An investigation by Michael Pauron "For now, everything is fine, except the crisis, which is worsening": these words of Rafaël Savimbi, Angolan deputy of the opposition Unita party sum up the situation...
A 56-year-old Nigerian man who recently returned from the United States has died from the novel coronavirus in the commercial city of Lagos, state commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi announced on Tuesday.
Coronavirus to lead to worst recession since the Great Depression and Africa will be hit hard, IMF says
The novel coronavirus pandemic will lead to the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday in its latest world economic outlook. Virtually every country and continent, including Africa, would be...
Extended lockdown without food threatens millions of Nigerians, Human Rights Watch tells President Muhammadu Buhari
Nigeria’s federal and state governments should ensure the rights to food, shelter, and other basic necessities for people losing jobs or income during the COVID-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. The economic assistance that the...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the released of $1 billion to Ghana to respond to coronavirus economic turbulence in the West African country. The $1 billion would be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved the disbursement of $442 million to Senegal to respond to the novel coronavirus economic crisis. The IMF said its board approved the purchase, under the...
Coronavirus versus hunger virus: Buhari, lockdown is not sustainable – Perspectives by Fredrick Nwabufo
The conundrum: Do we sustain the lockdown to contain coronavirus and risk the upsurge of insecurity and citizens’ unrest or do we lift the restrictions and find other means of controlling the spread of COVID-19?
WHO clarifies position on whether countries should lift, keep or impose lockdowns and shutdowns to beat coronavirus
At a news conference from Geneva on Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) clarified its position on whether countries around the world should lift, keep or impose lockdowns and shutdowns to beat the novel coronavirus.
Dear Fellow South African, Since we declared the nation-wide lockdown, we have found that the majority of South Africans have responded with patience and understanding despite the considerable hardship. There is a common appreciation that the measures that...
Additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty and continent could lose up to $189 billion of GDP in 2020 amid COVID-19...
The African Development Bank on Tuesday projected that an additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty as the...
An African Development Bank project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results,...
Africa’s chance at World Trade Organization and the Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala candidacy – Perspectives by Yushau A. Shuaib
With quite a reputation behind her, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appears to mean different things to different people across the spaces she...
Over 1000 participants from more than 100 countries meet to discuss sustainable development amid COVID-19
Facing the devastating impacts of COVID-19, which is threatening decades of progress in improving people’s lives, countries are meeting at the...
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