News & Analysis: Senegal

‘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

West Africa: Airline Asky remains determined to make its mark despite COVID-19

“Even though the IATA warns that the sector will probably not return to normal until 2024, the company’s management refuses to give up. And, while waiting for possible aid from public authorities and financial development institutions, Asky has sought help from its shareholders.”

via The Africa Report

COVID-19 Vaccines Available, but Reluctance is Contagious in Senegal

“While people around the world wait impatiently to be vaccinated against COVID-19, an inoculation site in Senegal was empty on a recent day – a sign of the ambivalence nationwide.”

via Eyewitness News

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

Senegal’s economy struggles amid COVID-19 pandemic

“Senegal’s recent protests have shone a light on simmering frustrations over sluggish economic activity and unemployment in the West African state, which have been compounded by a year of coronavirus restrictions.”

via Africa News

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

Who wants COVID-19 vaccination? In 5 West African countries, hesitancy is high, trust low

“Afrobarometer’s nationally representative surveys in five West African countries (Benin, Liberia, Niger, Senegal, and Togo) offer less optimistic findings: On average, only four in 10 people say they would be likely to try to get vaccinated, including just one in three Liberians and one in five Senegalese. Most say they don’t trust their government to ensure that the vaccines are safe.”

via Afrobarometer

Frank Aswani: Strengthening Africa’s Social Investment Ecosystem to Help Tackle COVID-19

COVID-19 Africa Watch talks to Dr. Frank Aswani about ways to bolster Africa’s social investment ecosystem to help the continent’s economic recovery from the pandemic.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Senegal begins covid-19 vaccination with doses from China’s Sinopharm

“Senegal is hoping to inoculate about 90% of a targeted 3.5 million people. Health workers, high-risk persons between 19 and 60 are expected to be vaccinated by the end of the year.”

via Africa News

COVID-19 in Kolda: How Geography, Preparedness, and Government Action Helped Senegal’s Poorest Region Avoid the Worst

The region of Kolda in southern Senegal has largely been able to contain COVID-19 due to the region’s isolated geography, national policy decisions, and local pandemic preparedness.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch