Coronavirus : le point hebdomadaire sur la couverture internationale de The Conversation (5)

Le monde s’est arrêté en mars. Les écoles, les industries, les sports amateurs et professionnels, les spectacles et les événements culturels, ainsi que la plupart des entreprises, grandes et petites, ont cessé de fonctionner, un scénario encore inimaginable il y a quelques mois. Le mois d’avril, de son côté, a commencé par l’acceptation du fait … Continue reading “Coronavirus : le point hebdomadaire sur la couverture internationale de The Conversation (5)”

Europe suspends roll out of 5G network over coronavirus

London, April 7, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Citizen protests and political opposition have led to Switzerland suspending the installation of 5G network antennas in parts of the country until there is more data on the real impact on health Europe suspends roll out of 5G network over coronavirus (Techilious)Same applies in many European countries as COVID-19 pandemic has … Continue reading “Europe suspends roll out of 5G network over coronavirus”

Ghana, Nigeria get medical supplies from China to contain coronavirus pandemic

London, April 7, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria and her West African neighbour Ghana are being assisted with medical supplies by China to combat the ravaging covid-19 pandemic READ ALSO: AFRICA WILL NOT BE TESTING GROUND FOR CORONAVIRUS VACCINES-WHO Ghana, Nigeria get medical supplies from China to combat coronavirus pandemic While Ghana on Monday received about 30,000 Personal … Continue reading “Ghana, Nigeria get medical supplies from China to contain coronavirus pandemic”

Blé et riz : les prix flambent sur les marchés internationaux

Les prix des principaux produits alimentaires de base, le riz et le blé notamment, montent en flèche sur les marchés internationaux dans le sillage de la propagation de la pandémie du coronavirus. « Les prix à l’exportation du riz en provenance de Thaïlande, le deuxième plus grand expéditeur au monde, atteignent un sommet en six … Continue reading “Blé et riz : les prix flambent sur les marchés internationaux”

Au Cameroun, une nouvelle attaque de Boko Haram fait sept morts

Le nord du Cameroun a été de nouveau la cible de Boko Haram. Dimanche 5 avril, le groupe djihadiste salafiste a tué sept civils dont deux adolescents au cours d’un double attentat-suicide à Amchidé. Selon un responsable de la région, cité par l’AFP, «deux kamikazes de Boko Haram se sont fait exploser autour de 20 heures … Continue reading “Au Cameroun, une nouvelle attaque de Boko Haram fait sept morts”

Covid-19 : Le pire pour l’Afrique ne sera pas le nombre des morts

Au rythme où va la propagation du Covid-19 en Afrique, ce continent est parti pour être le moins affecté sur le plan sanitaire par la pandémie. Depuis le début de la pandémie, moins de 9000 personnes infectées sont dénombrées à travers le continent, causant la mort de moins de 400 personnes, alors que plus de … Continue reading “Covid-19 : Le pire pour l’Afrique ne sera pas le nombre des morts”

Nigéria : l’actrice Funke Akindele (Jenifa diaries) arrêtée par la police pour non respect du confinement

Pour limiter la propagation du Coronavirus, le gouvernement nigérian a instauré le confinement. Cela n’a pourtant pas empêché Funke Akindele, actrice du cinéma de Nollywood, d’organiser une fête à son domicile dans l’Etat de Lagos. La police a alors procédé à son arrestation. Mieux connue sous le nom de Jenifa, Funke Akindeke est l’épouse d’ … Continue reading “Nigéria : l’actrice Funke Akindele (Jenifa diaries) arrêtée par la police pour non respect du confinement”

Le dilemme de l’Afrique subsaharienne face au Covid-19

Le premier cas de maladie à coronavirus 2019 en Afrique subsaharienne, un ressortissant italien travaillant au Nigeria et de retour de Milan, a été confirmé le 27 février au Nigeria. Ces dernières semaines, les cas de transmission communautaire se sont multipliés en Afrique subsaharienne, appelant à des politiques sanitaires plus exigeantes qui, bien souvent, se … Continue reading “Le dilemme de l’Afrique subsaharienne face au Covid-19”

Nigerian health workers fighting coronavirus in Lagos get N5bn life insurance cover

London, April 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-A coalition of six insurance companies in Nigeria has announced an insurance cover worth N5bn for health workers and volunteers in the frontline against coronavirus battle in Lagos State, Nigeria’s economic life-wire READ ALSO: THIRD GHANAIAN HEALTH WORKER INFECTED WITH CORONAVIRUS The premium covers medical, disability, incapacity and life insurance for … Continue reading “Nigerian health workers fighting coronavirus in Lagos get N5bn life insurance cover”

Coronavirus pandemic grounds African leaders, elites who once sought medical treatment abroad

London, April 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The coronavirus pandemic could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where some heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their nations. As countries including their own impose dramatic travel restrictions, they might have to take their chances at home. READ ALSO: … Continue reading “Coronavirus pandemic grounds African leaders, elites who once sought medical treatment abroad”

Coronavirus pandemic grounds African leaders, elite who once sought medical treatment abroad

London, April 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The coronavirus pandemic could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where some heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their nations. As countries including their own impose dramatic travel restrictions, they might have to take their chances at home. READ ALSO: … Continue reading “Coronavirus pandemic grounds African leaders, elite who once sought medical treatment abroad”

Egypt sends medical aid to Italy amid battle with coronavirus pandemic

London, April 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Despite recording over one thousand cases of coronavirus-Covid-19 infections, Egypt has sent medical aid to Italy amid the European country’s battle with the coronavirus pandemic. READ ALSO: NIGERIA INVITES CHINESE HEALTH PERSONNEL TO HELP FIGHT COVID-19 Egypt sends medical aid to Italy amid battle with coronavirus pandemic (Ahram Image)Egyptian Presidency Spokesman … Continue reading “Egypt sends medical aid to Italy amid battle with coronavirus pandemic”

Five year old Nigerian philanthropist donates £2 savings to coronavirus fund

London, April 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-A five-year-old schoolgirl has donated her savings to support the battle against the coronavirus pandemic in Ogun State. READ ALSO: NAIRA RAIN IN NIGERIA AS CITIZENS, COMPANIES DONATE TO CORONAVIRUS COURSE Kemi Ogunleye, a Basic-1 pupil, made the donation of N950 following government’s appeal for support to get medical supplies for coronavirus patients … Continue reading “Five year old Nigerian philanthropist donates £2 savings to coronavirus fund”

L’Afrique, cobaye de Big Pharma

Attirés par la faiblesse des coûts et des contrôles, les laboratoires pharmaceutiques testent leurs produits en Afrique, au mépris de la sécurité des patients. Face à la multiplication des accidents, certains essais ont dû être interrompus. Ces dérives révèlent comment les industriels du médicament (…) / Afrique, Nigeria, Industrie pharmaceutique, Recherche, Santé – 2005/06 Lame … Continue reading “L’Afrique, cobaye de Big Pharma”

Nigeria invites Chinese health personnel to help fight covid-19 as Lagos, Abuja get mobile testing centres

London, April 4, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Friday, said that Chinese doctors, nurses and medical experts would arrive in Nigeria in a few days to assist in the fight against COVID-19. The minister said this during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. Cases in Nigeria … Continue reading “Nigeria invites Chinese health personnel to help fight covid-19 as Lagos, Abuja get mobile testing centres”

UN hails Nigeria’s remarkable response to COVID-19

London, April 4, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)pandemic has caught the attention of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, who described it as remarkable. Speaking during a virtual news briefing in New York on Friday, Mr Guterres singled out Nigeria as one of few developing countries that have shown a remarkable capacity to respond. READ ALSO: OUTRAGE … Continue reading “UN hails Nigeria’s remarkable response to COVID-19”

Nigeria’s elite ‘above the law’ as the poor struggle with COVID-19 measures

‘The poor are effectively being sacrificed to save the elite’A volunteer from Justice and Empowerment Initiatives, an NGO that works with slum dwellers to fight demolitions, paints numbers on the walls of a building in the Orisunbare Ijora Badia slum. Lagos, Nigeria, April 2015. Image by George Osodi / ICIJ. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Check out … Continue reading “Nigeria’s elite ‘above the law’ as the poor struggle with COVID-19 measures”

Pandémie de Coronavirus : En Afrique, les mesures se durcissent partout

L’Afrique intensifie ses efforts pour enrayer la propagation du coronavirus. Les restrictions varient d’un pays à l’autre du continent africain, où plus de 5300 cas et plus de 170 morts ont été recensés officiellement. Le Nigeria, l’Afrique du Sud ou encore la Tunisie et le Rwanda appliquent radicalement le confinement. L’Ouganda est également entré en … Continue reading “Pandémie de Coronavirus : En Afrique, les mesures se durcissent partout”

Sahara Occidental occupé : 139 000 tonnes de poissons exportés illégalement par le Maroc

Les Sahraouis appellent le Conseil de sécurité et le secrétaire général de l’ONU à prendre des mesures strictes et rigoureuses pour amener l’occupant marocain à cesser ses opérations de pillage de leurs ressources. Les quantités de poisson congelé en provenance du Sahara occidental, exportés illégalement par le Maroc en 2019, avoisinent les 139 000 tonnes pour … Continue reading “Sahara Occidental occupé : 139 000 tonnes de poissons exportés illégalement par le Maroc”

WHO confirms existence of Hantavirus infection in China but says rarely transmitted from person to person

London, April 2, 2020 (AltAfrica)-As China looks to rebuild following the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, rumours have spread that a new virus has emerged in the country. According to the Global Times, Chinese state media, one fatal case of “Hantavirus” was reported in Shandong province on March 24. RELATED: CHINA INVESTIGATES OUTBREAK OF ANOTHER DEADLY … Continue reading “WHO confirms existence of Hantavirus infection in China but says rarely transmitted from person to person”

Nigeria: NAPTIP arrest Abuja imam for allegedly rapping 12 year old boy

London, April 2, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related offences on Wednesday said its men had arrested a 42-year-old pharmacist, Abubarkar Danraka, for allegedly rapping a 12 year old boy  A statement by an official of the Press Unit of NAPTIP, Osamuyi Oyegun, said  Danraka  who had … Continue reading “Nigeria: NAPTIP arrest Abuja imam for allegedly rapping 12 year old boy”

Nigeria releases 70,000 tons of grains to citizens to cushion the effect of the lockdown

London, April 2, 2020 (AltAfrica)-President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of Seventy thousand Metric tons of grains from the National Strategic reserve for distribution to vulnerable Nigerians to cushion the effect of the Lockdown. READ ALSO: NIGERIA ANNOUNCES FURTHER REDUCTION IN PRICE OF PETROL Nigeria releases 70,000 tons of grains to citizens to cushion … Continue reading “Nigeria releases 70,000 tons of grains to citizens to cushion the effect of the lockdown”

A king’s belief in herbal remedies to cure COVID-19 butts up against science in Nigeria

Making claims that haven’t been verified can mislead the public Ọọ̀ni Adéyẹyẹ̀ Ẹniìtàn Ògúnwùsì, Ọ̀jájá II released a video promoting traditional herbal remedies to cure the coronavirus via Twitter on March 30, 2020. Check out Global Voices’ special coverage of the global impact of COVID-19. The novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 is shaking up the world … Continue reading “A king’s belief in herbal remedies to cure COVID-19 butts up against science in Nigeria”

Coronavirus : la bombe à retardement africaine est armée

Des cas importés d’Europe… Le coronavirus a fait son apparition en Afrique. Pour l’instant, les chiffres de contamination et celui du décompte des morts sont comparativement peu élevés, mais l’insuffisance d’infrastructures de santé fait craindre le pire si la maladie embrase, de façon prévisible, les pays susbsahariens d’Afrique de l’Ouest. le Dr Richard Kojan, médecin … Continue reading “Coronavirus : la bombe à retardement africaine est armée”

Top South African scientist dies of coronavirus

London, April 1, 2020 (AltAfrica)-A top South African scientist who has significantly worked in the area of HIV/AIDS has died of coronavirus complications. READ ALSO: NIGERIA ANNOUNCES FURTHER REDUCTION IN PRICE OF PETROL The world-renowned scientist professor Gita Ramjee died on Tuesday, according to health officials in South Africa. Top South African scientist dies of coronavirus (Twitter)Local … Continue reading “Top South African scientist dies of coronavirus”

Lessons From Africa: Military Intervention Fails to Counter Terrorism

Late last year, President Trump provoked a furor when he declared his intent to withdraw some 1,400 US troops from West Africa, where he claimed they had quelled the terrorist threat. He sparked a similar firestorm when he announced that the U.S. would (eventually) pull 14,000 troops from Afghanistan, where they were engaged in an … Continue reading “Lessons From Africa: Military Intervention Fails to Counter Terrorism”

Tchad : Offensive militaire contre Boko Haram

Le Tchad va lancer une nouvelle offensive militaire contre le groupe terroriste Boko Haram après l’attaque du lundi 23 mars 2020 ayant coûté la vie à une centaine de soldats tchadiens. L’annonce a été faite dimanche dernier par le président Idriss Deby Itno. L’opération, baptisée «Colère de Boma» – du nom de la localité ayant … Continue reading “Tchad : Offensive militaire contre Boko Haram”

Nigeria announces further reduction in price of petrol

London, April 1, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nigerian government has announced further reduction in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol from N125 to N123.50k per litre. Nigeria announces further reduction in price of petrolThe Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) made the announcement in a statement signed by its Executive Secretary, Abdulkadir … Continue reading “Nigeria announces further reduction in price of petrol”

Nigeria to convert tuberculosis diagnosis machines for Covid-19 screening

London, April 1, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Over three hundred GeneXpert machines used for tuberculosis diagnosis are to be converted for the screening and detection of Coronavirus infection in Nigeria READ ALSO: HOPE IN DESPAIR AS OVER 400 PATIENTS RECOVER FROM CORONAVIRUS IN AFRICA The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire stated this at the news briefing of … Continue reading “Nigeria to convert tuberculosis diagnosis machines for Covid-19 screening”

Nigeria suspends planned increase in electricity tariff over covid-19

London, April 1, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission says there will be a 3-month delay in the implementation of the proposed electricity tariff in the country. The regulator had earlier announced that there would be an upward review of electricity tariff across the country effective April 1. READ ALSO: RWANDA FINES OVER 100 BUSINESSES … Continue reading “Nigeria suspends planned increase in electricity tariff over covid-19”

Hope in despair as over 400 patients recover from coronavirus in Africa

London, April 1, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Over 400 people who have been infected by the coronavirus in Africa have now recovered, according to health experts. READ ALSO: EGYPT, NIGERIA ANNOUNCE 67 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES, GHANA DOCTOR TESTS POSITIVE The continent has so far recorded over 5,255 cases with deaths now hitting at least 172 across the entire region as … Continue reading “Hope in despair as over 400 patients recover from coronavirus in Africa”

Augmentation du nombre de cas : L’équation d’un confinement total se pose

De jour en jour, le coronavirus gagne du terrain au Sénégal avec le nombre de cas qui ne cesse d’augmenter. Les mesures prises par les autorités pour ralentir la courbe des contaminations n’ont pas encore porté leurs fruits. La question qui se pose aujourd’hui est de savoir si le pays ne va pas vers un … Continue reading “Augmentation du nombre de cas : L’équation d’un confinement total se pose”

Covid-19, Les cas contacts traqués : le Nigeria engage une course contre la montre

Le Président nigérian, Muhammadu Buhari, lors d’une adresse à la nation, a annoncé le placement en confinement des villes d’Abuja, Lagos et Ogun, dans l’optique d’enrayer une rapide propagation du Coronavirus. Mais d’ores et déjà, une course contre la montre est engagée dans ce pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest afin de retrouver les cas contacts qui … Continue reading “Covid-19, Les cas contacts traqués : le Nigeria engage une course contre la montre”

Egypt, Nigeria announce 67 new coronavirus cases, Ghana doctor tests positive

London, March 31, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Two African countries, Egypt and Nigeria on Monday announced 67 combined new covid-19, coronavirus infections as Africa grapples with surge in new cases of the deadly infection While Egypt reported 47 new coronavirus cases and one more death, Nigeria government announced 20 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in three states – Lagos, Kaduna … Continue reading “Egypt, Nigeria announce 67 new coronavirus cases, Ghana doctor tests positive”

Luis Suarez feeds 500 families in Uruguay amid Coronavirus pandemic

London, March 31, 2020 (AltAfrica)- Former Liverpool and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is feeding 500 families in his country Uruguay amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Daily Star reports. Suarez says it is the least he can do for his people after 304 coronavirus cases were reported in the country, with one confirmed death READ ALSO: … Continue reading “Luis Suarez feeds 500 families in Uruguay amid Coronavirus pandemic”

Impact de météore au Nigeria le samedi 28 mars ? C’est la conclusion d’un expert

Le samedi 28 mars, une explosion s’est produite au petit matin à Ilu-Abo, dans l’arrondissement de la ville d’Akure (État d’Ondo), au Nigeria. Une centaine de maisons ont été détruites, et plusieurs personnes ont été blessées. L’explosion qui a secoué Akure, la capitale de l’État d’Ondo, samedi, a été causée par un météore géant, a … Continue reading “Impact de météore au Nigeria le samedi 28 mars ? C’est la conclusion d’un expert”

Rwanda fines over 100 businesses for inflating food prices over Covid-19

London, March 30, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Rwanda has fined over 100 traders in March for hiking food prices and profiting from the coronavirus pandemic. Other traders and businesses according to the government could face similar actions or would even have their licenses revoked in an attempt to protect consumers. READ ALSO: NAIRA RAIN IN NIGERIA AS CITIZENS, COMPANIES … Continue reading “Rwanda fines over 100 businesses for inflating food prices over Covid-19”

Nations les plus chères : Le Sénégal premier en Afrique

Le site TransferMarkt, spécialiste des transferts et des valeurs marchandes (clubs, joueurs, équipes nationales), a mis le Sénégal, le Maroc, le Nigeria et l’Algérie dans le Top 30 des nations les plus chères au monde. Dans ce classement, le Sénégal, avec ses nombreuses stars, occupe la première place au niveau Afrique avec une valeur de … Continue reading “Nations les plus chères : Le Sénégal premier en Afrique”

Coronavirus, l’Afrique, une « bombe à retardement »

Pour un continent qui compte près de 1,3 milliard d’habitants, l’Afrique est relativement épargnée par la pandémie de COVID-19, du moins jusqu’à maintenant (4000 cas, notamment en Afrique du Sud et en Algérie et une centaine de décès). Le pire est, hélas, à venir. Des experts cités par la revue Science le 15 mars dernier qualifient la pandémie qui guette … Continue reading “Coronavirus, l’Afrique, une « bombe à retardement »”

Naira rain in Nigeria as citizens, companies donate to coronavirus course

London, March 30, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Wealthy Nigerians and corporate bodies have turn on the naira tap in a bid to assist the government curb the effects of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the country RELATED: NIGERIA RELEASES N15BN TO TACKLE COVID-19 SPREAD UBA Supports Lagos State in Fight Against COVID-19 . Group Managing Director/CEO, United Bank for … Continue reading “Naira rain in Nigeria as citizens, companies donate to coronavirus course”

Nigerian president breaks cover, imposes curfew on three states ravaged by Coronavirus

London, March 29, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday breaks him cover to imposed 14-day curfew on Lagos and Ogun States, as well as the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, three states ravaged by coronavirus with effect from 11pm on Monday. Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari during a nationwide address where he imposed curfew on Lagos, … Continue reading “Nigerian president breaks cover, imposes curfew on three states ravaged by Coronavirus”

Nigeria imposes curfew on three states ravaged by Coronavirus

London, March 29, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday imposed 14-day curfew on Lagos and Ogun States, as well as the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, with effect from 11pm on Monday. Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari during a nationwide address where he imposed curfew on Lagos, Abuja, Ogun the threee states ravaged by CoronavirusThe president, … Continue reading “Nigeria imposes curfew on three states ravaged by Coronavirus”

La distanciation sociale au Sénégal, un remède au Covid-19 qui a du mal à passer

Depuis que le nouveau coronavirus dénommé Covid-19 s’est propagé, plusieurs gouvernements africains ont décidé de la quarantaine, restreignant le mouvement des personnes en bonne santé ayant pu être exposées à une maladie transmissible sans le savoir ou en présenter les symptômes. Cette réponse consiste en plusieurs mesures, parmi lesquelles le confinement, qui est une méthode … Continue reading “La distanciation sociale au Sénégal, un remède au Covid-19 qui a du mal à passer”

Lutte contre le terrorisme au Sahel : Les Européens lancent une force Takuba amoindrie

Attendue depuis plusieurs semaines, Bruxelles a annoncé, vendredi, le lancement officiel de la future force «Takuba», un groupement de forces spéciales issues de onze pays européens destiné à accompagner les soldats maliens au combat face aux groupes terroristes. «Considérant que la situation sécuritaire au Mali, et, plus largement au Sahel, est toujours préoccupante, l’Allemagne, la … Continue reading “Lutte contre le terrorisme au Sahel : Les Européens lancent une force Takuba amoindrie”

Nigeria: Kano, Abuja launch special fumigation exercise to curb the spread of covid-19

London, March 29, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nigerian state, Kano and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja have launched special fumigation exercise as part of proactive measures to curb the spread of the dreaded novel Coronavirus disease The fumigation exercise in Kano launched at the main gate of the government house, Kano during the state’s monthly Sanitation Day, on … Continue reading “Nigeria: Kano, Abuja launch special fumigation exercise to curb the spread of covid-19”

Coronavirus : Chioma, la fiancée de Davido, testée positive

Davido, célèbre chanteur nigérian, vient d’annoncer que sa fiancée a été infectée par la Covid-19. Revenue au Nigeria, il y a quelques jours alors qu’elle résidait en Angleterre, la belle Chioma ne présentait pourtant aucun symptôme, selon le chanteur. Vendredi soir, sur son compte Instagram, le chanteur a annoncé la nouvelle à ses fans. Elle … Continue reading “Coronavirus : Chioma, la fiancée de Davido, testée positive”

Comment Boko Haram forme ses adeptes aux attaques armées

La double attaque de Boko Haram contre l’armée tchadienne (près de 100 morts) et celle du Nigeria (plus de 70 morts) donne une actualité évidente au livre « Voyage au coeur de Boko Haram » de Seidik Abba et de Mahamadou Lawaly Dan Dano (Editions L’Harmattan). Ce texte passionnant livre les témoignages que des repentis qui expliquent … Continue reading “Comment Boko Haram forme ses adeptes aux attaques armées”

Nigerian ministers donate 50% salary to support COVID-19 efforts

London, March 28, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Members of the Nigerian cabinet of Ministers have donated 50% of their March 2020 salaries to support the Federal Government’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Nigerian ministers at a federal executive meeting in Abuja: The 43 ministers have donated 50% of their March salary to support COVID-19 … Continue reading “Nigerian ministers donate 50% salary to support COVID-19 efforts”

AfDB raises record breaking $3 billion to help Africa alleviate economic, social impact of Covid-19 pandemic

London, March 28, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies. The Fight Covid-19 Social bond, with a three-year maturity, garnered interest from central banks and official institutions, bank … Continue reading “AfDB raises record breaking $3 billion to help Africa alleviate economic, social impact of Covid-19 pandemic”