In this episode, Editor of African Business Magazine, David Thomas, and podcast host, Desné Masie, discuss the response to the coronavirus in Africa, the recent plague of locusts in East Africa and other effects of climate change in Africa. We also consider if South African Airways should be wound up given its never-ending financial troubles.
In the diary we look ahead to the sustainable investment forum with Invest Africa and the Private Infrastructure Development Group on 11 February in the City of London.
Our special guest this week is the CEO of African Risk Capacity Limited, Lindelwe Lesley Ndlovu. We discuss the wider trends driving insurance coverage on the African continent and the work of the African Risk Capacity insuring sovereigns against disasters and extreme weather events using parametric insurance across a multi-country insurance pool.
Find out more:
“Thousands of African students trapped in China’s Coronavirus-province”
“Stronger penalties needed for rich countries over emissions inaction”
Executive producer and host: Desné Masie
Co-producer and audio editor: Peter Doerrie
Digital and social editor: Shoshana Kedem
Group publisher: Omar Ben Yedder
Music: ‘Give Love’ by Nettson