News & Analysis: Tanzania

How have Malawi’s courts affected the country’s epidemic response?

“Lockdown measures in Malawi have been met with fierce public demonstrations and legal challenges, set against further constitutional orders to rerun the previous year’s election.”

via Africa at LSE

The value of partnerships in Africa post COVID-19

“Authentic, broad-based economic recovery relies on a thread of partnership through all business and banking engagements on the continent, pulling together financial institutions, corporations, governments and communities to co-create a sustainable future.”

via BFT Online

The Pandemic Is Not Good For Freedom And Democracy. But There Are Exceptions

“Only one country reported a positive trend over the past few months: Malawi.”

via NPR

COVID-19 cited for contraction of East African economies

“Regional economies received a battering courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the numbers now just prove how damaging.”

via The East African

Regional business body calls for end to COVID-19 border testing

“The East African Business Council (EABC) on Thursday, October 15, called upon the East African Community Partner States to put an end to testing of COVID-19 at border points, in order to decongest traffic at the border crossings and increase intra-EAC trade.”

via The New Times

The voices of children and youth in Tanzania’s COVID-19 response

“Research into the effects of COVID-19 on young people in Tanzania reveals high levels of anxiety about the virus as it relates to relationships, economic livelihoods and the community. The research draws further attention to the need for governments to consider the disease’s wider social and psychological impacts.”

via Africa at LSE

How to Talk about COVID-19 in Africa

“To ask why more Africans aren’t dying of COVID-19 is to suggest that more Africans should be dying of COVID-19—in a normative rather than a descriptive sense. It exposes the expectation that when the world suffers, Africa must suffer more.”

via Boston Review

SARS-CoV-2 testing in low- and middle-income countries: availability and affordability in the private health sector

“SARS-CoV-2 testing is a major bottleneck globally, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). As the public health sector struggles to meet the increasing need for tests, there is a potential role for the private health sector to expand SARS-CoV-2 testing capacity.”

via Microbes and Infection

Will Magufuli’s COVID-19 gamble pay off?

“With an economy that continues to grow, Tanzania’s unconventional approach to COVID-19 appears to be paying off, but the long-term effects of the virus are hard to predict.”

via African Business Magazine

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