Tag: African

World Trade Organization: How an African head could make a difference

media captionThe World Trade Organization is currently looking for a new director-general and three of the candidates are African. With three of the eight candidates to become the next leader of the World Trade Organization (WTO) coming from Africa, BBC Africa business editor Zawadi Mudibo looks at what difference having one of them at the helm would make for the… Read more →

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African solutions to the coronavirus crisis

Image caption The BBC’s Antonia Howard tests out a hands-free, foot-operated tap in Sierra Leone The African continent hasn’t been as badly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic as other countries in the world so far, but new cases are on the rise and governments have introduced social distancing measures. And while the pandemic is bad for business, some African entrepreneurs… Read more →

Coronavirus: How African firms are being impacted by the lockdown

Image caption Workers making hand sanitisers at Premier Distilleries in Uganda Although the transmission rate for coronavirus in Africa has so far been much slower than in Europe, the economic effects are still being felt. Measures put in place to limit the spread of the virus have disrupted economic activity in many nations. Small businesses that import items from countries… Read more →