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IMF: Nigeria’s Economy Is Being Threatened By Twin Shocks

Washington, U.S, April 7, 2020//-Nigeria’s economy is being threatened by the twin shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated sharp fall in international oil prices.

Lucrative Trade: Human Trafficking Estimated to Generate $150.3bn Globally

April 7, 2020//-

Countries Launch Investment Policies to Counter COVID-19

April 6, 2020//-UNCTAD’s latest Investment Policy Monitor (IPM) shows that investment policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic vary from country to country.

Lockdown Will Hit Nigeria’s Smallscale Entrepreneurs Hard. What Can Be Done

Tolu Olarewaju, Staffordshire University April 6, 2020//-Nigeria has announced a lockdown of three major states, Lagos, Ogun and Abuja, to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

World Bank Group Supports Ghana’s COVID-19 Response

Washington, U.S, April 3, 2020—The World Bank is providing $100 million to Ghana to assist the country in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. This $100 million will be made available to the government and the people of Ghana as short, medium and long-term support.

Ghana Post COVID-19: Time to Initiate Needed Socio-Economic Reforms  

Accra, Ghana, April 2, 2020///-The essence of the provision of any public service, including health, is to benefit the general population.

UN Establishes Global Fund to Support Low- and Middle-income Countries

New York, U.S, April 1, 2020— The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, António Guterres has established a dedicated coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Response and Recovery Fund to support efforts in low- and middle-income countries.

COVID-19 Lockdown Diary: Residents of Accra Observe Peaceful Lockdown

Accra, Ghana, March 30, 2020//-Residents of Accra metropolis and its surrounding communities today observed a peaceful lockdown announced by the government as parts of efforts aiming at containing the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.

African Dev’t Bank Launches Record Breaking $3 Billion “Fight COVID-19” Social Bond

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, March 28, 2020/ — The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.

Nigeria: Ventures Platform Selects Start-ups to Help Fight COVID-19

Abuja, Nigeria. March 28, 2020: Seven successful startups have been selected by Ventures Platform and Lagos State Science and Research and Innovation Council (LASRIC) to participate in the #COVID19InnovationChallenge, to develop solutions to mitigate the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria. 

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