‘No Mask, No Lessons’: COVID-19’s Impact on Access to Education in Rural Malawi

“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.”

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

What the Major COVID-19 Vaccine Announcements Mean for Nigeria

“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.”

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

COVID-19 in South Africa: The Outsized Impact on Women in the Informal Economy

“What we have seen in relation to COVID-19 is an amplification of existing fault lines of inequality, particularly in respect of gender.”

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

The COVID-19 crisis: A key moment to strengthen transparency and accountability in Guinea

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.”

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

COVID-19, Gender, and a More Equitable Response for Sub-Saharan Africa

“Despite its global nature, the impacts of COVID-19 are not evenly distributed. The health, economic, social and political effects are hitting women harder across the globe, and across the African continent. It is time then to both understand and respond to this pandemic in a gendered way and to ensure that women lead the recovery efforts from the local to the national level.”

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

COVID-19: The Potential Political Consequences in Nigeria

“Nobody knows precisely how many Nigerians COVID-19 has killed, but its victims have included President Buhari’s chief of staff, and numerous governors and legislators have gone into quarantine.”

via COVID-19 Africa Watch