Zimbabwe: No Joy for Taxi Operators, Informal Traders, Bars As Mnangagwa Maintains Ban

[New Zimbabwe] Private operators of public transport will have to wait longer to know the fate of their business enterprises after President Emmerson Mnangagwa maintained a strict transport ban while announcing an indefinite extension of the country’s lockdown against the spread of coronavirus.

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Africa: To Help Respond to COVID-19, African Governments Should Prioritise Taxing the Rich

[African Arguments] Debating Ideas is a new section that aims to reflect the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments book series, publishing engaged, often radical, scholarship, original and activist writing from within the African continent and beyond. It will offer debates and engagements, contexts and controversies, and reviews and responses flowing from the African Arguments books.

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Kenya: We Wanted to Know How Coronavirus Affects Nairobi’s Slum Residents. What We Found

[The Conversation Africa] To control the spread of coronavirus, the Kenyan Ministry of Health COVID-19 Taskforce implemented initial prevention and mitigation measures. These included encouraging the public to wash their hands, wear face masks and stay home.

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