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: 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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Struggles for New Normals after Corona

The Zimbabwean author Takura Zhangazha is asking what should happen towards a progressive scenario after the pandemic.


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The United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: STOP or GO?

Jean-Jacques Konadje from the Ivory Coast is calling for an adjustment of the missions of UN peacekeepers.


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Covid-19: an opportunity that must be seized

Faten Aggad, an Algerian pan-Africanist, highlights the opportunities created by the Corona crisis.


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A new African socio-economic paradigm to confront the pandemic and its impacts

Reckya Madougou from Benin calls for a new socio-economic paradigm for Africa.


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Fake news and coronavirus, two global pandemics to counter!

Worse than the new coronavirus itself, fake news is wreaking havoc, says the Ivorian journalist Israël Guébo.


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The Corona Pace

Florent Couao-Zotti from Benin describes in literary form the side effects of coronavirus in his home country.


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The case for a global universal basic income

Ruth Castel-Branco from the University of the Witwatersrand about informal economy, lack of social protection and a possible way out by a global strategy of redistribution.


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Comment la pandémie affecte le secteur informel au Kenya

Economiste et partenaire de la FES, Jacob Omolo, propose des options politiques pour le secteur informel du Kenya pendant et après COVID-19.


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How the Pandemic is affecting the informal sector in Kenya

The economist and FES-Partner Jacob Omolo, is proposing policy options for Kenya’s informal sector under and after COVID-19.


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COVID-19: Une lettre ouverte des intellectuels africains aux dirigeants africains

100 universitaires et écrivains de premier plan appellent les dirigeants à gouverner avec compassion et à voir la crise comme une chance pour un changement radical de direction.


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COVID-19: An open letter from African intellectuals to Africa’s leaders

100 leading academics and writers call on leaders to govern with compassion and see the crisis as a chance for a radical change of direction.


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COVID-19 in Africa: Time to update the creative genius of everyone

Béatrice Lalinon Gbado emphasizes the African values and traditions in the face of COVID-19.


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COVID-19: Prendre en compte le potentiel des peuples et le savoir-faire endogène

Béatrice Lalinon Gbado souligne les valeurs et traditions africaines face au COVID-19.


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Les Etats Africains vulnérables ont besoin d'un fonds pour leurs dettes

L'académicien sud-africain Danny Bradlow plaide pour un fonds spécial de protection contre les spéculateurs autour de la dette africaine.


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Africa Needs a DOVE Fund

South African academic Danny Bradlow argues for a special protection fund against speculators with African debt.


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