covid-19

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Steady decline of COVID-19 cases across Africa

Starting 20 July to 20 September 2020, 77,147 new cases were reported, down from 131,647 recorded from 20 May to mid-July. Deaths attributed to COVID-19 have also remained low across Africa.

New WhatsApp platform for COVID-19 pre-screening in South African public schools

South Africa's Department of Basic Education has launched HealthCheck, a new COVID-19 pre-screening tool developed in partnership with E³. It will be available on the newly launched TeacherConnect platform.

Nigerian scientists are working to better understand coronavirus

Nigerian scientists have identified seven of over 1,000 coronavirus lineages in Nigeria. Each lineage represents sequences from different countries.

Cameroon digital skills program for better employability

Participants gathered in Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala, for a training session that was organized by the country’s National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC) with technical support from the Africa Groups of US tech giants, Microsoft and Facebook.

Do South Africa's digital inequalities affect music artists' lockdown live streams?

If South Africa’s digital inequalities persist, the results could be more exclusionary, for both music makers and music consumers.

E-commerce Venture Capital deals in Africa spiked during the second quarter of 2020

While challenges to adoption still exist, both in terms of customer preferences and inefficiencies in the market, e-commerce is beginning to generate traction both because of necessity and the presence of enabling technologies.

How a pandemic is reshaping entrepreneurial interaction

As the way we interact continues to evolve, the nature of learning has become more fluid than ever. So, what comes next? Ultimately, humanity must continue to adapt.