Africa: Keeping People Fed in a Time of COVID-19 Lockdowns

[allAfrica] “The government is saying we stay in the house, but if we do that, we will die of hunger. If we go out to look for money to buy food, we will die from the virus. They need to tell us what to do!” These were sentiments from Pauline, a Nairobi resident during a TV interview a few days ago

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South Africa: SA Economy in Recession After Shock Q4 Data, 2019 Growth Lowest in a Decade

[Daily Maverick] It’s official: South Africa ended 2019 mired in recession. Things have not been this bleak since the global financial crisis a decade ago, and since this data was recorded the coronavirus has started taking its toll on key South African trading partners such as China.

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Africa: Q&A – Misinformation in the Time of an Uncontainable Virus

[IPS] United Nations -Just a month since the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus a public health emergency, it is now taking steps to contain misinformation being spread about the disease. Globally, there have been more than 82,000 cases of Coronavirus, which has claimed 2,800 lives — the majority being in China, where the disease has been traced to.

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