In this episode, Editor of African Business Magazine, David Thomas, and podcast host, Desne Masie, discuss the response to the Corona Virus in Africa, the recent plague of locust in East Africa and other effects of climate change in Africa. We also consider if South African Airways should be wound up given its never-ending financial troubles.
In the diary we look ahead to the sustainable investment forum with Invest Africa and the Private Infrastructure Development Group on 11 February in the City of London.
Our special guest this week is the CEO-designate for African Risk Capacity Limited, Lindelwe Lesley Nldovu, currently CEO of Axa Africa Specialty risks and we discuss the wider trends driving insurance coverage on the African continent and the work of the African Risk Capacity insuring sovereigns against disasters and extreme weather events using parametric insurance across a multi-country insurance pool.
African Risk Capacity:
Thousands of African students trapped in China’s Coronavirus-province: https://
africanbusinessmagazine.com/ sectors/transport/african- students-trapped-in-chinas- coronavirus-province/
Stronger penalties needed for rich countries over emissions inaction:
za/bd/opinion/2020-02-02-desn- masie-stronger-penalties- needed-for-rich-countries- over-emissions-inaction/
Invest Africa & PIDG event: The Growth of Sustainable Investment in Africa, 11 February 2020
Executive Producer and Host: Desné Masie
Co-producer and audio editor: Peter Doerrie
Editor African Business Magazine: David Thomas
Digital and social editor: Shoshana Kedem
Group Publisher: Omar Ben Yedder
Music: ‘Give Love’ by Nettson