Africa 54

June 30, 2020 12:30 PM
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On this edition of Africa 54, Cameroon’s digital first responders are taking to social media to counteract the misinformation of the coronavirus; More than 30 U.S. states report infection surges after taking steps to reopen their economies; Up to 1.5 million Afghan nomads are facing hunger and hardship due the extended COVID-19 lock-down; The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam continues to be a major source of disagreement among the Nile River countries.

A54 Health: The World Health Organization says the prevalence of diabetes has been steadily increasing over the past few decades. About 422 million people worldwide have diabetes. According to the International Diabetes Federation, 19 million adults in africa live with diabetes and 60 percent of adults with the disease do not know that they have it. A South African animated documentary short film "3 Teaspoons of Sugar," aims to shed a light on the complications of the disease. Africa 54 health correspondent Linord Moudou spoke to the co-directors, Dr. Tshepo Maaka and Kabelo Maaka, a mother and daughter who combined their skills in medicine and animation to produce the educational film.