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Pandemic highlights importance of AfCFTA

A delay to implementation of the AfCFTA should provide the opportunity for a much-needed  rethink of Africa’s development trajectory, says Dianna Games

Dire warnings about the future of Africa are being issued by economists and analysts as countries tackle the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.…

Nigerian tech steps up to boost coronavirus testing

Covid-19 has stretched Nigeria’s health system and the country has lagged behind in its capacity to test for the virus, but tech companies are helping to find solutions, as Linus Unah reports

For over a decade, tech startups in Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos have pioneered solutions in education, agriculture, health, fiscal transparency and payment technology in this dynamic and restless country. 

Coronavirus threatens Southern Africa’s tobacco industry

Restrictions on movement, border closures and a complete ban on cigarette sales in South Africa during lockdown are posing problems for tobacco farmers and traders in Southern Africa, as Tendai Marima reports

The sight of gloves, hand sanitisers and masks amid piles of tobacco leaves has become the new normal on the auction floors of Malawi and Zimbabwe, where a delayed selling season is underway following ongoing disruption caused by Covid-19.

Tanzania risks pariah status in Covid-19 response

Tanzania’s disregard of global best practice in the fight against Covid-19 is impacting negatively on its international relations and causing alarm at home, as Tom Collins reports

Every Sunday John Magufuli visits the local church in his hometown of Chato in Tanzania’s northwestern region.