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Could the Coronavirus Lead to a Change of Africa-China Trade Patterns?

With the recent Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV outbreak thrusting China into the limelight, the world is gripped by health concerns. However, the impact of the virus on trade, including with African countries, could also have long-term implications, for better or worse. ...

So Far, Africa’s Been Spared… But Why?

While Southeast Asia and other regions around the world brace for a rapid escalation in the number of people infected with the deadly Novel Coronavirus, Africa, so far, has been spared. There are a number of factors that might explain why no cases have been reported on ...

There Are Lots of Ways to Still Fly Direct Between China and Africa

Amid growing concern over Ethiopian Airlines' refusal to halt its direct flights to China in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus outbreak that is ravaging Wuhan and other regions in China, it's worth noting that a number of other airlines continue to transport passengers ...

Ethiopian Airlines Gambles With its Hardwon Brand Equity by Continuing to Fly to China

Ethiopian Airlines' decision to continue operating direct flights to China amid the worsening coronavirus outbreak threatens to erode the airline's hardwon brand equity. While 59 other carriers from 44 different countries have all grounded their flights to China, Ethiopian Airlines

Tweet of the Day: Fear That Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport Will Become a Coronavirus Hub

Kenya native Aly-Khan Satchu is the CEO of Nairobi-based investment advisory firm Rich Management Ltd and a popular commentator on African economic and political issues. On Twitter, Satchu has more than ...

Pressure Mounts on Ethiopian Airlines to Halt Flights to China

Ethiopian Airlines appears to be stubbornly holding on to its flight operations between China and Addis Ababa, while almost all other African carriers have halted flights to China due to the spiraling coronavirus epidemic. Ethiopian Airlines is Africa's largest airline, operating daily flights to five Chinese cities, ...

While China Maybe Doing a Better Job in Managing the Coronavirus Crisis, the Africa CDC Says There’s Still Room for Improvement

In a Twitter thread that promoted Dr. John Nkengasong's Nature column, the Africa CDC also highlighted a key area of improvement that it feels their counterparts should take note of. This kind of Tweet is a bit unusual both because it accompanied such a ...

Africa CDC Director Praises China for its Handling of the Coronavirus Outbreak

The Director of the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Addis Ababa, Dr. John Nkengasong, wrote a glowing commentary in the journal Nature about China's handling of the situation so far. It's not immediately clear as to what may have prompted Dr. Nkengasong to comment on ...

Amid Rising Concerns About Coronavirus in Africa, the World Health Organization Tries to Set the Record Straight

The World Health Organization took to Twitter yesterday in an effort to quell rumors and false reports that the coronavirus had made it to Africa. While a number of countries have quarantined individuals who have shown symptoms consistent with those infected with the ...

Kenya is in No Hurry to Evacuate Stranded Students in Wuhan 

Kenya's ambassador to China Sarah Serem addressed the mounting criticism that her government is not doing enough to support Kenyan students trapped in Wuhan, the epicenter of the burgeoning coronavirus epidemic. Ambassador Serem explained in an interview with ...
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