Daily Archives: May 5, 2020

Sierra Leone President Tests Negative for COVID-19 After Self Isolation

Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio says he is healthy and determined to fight the COVID-19 pandemic after announcing on twitter he tested negative for the virus following a 15-day self-isolation. Bio self-quarantined from home after a bodyguard tested positive for the virus. Although Sierra Leone’s

African Countries Should Reopen Economies Gradually, Once Data Shows It’s Safe, Experts Say

The World Health Organization, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Economic Forum have issued guidelines for African countries looking to reopen their economies after weeks of lockdown due to the coronavirus.  Health authorities are concerned

Pandemic Likely to Worsen West Africa’s Looming Mass Hunger, WFP Warns

A recent U.N. assessment estimates more than 21 million people across West Africa will be short of food during the coming lean season between June and August when food stocks are at their lowest.  U.N. officials report they will need urgent assistance from

UN in Malawi Launches Emergency Appeal for COVID-19 Response

The United Nations has launched an emergency appeal in Malawi, one of Africa’s poorest nations, for funding to help the country cope with the coronavirus. The U.N. resident coordinator for Malawi, Maria Jose Torres, said $140 million is needed to