Equipment packages donated to Kenya by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma are unaccounted for. An estimated $400 million in funds have gone missing in Kenya during the Covid-19 response. Also, Zimbabwe insists that its plans to return the farms of 37 foreign nationals that were taken under a land reform programme in the early 2000s do not mean it's reversing its stance on the policy. Finally, the coronavirus has helped at least one sector: northern Nigeria's film industry. We see how online streaming platform Northflix is taking off.
Thousands of wildebeest cross from Tanzania's Serengeti into the Masai Mara Nature Reserve in Kenya. This year, only a few animal watchers are there to witness the yearly migration as international tourism is still shut down in the coronavirus pandemic.
A new generation of desert locusts is threatening Kenya. Estimates indicate that, if left unchecked, the swarms will be 20 times worse than those that hit the region just two months ago. The UN warns that the locusts pose "an unprecedented threat" to food security and livelihoods.
The coronavirus pandemic risks disrupting food supplies to hundreds of millions of people across Africa. Efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 may exacerbate food insecurity that was already gripping parts of the continent before the health emergency. We speak to the FAO's Director of Emergencies, Dominique Burgeon. We also take a closer look at the situation in Kenya.
Kenya's strict coronavirus curfew is blamed for the death of a 13-year-old boy at the hands of police and South Africa sends testing teams into townships in a bid to contain the spread of the virus. Also, Ethiopia postpones its landmark August election due to the pandemic and Madagascar launches an emergency plan to help those forced to stop work.