Interview with Gwen K. Young: Gender Impacts of COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gwen K. Young, President of Balance Up Leadership, talks to COVID-19 Africa Watch about COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on women and what governments and others can do to develop response plans that promote women’s economic and social wellbeing.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

How Has COVID-19 Impacted the Nigerian Capital Markets? An Interview with NSE CEO Oscar N. Onyema

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.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Interview with Nurse Cherish Samuel: On the Frontlines of COVID-19 Treatment in Lagos State, Nigeria

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.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

IMF Press Conference on the Regional Economic Outlook Update for Sub-Saharan Africa

“Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy is now expected to contract by 3.2 percent in 2020, this is double the contraction we expected in April. It represents by far the worst performance on record. It implies a 7 percentage points swing from the growth we were expecting prior to the crisis for 2020.”

via IMF

Coronavirus: Ghana ‘quack doctors’ selling ‘cure’

“An underworld of quack doctors and con-men have been exploiting the coronavirus pandemic and making money selling fake coronavirus cures. Investigative reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas goes undercover in Ghana, exposing a COVID-19 scam said to be worth thousands of dollars.”

via BBC

Interview with Betty Wilkinson: Financial Stress and Pathways for COVID-19 Resilience in Zambia

Betty Wilkinson, CEO, Financial Sector Deepening Zambia, speaks to COVID-19 Africa Watch about the economic impacts of the pandemic in Zambia and the way her group and others are responding.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Interview with Malado Kaba: COVID-19 and the Digital Transformation of Africa’s Public Sector

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.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Le COVID-19 et la transformation digitale du secteur public africain: Notre entretien avec Malado Kaba

Malado Kaba, ancienne Ministre de l’Économie et des Finances de Guinée, échange avec le Milken Institute au sujet de la transformation numérique du secteur public africain.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

The Milken Institute’s Conversation with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva

Milken Institute Chairman Michael Milken discusses the IMF’s response to COVID-19 with Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.

via Milken Institute

Masks, taxis and fear: How COVID-19 has changed township life (Video)

“The novel coronavirus has swept through Khayelitsha in the Western Cape — and so has the fear of contracting it.”

via Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism