Africa Can Still Be on the Top

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28.05.2020 – LUND, Sweden – IDN InDepthNews

Africa Can Still Be on the Top
Johannesburg, the largest and wealthiest city in South Africa (Image by Africa Facts.)

Viewpoint by Jonathan Power

Africa is suffering a double whammy after many years of success. The Coronavirus, while not taking down great numbers of people like in Europe, Asia and the Americas, has had a severe impact by curbing its exports in the face of the formers’ severe economic depression.

For example, flowers grown in Kenya and Ethiopia have been particularly hit. Kenya’s flower industry employs up to 70,00 people. Ethiopia’s horticulture provides 180,00 jobs. Kenya’s overnight exports of cut flowers to Europe have been worth almost 770,000 US dollars a year, up from 134 million in 2000. Now sales are on their way to rock-bottom.

At the same time parts of East Africa have been hit by plagues of locusts, the likes of which have not been seen for…

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