COVID-19 in Egypt: Between Governance and Flattening the Curve

“Egypt’s Minister of Health and Population Dr. Hala Zayed speaks about managing the COVID-19 pandemic and what economic and health policies the country has taken to ensure public safety.”

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South Africa after COVID-19: Recovery or Recession

“A small multi-stakeholder working group convened by the National Economic Development and Labour Council has been set up to finalize South Africa’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan. The question is, will the policymakers accept these recommendations?”

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Exposing Inequality, Accelerating Innovation: COVID-19 and the Digital Economy

“COVID-19 has highlighted the great promise borne by the digital economy. The flip side, however, is that we now understand there to be a significant digital divide between those who are either without internet access or unskilled in the use of modern technology, and those who could easily work and learn from home.”

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Addressing the Global Health Crisis of Stunting in Times of COVID-19

“Nowhere is the impact of food insecurity more visible than in the stunting of children.”

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African Societies Plan for a Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery

“There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to examining economic recovery plans for the 54 African countries, but a common theme seems to be infrastructure spending and a boost from intra-African trade, as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement comes into effect next year.”

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COVID-19 Heightens Stakes for Migrants in the Mediterranean

“COVID-19 has exacerbated anti-migration trends in the Mediterranean region, leaving migrants and refugees in increasingly vulnerable positions.”

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COVID-19 Heightens Stakes for Migrants in the Mediterranean

“COVID-19 has left every state looking inwards to the point where the only individuals moving outwards, those who are fleeing conflict or seeking better opportunities notwithstanding the pandemic, are met with ‘unsafe’ harbors and closed borders.”

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Reviving Botswana’s Tourism Industry after COVID-19

“The Botswana tourism sector cannot avoid the threats posed by the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Considering that tourism relies on physical interaction between people, it does not come as a surprise that the sector has borne the brunt of the global pandemic.”

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How Will the Coronavirus Crisis Affect Africa’s Developmental Focus?

“Though the number of COVID-19 cases officially reported on the continent are low compared to the rest of the world, the question of the role of the international community and its multilateral financial institutions in helping Africa surmount the challenge it faces remains.”

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Egypt’s Most Vulnerable and COVID-19

“For Egypt’s refugee community, numbering 256,632 officially registered asylum-seekers and refugees, COVID-19 has been particularly difficult. Not eligible for government cash assistance and without financial support from non-profit organizations, many refugees now find themselves unemployed and unable to receive any help.”

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