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IMF calls for cautious reopening of Africa

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As African countries commence the re-opening of their economies, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has counselled them to do so cautiously because the pandemic is...
African News

UN to use George Weah’s coronavirus awareness song

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Reuters Liberian President George Weah, a former international football legend, has released a song to be used by the UN to spread awareness about the...
Business Tech

Pandemic a major blow for Airbnb

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At the foot of the Acropolis hill, in the touristic Koukaki district, the coronavirus lockdown has silenced the sound of Airbnb customers’ wheeled luggage. The...
African News

Coronavirus stirs rancour in South Africa on democracy anniversary

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South Africa’s divisions over race and wealth inequality, which the COVID-19 crisis had briefly sidelined, returned to the fore on Monday’s 26th anniversary of the...
African News

Burundi vote campaign begins in shadow of violence, coronavirus

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Getty Images Burundi’s political parties started campaigning for next month’s presidential elections on Monday despite opposition accusations of intimidation and the global coronavirus crisis. With...
African News Football

Didier Drogba joins effort to distribute aid to poor in Ivory Coast

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Getty Images Former Ivorian striker Didier Drogba and one of the country’s biggest music groups Magic System distributed aid on Friday to 200 families in...
Business

US faces unemployment crisis with 22 million out of work

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More than 5.2 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, according to new federal data showing the coronavirus crisis has put more than 22...
African News

The time to act is now: A letter to African leaders about the coronavirus crisis

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The threats hanging over the African continent with regard to the spread of Covid-19 demand our individual and collective attention. The situation is critical. Yet...
Business Finance

Kenyan bank restructures 4.25% of loans to ease coronavirus impact

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Absa Kenya has restructured 8.3 billion shillings ($78.41 million) of loans, equivalent to about 4.25% of its net loans at the end of last year,...
African News Finance

China in the driver’s seat amid calls for Africa debt relief

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Support is growing for debt relief to help the world’s poorest, indebted nations – most of them in Africa – confront the economic havoc wreaked...