Africa Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Various states have ordered lockdowns while economic toll continues to mount There are 55 member-states within the African Union (AU) where 1.2 billion people reside. Governments throughout the continent have taken initiatives to reduce the threat of COVID-19 cases which have been confirmed in a majority of countries. The Republic of South Africa, the most […]

Nigeria, South Africa, others risk 125,000 jobs, $6bn revenue New Telegraph Online New Telegraph

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) renewed its call for government relief measures as the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in Africa deepen. IATA, in its latest assessment of COVID-19 crisis impact on African airlines and air transport, listed Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Ghana, Egypt, Senegal and Cape Verde as countries […]

Ghana Ranks 9th on World Bank’s Vulnerable Countries List in Africa

The World Bank recently ranked Ghana ninth out of 11 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa that are vulnerable to cyberattacks. It is said that South Africa is the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa with the highest security vulnerabilities. Kenya and Nigeria stood second and third, respectively. Botswana ranked fourth and Zimbabwe ranked fifth. Djibouti, Egypt, and […]

President of Ghana to Speak at Africa.com Webinar on Crisis Management for African Business Leaders

The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will address what is possibly the largest ever gathering of senior African business leaders.  The media holding company, Africa.com, has produced a webinar series, Crisis Management for African Business Leaders, to address the unprecedented challenges African executives are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 3,000 participants are […]

Coronavirus: Mauritania ‘beats’ virus, Tanzanian MP infected

The coronavirus pandemic has been confirmed in over 180 countries globally since it was first discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December 2019. The World Health Organisation, WHO, has since declared it a pandemic due to its spread. All except three African countries have recorded cases as governments roll out measures to […]

Coronavirus pandemic driving tech solutions in sub-Saharan Africa | Africa | DW

Innovation and figuring things out is nothing new to Africa, a continent where people are used to making do with limited resources. From homemade farm implements and vehicles found in dusty South African barns, to a boy building a windmill out of scraps of junk in rural Malawi, to the popular mobile money payment system M-Pesa, people […]