The European Business Council for Africa

African countries could see the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases skyrocket from thousands to 10m within the next three months, according to new projections from the World Health Organization. 

The warning is the latest in a cascading flow of bad news for the continent. 

From millions facing starvation, to a deep continent-wide recession, blinkered optimism that Africa would be spared the worst of the crisis has turned into warnings about economies on the brink, and years of development efforts being undone.

There is no sugarcoating it - the outlook is bleak.

But is it also hopeless?

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