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.

Vous trouverez les articles actuels en français sur la page française ou vous changez la langue en haut de cette page de EN en FR.

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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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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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