COVID-19 and Africa

A series of interviews by Folashadé Soulé and Camilla Toulmin with African leaders on the pandemic.

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Carl Manlan: African Philanthropy Has Mobilized Effectively During COVID19

Dec 17, 2020

In this interview, Folashadé Soulé and Camilla Toulmin speak with Carl Manlan, the Chief Operating Officer of the Ecobank Foundation - responsible for Ecobank’s social impact engagement with the communities in which the bank operates in Africa – on the role of African philanthropy and corporate social responsibility in the response to COVID-19 on the continent.

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Vera Songwe: "Let’s build forward better!"

Oct 30, 2020

In this interview, Dr. Vera Songwe, economist and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa reflects on the ways that African governments have handled COVID-19, the role of the Continental Free Trade Agreement in turbo-charging future growth, the vital role of infrastructural investment and mobilising domestic resources for building forward better and greener.