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Economic Shockwaves from the Coronavirus Crisis in China Are Now “Battering” Africa: Investment Firm

A major road going through the streets of Wuhan remains deserted as people stay at home and avoid transport on January 29, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP

Even though Africa has so far been spared an outbreak of Novel Coronavirus, economies across the continent are beginning to grapple with the costly implications for what this viral contagion is doing to their largest trading partner and overall demand for the raw materials that most African countries depend on to sustain their economies.

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