France has added Morocco and Algeria to its list of countries considered high-risk Covid-19 areas. The move means that starting Saturday, people arriving from either nation will be subject to stricter protocols, including self-isolation. A recent increase in cases in Morocco has made it almost impossible to find an intensive care bed in most hospitals.
Also in this edition, Nigeria passed a long-awaited bill to reform its oil and gas industry. The Petroleum Industry Bill, first submitted to parliament in 2008, is expected to attract more foreign investment and seeks to address the demands of local communities in Nigeria’s oil-producing states. Some have welcomed the move, but critics say it doesn’t go far enough.
In addition, we meet the women of the Ivory Coast by reading their path to equality.