Food and Leadership: The Scarce Ingredients of Survival during the COVID-19 Crisis in Kenya

“There are many young Kenyans, and many more around the youthful continent of Africa, who without obligation to do so are emerging to offer leadership during this COVID-19 crisis. The Food4Education was founded by Wawira Njiru, a young Kenyan nutritionist and food scientist and the first ever Global Citizen Prize winner because of her work with Food4Education.”

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Beyond Remittances: COVID-19 And The ‘Future’ Of African Diaspora-Homeland Relations

“Beyond the volume of remittances, COVID-19 raises questions and opens the possibility of transforming the mechanics of remittances; the change from cash-based transactions to technology-enabled formats such as mobile money.”

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COVID-19 in Africa: Challenges and Responses to Violent Insurgency in Northeast Mozambique

“The interconnected nature of the public health crisis, economic interests and violent extremism has had searing effects on the population of Cabo Delgado. Paying attention to the colonial and historical trajectories that have caused and shaped the disconnect between central government and Cabo Delgado remains critical in the search for lasting solutions.”

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COVID-19 and Inequalities in Primary and Secondary Education in Africa: The Case Of Kenya

“In most African countries, the right to free education is enshrined in national constitutions and development plans; in Kenya, Article 53 (1) (b) of the Constitution states that every child has a right to free and compulsory basic education. Like many other education systems in Africa, however, Kenya’s education system is characterised by gross inequalities in access, funding, facilities and overall quality.”

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COVID-19 in Africa: From Disruption to Opportunities for Sustainable Intra-African Maritime Security Cooperation

“The COVID-19 pandemic presents a rare opportunity for enhanced intra-African cooperation in the history of maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, and indeed coastal states throughout the African continent.”

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Absorbing the Shocks or Irreversible Damage? The Impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s Political Economy

“In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, countries have adopted lockdowns, virus testing regimes and social distancing measures. African countries have followed suit, mostly with ‘copy and paste’ versions of these actions, resulting in profound social and economic stresses on their people. What is immediately evident is that without creativity, contextualisation and civil participation in political decisions, African countries will struggle to weather the storm and resuscitate after the pandemic.”

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COVID-19 and The Conundrum of China-Africa Relations

“The pandemic will likely strengthen China’s relations with African states and ruling elite on the one hand, but deepen the fissures between African citizens and their leaders on the other.”

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