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DevDispatch AfCFTA Reading Club

From January 1st 2021, Africa started to trade as one bloc under the AfCFTA. Keeping with our goal of making development knowledge more accessible to development experts in Africa, we are launching a Reading Club

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The Monthly Dispatch

In May 2021, I shared the first Monthly Dispatch from the DevDispatch.

I hope to do this every month but most importantly I want it to contain information that is relevant to you whether it is articles, videos, discussions, pieces of research, or other interesting finds from around the global development space in Africa.

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6th PIDA Week Highlights

Last week, the DevDispatch participated in the 6th PIDA Week from 18-21 January 2021. The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) is the African Union’s (AU) strategic framework for regional and continental infrastructure development, guiding the continental infrastructure development agenda, policies, and investment priorities.

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COVID-19 Africa Roundup Week ending 31 May 2020

It’s the end of another (eventful) month in the fight against COVID-19. Number of infections continue to grow. Globally confirmed cases are at 5,934,936 and confirmed deaths are 367,166. We closed out this week in Africa, with 140 741 confirmed cases and 4,059 deaths.

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COVID-19 Africa Roundup Week ending 10 May 2020

It has been another week of governments trying to find the balance between containing the virus and keeping their economies alive.

The total number of confirmed cases in Africa has surpassed 60,000 to a total of 60, 626. This accounts for 1.55% of the world’s total cases. Confirmed deaths have steadily increased to 2,221 accounting for 0.81% of the world’s total deaths.

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