Senegal's economy struggles amid COVID-19 pandemic

Senegal's recent protests have shone a light on simmering frustrations over sluggish economic activity and unemployment in the West African state, which have been compounded by a year of coronavirus restrictions.
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Nigeria: India Turns to Nigeria, Others to Meet Energy Needs
Abuja — Nigeria and other African nations could play a central role in efforts by India to diversify its sources of oil and gas, India's Oil Minister, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, said yesterday, as the nation strives to reduce its energy reliance on the Middle East. India, the world's third-biggest oil importer, has asked state refiners to speed up the diversification of oil imports to gradually cut their dependence on the Middle East after the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided earlier this month to continue production cuts in April. "As India seeks to further diversify sourcing of crude oil and LNG, Africa has a central role - largely due to its proximity and absence of any choke points in trans-shipments," Pradhan told an industry summit. Reuters reported that India imports over 80 per cent of its oil and has a huge oil import bill.
Some of the entrepreneurs benefiting from the New Economy Booster
New Economy Booster: Supporting Ghanaian businesses grow
In 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic hit many economies globally very hard leading to job losses and collapse of businesses.
Africa is expected to recover from its worst recession in half a century
Africa's growth prospects bullish despite pandemic constraints
Africa is expected to recover from its worst recession in half a century and reach 3.4 per cent growth in 2021, the African Development Bank said in its 2021 African Economic Outlook report, launched on Friday.
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Africa is not on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030 - Haile-Gabriel
Africa is not on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030, Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Regional Representative for Africa, Abebe Haile-Gabriel, told a meeting reviewing progress made by the continent towards attaining that goal so far.
Ghana, Ivory Coast must unite to control global cocoa prices - ICCO
Top cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana need to control supplies and join forces with other producing countries if they want to achieve higher prices, the head of the International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) said.
Debra Mallowah, new VP for Coca Cola’s East and Central African franchise
Coca Cola appoints Kenyan woman as VP for East, Central Africa franchise
Kenya’s Debra Mallowah has been appointed as the new Vice president for Coca Cola’s East and Central African franchise, effective February 15, 2021.