West Africa: Nigeria, Angola, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana Among the Most Hard-Hit As Oil Price Plunges

[Premium Times] African oil-producing and reliant countries have been among the most hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and declining oil price. Oil price crashed below $20 dollars on Monday, the lowest in 18 years. In particular, Senegal, Nigeria and Angola continue to face new challenges each day amid the threat of economic fallout.

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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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Gaza, already under siege, imposes quarantine

Editor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19 pandemic freely available to readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. To receive it, register here. For more coverage, see our coronavirus hub AS BORDERS CLOSE, businesses shut and much of the world adjusts to being locked down, residents of Gaza can only look on with grim amusement.

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