Tag: pandemic

The Day After COVID-19: Overcoming the Novel Coronavirus double jeopardy in Central Africa

Amidst the suffering and the havoc caused by COVID-19, we witnessed the best of mankind. Former enemies forgot old quarrels and came together for the common good, some sanctions were waived for humanitarian reasons and fighting stopped temporarily.

COVID-19: GET IT Founder Nkuranga on how to raise capital during a pandemic

E-commerce has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the COVID-19 pandemic with more up-take thus attracting more investment, so how do you raise capital funding in a pandemic? Lauren Nkuranga, Founder & Chairman of GET IT joins CNBC Africa for more.

Op Ed: East African finance ministers to present budgets for new fiscal year

Finance ministers of East Africa are expected to table their respective budgets in coming days for the new financial year that begins on July 1.

Zimbabwe tightens coronavirus lockdown in capital Harare as cases hit 203

Zimbabwean troops and police on Tuesday tightened the coronavirus lockdown in the capital Harare, blocking many cars and buses from entering the central business district as cases of infections increased.

Billionaire Bill Gates: 6 movies and TV shows to help relieve pandemic stress

For billionaire Bill Gates, reading and watching TV and movies helps “stem the tide” of anxiety amid the Covid-19 pandemic, he said in a blog post on May 18.

Sub-Saharan Africa to suffer 23.1% decline in remittances in 2020 – World Bank

The coronavirus pandemic is leaving migrant workers unable to send money or goods home to families, cutting off a vital lifeline for communities already under siege from a barrage of external shocks.

Clarification on COVID-19 “hotspots” as SA moves to level 3 lockdown

South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has clarified the government’s decision around the relaxation of lockdown restrictions and the classification of COVID-19 “hotspots”.
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