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Africa’s urban poor must be shielded from coronavirus

As the coronavirus spreads across the continent, protecting the most vulnerable should be the authorities’ most immediate concern

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The unprecedented speed and spread of the coronavirus pandemic has prompted African governments to undertake extraordinary measures to protect their populations. 

Coronavirus: The economic consequences for Africa

As UNECA slashes its predictions for African GDP growth, Dr Desné Masie assesses the damage the pandemic is likely to cause to Africa’s economies

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At the time of writing in mid-March, Africa seems to have so far been spared the worst human impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but was already beginning to suffer the destructive economic impact of a potential global slide to recession.…