The humanitarian response to COVID-19 in Somalia will make things worse

“As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, Somalia is already reporting immediate social, economic and political effects. A rapid reduction in remittances transferred into the country from abroad, falling commodity prices and restricted export markets all pose significant risks.”

via Democracy in Africa

COVID-19 in Africa: Going Beyond Lockdowns vs. Livelihoods

“This situation calls for deeper reflection and collective analysis to inform the responses of governments and civil society groups now and in the future. These discussions should push African governments to reform and recreate governance frameworks that work to minimise the multi-dimensional inequalities faced by citizens, and which make it so hard to respond effective to emergencies like COVID-19.”

via Democracy in Africa