COVID-19 Could Double Africa’s Food Insecurity, WFP Chief Warns

 The head of the World Food Program tells VOA the number of people suffering from acute food insecurity in Africa could more than double due to COVID-19. Executive Director David Beasley says the impact of the virus on the economy and

Coronavirus Cuts Different Paths Across Africa

The coronavirus, medical experts like to say, doesn’t care about borders, or language, or any of the cultural aspects of humanity. Like viruses the world over, it just sees targets. But since the virus appeared on the African continent three

Pandemic Poses Double Challenges for African Pastoralists

In Africa, slowly rising numbers of cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, have surpassed 100,000, according to the World Health Organization. The coronavirus has spread to every country on the continent. Researchers fear the virus will hit

African Development Bank: ‘No Decision’ Yet on Demands for Probe

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday said “no decision” had been taken regarding a U.S. push for an outside probe into its chief, accused by whistleblowers of ethics breaches. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says Washington is dissatisfied with

‘It’s Like We’re at War,’ Africa CDC Pledges to Ramp Up Testing for COVID-19

As many African countries reopen, the head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges widespread testing as the best way to avoid a surge in new cases of coronavirus. Dr. John Nkengasong, director of the Africa CDC,

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio Delivers his State Opening Address, talks on Private Sector Growth, National Cohesion and Fighting Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows

Parliament Building, Freetown– His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has recounted, among other things, the progress in private sector growth, efforts at national cohesion and policies to fight corruption and illicit financial flows in his 28 May 2020 State