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New Study: African Countries Among Most at Risk to Economic Consequences of Coronavirus Outbreak

A new study published today by the London-based think tank Overseas Development Institute explores the economic impact of the burgeoning coronavirus outbreak in China on those countries around the world with the highest levels of exposure to the Chinese economy. Not surprisingly, many of ...

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

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 ...

How Can the International Community Help Africa to Combat Novel Coronavirus?

Africa is at risk of an outbreak of coronavirus, even if, so far, there are no confirmed cases of the virus. Several days ago, the World Health Organization declared that a coronavirus outbreak as a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)”. Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of ...

Ethiopian Airlines CEO: Stopping Direct Flights to China is Not an Option

It looks increasingly unlikely that Africa's largest airline, Ethiopian Airlines, will join most other African airlines and temporarily halt direct flights to China due to the coronavirus outbreak. While six of eight African carriers have stopped flying to China out of fear of transporting passengers infected with the ...

Is Africa Ready for the Arrival of the Coronavirus? Yes! No… Kind of… Maybe… Definitely Not

There are a lot of conflicting messages emerging now over whether African governments are sufficiently prepared to deal with the arrival of Novel Coronavirus should a confirmed case be detected on the continent. It's important to note that although public health ...

Coronavirus & Africa: Why We All Need to Worry About Kenya

While the deadly Novel Coronavirus rips through China devouring hundreds of victims and infecting tens of thousands, Africa, so far, has had the good fortune to not have a single confirmed case. Experts, though, are not confident that Africa will remain ...

South Africa’s Chinese Migrant Community Braces For Hostility and Racism in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus outbreak in China has sparked a wave of anti-Chinese racism in many countries around the world, prompting immigrant communities in places like Johannesburg to become increasingly concerned that old hostilities will resurface. South Africa's Eyewitness ...

Increasingly Desperate Cries for Help From Africans Left Behind in China

Kenya joins Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco in evacuating its citizens from the epicenter of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, but hundreds of other Africans, mostly students, are still there amid deteriorating conditions. Forced to remain inside their apartments, the ...

Even Before Coronavirus Makes it to Africa, The Economic Impact is Already Being Felt

The Novel Coronavirus has yet to make landfall in Africa, but it's already starting to cause real economic damage to a number of economies across the continent. Africa's commodity-exporting countries have become increasingly dependent on robust Chinese demand over the past 10-15 years and now that economic ...

Likelihood of a Coronavirus Outbreak in Africa is “Very Very High” Says WHO Official

Although there are still no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus in Africa, World Health Organization officials believe that it is increasingly likely the deadly virus will make its way to the continent. WHO program manager for emergency operations in Africa Michel Yao said the chances are "very very ...
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