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COVID-19 continues to spread across the world, with more than 200 countries and territories infected as of mid-April 2020. This pandemic has brought numerous countries to a standstill, which consequently, has an impact on trade and the economy. The effects have been especially felt by low-income countries, with weak health systems, who have stopped all but essential activities.

This website is dedicated to promoting knowledge on the economic impact of the virus on African countries, through the latest news and analyses. Our live dashboard has been assembled according to the needs of businesses and governments worldwide, to provide up-to-date information and allow for comparisons, drawing on the experiences of and learning from the global response. Our team is working on providing insights into the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on global trade, with the aim of delivering pragmatic policy and business solutions to the continent.

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