COVID-19 is a major global crisis that is exposing the lack of resilience of an increasingly highly connected world, and it is certainly not ... going to be the last. But can it be an opportunity to rethink development and what governments stand for, rather than simply fixing market failures when they arise? Can it be an opportunity to shift towards actively shaping and creating markets that deliver sustainable and inclusive growth?
Côte d’Ivoire's President Alassane Ouattara announced on 5 March that he would pass the torch to a new generation, but leader of the Democratic ... Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PDCI) Henri Konan Bédié and former president Laurent Gbagbo have every intention of pursuing their presidential ambitions.
Lambasted for maintaining its flights to China at the height of the pandemic, Ethiopian Airlines has stood its ground and currently operates ... flights to and from Europe, the new epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. This makes the carrier one of the last companies still operating intercontinental flights.
Voters from 11 constituencies located in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions were once again called upon to cast their votes for partial legislative ... elections, held on 22 March, after the Constitutional Council decided to nullify the 9 February vote. However, the latest round was marred by violence and aroused little interest.
As Nigeria wakes up to its new reality of the pandemic in its borders; decision-makers at both the government and the private sector need to ... take action to ensure the virus doesn't spread as fast it has in other countries. But with the private sector still lagging in this, and the government late to implement measures, many wonder if it's already a hopeless situation.