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A general view taken on March 20, 2020 in Florence shows the Basilica di San Miniato al Monte illuminated with the colours of the Italian flag during the country's lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Carlo Bressan / AFP
A general view taken on March 20, 2020 i […]

Why Italy? Factors behind the country’s coronavirus disaster

Why Italy? Many wonder why the Mediterranean country has become the new epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic over the past 10 days
Children stand on a platform at their home as officials and volunteers of Code for Africa engage in the mapping of the Makoko waterfront settlement in Lagos, on October 23, 2019. Photo: Pius Utomi Ekpei / AFP
Children stand on a platform at their ho […]

Sixty years on, Africa still seeks right model for growth

As 1960 dawned, sub-Saharan Africa braced for historic change: that year, 17 of its countries were destined to gain independence from European colonial powers