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11 Mai 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 Mai 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.
11 Mai 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 Mai 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.
10 Mai 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 Mai 2020
https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ea/African-countries-gradually-ease-measures-slow-coronavirus/4552908-5547176-3ximiz/index.html
8 Mai 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 Mai 2020
afrique.latribune.fr
7 Mai 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 Mai 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 Mai 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.
7 Mai 2020
https://indepthnews.net
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.
7 Mai 2020
www.bloomberg.com
African finance ministers are meeting on Thursday to discuss debt-relief proposals, according to a top United Nations official.
7 Mai 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.
6 Mai 2020
guardian.ng
With urban consumption and expenditure projected to drop as a result of the pandemic impact, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has urged African governments to consolidate efforts and define stimulus measures to mitigate national and regional economic impacts.
5 Mai 2020
https://thepoint.gm
When WHO added Disease X to its R&D Blueprint in 2018, the reality of an unknown pathogen that could cause a serious international epidemic was just beyond the limits of the imagination.
5 Mai 2020
https://expressodasilhas.cv
A directora-geral da Comissão Económica das Nações Unidas para África (UNECA) defende o agrupamento da dívida dos países africanos através da criação de um veículo financeiro garantido por uma instituição financeira ou banco de desenvolvimento.
4 Mai 2020
http://article19.ma
De nombreux pays africains étaient mal préparés pour faire face à l’épidémie d’Ebola qui a éclaté en 2014, et COVID-19 présente un danger bien plus grave car il peut se propager de manière exponentielle, y compris par l’intermédiaire de porteurs asymptomatiques, alors que les gouvernements africains restent limités par la faiblesse des systèmes de santé, les ressources limitées et les contraintes...
4 Mai 2020
www.euneighbours.eu
The partnership with Africa was clearly highlighted by the EU institutions as one of the main priorities for the coming years, but the COVID-19 pandemic might threaten closer cooperation. This was the topic of a webinar organised on 29 April by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), where participants agreed that consolidation of supply chains and an agreement to ease the external...

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