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19 April 2020

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U.N. agency predicts that COVID-19 will kill atleast 300,000 Africans

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The COVID-19 pandemic will likely kill at least 300,000 Africans and risks pushing 29 million into extreme poverty, the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) said on Friday, calling for a $100 billion safety net for the continent. Africa’s 54 countries have so far reported fewer than 20,000 confirmed cases of the disease, just a […]

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17 April 2020

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Mystery behind low number of coronavirus cases in Africa

Written by on 17 April 2020

Egypt was the first African country to record coronavirus case. A week later, the first case in sub-Saharan Africa was recorded in Nigeria after an Italian man who had travelled to the West African country tested positive. Since then, Africa’s curve of infections has exhibited an abnormal pattern compared to other countries such as the […]

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