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Africa could lose 20m jobs due to pandemic – AU study

6 Apr 2020 /  Joe Bavier and Giulia Paravicini, Reuters  
The continent's economy could shrink up to 1.1% this year.

African governments team up with tech giants to fight coronavirus lies

5 Apr 2020 /  Alexis Akwagyiram, Reuters   2
False information hampered fight against Ebola and HIV.

Nigeria plans $1.2bn coronavirus fund to curtail spread

5 Apr 2020 /  Ruth Olurounbi, Bloomberg   
The country has reported 209 cases of coronavirus and four deaths.

Africa coronavirus infection data fairly reflects real cases, WHO says

3 Apr 2020 /  Yinka Ibukun, Bloomberg    1
Despite a shortage of tests.

Zambia records first coronavirus death

2 Apr 2020 /  Chris Mfula, Reuters  
"The same patient had an underlying chronic respiratory disorder and a history of travel to South Africa and contact with some cohorts who travelled to high-risk countries prior to his admission," Chilufya said

Coronavirus may weigh on African economies for three years

1 Apr 2020 /  Alonso Soto, Bloomberg   8
Continent may need $100 billion stimulus package.

Zambia eurobonds extend losses

1 Apr 2020 /  Matthew Hill, Bloomberg   1
As country flags restructure.

Africa wants IMF, World Bank and EU support on debt relief – UNECA

1 Apr 2020 /  Joe Bavier, Reuters   3
They also called for the creation of a special purpose vehicle to 'deal with all sovereign debt obligations.'

Africa’s biggest city Lagos locks down to defend against coronavirus

31 Mar 2020 /  Reuters   1
'This decision was by no means taken lightly,' said Masisi. 'I am convinced that I make it in the best interest of our nation.'

Zimbabwe locks down to fight coronavirus amid economic crisis

31 Mar 2020 /  MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters  
Lockdown likely to hurt already strained economy.

Oil crash puts Africa’s cash-strapped producers in peril

30 Mar 2020 /  Libby George, Reuters   1
'Companies are reviewing their whole portfolios on a daily basis,' said Roderick Bruce

Africa is two to three weeks away from height of virus storm

30 Mar 2020 /  Prinesha Naidoo   1
And in a vulnerable position.

Zimbabwe brings back foreign currencies ahead of coronavirus lockdown

30 Mar 2020 /  MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters  
Country enters 21-day lockdown to delay virus spread.

Zimbabwe restores dollar peg as currency crashes

27 Mar 2020 /  Ray Ndlovu and Godfrey Marawanyika, Bloomberg   3
Due to a shortage of forex.

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