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Sub-Saharan Africa to see mixed economic recovery into 2022 (Reuters)
Growth in the largest sub-Saharan economies is expected to be mixed in 2022 as the world economy continues to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Economic growth in Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana is expected to accelerate, while growth rates in South Africa and Zambia are projected to slow relative to their pre-pandemic levels.
Uganda school closures hurting economic growth (DW)
In Uganda, economists are warning that the continued closure of schools is harming the economy. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children have not set foot in the classroom for more than a year and teachers have lost jobs.
Kenya urges global community to support rollout of Africa's climate changes adaptation programs (China News)
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on 26 October urged the global community to support the rollout of Africa's climate change adaptation programs. He stated that 20 trillion dollars were allocated to the COVID-19 pandemic, which greatly reduced the resources available to combat climate change.
Uganda coffee exports reach a new record high (Independent)
Coronavirus pandemic restrictions in Vietnam coupled with bad weather in Brazil have helped Uganda record a 23% growth in coffee export earnings for the 2020/21 coffee season (October-September) to US$629.8million.
Nigeria: How Nigeria, others can achieve long-term peace, stability – Buhari (Premium Times Nigeria)
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on 26 October at 5th Edition of the Future Investment Initiative Summit held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He stated that his administration will continue to encourage public and private initiatives that increase investments in health, poverty eradication, climate change and food security, as well as continue to sustain the countries efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic to mitigate the negative socio-economic impact.
Ethiopia: Australia's humanitarian and COVID-19 assistance (Foreign Minister Australia)
Australia will provide financial and humanitarian assistance to efforts to alleviate the ongoing humanitarian crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic in Tigray and in neighbouring regions of northern Ethiopia. Australia is providing $3 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross for this purpose.
Cameroun: 1,1% de camerounais totalement vaccinés en neuf mois (Actu Cameroun)
Au Cameroun, 1,1% des populations cibles sont totalement vaccinées contre la pandémie de la covid-19, a annoncé mercredi le ministre de la santé, Malachie Manaouda.