COVID-19

An online marketplace, Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), has launched to provide the purchase, volume aggregation, quota management, payment facilitation as well as logistics & transportation of COVID-19-related medical equipment across the African continent.  The project is a collaborative effort between Janngo—the social startup studio founded by former Jumia Chief Executive Officer (Ivory Coast) Fatoumata  […]

Fuelled by the global health crisis that has seen businesses closed for months across the continent, job placement site Jobberman says there was a 70% decrease in job listings and 17% decrease in jobseeker sign ups in the beginning of March, just weeks short of the start of lockdowns in Nigeria and most of the […]


A contact tracing app being developed for front liners and essential service workers in Lagos might become a useful tool in monitoring the coronavirus spread if strict movement restrictions are lifted. A mobile app called Safety Visa is currently under user testing to ramp up efficient contact tracing for Nigeria’s frontline workers.  Modeled using GPS-technology, […]

food security in Africa_covid19

How do you choose between hunger and a viral infection? In addition to the dilemma of a virus ravaging countries without regard for class, status or economic standing, African countries (and quite frankly, poor countries around the world) are also grappling with the realities of the requirement to stay indoors, limit movement and human-to-human contact […]


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