Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare 

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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Malawi To Receive $45.07M For National COVID-19 Emergency Response From African Development Bank

Malawi will get US$ 45.07 million to finance the federal government’s reaction to the health, social and financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, following a choice by the Board of Directors of the African Advancement Fund (ADF) held Wednesday. The package consists of a loan of US$ 24.48 million, and a grant of US$ 20.59 million as direct budget assistance, and matches an earlier amount of US$ 8.9 million to six nations in the area, consisting of Malawi, under the Bank’s COVID-19 Reaction grants to the Southern African Development Neighborhood…

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Alphabet’s Loon Commercially Launches Balloon-Based Internet Service, Starts With Kenya

Alphabet’s Loon has launched its first ever large-scale balloon-based Internet service. This is the first commercial implementation of this project that has been in the works for a long time. The first country to get this service is Kenya and Alphabet has worked with Telkom Kenya to make this possible. The balloon-based service provides Internet to more than a 50,000 square-kilometre region in Western and central Kenya. Additionally, there are plans to expand its reach to provinces in Mozambique as well. This large-scale balloon-based Internet project by Loon aims to…

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Mining 

No Arrests Yet After Saturday’s Mine Invasion In Mozambique

The Mozambican police have not yet arrested anybody in connection with last Saturday’s attack against security guards at the ruby mine operated by Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM), in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. Interviewed by the independent newssheet “Carta de Mocambique”, the spokesperson for the Cabo Delgado provincial police command, Augusto Guta, confirmed that a group of illegal miners attacked five security guards at about 05.00. The security guards were inspecting part of the MRM concession area when they came across a large number of illegal miners. When the…

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