Billionaire Jack Ma’s Covid donations to Kenya gone missing
06 September 2020 | 12:55 pm
Equipment packages donated to Kenya by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma are unaccounted for. An estimated $400 million in funds have gone missing in Kenya during the Covid-19 response. Also, Zimbabwe insists that its plans to return the farms of 37 foreign nationals that were taken under a land reform programme in the early 2000s do not mean it's reversing its stance on the policy. Finally, the coronavirus has helped at least one sector: northern Nigeria's film industry. We see how online streaming platform Northflix is taking off.
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