Covid-19 disruptions mean millions in Sub-Saharan Africa risk not getting food
Although food truck drivers are meant to be exempt from lockdown restrictions, many fear they will be fined or arrested by overzealous police
Lagos — In Nigeria's Benue state, the food basket of the country, Mercy Yialase sits in front of her idle rice mill. Demand is high across the nation, but she already has mounds of paddy rice that are going nowhere amid the Covid-19 lockdown.
“I can't mill because the marketers are not coming,” Yialase said, referring to wholesale buyers, as she sat at a market stall in the city of Makurdi with dozens of other millers...