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.
Original Analysis: COVID-19 Africa Watch
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.
“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.”
“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.”
COVID-19 is very much an urban disease. What does this mean for the world’s fastest urbanizing region, Africa?
“What will the world economy look like when we fast-forward to the other side of the COVID-19 crisis?”
The post-pandemic world will be a less forgiving one, writes Professor Danny Leipziger on African debt distress in the wake of COVID-19.