mpumalanga086North West145Northern Cape131Western Cape52511431Total70517291Issued by: Department of HealthDistributed by APO Group on behalf of South African Government.
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Former World Bank Treasurer Arunma Oteh has gone into bat for her former colleague Akunwumi Adesina the under pressure president of the African Development Bank. In fact the African Development Bank has more rigorous processes in many cases then some of the other development banks. The World Bank – whose largest shareholder is the United States – the President has always been since 1947 when the World Bank has been established – has always been an American. Indeed, Dr Adesina is the first Nigerian that has ever been President of the African Development Bank since its founding. I’ve worked with the President at the African Development Bank (at the World Bank) and he also experience this.
June 01, 2020 15:45 UTC
Gunmen opened fire on traders and customers at the Kompiembiga cattle market, 15 kilometers from the town of Pama on the Fada-Pama road in the east of Burkina Faso on Saturday 30 May. At least 25 civilians were killed in the attack, which is attributed to armed terrorist groups, according to the regional governor. A resident accounts that ‘‘the market targeted by the attack was infiltrated by armed men and others were riding around with their motorcycles. This aggression took place on the same day as the attack on a humanitarian convoy in the north-central part of the country, which killed 10 people. The inhabitants of Pama, the neighboring town, have decided to close their market for 72 hours in support of the people of Kompiembiga.
June 01, 2020 15:11 UTC
Rasha Kelej: I have directed and produced for the first time, a song by singers from 11 African countries for the first time together in three languages; English, French and Arabic to show our support for medical workers around the world. Speaking of the new song, Rasha Kelej emphasized, “I strongly believe, it is important for the people on the front line; doctors, nurses and health workers know how grateful we are. Through this song, singers representing Africa are expressing our love, respect and gratitude for doctors, nurses and health workers, the front lines of coronavirus battle. Dr. Rasha Kelej, the director and producer of the song explained, “This song is my personal contribution to COVID-19 response. Listen to the song on social media:Facebook: https://bit.ly/2ZWL2BFInstagram: https://bit.ly/3dmtO4hTwitter: https://bit.ly/3gHn0jVDistributed by APO Group on behalf of Rasha Kelej.Media filesDownload logo
June 01, 2020 12:56 UTC
There was an energy in the air in late 2010, when Rania Said was in her final year at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Tunis. The Arab uprising sparked that December in Tunisia, spreading across North Africa and West Asia as citizens revolted against authoritarianism. Prior to the uprising, Said only paid attention to politics on the international scale, considering national politics a cause lost to authoritarianism. She recently earned her doctorate in comparative literature from Binghamton University, with a focus on women’s narratives from the Arab uprising. She will be teaching Arabic language and literature this fall, and also plans to dedicate time to translation and creative writing.
June 01, 2020 12:43 UTC
UGTT rejects any foreign intervention in Libya from Tunisian territoryThe US military command for Africa, AFRICOM, has denied reports it is seeking to deploy a brigade in Tunisia to counter Russia’s influence in neighboring Libya. On Friday, AFRICOM raised the possibility of using a security assistance brigade on Tunisian soil in connection with developments in Libya. “We’re looking at new ways to address mutual security concerns with Tunisia, including the use of our Security Force Assistance Brigade,” the US command said. It made it clear however, that the indication to set up a brigade in the North African country does not translate into engaging military combat. This explosive situation constitutes a direct threat to Tunisia in terms of its territorial integrity, security, and economic and social situation, warns the UGTT.
June 01, 2020 12:22 UTC
Stay up to date by downloading the free Africa Private Equity News app: Android | iOS | www.africaprivateequitynews.com. ***A selection of private equity deal, fundraising and exit announcements that came across our desk in May 2020. Mediterrania Capital Partners has announced the acquisition of MetaMed, the largest platform of diagnostic imaging centres in Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Alitheia IDF is one of the first women-led private equity funds in the region. Actis took over the investment in 2019 when it took over the management of Abraaj Africa Fund III.
June 01, 2020 12:00 UTC
The market study on the global Cigarette Vending Machine Market will encompass the entire ecosystem of the industry, covering major regions namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa, and the major countries falling under those regions. Get Sample Copy of this Report at https://www.orianresearch.com/request-sample/1429170Synopsis of the Market:-First, this report covers the present status and the future prospects of the global Cigarette Vending Machine market for 2015-2025.The report offers detailed coverage of Cigarette Vending Machine industry and main market trends. The market research includes historical and forecast market data, demand, application details, price trends, and company shares of the leading Cigarette Vending Machine by geography. The report splits the market size, by volume and value, on the basis of application type and geography. Wall-mounted TypeCabinet TypeMarket by ApplicationPubsNightclubsHotelsRailway StationsOthersOrder a copy of Global Cigarette Vending Machine Market Report @ https://www.orianresearch.com/checkout/1429170Key Content of Chapters as follows (Including and can be customized) :Part 1:Market Overview, Development, and Segment by Type, Application & RegionPart 2:Global Market by company, Type, Application & GeographyPart 3-4:Asia-Pacific Market by Type, Application & GeographyPart 5-6:Europe Market by Type, Application & GeographyPart 7-8:North America Market by Type, Application & GeographyPart 9-10:South America Market by Type, Application & GeographyPart 11-12:Middle East & Africa Market by Type, Application & GeographyPart 13:Company information, Sales, Cost, Margin etc.
June 01, 2020 11:17 UTC
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June 01, 2020 11:13 UTC