Africa 54

On this edition of Africa 54, researchers report progress in the race to develop a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19; European Union leaders reached an agreement on a $857 billion coronavirus relief package; The spokesperson for Ethiopia’s prime minister addresses accusations that the government had a hand in the death of artist Haacaaluu Hundeessa; Zimbabwe police arrested a journalist and an activist on allegations of incitement to participate in public violence.A Senegalese mathematician turned designer is putting her knowledge of algorithms and equations into good use. Not to solve mathematical problems, but to create intricate and bold designs for her fast-growing brand.