Some private sector members may come to understand that this is in their best interests. It would allow them to check the box marked social responsibility. If I were a private sector entity I would want to be pragmatic about this.
Social upheaval is very likely if the measures are not accompanied by relief and stronger social safety nets for the vulnerable populations. The populations in confinement could face the uncomfortable choice between the certainty of death by starvation or some risks of death by Covid-19, unless the government steps up the relief efforts.
[Sub-Saharan Africa's] large economies are at risk of a lost decade unless policymakers implement significant reforms to shift the growth model away from excessive reliance on oil in Angola and Nigeria and, in the case of South Africa, to overcome structural problems—many inherited from the apartheid era.
Five of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world are in Africa. And over the next five years, around half of all sub-saharan economies will expand at an average rate similar to or higher than that which prevailed during the “Africa rising” heyday.