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Sub-saharan Africa ‘Just at the Start’ of its Coronavirus Outbreak, UK Aid Warns

•Africa could become new epicentre with disease peaking in two to three months Jones Stone Many developing countries, including those in sub-Saharan Africa are "just at the start" of their Covid-19 outbreaks, the Department for International Development has warned. Giving evidence to MPs on Monday Dr Charlotte Watts, the department's chief scientific advisor, said an

Nigeria, Other African Countries Get New Tool to Predict Climate-Related Disasters

•Extreme weather is becoming more common in Africa as the planet warms, resulting in huge losses for economies dependent on farming and countless deaths due to floods and mudslides Jude Johnson with Reuters Report  A new weather forecasting system in Nigeria and Africa, allows meteorologists to track approaching storms in real time,

Promising signs of Africa’s global leadership on maritime security

Africa is acutely vulnerable to maritime crime, which has become a low risk, high reward business. By Timothy Walker and Denys Reva Piracy and armed robbery at sea have long been regarded as a threat to international peace and security. But other types of maritime crime are just as significant. The African Union’s (AU) 2050 Africa’s

AEMA: China-Africa economic relations, more of resources than development – AFDB

•Injects $160bn loan, aid to Africa in 3 years •As Elumelu, Dangote, Dora Akunyili, others nominated for Africa Economic Awards Godsgift Onyedinefu The African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed worry that China's economic relationship with Africa suggests that it mainly targets her natural resources rather than investment and transformation in African countries. This was

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