Africa 54

April 02, 2020 12:30 PM
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On this edition of Africa 54, more than five thousand Americans have now lost their lives to the to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19; The World Health Organization continues to voice its concern over the global spread of COVID-19 which has now reached 205 countries and territories, including across Africa; Egypt ramps up its effort to battle the Coronavirus, announcing $64 million in extra funding for its health sector; Debate on the usage of anti-malaria drugs to combat the Coronavirus pandemic rages; Ongoing clashes between Cameroon’s separatists and the military have affected nearly two-million people, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced.

A54 Business: Ghanaian fashion designer, Selina Bebaako Mensah is multiple award-winning accessory designer. Her fashion label Selina Beb has been recognized globally for making authentic African inspired handbags, accessories, and clothing. Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho spoke to her in Accra, Ghana – about why she quit her broadcasting career to launch her label and empower plus size women.