Lockdowns cost Africa U.S.$65 billion monthly, “but can you quantify life? If we don’t lock down and we lose a life, how much of our GDP is that? That is the intangible question we must remember to answer,” said Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), while opening Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown exit strategies – moderated by allAfrica Global Media’s Executive Chairman Amadou Mahtar Ba – which included ministers, civil society and international government representatives.
A deserted Mupedzanhamo Market in Mbare during Zimbabwe’s lockdown (file photo).
Stark contrasts emerging from the first days of Level 4 lockdown highlight the extreme disparities that form the foundations of South African society, write Carin Runciman, Charles … Read more »
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The Department of Basic Education’s Director General has presented a back-to-school plan which will see a staggered re-entry of learners that will continue until mid-July. Despite … Read more »
After five weeks of the lockdown of three major cities, Lagos, Ogun and Abuja, the government has eased the regulations and replaced it with a curfew, and mandatory safety … Read more »