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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

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic: In a nation of extreme inequality, South Africa’s poorest are most at risk

A major economy and transit hub, South Africa will be greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But not all South Africans will be affected equally: nearly thirty years after apartheid, South Africa is still plagued by deep societal divides. As one of the most unequal nations in the world, the virus will affect strata of society very differently.

AfricaSource by Alyssa Harvie

Africa Coronavirus

Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Hruby quoted in African Business on the Africa Investment Forum

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Economy & Business

Mon, May 13, 2019

In South Africa, illicit cigarettes are a smoking gun on corruption

The flourishing illicit tobacco market in South Africa speaks to a less sensational but equally destabilizing set of risks. At the core of this challenge is the state’s ability to provide effective regulation of an industry that is vulnerable to gray and black markets

New Atlanticist by Simone Haysom

Corruption Macroeconomics

Fri, Mar 1, 2019

The illicit tobacco trade in Zimbabwe and South Africa

This groundbreaking study of the illicit tobacco trade in southern Africa explores how this trade supports organized crime, helps enable official corruption, and erodes state structures.

Issue Brief by Simone Haysom

Africa Corruption

Tue, Jul 31, 2018

Pham Quoted in the Washington Diplomat on the Recent Reforms Throughout Africa

Read the full article here.

In the News by J. Peter Pham

Ethiopia South & Central Africa

Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Reflecting on Mandela’s centenary

Mandela’s life underscored, however, that it is not enough to be a visionary: to make dreams a reality requires pragmatism.

New Atlanticist by J. Peter Pham

South Africa

Mon, Jul 16, 2018

Lilley Joins BBC to Discuss Ethiopia and Eritrea

Listen to the full discussion here.

In the News by Kelsey Lilley

South Africa

Fri, Jul 13, 2018

South African trade minister advocates for Africa’s greater role in the global economy

Davies discussed ways in which South Africa is looking to accelerate economic growth, trade, and investment on the African continent.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Economy & Business