Africa 54

April 01, 2020 12:30 PM
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On this edition of Africa 54, over 850,000 people have been infected with the Coronavirus and more than 42,000 have died worldwide; In the United States nearly 4,000 people have died from COVID-19, as the total confirmed cases now tops 187,000; Ethiopia postpones, its parliamentary elections scheduled for August; activity in Lagos and Abuja came to a screeching halt on Tuesday as the nation entered a two-week lockdown; Evacuated Peace Corps volunteers look at the long-term effect this global Coronavirus pandemic.

A54 Technology: A Ghanaian social enterprise tech company Mpidegree is on a mission to fight the global counterfeit trade which accounts for a whopping $200 billion dollars per year. Mpidegree has created a way to quickly confirm the legitimacy of real medicines from counterfeit drugs sold under a product name without proper authorization.