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Virus could hamper Africa’s climate change response : IMF

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday warned that coronavirus could further weaken sub-Saharan Africa’s ability to adapt to climate change, as measures to contain the pandemic stretch limited resources. A recent study on the impact of rising temperatures and extreme weather events on growth suggests sub-Saharan Africa — …

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Nigeria braces as coronavirus hits megacity Lagos

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Residents of Nigeria’s economic hub Lagos scrambled for hygiene products Friday, after the chaotic megacity of 20 million announced the first confirmed case of new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa. Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said in a statement overnight that the infected person was an Italian citizen …

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Regional immunisation meeting discusses investment in surveillance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Global immunization experts attending the biannual Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) meeting in Congo Brazzaville on Jan.23 noted that over the past five years, immunization coverage in sub-Saharan Africa has stagnated at 72%, exposing populations to vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks. They said there was …

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Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa rebounds

African countries asked to invest while keeping an eye on debt levels. The economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is rebounding in 2017 after registering the worst decline in more than two decades last year. According to the latest Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s bi-annual analysis of the state of African …

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