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Aspen signs Covid vaccine deal with Johnson & Johnson

South African pharmaceutical firm Aspen, the largest drugs company in Africa, has signed an agreement with Johnson & Johnson to manufacture a Covid-19 vaccine once clinical trials are completed.…

Opinion: Africa needs urgent investment in coronavirus treatments

Africa needs urgent investment in Covid-19 treatments as wealthy countries try to jump the queue in reserving therapeutic drugs to fight the virus, write Dr Philippe Duneton, executive director of global health agency Unitaid and Paul Schreier COO of health research foundation Wellcome.…

UN World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for “for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.”…

Can Africa’s banks emerge stronger after Covid-19?

Rising household debt, problems for SMEs and the growth of non-performing loans all pose problems for banks, but the pandemic also provides opportunities, says Tom Minney

Where do banks stand in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic?