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COVID-19

A COVID-19 dashboard has been launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat to help member countries make vital decisions during the ongoing crisis. The Commonwealth COVID-19 Dashboard is now live and offering crucial data and analysis to help equip governments and health workers with the information they need to tackle the pandemic...
….First batch of winners unveiled as BUA Foundation, 24 Others recognized By Boma Wesley – Onugha At the appearance of the first reported case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Africa in February 2020, experts predicted that the pandemic would hit Africa the hardest. And since then, African governments and communities...
The International Finance Corporation – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced an investment up to $100 million in Nigeria's Zenith Bank Plc. To help it increase support to clients and companies whose cash flows have been disrupted by challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. IFC's loan to Zenith Bank is its first investment in Africa through its COVID-19 fast-track financing support package....
Over the next 15 months, Africa is set to receive a total of $50bn towards its economic recovery from the World Bank, which has identified the protection of the region's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as essential to its economic bounce-back from the coronavirus. Financial technology (fintech) has a...
Ghana has attracted commendation for its swift response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. With the outbreak of the pandemic, the government prioritized the 3 Ts – Testing, Tracing and Treatment, which helped towards curbing the spread of the pandemic. In this exclusive interview with Ghana’s Deputy Minister for Women Affairs...