Original Analysis: COVID-19 Africa Watch

COVID-19’s Impact in Kenya: Reflections from Joy Doreen Biira

Kenya-based journalist, Joy Doreen Biira shares her thoughts on COVID-19’s impacts in the Kibra slum in Nairobi, the community response, and what the priorities for a ‘new normal’ should be.

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Interview with Dr. Vera Songwe on COVID-19’s Impact in Africa: Trade, Technology, and Economic Recovery

Dr. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, speaks to COVID-19 Africa Watch about the future—and renewed importance—of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the role of technology, infrastructure, and governance will play in the recovery from the pandemic, and the global response to the economic crisis.

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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.”

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100 Days of COVID-19 in Africa: What We’ve Learned and What’s Ahead

“It is the willingness of ordinary people across Africa to step up and do the right things—from social distancing to new sanitary habits—that has kept the virus contained.”

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The Post-COVID-19 Urban Challenges in Africa

COVID-19 is very much an urban disease. What does this mean for the world’s fastest urbanizing region, Africa?

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Post-Pandemic Africa: What Will the Future Look Like?

“What will the world economy look like when we fast-forward to the other side of the COVID-19 crisis?”

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The Post-COVID-19 Economic Challenges for the African Continent

The post-pandemic world will be a less forgiving one, writes Professor Danny Leipziger on African debt distress in the wake of COVID-19.

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