Despite fertile land, Covid-19 worsens food insecurity in DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo, which cultivates only 10 percent of its arable land, imports almost all of its food. At local markets, the rice comes from Asia, the fish from Latin America and the onions from Cameroon. The result of this reliance on imports is food insecurity. In March, the Covid-19 pandemic and the … Read more Despite fertile land, Covid-19 worsens food insecurity in DR Congo

Can Africa’s healthcare system cope with coronavirus pandemic? | Counting the Cost

Sub-Saharan Africa could be plunged into its first recession in 25 years as the global health crisis brought on by the novel coronavirus wreaks havoc in the region. Many countries, like Nigeria, Angola and South Africa, are dependent on commodities for a large chunk of their trade and revenue. All have been put under immense … Read more Can Africa’s healthcare system cope with coronavirus pandemic? | Counting the Cost

Chinese Commodities Collapse on Virus-Driven Demand Fears

Feb.03 — Commodity prices fell sharply on the first day of trading in China after the Lunar New Year break on concerns over the impact the coronavirus might have on demand for raw materials. Bloomberg’s Dani Burger reports on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”