Report: Vaccines and the AfCFTA, the hope of an expected recovery

2020 was a difficult year economically for the African continent, certainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however. But, for the Boston Consulting Group, Africa should experience a strong economic recovery...  By Talel de Sinta A study by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) on “Africa, the COVID-19 and the recovery” stresses...

Coronavirus One year on, heading for a victory of human genius?

Twelve months of struggle, worry, suffering for the entire world population due to a virus, SARS-CoV2 more commonly known as the new coronavirus or COVID-19. No country was spared, all economies were shaken, millions of lives were lost, nothing escaped this tsunami. And then was light with the discovery of...
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Rwanda: new introduction of robots to fight Covid-19

For the second time, Rwanda is introducing robots into hospital circuits to reduce contact between people and reduce the transmission of the virus. Indeed, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the government, on Tuesday February 9, 2021, deployed another set of robots in the country, in this...
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Africa: AU Virtual Summit upon Health and Safety

On the menu of the Virtual Summit, scheduled from Addis Ababa, this weekend, the continent's response to Covid-19, but also security crises, relegated to the background in the face of the pandemic. Currently, faced with a 2nd wave worse than the 1st, many African countries are struggling, while trying to...
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Malawi: worrying second wave of Covid-19

Malawi is now swept away by a new wave of rapid spread of Covid-19. In this country which was relatively spared from the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, this scourge is rapidly overwhelming the health system. In the first weeks of January 2021, the number of people confirmed with the disease...
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Ghana: reopening of classes, the Department of Education reassures

Ghana Education Service (GES) has assured the public that it will strictly enforce all COVID-19 safety measures to ensure the safety of students, when schools reopen on Monday January 18, 2021. At least that's what emerges from '' a document released Ms. Cassandra Twum Ampofo, in charge of public relations...
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Africa: More than 2.5 million cured in Conid-19

As of January 15, confirmed cases of Covid-19 in 55 African countries have reached 3,176,244. There have been 76,741 deaths and 2,593,474 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases so far, with 1,296,806 and 35,852 people dead. The other countries most affected are Morocco (456,334), Tunisia (170,895),...
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Mozambique: Total stoppage of construction in Afungi

Following a wave of violent incidents near the LNG site, Total is suspending all construction work on its LNG project on the Afungi peninsula in Cabo Delgado. Added to this is an upsurge in Covid-19 in the labor market. It looks like the shutdown is long term....
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WHO: investigators stranded at entry to China

WHO investigators are still stranded at China's gates. Fighting Covid-19 means looking to the future by creating vaccines, but also looking back to try to trace the origin of this new disease, one year after its emergence in China. A meticulous quest, with an uncertain outcome....
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