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- New COVID-19 Variant, Omicron discovered by South African scientistsA new variant of the COVID-19 called, ‘Omicron (B.1.1.529)’ has been discovered by South Africans doctors and has been categorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a variant of concern with a higher re-infection risk as early evidence suggests. According to Dr. Angelique Coetzee, Chair to the South African Medical Association and one of the first to discover the new variant, the symptoms, so far, appear mild and treatable at home. “It actually started with a male patient who’s around the age of 33 … and he said to me that he’s just [been] extremely tired for the past few days and he’s got these body aches and pains with a bit of a headache,” she told the BBC. The patient didn’t have a sore throat, she said, but more of a “scratchy throat” but no cough or loss of taste or smell — symptoms that have been associated with previous strains of the coronavirus. After testing the patient for Covid, and he was positive, as was his family. Dr. Coetzee reported that she saw more patients that day presenting with the same kinds of symptoms that differed from the delta variant. The new coronavirus variant Omicron was first detected in South Africa but has since been confirmed in Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Britain, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, France, and Canada. It has also been detected in 13 people who arrived in the Dutch capital Amsterdam on two flights from South Africa. Flights from the country to the United States, United Kingdom, and some European countries were swiftly banned and raised fears of another lockdown reverberating across the world.
- The Next Africa; Restoring Foundations for Long Term Sustainable Growth
How can Africa focus on adding value in order to increase intrinsic value and profit for our exports that create sustainable growth? Watch now.
- Empowering the women: Fast tracking African Development
Women participation is key to the development of African, including in politics. Let women show up and not just be running mates in politics. Watch More…
- Expanding Women’s Economic Potentials
With digital transformation, many women lack access to basic services, especially those in rural areas. This session looked at how we can make a balance to create economic empowerment for these women.
- Post Covid-19: African MSMEs, Catalyst for Economic Recovery
The MSME session covered issues that dealt with how MSME’s can be empowered to catalyze a faster economic recovery for African Nations
- Our Vision & Mission
Vision Statement:In light of the rapid developments taking place in Africa and globally being well aware of the opportunities that are buried within our challenges. The AEC is envisioned to create an environment of discourse and pave way for Pan-African integration of shared ideas to build better societies, improved governance and sustainability of the African continent through enhance public-private cooperation and enabling the African people to play a proactive role in realising the African dream.
Mission statement:The African Economic Congress is committed to improving the state of the African community by engaging leaders of Africa in politics, business, academic and the African people in a platform where diversity of shares ideas shape the positioning of Africa globally, facilitating the growth agenda of the continent.
- Our Beliefs & Goals: We believe that the shared experiences of Africans provide the bedrock for cooperation
Our Beliefs:We believe that the shared experiences of Africans provide the bedrock for cooperation that can be used to exchange ideas, best practices and advice on public policies that will put Africa in a global position of power that will expedite Africa’s development in the global economy.
Our Goal:The African Economic Congress aims in all our efforts and activities to highlight the spirit of entrepreneurship, leadership, governance and demonstrating high standards of intellectual and social integrity and these forms the core of all our activities and shared partnerships. Working together with people in government, policymakers, thought leaders and the citizenry on finding solutions to the teeming challenges facing Africa in areas of economy, social, environmental, cultural challenges, for the purpose of increasing economic performance and creating new opportunities that will foster an environment for creativity, implementation, growth and scale for Africans.
- Who we are: a platform for engagement for top African leaders in politics, business, academia and more…The African Economic Congress is a Pan-African International Organization focused on public-private participation, partnership and cooperation to drive sustainable growth and development in Africa. Our work is geared towards improving Africa’s positioning in the global economy, by encouraging public-private interactions to create better policies, new opportunities in the diverse sectors of Africa’s economy and enhance the decision making at the international level which will improve the quality of lives of the African people. The African Economic Congress is a platform for engagement for top African leaders in politics, business, industry, culture, civil societies, thought leaders and academia.