“I personally see children being turned back from school because they have no masks on a daily basis. This is a big stumbling block to their education.”
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Hundreds of health workers in Kenya have contracted COVID-19 during the pandemic, and 31 have died from the virus. Health workers are now asking for more protections, and a major trade union is preparing a strike.
“Access is only the first challenge that will need to be addressed for widespread vaccination against COVID-19 in Nigeria. There are also concerns about the state of cold chain infrastructure and perceptions of the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine among the population.”
“What we have seen in relation to COVID-19 is an amplification of existing fault lines of inequality, particularly in respect of gender.”
This photo-essay from Nigerian photographer Femi Amogunla features portraits of seven individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Oyo State, Nigeria.
“Many countries are now starting to lift the lockdowns and relax the earlier stringent movement restrictions. The African Youth Front on Coronavirus believes that this is the best period to address the issues which were revealed as a result of the pandemic.”
“Our vision is that this innovative Africa Medical Supplies Platform initiative will help enable African governments to urgently access much needed life-saving supplies. In the process, we all have drawn upon best practices and difficult lessons learned so far across the world.”
Malado Kaba, the former Minister of Economy & Finance of Guinea, writes, “I also believe this crisis is an opportunity, a decision point, a key moment for my country and others to strengthen transparency and accountability.”
On 5 June, 2020, the Botswana Stock Exchange held its inaugural virtual opening bell facilitated, becoming one of the few stock exchanges in Africa to do so during this pandemic. This piece examines the BSE’s COVID-19 response and reactions from market stakeholders.
Kenya-based journalist, Joy Doreen Biira shares her thoughts on COVID-19’s impacts in the Kibra slum in Nairobi, the community response, and what the priorities for a ‘new normal’ should be.