Africa: How Africa is Navigating Conflict, Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -The new coronavirus has now infected more than one million people worldwide, with Algeria becoming the country with the highest COVID-19 death toll in Africa. This has forced governments around the world to put new measures to curb the spreading of the virus. For women the novel coronavirus outbreak is deadly in more than one way.

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Abba Kyari, who tried to clean up Nigeria, dies of covid-19

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 our coronavirus tracker and more coverage, see our hub IT WAS A rare display of emotion by Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s phlegmatic president

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Why big farms flopped in Ethiopia

THE PLAN was to transform farming in southern Ethiopia. Twelve years ago Fri-El, an Italian conglomerate, signed a lease with the state government for 30,000 hectares of farmland in South Omo to make palm oil. But the palms needed more water than the copper-coloured Omo river could supply and production was so disappointing that in 2011 its lease was cut by a third in size

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