News & Analysis: Ghana

Frontier Debt Shines as Unlikely Haven in World of Rising Rates

“In terms of geography, money managers who specialize in frontier assets are almost united in favoring Africa, saying the region will benefit the most from rising raw material prices.”

via Bloomberg

What Happens When the Vaccine Factory of the World Can’t Deliver?

“India stopped exporting COVID-19 vaccines in mid-April, leaving Covax and the 92 low-income and lower-middle-income countries that depend on the program in the lurch. The shortfall is estimated to be at 190 million doses by the end of June.”

via New York Times

‘There are no vaccines’: COVID-19 fears rise in Africa as inoculations stall

“African health officials aim to vaccinate at least 30 percent of the 1.2 billion population by the end of the year, rising to 60 percent or higher after that. But supply constraints, logistical problems and vaccine hesitancy mean immunisation campaigns have been patchy.”

via Financial Times

COVID-19 in Ghana

“This report examines the impact of the state and non-state COVID-19 responses on the wellbeing of Rwanda’s poor, specifically: taxi-velo drivers, taxi-moto drivers, market women and the elderly.”

via INCLUDE & CSEA

“A short illness?” Why we deserve to know what kills our leaders

“Presidents may not be constitutionally required to report on their health, but the secretive nature of all these deaths robbed countries of timely opportunities for reflection and frank discussions of health and illness.”

via African Arguments

COVID-19 in Africa: Youth at the Fore

“Young volunteers leading COVID-19 campaigns are connecting with and engaging local leaders—women’s groups, teachers, priests, imams, village heads, healers, and elders—in their communities. Together they are devising microsolutions needed to isolate patients, care for the ill, implement social distancing within existing conditions, and support families in distress.”

via African Arguments

In Ghana, fears over pandemic rise in teenage pregnancies

“Activists estimate that nearly one woman in seven in the country becomes pregnant before the age of 19. And, they say, anecdotal evidence suggests the numbers soared last year after the authorities closed schools to help curb the spread of COVID-19.”

via AFP

Sir Paul Collier: Rethinking Roles and Responsibilities for Africa’s Economic Recovery

Oxford Professor, Sir Paul Collier, discusses the macroeconomic shocks suffered by African economies and the approach needed to accelerate the recovery.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Zipline begins world’s first ever drone delivery of covid-19 vaccines in Ghana

“Nearly half of Ghana’s population lives outside of cities, and those 12 million people are difficult to reach with time-limited, cold chain-dependent vaccines. Zipline’s network provides Ghana with a resilient, efficient and equitable distribution strategy.”

via BFT Online

Ghana kicks off COVID-19 vaccination campaign

“Ghana on Monday kicked off a COVID-19 vaccination campaign with vaccines from the COVAX initiative. Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, and their spouses took the first doses in the West African country.”

via Anadolu Agency