The CEO of The Nigerian Stock Exchange, Oscar N. Onyema, talks to COVID-19 Africa Watch about how the exchange has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our vision is that this innovative Africa Medical Supplies Platform initiative will help enable African governments to urgently access much needed life-saving supplies. In the process, we all have drawn upon best practices and difficult lessons learned so far across the world.”
COVID-19 Africa Watch discusses the COVID-19 crisis in Nigeria and how people can stay safe with Cherish Samuel, a registered nurse working at a COVID-19 isolation and treatment center in Lagos State.
Malado Kaba, former Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Guinea, speaks to COVID-19 Africa Watch about the potential for digital disruption in government and public service in the wake of the current pandemic.
Malado Kaba, the former Minister of Economy & Finance of Guinea, writes, “I also believe this crisis is an opportunity, a decision point, a key moment for my country and others to strengthen transparency and accountability.”
COVID-19 Africa Watch discusses the launch of the Africa Medical Supplies Platform with Strive Masiyiwa, founder and chairman of Econet Wireless, and African Union Special Envoy for mobilizing the private sector response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The lesson of this current pandemic is that innovations are happening around the world. But the resources to fund and to scale innovations are not spread evenly. This must be addressed.”
Zemedeneh Negatu, Global Chairman of the Fairfax Capital Fund, speaks to COVID-19 Africa Watch about how the pandemic has changed the investment environment in Africa, and how the continent and Ethiopia, in particular, have responded.
On 5 June, 2020, the Botswana Stock Exchange held its inaugural virtual opening bell facilitated, becoming one of the few stock exchanges in Africa to do so during this pandemic. This piece examines the BSE’s COVID-19 response and reactions from market stakeholders.
Ethel Mwambazi Kandiwo, Managing Director at BlackDot Media, speaks to COVID-19 Africa Watch about how the pandemic is affecting the media and advertising world in Zambia.