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COVID-19 in Africa: Media articles

Each weekday the Foundation highlights a number of media articles that we have found interesting and relevant to COVID-19 in Africa. Sharing here is not an endorsement of the views linked, but a spur for further discussion. Join that discussion by engaging with one of our social media accounts, linked at the top of this page.

The recorded totals mentioned here are current as of 11:22 GMT on 23 November 2020.

COVID-19 in Africa: key resources

Read our report on COVID-19 in Africa, calling for coordinated governance, improved health structures and better data to mitigate this crisis.

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AU CDC COVID-19 Daily Update @Africa CDC
Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 data dashboard @JohnsHopkinsSPH
WHO COVID-19 homepage @WHO
COVID-19 in Africa: daily update
  • Africa has recorded 2,006,938 COVID-19 cases (data sourced from Johns Hopkins University).
  • The Group of Twenty (G20) will support African countries in overcoming the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the group said in a final communique on Sunday. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had implored the group to consider offering support for African countries and other developing nations that had been hit by the pandemic. The G20 communique said the support will include exploring more sustainable financing options.
COVID-19 in Africa: country updates

Cameroonian PM calls for vigilance to avert second wave of COVID-19 pandemic

Cameroonian Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute called for vigilance to avert a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic during a cabinet meeting on Friday. Cameroonians have become less wary of the pandemic which could lead to more deaths and contaminations, Ngute warned, stressing on the need to reinforce anti-COVID-19 measures.

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Ghana Health Service rolls out project to improve quality of COVID-19 tests and data management

As Ghana’s COVID-19 cases continue to see a spike in the last few weeks, the Ghana Health Service is rolling out a project to ensure that laboratories carrying out testing for the virus produce accurate and quality results.

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COVID-19 pandemic may boost public acceptance of Ghana’s GMO cowpea – Scientists

In Ghana, the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing public interest in local food production, which may boost consumer acceptance of the insect-resistant genetically modified (GM) cowpea being developed, some scientists say.

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Infertility set to rise after COVID-19

The increasing rate of infertility among young Nigerians is a major concern to health experts, who revealed that thousands of Nigerian couples are childless. Experts have predicted that the psychological fallout of COVID-19 could cause birth rates to drop and people to stay single for longer.

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COVID-19 in Africa: economic impact