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Op-Ed: How innovative financing can assist Africa’s humanitarian needs

With Africa’s humanitarian needs quickly outpacing funding available and COVID-19 exacerbating the situation innovative humanitarian financing is needed now more than ever, writes Maram Ahmed, Senior Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Op-Ed – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: A global response to COVID-19 that doesn’t fully support developing countries is no response at all

"A better future, where all jobs are green and decent, poverty is eradicated, workers are supported, and communities are thriving and resilient across all sectors of the economy, starts with a just transition today."

Multilateralism through Public-Private partnerships are Key to Flattening the COVID-19 Curve

By Paul Polman, Siddharth Chatterjee and Myriam Sidibe The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that now is “a...

South African court rules in favour of insurer Liberty in row with Discovery

South Africa’s High Court has dismissed a case from insurer Discovery against rival Liberty, who it had argued was infringing on their trademarks and competing unlawfully, Liberty said on Thursday.

Op-Ed: Why the COVID-19 pandemic is no time for fiscal distancing

"Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. As such, it can no longer be business as usual".- Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

Rand hits record low, goes over 19 to dollar as Fitch downgrades SA further into junk status

Last Friday Moody’s, the last rating agency to rate South Africa investment grade, cut South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk in line with economists’ forecast. Today Fitch further downgraded the country sending the rand plunging over 19 rand to the dollar. Below it gives its reasons...

South Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases jump by 128 to 402

South Africa’s Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Monday that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases had risen to 402, a jump of 128 since Sunday’s announcement that could worry public health experts concerned about the country’s readiness to deal with the epidemic.

Chris Bishop in conversation with former SA Intelligence boss Moe Shaik

Author banker and former South African Intelligence head Moe Shaik talks to CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop about his new book – The ANC Spy Bible – a tome full of catharsis and questions about the future of intelligence and personal freedom....

Meet the five teams that pundits want to change Africa’s World Cup story

No African team has ever qualified for the World Cup semi-finals. Many pundits would argue that now is the time to change Africa’s World Cup story.

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