[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe will only be able to satisfy its milk demand in 2030, a cabinet minister has said.
[WHO] WHO Director-General today announced the initiation of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR) to evaluate the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Zambia will now try to estimate how much revenue was lost under its tax treaty with Mauritius, which one official described as “not balanced or fair.”
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rice is a staple food in Kenya’s urban areas, but with floods destroying young crops in recent weeks and imports restricted by the COVID-19 pandemic, stocks may run short
[Chatham House] Africa can mount a stronger COVID-19 response strategy by using regional trade blocs to coordinate, consolidate, and connect resources across the continent.
[The Conversation Africa] Fake and bogus cure claims are a longstanding, but neglected public health problem. Throughout recorded history, plagues have inspired anxiety and desperation
[IPS] Bulawayo, Zimbabwe -Experts across Africa are warning that as hospitals and health facilities focus on COVID-19, less attention is being given to the management of other deadly diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, which affect millions more people.
[ISS] The COVID-19 crisis and social distancing measures have caused deep concerns about their impact on women in abusive relationships. Numerous articles in the South African media have pointed to the increased risk women in these relationships face under lockdown conditions. The fear is that they are trapped inside with their abusers, unable to leave, escape or reach out for help.
[Ghanaian Times] Over 260 organisations from across the world have petitioned Chinese Ministry of Commerce and copied over 10 Chinese institutions not to include projects that directly impact local environments, communities, and livelihoods, in their COVID-19 financial support.
[Zimbabwe Standard] Government has imposed one of its ailing parastatals, NetOne, to exclusively manage the transfer of millions of dollars meant to cushion vulnerable populations against the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, it has emerged.But some of the beneficiaries have vowed to resist the move, preferring to use their Ecocash accounts.