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Doubts over post-slump bounce

Financial institutions share a baleful view of the pandemic’s damage to Africa’s economies, some doubling their estimates for lost growth

Economists in the international financial institutions have been updating their assessments of the damage the lockdown and pandemic are having on African economies on a weekly basi...


Pandemic mysteries multiply

Scientists are baffled by countries’ varied experiences of the pandemic but agree on the risk that drugs shortages pose to people living with HIV

Across Africa, lockdowns are loosening even as Covid-19 continues its inexorable journey across the continent. As Johannesburg, Cairo and Lagos feel the heat, other cities and coun...


Retreating from the stage

Merging the Department for International Development with the Foreign Office is more about opinion polls than policy substance

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement that the Department for International Development (DFID) will be subsumed into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in September pr...


The pandemic's collateral damage

The focus on the coronavirus, coupled with logistical problems, is drawing resources from the fight against Africa’s other serious diseases

Covid-19 is serious enough, but in Africa the unintended consequences of diverting health service resources may be even worse. 'The knock-on effects of Covid-19 on the fight agains...


From great crash to weak bounce

The pandemic is forcing oil producers to find new ideas to attract investment and absorb the shocks. Some show promise. Others may have left it too late

The great hopes of strong growth for Africa's oil and gas producers this year, particularly in East and Southern Africa, have been crushed as companies scramble to cut planned inve...

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The dearth of data

The pandemic is spreading unevenly across Africa and officials warn of a growing number of hotspots threatening public health

When Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the nation on 4 June, he outlined a dilemma facing many governments. The scientists were telling him to maintain the lockdown while t...


Brussels' boil wash

Botswana, Ghana and Zimbabwe have joined Mauritius on the European Commission's list of high-risk third countries which Brussels says are deficient in their fight against money-lau...


Keeping the food flowing

Alongside the health and economic threats of the pandemic, tens of millions face hunger as the disease strikes at the food supply chains

This month farmers across Africa are due to start planting for the main growing season. But the lockdown measures imposed to curb the Covid-19 pandemic risk derailing the harvest, ...


AU pushes Africa bonds

Finance ministers and economists at the African Union are winning support to restructure the continent's official and commercial debt

Radical measures for a restructuring of Africa's commercial debt and the cancellation of some official debt are under way after the offer of a limited standstill on bilateral payme...


The war for the cure

International rivalries and empire-building are shaping the response to the pandemic in Africa

Serial financial crises and political meddling have weakened the operations of the World Health Organisation for decades but the rivalries between the United States and China over ...

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