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Maria Helena Semedo, deputy director-general, UN FAO
We must act now to avert an imminent food crisis in AfricaArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has reached Africa at a time when the continent is already grappling with multiple crises...

Maria Helena Semedo 30 Jun 2020

Global solidarity with Africa is an imperative
Global solidarity with Africa is an imperativeArticle

As Covid-19 spreads across the continent, Africa has responded swiftly to the pandemic and, as of now, reported cases are lower than feared...

António Guterres 21 May 2020

Covid-19 likely to exact heavy toll in Africa
Covid-19 likely to exact heavy toll in AfricaArticle

The young average age of the population in Africa is likely to be a positive factor, given that Covid-19 seems to be exacting a higher toll on older patients around the world. However...

3 Apr 2020

Shaping Africa's urban areas to withstand future pandemics
Shaping Africa's urban areas to withstand future pandemicsArticle

For all their virtues, cities have a major downside. They are a fertile ground for contagion, such as the rapid spread of Covid-19...

Astrid R.N. Haas 2 Apr 2020

The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?
The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?Article

With the novel coronavirus Covid-19 having reached the African continent, countries are getting ready to manage the spread of the virus and ensure that their fragile health systems can cope...

Dorothy Tembo 1 Apr 2020

AfDB launches $3bn 'Fight Covid-19' Social Bond
AfDB launches $3bn 'Fight Covid-19' Social BondArticle

The African Development Bank's new $3bn Fight Covid-19 Social Bond is the largest dollar-denominated social bond ever launched in international capital markets to date...

30 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Africa urgently needs an ubuntu plan
Covid-19: Africa urgently needs an ubuntu planArticle

Africa urgently needs a globally coordinated ubuntu plan in response to Covid-19, a fiscal stimulus that recognises our shared and connected humanity...

Dr Victor Oladokun 30 Mar 2020

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