Africa 54

March 18, 2020 11:30 AM
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On this edition of Africa 54, South Africa’s Health Ministry say the number of COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 116, meanwhile the Foreign Ministry bans entry to travelers coming from high-risk countries; Nigerian officials say their largest city, Lagos, could handle up to 2,000 Coronavirus cases; Kenya suspends travel from any nation with reported COVID-19 cases allowing only Kenyan citizens, foreigners with residence permits and United Nations workers; Wool farmers in Lesotho say a government deal with a Chinese entrepreneur has driven them into bankruptcy and desperation.

A54: In part-two of our African Women in Technology series, we feature Regina Honu, a Ghanaian social entrepreneur, software developer, and founder of Soronko academy, the first coding and human-centered design school for children, young adults and women in west Africa. Honu is a former YALI fellow, who used her grant money to help the community. Her academy has trained over 4500 women and girls coding. Africa 54 tech reporter Paul Ndiho caught up with her in Accra.