Wed, May 20, 2020

Responding to COVID-19: An exclusive interview with AfDB President Adesina

Watch Africa Center Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby’s exclusive interview with African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina on the economic response to COVID-19.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Coronavirus

Fri, May 1, 2020

The “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence

While lockdowns and social distancing measures have been essential in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, they have also produced unintended consequences: increased rates of domestic violence. As COVID-19 spreads in African countries, demand for support services for victims of gender-based violence continues to rise.

AfricaSource by Joanne Chukwueke

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Apr 20, 2020

African private sector mobilizes COVID-19 response

In times when neighbors are competing with each other for medical supplies, the private sector is creating partners out of competitors. Across the continent, coalitions are coming together to support public health responses and fight the virus: a private sector response that is even more important in resource-constrained African countries.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Coronavirus

Fri, Apr 17, 2020

Barriers to mass testing for COVID-19 in Africa

Beyond top-line concerns over supply of test kits, other barriers to mass testing for COVID-19 in Africa include logistical constraints surrounding access to rural and densely populated urban areas, limitations on healthcare personnel and facilities, distrust of healthcare workers, and stigma associated with the virus itself.

AfricaSource by Bronwyn Bruton and Neil Edwards

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Using Google reports to estimate Africa’s response to COVID-19: A compilation of the data

Google’s newly released mobility reports provide statistical breakdowns by country of residents’ mobility to a variety of common locations including retail and recreation spaces, grocery stores, transit stations, places of work, and residences. This blog pursues a deep dive of the data, remarking on Africa’s varied responses.

AfricaSource by Neil Edwards

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Apr 7, 2020

Using Google reports to estimate Africa’s response to COVID-19: Key findings

On April 2, Google published community mobility reports, showing how different countries and regions are adapting their movements to the coronavirus. By graphing this data, we get a unique glimpse into the state and diversity of African responses.

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Coronavirus

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Coronavirus deals a blow to Ethiopia’s elections

On March 31, the government of Ethiopia indefinitely postponed historic elections that were scheduled to take place in August. This makes Ethiopia the first African nation, in what is likely to be a wave of countries, forced to set back highly contentious political contests in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, with significant implications for the outcome.

AfricaSource by Bronwyn Bruton

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Watching the spread of coronavirus in Côte d’Ivoire

Similar to many other African countries, the novel coronavirus pandemic poses grave threats to Côte d’Ivoire’s health systems and economy. However, as cases of COVID-19 spike, another problem is arising: the country’s socioeconomic and political divisions are being re-illuminated and could lead to destabilization.

AfricaSource by Maxwell Bone

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus comes to Sudan

Not yet one year into a historic political transition and in the midst of an economic collapse, Sudan’s future was already hanging in the balance. The addition of a national and global public health crisis now has the potential for a ‘make or break’ impact on the country.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Coronavirus

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Tanzania’s mild response to COVID-19 and its implications for the 2020 elections

Tanzanian President John Magufuli received widespread criticism as he encouraged the public to continue to attend places of worship, rather than imposing stringent restrictions to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. As the number of cases rise in Dar es Salaam, what will the spread in the city look like? With the upcoming 2020 presidential election, will Magufuli use the COVID-19 outbreak as a pretext for seeking a third term in office?

AfricaSource by Neil Edwards

Africa Coronavirus

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Wed, May 20, 2020

Responding to COVID-19: An exclusive interview with AfDB President Adesina

Watch Africa Center Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby's exclusive interview with African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina on the economic response to COVID-19.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Coronavirus

Fri, May 1, 2020

The “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence

While lockdowns and social distancing measures have been essential in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, they have also produced unintended consequences: increased rates of domestic violence. As COVID-19 spreads in African countries, demand for support services for victims of gender-based violence continues to rise.

AfricaSource by Joanne Chukwueke

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Apr 20, 2020

African private sector mobilizes COVID-19 response

In times when neighbors are competing with each other for medical supplies, the private sector is creating partners out of competitors. Across the continent, coalitions are coming together to support public health responses and fight the virus: a private sector response that is even more important in resource-constrained African countries.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Coronavirus

Fri, Apr 17, 2020

Barriers to mass testing for COVID-19 in Africa

Beyond top-line concerns over supply of test kits, other barriers to mass testing for COVID-19 in Africa include logistical constraints surrounding access to rural and densely populated urban areas, limitations on healthcare personnel and facilities, distrust of healthcare workers, and stigma associated with the virus itself.

AfricaSource by Bronwyn Bruton and Neil Edwards

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Using Google reports to estimate Africa’s response to COVID-19: A compilation of the data

Google's newly released mobility reports provide statistical breakdowns by country of residents’ mobility to a variety of common locations including retail and recreation spaces, grocery stores, transit stations, places of work, and residences. This blog pursues a deep dive of the data, remarking on Africa's varied responses.

AfricaSource by Neil Edwards

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Apr 7, 2020

Using Google reports to estimate Africa’s response to COVID-19: Key findings

On April 2, Google published community mobility reports, showing how different countries and regions are adapting their movements to the coronavirus. By graphing this data, we get a unique glimpse into the state and diversity of African responses.

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Coronavirus

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Coronavirus deals a blow to Ethiopia’s elections

On March 31, the government of Ethiopia indefinitely postponed historic elections that were scheduled to take place in August. This makes Ethiopia the first African nation, in what is likely to be a wave of countries, forced to set back highly contentious political contests in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, with significant implications for the outcome.

AfricaSource by Bronwyn Bruton

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Watching the spread of coronavirus in Côte d’Ivoire

Similar to many other African countries, the novel coronavirus pandemic poses grave threats to Côte d'Ivoire's health systems and economy. However, as cases of COVID-19 spike, another problem is arising: the country's socioeconomic and political divisions are being re-illuminated and could lead to destabilization.

AfricaSource by Maxwell Bone

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus comes to Sudan

Not yet one year into a historic political transition and in the midst of an economic collapse, Sudan’s future was already hanging in the balance. The addition of a national and global public health crisis now has the potential for a ‘make or break’ impact on the country.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Coronavirus

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Tanzania’s mild response to COVID-19 and its implications for the 2020 elections

Tanzanian President John Magufuli received widespread criticism as he encouraged the public to continue to attend places of worship, rather than imposing stringent restrictions to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. As the number of cases rise in Dar es Salaam, what will the spread in the city look like? With the upcoming 2020 presidential election, will Magufuli use the COVID-19 outbreak as a pretext for seeking a third term in office?

AfricaSource by Neil Edwards

Africa Coronavirus