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Number of cases in the DRC by Province. Count is from lightest to darkest shade, with darkest being over 10,000 and lightest 1 to 9.
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Many see management in Africa as a key to getting the Covid pandemic under control. Due to the interconnectedness of the world today, with regular flights in and out of Africa going to Europe, North America and Asia, leaving Africa's trouble unaddressed could mean disaster for the rest of the world.
Bloomberg reported in March that Africa lags much of the rest of the world in terms of vaccinating its people.
According to Bloomberg, Africa's economy contracted for the first time in 25 years last year. Zambia has defaulted on its debt and Ethiopia and Chad are seeking debt relief.
Already in recent years, almost half of poor people in Sub-Saharan Africa were living in just five countries: Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Madagascar.
COVID-19 could push 50m Africans into extreme poverty - AfDB report.
All Africa opinion piece: If direct capital transfers are appreciated as the promising mode of distributing aid, a practical step in improving distribution could be via direct cryptocurrency deposits. This can be a more efficient way of reducing poverty.
WSJ - Many low- and middle-income nations with limited resources lag behind.
Reuters - Charities in Africa slammed rich nations for blocking efforts to waive patents for COVID-19 vaccines, saying this would prolong the pandemic for years in poorer nations and push millions across the continent deeper into poverty.
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