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Zimbabwe, beset by soaring Covid-19 cases

25 Jan 2021 /  MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters  
Gets vaccine offers from Russia, China.

Zimbabwe seeks to list company holding state mining assets

25 Jan 2021 /  Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg   2
To raise cash to meet government obligations, the nation’s finance minister said.

Courage doesn’t mean you aren’t afraid

25 Jan 2021 /  Cathy Buckle   4
Inspiring words from an advocate recently incarcerated in Zimbabwe.

In Zimbabwe, coronavirus sick told to buy own ventilators

24 Jan 2021 /  Ray Ndlovu, Bloomberg   1
Private hospitals are better equipped, but out of reach for most Zimbabweans.

Africa trade pact gets $1bn to offset revenue losses

22 Jan 2021 /  Prinesha Naidoo and Eileen Gbagbo, Bloomberg  
For countries that lower cross-border tariffs as part of the world’s biggest free-trade area.

Zimbabwe government reduces operations

22 Jan 2021 /  Desmond Kumbuka, Bloomberg   1
Amid Covid-19 resurgence.

Nigeria now expects first Covid-19 vaccines in February

22 Jan 2021 /  William Clowes and Ruth Olurounbi, Bloomberg  
With health workers, top government officials and vulnerable people to be given priority.

Africa trade pact gets $1bn to offset revenue losses

UPDATE
21 Jan 2021 /  Prinesha Naidoo and Eileen Gbagbo, Bloomberg   1
The world’s biggest free-trade area was implemented January 1.

Africa’s Covid-19 death rate now higher than global rate

21 Jan 2021 /  Nairobi newsroom and Maggie Fick, Reuters   1
Africa's coronavirus case fatality rate stands at 2.5%, higher than the global level of 2.2%.

Zimbabwe’s foreign minister dies after contracting Covid-19

20 Jan 2021 /  MacDonald Dzirutwe, Bloomberg  
Sibusiso Moyo was a former army general.

Covid-19 shots to cost $3 to $10 under African Union vaccine plan

20 Jan 2021 /  Giulia Paravicini, Ludwig Burger and Michael Erman, Reuters   2
According to a draft briefing on the plan prepared by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).

Key questions answered on Covid-19 vaccines for African countries

19 Jan 2021 /  Benjamin Kagina   3
What’s immediately available?

African central bankers out of policy space to fight recessions

19 Jan 2021 /  Prinesha Naidoo, Bloomberg  
Monetary policy committees have limited scope to provide stimulus after aggressive easing.

Zimbabwe banks shut 17% of branches

18 Jan 2021 /  Ray Ndlovu, Bloomberg   1
As virus drives digitisation.
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