African Voices

Interview with Dr. Vera Songwe on COVID-19’s Impact in Africa: Trade, Technology, and Economic Recovery

Dr. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, speaks to COVID-19 Africa Watch about the future—and renewed importance—of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the role of technology, infrastructure, and governance will play in the recovery from the pandemic, and the global response to the economic crisis.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

100 Days of COVID-19 in Africa: What We’ve Learned and What’s Ahead

“It is the willingness of ordinary people across Africa to step up and do the right things—from social distancing to new sanitary habits—that has kept the virus contained.”

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Post-Pandemic Africa: What Will the Future Look Like?

“What will the world economy look like when we fast-forward to the other side of the COVID-19 crisis?”

via COVID-19 Africa Watch