Reshaping realities: Africa’s post-pandemic recovery is likely to be prolonged and uneven, but could also be transformative - newsheadline247.com
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Reshaping realities: Africa’s post-pandemic recovery is likely to be prolonged and uneven, but could also be transformative

Press Release Tue, 15 September 2020:  Specialist risk consultancy Control Risks and independent global advisory NKC African Economics, the Africa-focused subsidiary of Oxford Economics, have today launched the fifth edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index. The index offers a comparative snapshot of market opportunities and risks across the continent. It provides a grounded, longer-term outlook Read more

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AfDB Webinar: Despite COVID-19 pandemic, Africa still a prime investment destination, participants affirm

Participants at a webinar to present the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) African Economic Outlook Supplement to Asian audiences on Monday have endorsed the report as critical for post-COVID-19 Africa. The supplement revises the growth projections and outlook for Africa for 2020 and 2021 and highlights the impact of COVID–19 on Africa’s socio-economic landscape. It recommends policy Read more

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AfDB approves $27.33 million to ramp up African Union’s COVID-19 Response Initiative

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, September 9, 2020/ — The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors on Wednesday approved $27.33 million in grants to boost the African Union’s (AU) efforts to mobilize a continental response to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. The approval follows a meeting of the extended Bureau of the Conference of Heads of State and Read more

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Health: Lower-income countries could soon leapfrog high-income countries – Report

Africa BASEL, Switzerland, September 9, 2020/ — Investment in data and AI will be a key tool driving African health system improvements during and after the COVID-19 pandemic; African countries could be the fastest adopters due to lack of legacy systems, but have the most to lose if governments don’t invest now; a third of the Read more

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Coup: ECOWAS suspends Mali, directs members to close borders

Africa The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) decision making bodies have suspended Mali with immediate effect following recent military forceful takeover of government in the country. Aside from the suspension, the Coupist have been denied all kinds of legitimacy by the West Africa regional body, while also demanding the immediate release of President Read more

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Health: AfDB approves $27 million to boost African Union’s COVID-19 Response Initiative

Press Release ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, July 27, 2020/ — The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday 24 July approved $27.4 million in grants to boost the African Union’s (AU) efforts to mobilize continental response to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. The approval comes on the heels of a meeting of the extended Bureau of the AU Read more

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Coronavirus: Over 10 000 health workers in Africa infected with COVID-19

BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of the), July 23, 2020/ — The World Health Organization (WHO) today warned of the threat posed by COVID-19 to health workers across Africa. More than 10 000 health workers in the 40 countries which have reported on such infections have been infected with COVID-19 so far, a sign of the challenges medical Read more

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African lives matter, too; Energy Policy decisions should consider their needs

Africa By NJ Ayuk As African oil and gas countries struggle with Covid-19’s devastating impact on demand, two international groups seem to be celebrating it. Earlier this month, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) described the low oil prices caused by the pandemic as a “golden opportunity” for Read more