Tag: African

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 →

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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 →