São Tomé and Príncipe
11 May 2020
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) estimates that a one-month full lockdown across Africa would cost the continent about 2.5 per cent of its annual GDP, equivalent to about USD 65.7 billion per month. With the costs of the Covid-19 lockdown mounting, the ECA is now proposing 7 Lockdow Exit Strategies for African Countries that that "provide sustainable, albeit reduced, economic activity".
01 April 2020
In Africa, Jack Ma and the Alibaba Foundation have taken center stage in supplying medical masks, Covid-19 tests and other protective kit to countries with fragile health systems. Just a few days after the gear arrived in Ethiopia for redistribution in the continent, all lusophone countries were stocked up.