Since the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 pandemic hit the shores of Sub-Saharan Africa in February, the fictions that sustains some of ... West Africa’s political, social and economic structures are revealing themselves.
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.
Christophe Dekeyne is the general manager of IGN FI, a company in the field of geographic information. IGN FI completed a 10-year land administration ... project across Uganda, which was tested on a few districts before its implementation at the national level. The Africa Report spoke to Dekeyne on land rights, with a specific focus on the Ugandan case.
On 1 April, the ninth anniversary of the start of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD project, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed affirmed the country's ... plan to start filling the dam in July. "The current coronavirus outbreak should not hinder us from completing the project," he added, calling the dam a symbol of "sovereignty and unity."
The ceremonies commemorating the 26th anniversary of the genocide of the Tutsi ethnic group in Rwanda kicked off on Tuesday, 7 April. Due to ... the coronavirus pandemic, this time of national remembrance will for the first time be impacted by a number of organisational changes.
With 50 million new accounts created on the continent in 2019 and a 12% increase in registered users, Africa is by far the leading continent ... for mobile-money services. However, growth is uneven from one region to another.
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.
The coronavirus comes from a huge family of viruses that is not new to our world, having been known since around 1960. The virus’ viral envelope ... (its outer layer) has a specific spike, which looks like a crown, hence the name ‘corona’ - crown - in Latin.
As the COVID-19 epidemic spreads on the continent, African heads of state are taking extra precautions to protect themselves from the virus. ... In presidential palaces, many measures have been taken to ensure their personal safety as well as that of their staff.
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.
The Nigerian government is seeking to borrow as much as $6.9bn from international lenders including the World Bank, the African Development Bank ... and the Islamic Development bank to help counteract the impact of coronavirus on the economy, Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed said in Abuja, on Monday.
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.