News & Analysis: Mali

Policy responses to COVID-19 and socio-economic vulnerability of households in Mali

“This report systematically reconstructs and analyses the state and non-state responses to COVID-19 in Ghana and their impact on the wellbeing of Ghana’s poor and vulnerable, more specifically Kayayei in Accra, residents of Chorkor in Accra and market women in Bolgatanga.”

via INCLUDE & CSEA

COVID-19 raises fears of increased women mortality rate

“In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, curfews imposed in certain African countries made it difficult for pregnant women to reach clinics and/or hospitals after curfew time.”

via Anadolu Agency

High rates of vaccine hesitancy among mine employees in Mali

“A small confidential survey distributed via WhatsApp and email has, at the time of writing, shown that while 25% would consider vaccination, none would definitely accept inoculation today. The survey shows that worries about side effects and a desire to wait for further information underpin reluctance to be vaccinated at this point in time.”

via Mining.com

COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Uganda, Mali

“Uganda and Mali on Friday received their first batches of AstraZeneca vaccine donations from the COVAX Facility, a UN initiative to ensure COVID-19 vaccine access to the world’s most vulnerable.”

via Anadolu Agency

IMF Executive Board Extends Immediate Debt Service Relief for Mali for Another Six Months

“On October 30, 2020, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a second six-month tranche of debt service relief for Mali under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) without a meeting.”

via IMF

Air France resumes flights between Monrovia and Paris Charles de Gaulle

“Air France has announced that it will re-establish the route between Monrovia and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Air France customers will once again be able to travel to Monrovia thanks to seven weekly flights.”

via Liberian Observer

Pandemic spurs Africa’s mobile telcos to ramp up banking bid

“Africa’s mobile phone operators are ramping up plans to bring banking to millions of Africans, in some cases for the first time, after the coronavirus crisis caused a surge in use of digital financial services.”

via Reuters

Africa slowly returns to business as usual

“Governments across the continent are beginning to shift responsibility for public health on to companies and individuals as they seek to restart their economies after months of disruption.”

via Control Risks Group

Extremism, Displacement, and COVID-19 in the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin

“The challenges of displacement and extremism in sub-Saharan Africa are not novel, but the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating them and exposing operational weaknesses in response.”

via International Peace Institute

COVID-19 in Africa: Is the crisis over? Or has it just begun?

“Despite progress in vaccine research, we expect the economic effects of COVID-19 to linger in African countries for a long time to come. It’s time for the entire international community to take these more seriously.”

via Development Reimagined