The World Health Organization has warned the coronavirus pandemic could overwhelm strained public health systems in Africa. On Wednesday, the continent was approaching a million infections and around 21,000 deaths, according to a Reuters tally. Here are measures some countries are taking to curb the virus.
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APRNEWS - Payment solution company, Mastercard, is expanding its Engage programme in sub-Saharan Africa, with the events in Nigeria, and Kenya, to introduce local fintech innovators to its broad partnership opportunities.
Mastercard Engage, launched to fintechs in Nairobi, and Lagos, is a global partnership and development programme that builds digital payment technology ecosystems and enhances speed to market.
APRNEWS - Africa’s net gain under a no-deal Brexit should be $3.24 billion, a recent report published by the UNCTAD indicates.
APRNEWS - It is not a strange practice in Africa to have rites for boys to transition into men.
In the Maasai tribe of Kenya, lion hunting experience was seen as a sign of bravery and personal achievement for the boys.
REUTERS - Andre Kruger’s stand at Africa’s first ever cannabis exposition displayed an indoor growing tent, complete with state-of-the-art lighting imported from the United States and fittings for a high-tech hydroponic irrigation system.
APRNEWS - The first of its kind transaction-based investment Forum in Africa, on Friday unveiled the conclusions of the boardroom sessions at the heart of the Forum, which brought together over 1,000 participants from government, the private sector, development finance institutions, commercial banks, and institutional investors such as sovereign wealth funds and pension funds.
APRNEWS - October 2018 can be tagged the Khashoggi month in western media reportage. The murder incident, the trickling truths and untruths, the denials and admissions, the reactions and demand for clarity.
GUARDIAN - Chadwick Boseman, the star of the runaway hit film “Black Panther”, returned to his alma mater on Saturday to deliver the keynote address at Howard University’s commencement ceremony in Washington, D.C.
TECHCABAL - As far as events go, the Transform Africa Summit (TAS), is one of the biggest there is on the African continent. Starting today at the Kigali Convention Center in Rwanda, over 4000 delegates from 75 countries are expected at this year’s edition.
AFP - Britain said it would pay an extra £44.5 million (50 million euros, $62 million) to boost security around Calais following a demand for more money from President Emmanuel Macron ahead of a key summit on Thursday.