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Forbes African Billionaires List 2020: In a year defined by a global pandemic that has challenged almost every aspect of life, leadership is being constantly tested. While the total number of African billionaires came down to 18 as against 20 in 2020, their collective this year is worth $73.8 billion. Click on the link to find out more about these 18 billionaires from around Africa.

Impact of Covid-19 in Sub Saharan African: World Bank, in collaboration with national statistics offices, conducted high-frequency phone surveys to understand the impact of COVID-19 on firms and households in dozens of countries. While these surveys are not well-suited for measuring poverty, they collected basic information on various household and individual outcomes. Find out more about this story

President Akufo-Addo’s Tenure Extended: Heads of states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has extended the tenure of Nana Akufo-Addo, who was first elected on September 7, 2020, to serve a one-year mandate, as Chairman for one more year. Find out more about this story

Top 5 renewable energy start up in Africa to watch in 2021: Innovators and investors see the potential of renewable energy as the thing for the future in Africa to help counteract the challenges of heightening usage of energy among companies, homeowners, and industries daily. Find out more about this story