Moody’s Investors Service says the longer-lasting negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on credit profiles of Africa countries will leave them with diminished capacity to absorb future shocks. Moody’s Vice-President, Kelvin Dalrymple joins CNBC Africa for more.
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Fabrizio Sala, the vice president of Italy's Lombardy region, discussed the deadly coronavirus outbreak in his region, the epicentre of the pandemic in Italy. He sounded an optimistic note, saying "we have less people in our hospitals than other days" and said he was considering a partial resumption of economic activity "after April".
"If democrats nominate me, I believe we can beat Donald Trump," former Vice President Joe Biden tells a crowd of supporters as he celebrates, with his wife and his daughter, his crucial win in South Carolina. With this victory, the 77-year-old candidate revives White House hopes as he positions himself as the leading rival to frontrunner Bernie Sanders.