by Christian T. Todota, Korotoum T. Soro, Queenette P. Johnson
Sub-Saharan Africa has been one of the world’s regions suffering most from food insecurity, hunger, malnutrition and poverty over the past years . In 2018, Africa sub-Sahara’s total population was almost 1.1 billion inhabitants (https://bit.ly/2GiZc8K) with a consistently high birth rate of 4.7 (https://bit.ly/3gefey1).
In these days of confinement instituted by various national governments in a bid to contain the spread of the COVID-19, after a home office day, I took a walk to a nearby forest to stretch my cramped limbs and breathe in some fresh air. As I walked through the concrete jungles representing our towns and cities, with the deserted streets and large number of cars parked, my mind slowly drifted to some places where enforcing the stay-at-home measures seems to be more difficult.