South African food supply to normalise after unprecedented demand
In the past 15 days, Tiger Brands experienced a 60% spike in its pasta volumes, says CEO Noel Doyle.
As the coronavirus pandemic surpasses a million cases, and more countries are entering or extending their lockdowns, we take a look at how COVID-19 is affecting the continent socially, economically and culturally.
Africa needs to strengthen its data and statistical capacity, especially in civil registration, to be able to respond to coronavirus and future public health challenges, according to a report from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
With an estimated population of 1.3 billion, Africa is affected by COVID-19 at a time when several of its countries, despite the challenges of underdevelopment, are on a path to emergence, while others continue to grapple with terrorism.
A warning from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that African economies face complete collapse in a worse-case scenario from the coronavirus pandemic, has forced policymakers to look into the profound challenges about to break over the continent.
Western medical testing in Africa has a long and undistinguished record. It’s a chapter of colonial history that might have been left closed, had it not been reopened last week by Jean-Paul Mira, head of intensive care at Cochin hospital in Paris.
China is boosting its COVID-19 aid efforts in Africa by sending medical teams to various countries and also connecting local health providers across the continent with infectious disease experts back in China.
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