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13 May 2020
https://benin24tv.com
Moins frappés par le coronavirus comparativement aux autres pays du monde, les Etats africains dans le plus grand ensemble, envisagent la reprise de leurs différentes activités dans les toutes prochaines semaines, en dépit du parcours progressif du mal. Pour une sortie de crise efficace, les experts du groupe de réflexion de la Commission économique de l’ONU pour l’Afrique (CEA) appellent à des...
13 May 2020
https://allafrica.com
UN Women and the African Union, in partnership with the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), on Tuesday hosted the inaugural meeting of African Ministers for Gender and Women's Affairs to discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) with a special focus on how to mitigate the impacts of the crisis on women and girls.
12 May 2020
https://thenewdawnliberia.com
Amid multifold theories and disinformation spreading around the COVID-19 in Africa, it is important for African governments to consider strengthening the existing health systems and infrastructures, and allocate substantial funds for health research and production of basic equipment, for attaining sustainable development goals set in the African Agenda 2063, according to experts.
12 May 2020
www.downtoearth.org.in
Africa can lose up to 2.5 per cent of its annual gross domestic product (GDP), equivalent to about $65.7 billion, for every month of lockdown imposed to control the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread, according to United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) estimates released on May 11.
11 May 2020
http://cityvoiceng.com
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has released a new report proposing to African nations various coronavirus disease (COVID-19) exit strategies following the imposition of lockdowns that helped suppress the virus but with devastating economic consequences.
11 May 2020
www.lopinion.ma
Selon des estimations de la Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique (CEA-ONU), institution basée à Addis-Abeba (Ethiopie), le continent africain perd environ 2,5% de son PIB en un mois de confinement, soit 65 milliards de dollars. C’est qui ressort d’un débat mondial en ligne initié, récemment, par la CEA-ONU sur les stratégies de déconfinement de l’Afrique face au Covid-19.
11 May 2020
www.orfonline.org
On 15 April 2020, G20 Finance Ministers took a decision to suspend the debt service payments for the world’s poorest economies in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. This would apply till the end of the year. This is expected to absolve these countries of debt servicing of nearly $20 billion and allow them to better face the impact of the pandemic.
11 May 2020
www.lepoint.fr
Les gouvernements du monde entier sont confrontés au défi majeur de mettre en œuvre des stratégies de sortie de la crise sanitaire. En Afrique, la Commission économique pour l'Afrique basée à Addis-Abeba y a réfléchi ces derniers jours avec un débat autour d'experts et un rapport intitulé « Covid-19. Stratégies de déconfinement pour l'Afrique », publié ce dimanche 10 mai.
11 May 2020
https://thebusiness24online.net
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has estimated that a full one-month lockdown across Africa would cost the continent about 2.5 percent of its annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP), equivalent to about US$65.7bn per month.
11 May 2020
https://ouestaf.com
Le continent perd environ 2,5% de son produit intérieur brut (Pib) après chaque mois de confinement, soit 65 milliards de dollars, a déclaré Mme Vera Songwe, la secrétaire exécutif de la Commission Economique pour l’Afrique (CEA).
11 May 2020
www.bloomberg.com
African finance ministers started talks with private creditors to find a way to temporarily suspend debt payments without triggering defaults.
11 May 2020
www.ghanaweb.com
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has estimated that a full one-month lockdown across Africa would cost the continent about 2.5 percent of its annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP), equivalent to about US$65.7bn per month.
10 May 2020
https://maghrebemergent.info/
Les pays africains se penchent sur les plans de déconfinement afin de limiter les dommages économiques et sociaux. Selon les chiffres de la Commission économique pour l’Afrique (CEA) « le continent perd environ 2,5% de son PIB en un mois de confinement, soit environ 65 milliards de dollars ».
9 May 2020
https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ea/African-countries-gradually-ease-measures-slow-coronavirus/4552908-5547176-3ximiz/index.html
8 May 2020
https://imvahonshya.co.rw
Mu gihembwe cya kane cy’umwaka wa 2019 Leta y’u Rwanda yashoye miriyari zirenga 340 z’amafaranga y’u Rwanda mu bikorwa bitandukanye birimo kugura ibikoresho na serivisi mu nzego zitandukanye, kwishyura imishahara, imyenda n’ibindi byishyuwe na Leta.
8 May 2020
afrique.latribune.fr
7 May 2020
www.marketscreener.com
African countries are turning their attention to lockdown exit plans as they seek to limit economic and societal damage with figures from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) showing the continent losing about 2.5 percent of its GDP in one month or $65 billion.
7 May 2020
africanbusinessmagazine.com
Before it happened, the idea of locking down millions of urban Africans seemed unthinkable. From Johannesburg to Accra, Nairobi to Lagos, teeming streets and bustling markets sit at the heart of the vibrant, chaotic and joyful shared experience of millions.
7 May 2020
www.fin24.com
As African countries weigh the consequences of lifting their lockdowns, they should guard against zero-sum policies aimed at saving only lives or the economy, some of the continent's leading economic think tanks have warned.
7 May 2020
https://fr.allafrica.com/
La grosse vague de la pandémie de coronavirus semble être dépassée en Asie et en Europe de l'Est, contrairement aux États-Unis ou en Afrique. Un état de fait qui met les gouvernements du monde, notamment ceux du continent noir, face au défi majeur du déconfinement ou de l'allègement des mesures barrières.

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