Africa Covid19 

Kenya Airways Suspends Operations in 8 African Countries, Blames COVID-19

Kenya Airways (KQ) has suspended operations in eight African routes, after experiencing a deep downturn, which it attributes to the COVID19 Pandemic. In a statement to newsrooms, KQ said that the drastic decline in revenues has had a debilitating effect on the airline’s ability to continue operations. “The immediate outlook of the industry is not promising. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects that air travel will most likely take 2-3 years to recover to 2019 levels,” said KQ. Among the routes that have been suspended include Nairobi – Luanda,…

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Africa Covid19 

Ghana FA Shows NFF The Way, Distributes COVID-19 Relief Funds To Clubs

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) have shown the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) the true meaning of transparency after distributing COVID-19 relief funds among the nation’s clubs. The GFA on Wednesday announced the payment plan of the FIFA and CAF Relief Funds to their various stakeholders with the Ghana Premier League (GPL) clubs having already received payments. Premier clubs are expected to receive $15,000 from the FIFA fund of which the first tranche of $10,000 would be disbursed immediately whilst division one clubs would receive $5,000 out of which $7000 would…

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Africa Manufacturing 

Manufacturing sector in Nigeria and the reality of a “new normal”

Across the globe, there is a pervading awareness that things will never be the same in the post-pandemic era. Already, some business ventures that were once considered the ‘crème’ of the global economy have taken serious hits in unimaginable measures, and some of the little ones which were regarded as below the rung, are fast rising to match up. With the new social rules in place, some businesses have come to the sad realisation that they may have to remain closed for much longer than they expected. Even for those…

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Manufacturing 

Lagos producer Transgreen Nigeria opens facemask factory with 240,000 a day capacity

LAGOS maker Transgreen Nigeria has actually stepped up the largescale production of facemasks in a bid to capitalize growing demand in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic by opening a 240,000 a day capability production plant. Like the majority of other nations, Nigeria has passed laws to impose the using of facemasks as the Covid-19 pandemic rages. Nevertheless, with every other country also having to handle its own domestic need, there are no facemasks to purchase on the global market, forcing Nigerian producers to step into the breach. Currently, a number…

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Manufacturing 

Chinese-Owned Factory Is Paying For Its ‘COVID-19 Sins’ In South Africa

The Chinese electronics manufacturer, Hisense, has had its celebrated factory in South Africa shuttered by government agents after appearing to violate the country’s COVID-19 control regulations. Hisense TV and appliance factory in Atlantis a community approximately 50 kilometres north of the Cape Town CBD  has been operating in South Africa since 2013, manufacturing flat-screen televisions and refrigerators and employing up to 500 people. Last week, the Employment and Labour Department found Hisense to be in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Act following an inspection. During the inspection, it…

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