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Africa news roundup: 10-16 April

Space sector to help SA government against coronavirus

The South African National Space Agency has vowed to “align” the local space sector with the work to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. SANSA said in a 7 April statement that space-related data from its researchers and from its private sector partners will be provided for the Covid-19 response. The data will include vehicle movement analysis, human settlement density maps, and monitoring climate change during the lockdown. SANSA said it is also working on a call for proposals for space-based solutions to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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