Africa

Total 15 Posts

‘I am alive, but I feel like I am dead’: A migrant grieves the drowning of 3 children.

5 min read
Misrah, an undocumented migrant worker, and her family, left their home in Ethiopia hoping for a better life. Instead, her three children are now dead, drowned during a perilous sea crossing across the Gulf of Aden, when the overloaded boat smuggling them into the country capsized.

Selfless Britain?

5 min read
The government’s strategy not to share a single vaccine dose with the rest of the world until its own entire adult population gets the jab is nothing but a smokescreen to please the populace and, ultimately, a self-defeating strategy.

‘We sink or we swim together’: 5 things you need to know about COVAX.

4 min read
COVAX has been trending in stories about the COVID-19 pandemic in recent days, particularly in relation to the shipment of vaccines to Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, the first to arrive in Africa. Here’s a recap of what COVAX is, and why it is so important.

Imagine what could happen if Africa were truly to celebrate its art (and philosophy).

3 min read
No one can accuse the African Union (AU) of overpromising and under-delivering. But imagine if it really meant what it said. Imagine if Africa truly embraced its own philosophy.

COVID-19 vaccines: How and when will lower-income countries get access?

6 min read
With richer countries having bought up most of the leading western vaccines, others are looking to India, China and Russia for supplies.

Museveni’s Uganda: A template for presidents who don’t want to leave office.

3 min read
Does any of this sound familiar? A president who refuses to leave office and will do just about anything to make it happen. Compliant legislators who coddle the man. A quarrel with big tech, which is trying to rein the administration in.

Why COVID-19 appears to have spared Africa so far.

4 min read
Six months on, Africa is one of the regions with the least deaths attributed to coronavirus in the world. World Health Organization experts explain why this might be.
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