Tag: coronavirus outbreak

Lost your job due to coronavirus? AI could be your best friend in finding a new one

Millions of Americans are unemployed and looking for work. Hiring continues, but there’s far more demand for jobs than supply. As scholars of human resources and management, we believe artificial intelligence could...

COVID-19 cases slow in South African hotspot provinces, minister says

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Three South African provinces considered coronavirus hotspots have seen new infections slow in recent weeks, though it is too early to say whether the country’s peak has...

S.Africa COVID-19 cases set to reach 300,000 despite early lockdown

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s cases of COVID-19 were set to reach 300,000 on Wednesday, the most in Africa and in the top 10 in the world, despite a swiftly...

S&P downgrades Kenya’s outlook to ‘negative’ on coronavirus pressures

(Reuters) - S&P Global Ratings on Tuesday revised Kenya’s outlook to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’, citing that the coronavirus pandemic will slow the country’s GDP growth significantly in 2020 and weigh...

Ghana minister resigns after breaching COVID-19 measures

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana’s deputy trade and industry minister Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah has resigned for violating coronavirus self-isolation measures after testing positive for the virus, President Nana Akufo-Addo said in...

Cote d’Ivoire airline gets $24 million government boost

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast’s national airline Air Cote d’Ivoire received 14 billion CFA francs ($24.09 million) from the government to keep it afloat as the coronavirus pandemic shut down...

Let the lions roar and change the way the world sees Africa

African storytellers should not forget that Africa brought the world coffee, Nelson Mandela, Afrobeats, Nollywood and Jollof Rice. We gave the world the last remaining wonder of the ancient world; the Pyramids of Giza, we are home to one of the world’s first universities, in Timbuktu, Mali.

Mystery deaths as Nigeria tries to hold back an avalanche of COVID-19

“People think of a dipstick test: Is it blue or red? But it is not, it is a very complicated level of extraction and analysis that takes six to seven hours to complete. It is very complex I would rather go little bit slower and get it right than go at speed and make errors.”
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