Africa 54

March 25, 2020 12:30 PM
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On this edition of Africa 54, over 420,000 cases of COVID-19 being reported across 196 countries, with nearly 19,000 deaths linked to the virus; South Africa’s COVID-19 cases explode to over 700, while Congo imposes a state of emergency and closes the country’s borders; Cameroon-born saxophonist Manu Dibango dies in France after contracting the novel coronavirus; Sudan’s minister of defense, Jamaleldin Omar, dies of a heart attack in South Sudan’s capital Juba; Boko Haram militants kill 92 Chadian soldiers and wounded 47 more in the deadliest attack ever on the country’s military.

A54 Technology: Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho speaks with Josiah Kwesi Eyison, co-founder and CEO of iSpace, an innovation and technology hub in Accra, Ghana. ISpace offers a co-working space, training, mentoring, access to funding, and helping entrepreneurs to launch their startups and access markets.