Africa

[allAfrica] By March 31, Africa had 5,431 confirmed cases of COVID-19 , with almost a quarter (,1,353) in South Africa, followed by 656 in Egypt and  584 in Algeria.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 9:48 am
[UN] Dakar, Senegal - 31 March 2020: Following the launch of the global humanitarian plan against the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations agencies in West and Central Africa are bolstering the collaboration with communities, drawing lessons from their Ebola experience to respond to the pandemic in the region.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 9:37 am
[New Frame] This overlooked region of India is a beacon to the world for taking on the coronavirus, with the leftist government setting the bar for testing, tracing and treatment standards.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 8:20 am
[East African] I would drive out to Sidi Fredj on the beaches to the west of Algiers, or even further west to Zeralda, to watch him perform in the 1970s and 80s, but I never got the opportunity to talk to him.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 8:07 am
[The Conversation Africa] Since 2000, European and African leaders have been talking about giving the partnership between the two continents a "new strategic" dimension. In 2007, they reiterated their ambition to come together
Posted: April 1, 2020, 7:58 am
[The Conversation Africa] The response to COVID-19 has taken a spatial turn. Borders have been strengthened, people are being asked to confine themselves to their homes. Public spaces - markets, stadiums, schools - have been closed. It has suddenly changed the image of homes and cities.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 7:48 am
[The Conversation Africa] The academic world is not as distant from everyday reality as some might think. In the late 1970s, the global commodities crisis reduced export revenue in African countries and institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank intervened to provide loans. The loan conditions included cutting public spending on education.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 7:39 am
[The Conversation Africa] During the 1990s, the World Bank and other major aid organisations focused on primary and secondary rather than higher education in Africa. The Scandinavian countries had another strategy. They made partnerships and so-called research capacity building programmes at higher education level with African countries.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 7:38 am
[Daily Maverick] We had close calls with SARS in 2003 and MERS in 2012, yet we find ourselves ill-prepared for Covid-19. Current measures for dealing with pandemics are woefully lacking.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 7:27 am
[African Arguments] Debating Ideas is a new section run separately from the main African Arguments site. It aims to reflect the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments book series, publishing engaged, often radical, scholarship, original and activist writing from within the African continent and beyond.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 7:18 am

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