That article followed what was a suspected case in the Ivory Coast that turned out negative. An Ivorian student schooling in Beijing, China had arrived in Abidjan with symptoms.
Since the end of January, Africa has recorded over 31,000 cases of the killer disease. The continent is far behind other parts of the world, but with the most fragile healthcare and security systems, observers of the scene on the continent are worried.
But if Africa’s weak welfare system was a harbinger of disaster, what was feared from the beginning is not happening.
One may accept the argument that no country in sub-Saharan Africa can endure the tumult that has wrecked France and Spain. But it would also seem Africans are doing as much as possible not to get there.
We will look at a number of innovative private and governmental efforts from various parts of the continent that are keeping people safe.
It is thanks to these homemade measures that Africa’s predicted fall off the clip has been slowed down, or hopefully slowly being averted.