Swift action by President Ramaphosa appears to have nipped the epidemic in the bud, but a blanket lockdown and heavy-handed enforcement is hitting ordinary people the hardest
Kenya was among the first countries in Africa to impose a lockdown but beatings and harassment by security forces have left the population more fearful about the authorities than the disease.
Mercifully, Zimbabwe’s infection and death rates from Covid-19 are so far very low but the economy, already labouring under the effects of drought, has been …
Africa’s informal cross-border traders have been hit hard by Covid-19. David Luke, Gerald Masila and Lily Sommer call for five urgent interventions to prevent irreversible damage to this vulnerable community
Invest in Africa (IIA) has created a Covid-19 survival programme to help SMEs overcome the potential damage to business caused by lockdowns and the ensuing economic shock
As swarms of locusts threaten to destroy crops across East Africa, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina looks at what can be done to save millions from hunger