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The Pan-African Economy in Brief: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Burkina Faso:
Towards an age limit for imported used vehicles:
Burkina Faso wants to clean up its road transport sector. The Minister of Transport, Urban Mobility and Road Safety, Vincent Dabilgou, is committed to playing his part by strengthening the normative texts on the age of imported vehicles. He made this known on Monday 13 September during the 9th edition of the low carbon emission days, placed under the theme "Sustainable transport: factors of reduction of atmospheric pollutants".


Malawi:
Government extends mining license for Kayelekera uranium project to 2037:
Lotus Resources acquired the Malawian Kayelekera uranium mine in 2020 from Paladin Energy. The asset has been on care and maintenance since 2014, but improved nuclear fuel prices for more than a year are encouraging the company to restart production.


South Africa:
University of Cape Town to offer new AI master's degree starting in 2022:
To catch up with the world in technology, Africa also needs a skilled workforce. The continent's training centers are therefore increasingly offering curricula geared towards future technologies such as AI, machine learning or data science.

Benin:
Hundreds of families evicted from their homes in the economic capital Cotonou:
The Beninese government finally took action on Monday, September 13, and evicted the occupants of makeshift housing on the Fishing Road in Cotonou. The issue of slums is a challenge for governments in Africa.


Mozambique:
Built by China for 3 years, Chongoene airport to be delivered in September:
The Chongoene airport, under construction in Gaza province, about 200 km from Maputo, is expected to be completed this September. This is in accordance with the new deadline granted last April to the company carrying out the work, which obtained this extension of the deadline due to the slowdown in the work, caused by Covid-19.