Issa Sikiti da Silva is an award-winning journalist based in West Africa. He won the SADC Media 2010 Awards, in the print category.
The pandemic has temporarily derailed the African Continental Free Trade Area, one the continent's most exciting prospects.
Not everyone has access to computers and the internet to continue attending school from home.
The entire continent's promising outlook for 2020 will have to be revised.
Northern Mali's population is fast dwindling as people flee desertification, drought and armed conflict only to end up in places where they face increased competition for resources.
People in parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have linked the response to the Ebola outbreak with political disenfranchisement making it harder for foreign organisations to contain the outbreak.
Many argue that uncontrolled hunting in the north of the country and with it the consumption and sale of bushmeat drives the outbreaks.
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