Coronavirus: Which African airlines are taking off and when?

“After more than three months without flying, airline companies are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Since 25 June, Royal Air Maroc began operating a portion of its domestic flights (Agadir, Dakhla, Laâyoune and Oujda) from its Casablanca hub, followed by its other hubs, Marrakech and Tangier. The low-cost airline Air Arabia Maroc will also resume operations on the same date.”

via The Africa Report

Kagame invites US investors to Africa’s economic recovery process

“President Paul Kagame encouraged American investors to participate in economic opportunities as Africa emerges out of the COVID-19 recovery process for mutual benefit.”

via The New Times

Gov’t sheds more light on new COVID-19 infections in Kigali

“The government has called upon high vigilance amongst the public, especially in the City of Kigali, after two taxi moto operators in Kigali tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday, June 21.”

via The New Times

Ramping up early detection of COVID-19 with limited resources: The role of pool testing

“What is required urgently is a rethink of how to increase testing with the limited available test kits. In this regard, the Ghanaian pool testing experiment provides a useful starting point.”

via International Growth Centre

Using Google Mobility Data to Assess COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies in East Africa

“We look at mobility data from Google to see how effective four East African countries have been in reducing social interaction in line with the kind of suppression strategies health experts were recommending at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Digitalizing Sub-Saharan Africa: Hopes and Hurdles

“In many sub-Saharan African countries, digital tools are supporting efforts to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. In Rwanda, for example, anti-epidemic robots are monitoring patients, delivering food and medication, while free e-consultation tools are helping Nigerians to self-assess infection risk and get tested based on symptoms.”

via IMF

Government to assess impact of interprovincial movements (Rwanda)

“The Director-General of Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana has revealed that from Monday, June 15, the center will start assessing the impacts of allowing interprovincial movements and taxi-motos.”

via The New Times

COVID-19: We Still Have Issues To Address As The EAC- President Kagame

“President Paul Kagame, who is also the sitting chairperson of the East African Community (EAC) says the region still has many issues to address in order to jointly face challenges presented by the new coronavirus.”

via KT Press

COVID-19: What’s at stake for developing countries?

“Sub-Saharan Africa economies will contract by 2.8 percent, mainly due to economic slowdown in oil-producing countries and large economies of Nigeria, Angola and South Africa.”

via The New Times

IMF Executive Board Approves an Additional US$111.06 Million Disbursement to Rwanda to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

“The IMF approved US$111.06 million (SDR80.1 million), a second disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility bringing the total IMF COVID-19 emergency support to Rwanda to US$ 220.46 million to help urgent balance of payment needs stemming from the pandemic.”

via IMF