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Corona Brief Africa

Der #FESAfricaCoronaBrief, ein Blog mit dem Titel: „Zerreißprobe: Wie COVID-19 auf afrikanische Gesellschaften trifft“, untersucht wie afrikanische Länder, Regierungen und Gemeinschaften mit der Pandemie umgehen.

Mit Beiträgen von unseren 25 FES-Büros in Subsahara-Afrika, von Partner-Organisationen und uns verbundenen Expert_innen soll dieser Blog afrikanischen und internationalen Stimmen eine Plattform bieten, um hier die Gefahren für die Gesellschaften, aber auch mögliche Wege zu afrikanischen Lösungen aufzuzeigen.

Die in diesem Blog geäußerten Meinungen sind nicht notwendigerweise die der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

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Africa and Covid-19: Searching for new economic strategies?

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Hans-Joachim Preuss asks at the end of our blog series what lessons African governments will draw from the experience with the pandemic so far.


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COVID-19 and the Underlying Symptoms of African Economies

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Ugandan development expert Fred Muhumuza wonders if the monies from debt relief will be channeled to those in need.


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Traditional medicine resources in the fight against Covid-19

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What role can traditional medicine play in the fight against COVID-19? Prof. Rokia Sanogo shares her experience in Mali.


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From Laughing Matter to Real Threat

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Media Lecturer Robin Tyson describes how the virus spreads slowly but steadily, even in Africa’s least populated state of Namibia.


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Failing to flatten the Inequality Curve

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South African Lecturer Asanda-Jonas Benya writes about the challenges of Online Education under COVID-19.


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African journalists in the pandemic

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The journalist Gabriel Baglo describes how the suppression of freedom of the press and information in Covid-19 times leads to false news and rumours, even to infodemic.


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Peacebuilding under the Shadow of the Pandemic

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Security Analyst Hafsa Maalim writes about the fissures and opportunities in the ongoing efforts to peace and security in the Horn of Africa region.


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Covid-19 in Nigeria: Once Again, Religion Stands in the Way

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Professor Jibrin Ibrahim describes how religious institutions in Nigeria have reacted to the threat of the virus.


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COVID-19, Ebola and Measles: How to fight multiple Diseases

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This blog entry is taken from the excellent website The Conversation. Here, Yap Boum is writing about the coping mechanisms in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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The COVID-19 Crisis and Africa’s Emerging New Political Economy

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South African Economist Redge Nkosi describes how the coronavirus induced economic crisis has broken Africa’s development model.


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COVID-19 and African Photography: "We must own our Stories"

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The photographer Nana Kofi Acquah argues that Africa’s Liberation lies with the press – but only if African journalists are no longer puppets, but puppeteers.


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Government for the People in the Pandemic

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The Kenyan Attiya Waris, observer to the UN Tax Committee, and Vallarie Yiega from Nairobi School of Law describe how Covid-19 is changing African Governments’ Fiscal Policies.


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Economic Consequences of Covid-19 and Structural Changes in Africa. Mali case study

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Malian scientist Etienne Fakaba Sissoko calls for a radical reorientation of macroeconomic policies of African countries towards greater autonomy.


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#PressFreedomMatters

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Zoé Titus, long-time media freedom advocate from Namibia asks us not to only confine our calls for justice to journalists of fame and celebrity status.


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Covid-19: Looking at Africa from a political perspective

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Amadou Sadjo Barry calls for a radical change in African politics.


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Blogging through the Pandemic

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Über die Schwierigkeit einen Coronablog zu betreiben, zu dem anscheinend niemand etwas Bedeutendes zu berichten weiß


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China in Africa in a time after COVID-19

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Michael Koen argues that African countries need a more unified position to gain from the ongoing shifts in the role of major economic powers on the continent.


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COVID-19 in Ghana: A Gamble or for the Common Good?

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Michael Abbey from FES-Ghana argues that the early easing of restrictions in Ghana is more informed by politics and economics than by health data and WHO conditions.


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