Source: The World Bank Group |

Coronavirus: Africa's Pulse, No. 21, Spring 2020 - An Analysis of Issues Shaping Africa’s Economic Future

Despite a late arrival, the COVID-19 virus has spread rapidly across Sub-Saharan Africa in recent weeks

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on human life and brought major disruption to economic activity across the world. Despite a late arrival, the COVID-19 virus has spread rapidly across Sub-Saharan Africa in recent weeks. Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to decline from 2.4 percent in 2019…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) drives Sub-Saharan Africa toward First Recession in 25 Years

The analysis shows that COVID-19 will cost the region between $37 billion and $79 billion in output losses for 2020 due to a combination of effects

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been significantly impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and is forecast to fall sharply from 2.4% in 2019 to -2.1 to -5.1% in 2020, the first recession in the region over the past 25 years, according to the latest Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s twice-yearly…

TECNO Mobile
Source: TECNO Mobile |

What is the Newly Trademarked TAIVOS™ By TECNO?

Recent reports have indicated that the upcoming launch of the TECNO CAMON 15 series will be armed with a new technology trademarked TAIVOS™

Ask any photography lovers the question: what the hardest shots to get right on their phones are?, and you’ll hear about night shots. Although camera technology advances and our smartphones can do more of what we expect from standalone digital cameras, night-time photography is still a challenging frontier for mobile…

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Coronavirus - Africa: UNHCR stepping up coronavirus prevention measures for refugees across East, Horn and Great Lakes region of Africa

The outbreak comes on the top of existing emergency conditions in the region, where 60 per cent of refugees are experiencing food ration cuts due to underfunding

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is ramping up efforts to increase capacity to prevent, treat and limit…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Energy Chamber urges Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to reach a deal on ending Oil Prices War

The situation in Africa’s oil economies is dire and the continent needs a deal to ensure the continuity and survival of its industry

OPEC and OPEC+ are set to meet in Vienna on Thursday, April 9th, to try to reach a deal on ending the current oil prices war. Since OPEC failed to reach a deal on maintaining production cuts last March, major oil producers have been ramping up production to maintain and…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank appoints Mrs. Nafissatou N’diaye Diouf Acting Director for Communications and External Relations

Nafissatou, a Senegalese national, is currently a Division Manager in the Communications and External Relations Department of the African Development Bank Group

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Nafissatou N’diaye DIOUF as the Acting Director for Communications and External Relations Department (PCER), effective 1 April 2020. Nafissatou, a Senegalese national, is currently a Division Manager in the Communications and External Relations Department of the African Development…

Source: Bizcommunity |

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

Bizcommunity’s essential daily business-to-business information provides a snapshot overview of 19 industry sectors that helps companies keep a virtual presence alive

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Recent comments from UK press (https://bit.ly/3aPhB6T) referring to South Africa’s 'formidable leadership'…

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The Facts Speak Loudly: the TECNO CAMON 15 Premier Broke A New Guinness World Record™ Title of Largest Flip Book

The flip book covers an area of 299.26 square meter in total, with 4.676 square meters for a single page, which is the newest Guinness World Records title of largest flip book

Recently, TECNO (www.TECNO-Mobile.com) released its new camera phone, the CAMON 15 series through an online launch event. This is Africa’s first online product launch, and TECNO unveiled its brand-new CAMON 15 series with a SONY camera and the trademarked TAIVOS™ technology. In this launch, TECNO debuted largest flip book Guinness…

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) |

International Islamic Trade Finance Cooperation provides US$850 million for COVID-19 Emergency Interventions for Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member Countries in Most Need

Interim funds to be scaled up through close collaboration with strategic partners to offer trade finance and trade development solutions that meet the direct needs of member countries

Societies and economies are being affected by the unprecedented and unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. These include a major shift in global trade routes, changes in consumption and extraordinary levels of monetary easing and stimulus packages at a scale never experienced before. The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)…

Bench Events
Source: Bench Events |

Over 3,000 register for virtual hospitality summit

The event features an impressive array of speakers, all giving their time free of charge to participate

Hospitality Tomorrow (www.HospitalityTomorrow.com) – Digital conference will unite the hospitality industry to combat the COVID-19 crisis Over 3,000 hospitality industry professionals have already registered and over 5,000 are expected to attend Hospitality Tomorrow, a free online summit, taking place tomorrow, 7th April, to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis…