Corona Brief Africa

The #FESAfricaCoronaBrief and blog series titled: “Disrupted: How COVID-19 is affecting societies across Africa” will investigate how African countries, governments and societies are responding to the pandemic.

With contributions from our 25 FES-offices in Sub-Sahara Africa, from partner organisations and affiliated experts, our blog series should serve as a platform for African and international voices to analyse the danger to societies and possible pathways to African solutions.

The views expressed in this blog series are not necessarily those of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

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Debt relief remains ever more vital to African countries

Cheikh Ahmed Bamba Diagne from Senegal explains why debt relief for African countries is now more than ever necessary.


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From Food Security to Food Sovereignty

Mozambican Scholar Boaventura Monjane on how to prevent a COVID-19 induced ‘Hunger Pandemic’ in Southern Africa.


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How to protect the Civilians in Darfur

Many civil society organisations in Sudan demand a stronger mandate for the future UN-Mission than the military and civilian government.


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COVID-19 and the Challenges to embracing Change in South Africa

FES-Programme Manager Richard Worthington asks if the “invisible enemy” can generate support for a new social compact.


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Strong Leadership and swift Responses in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

Ugandan Researcher and Analyst Frederick Golooba-Mutebi compares the response to COVID-19 in three East African Countries.


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Rwanda: Governance - A time for Introspection

Attorney and FES-Fellow Louis Gitinywa describes the pandemic as a test case for the Rwandan development model.


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China's Strategy for Africa in the Face of the Coronavirus

The Ivorian Academic Arthur Banga sees the issue of debt relief as the real test for China’s commitment to the continent.


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Confronting the Tale of the big Equalizer: Feminist Perspectives and Responses to the Pandemic

The Nigerian activist Charmaine Pereira outlines feminist perspectives and responses to the pandemic.


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The Double Punishment of Migrant Workers in West Africa in Times of COVID-19

Elieth Eyebiyi from Benin describes the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic on migrants and their home countries.


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Covid-19: The New Approach to Safeguarding Aid Money in Africa

The Nigerian activist Hamzat Lawal presents a new approach towards more transparency in the utilization of Covid-19 funds.


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Burkina Faso: Covid-19 and Terrorist Threats worsen Food Insecurity

Jean Philippe Jarry from Burkina Faso explains why Covid-19 is increasing food insecurity in a country already hit by violent jihadism.


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COVID-19 in Ghana: Rolling back the Human Rights Gains

The Ghanaian Justice Srem-Sai describes how the enactment of emergency legislation could turn "emerging democracies" into "democratic dictatorships"


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Selling Vegetables in Times of Conflict and COVID-19

Norman Taku describes the daily struggle of women at his local market in Bamenda, Cameroon.


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Coronavirus and the Electoral Dilemma

Nic Cheeseman, author of several books on democracy in Africa, explains why postponing elections for COVID-19 may do more harm than good.


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COVID-19 will increase Elite Competition over Resources

South Sudanese Activist Edmund Yakani on the multiple challenges for his country


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Covid-19: In the Sahel region, a health crisis may hide other ones

Baba Dakono from Mali stresses that it is not because of new challenges related to Covid-19 that the security situation in the Sahel is difficult.


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COVID-19 threatening the Jobs, Health and Living Environment of Namibian Workers

General Secretary of Namibian Metal Worker Union, Justina Jonas, about Labour Day in the Times of the Virus.


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How the Youth of Organised Labour reacts to COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa

Preventing Workers from risking their lives (in lockdowns and political conflicts) - by Emmanuel Adjei-Danso, chair of IndustriAll’s Sub-Saharan Africa Youth Committee


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