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".
08 May 2020
President Xi Jinping said Thursday, during a conversation with his Portuguese counterpart that he expects that after the COVID-19 pandemic ends, the two sides will deepen cooperation, promote the joint construction of the Belt and Road (B&R),and push for greater development of the China-Portugal comprehensive strategic partnership.
07 May 2020
The Mozambican government’s real GDP growth projection of 2.2% for this year may prove to be "somewhat optimistic", according to Eaglestone Securities, considering the uncertainties surrounding the impact that Covid-19 could ultimately have on the local economy.
06 May 2020
Emily Kuo Vong´s Foundation Donates Over 100 Ventilators to Portugal and Vows to Invest in the Country
Emily Kuo Vong, president of the International Cultural Club of Portugal (ICCP), has donated to Portugal´s Health Service (SNS) medical supplies including 100 Ventilators, to assist the country in its effort to deal with Covid-19. The supplies, CLBrief has learned, have already arrived in Lisbon, Portugal.
14 April 2020
In a letter sent on 10th April to the Chinese MFA and the International Department of the Communist Party of China, the African Group of Ambassadors in Beijing “strongly protests” the “ongoing forceful testing and quarantine and maltreatment of African Nationals in China and in Guangdong Province in particular”.
08 April 2020
The increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Portugal, to over 12 thousand, generated a wave of solidarity in Macau, with important donations from the community, including one of more than 250 thousand protective masks by the Portuguese-Macanese group Quinta da Marmeleira.
03 April 2020
According to a study from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTP), almost all African countries should have more than 1,000 cases by 1 May. Angola, Mozambique and Cabo Verde are among those where the number of infections is expected to peak later.
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.