African innovators tackle coronavirus with drones and phones

A Rwandan police drone fitted with a megaphone speaker to help enforce lockdown measures. Image: REUTERS/Jean Bizimana

Thin Lei Win

Food Security Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Nellie Peyton

Journalist, Reuters Foundation

Farai Mataishe

Correspondent, Thomson Reuters


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A tailor makes masks at a small factory in Cotonou, Benin. Image: Rodrigue Ako
A woman holds up a mask made in Cotonou, Benin. Image: Rodrigue Ako
A policeman crosses an empty street in Harare, Zimbabwe, during a 21-day nationwide lockdown aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19. Image: REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo
Children wear masks made in Benin at an elementary school in the neighbourhood of Agla Akplome, Cotonou, Benin. Image: Yannick Folly
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Mobile phones have been essential to survival during the pandemic.

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