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Gates Foundation awards Africa CDC chief

Addis Ababa based, John N. Nkengasong, the Director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has received the 2020 Global Goalkeeper Award by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This comes as the canter is receiving kudos for its works in battling the pandemic.

African CEOs decry WTO systems as unfair

A survey commissioned by the Pan-African Private Sector Trade and Investment Committee (PAFRAC) and conducted by the African Business magazine in partnership with Afrexim Bank, has revealed that African CEOs are explicitly calling for a fairer system in the global trade.

African airlines to lose USD two bln

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Wednesday announced that as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions, African airlines are forecast to lose USD two billion in 2020.

Africa CDC, MasterCard Foundation partner to accelerate testing

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and MasterCard Foundation have partnered to respond to COVID-19. Through its COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program, Masters Foundation is committing USD 40 million to the Africa CDC’s Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing (PACT). 

Gates Foundation commits USD 1.6 bln

One of Ethiopia’s prominent partners of developmental aid, the Melinda & Bill Gates Foundation is upping its support in searching for a vaccine to fight COVID-19. This comes as Ethiopia's number of affected victims is rising daily surpassing the 1600 mark with 19 deaths so far.

Our Approach to COVID-19 in Africa

Since the virus emerged late last year, COVID-19 has largely been a disease of the Global North. Its worst and deadliest effects have been felt in Europe, East Asia, and North America. But that is likely to change. As the pandemic reaches its peak and begins to slow in these places, epidemiological models suggest it will accelerate in developing nations—including those in sub-Saharan Africa.