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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Covid-19 and the economic plight of women in Senegal

Fatou Sow Sarr analyses the economic effects of measures to combat the pandemic on women and calls for women to be put at the centre of economic and social reconstruction.


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Africa and Covid-19: How to Translate Dangers into Risks

The Mozambican sociologist Elísio Macamo asks if Africa’s hurried adoption of Western lockdown models might not have destroyed its social infrastructure.


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Black Panther: African solutions to fight the pandemic

Hans-Joachim Preuss from FES Benin calls for greater cooperation between African states in order to use their own knowledge and resources to combat pandemics in future.


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Covid 19: Drawing lessons from the crisis to rebuild the African economy

François Bambou calls on African leaders to draw economic lessons from the current crisis.


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Critical Analysis of Self-Medication in Africa

Kouam Latrille outlines the risks associated with self-medication in the African context.


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Rediscovering Neighbourhoods under COVID-19

Constant Cap argues for re-thinking urban planning to reinstall social justice within African cities.


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„On the road people call us Corona”

How the drama about the testing of truck drivers at the borders is revealing the challenges for governments and the fault lines between countries in East Africa


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Using COVID-19 to open the Door to Youth and Job Creation

Researcher Salimah Valiani in Johannesburg imagines an economy thriving on life instead of one faltering on illness and death.


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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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