Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta spoke by phone on Tuesday. The two argued about the plane crash that killed six people in Bardale last Monday. The plane, owned by Kenyan airline Africa Express, was carrying material to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
While the world's economic activity suffers from the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, a decrease in the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere is also noticeable. Initial data show that, in China alone, the reduction was 25% as of March. A study by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) shows that this moment can serve as a lesson to face global warming.
The Covid-19 Pandemic is a major global concern not only for its current impacts on public health, but also for its impact on the social and economic development of many countries. West Africa is one of the regions that could be most affected, according to the FAO resilience team coordinator for the West African and Sahel regions, Coumba D. Sow.
Next Friday (April 24), IBRAF will be held a live webinar to discuss how societies will be able to sustain, after the pandemic, a food security status and what can be done to prevent a food crisis in the coming years.