COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Friday May 29, 2020, approved a loan of 88 million euros to Senegal, which has been hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic, in support of the costs of its national COVID-19 Economic and Social Resilience Program. The financing, which falls under...
Philanthropist across Africa and the globe are working together to help African nations secure urgently needed ventilators, breathing support devices and other medical equipment to fight Covid-19 pandemic. Zimbabwean businessman, Mr Strive Masiyiwa, Executive Chairman & Founder of the Econet Group, who was recently appointed African Union Special Envoy to...
The world faces an existential threat owing to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic that has now shut down major economies and caused significant global disruption. The World Health Organization estimates that about 44 million people could get infected by the Virus in the continent, and a projected...
By Cesar A. Mba ABOGO Minister of Finance, Economy and Planning of Equatorial Guinea In 1990, when Cameroon's football team did the unthinkable and beat Argentina in the World Cup, the proportion of the world's population living below the poverty line was 37.1 per cent. Fast-forward 35 years later to 2015,...
Amidst racial slurs, death threats, social media attacks, the World Health Organization, Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has unbowed. Through it, all remained focused on one single task: Building international "solidarity" against an outbreak that has claimed over 300,000 lives globally. Coronavirus has quelled economic activity in countries rich...