The COVID-19 pandemic has directly affected more than 700 000 South Africans, and each patient experienced the virus differently – many paid the ultimate price. While the infection rate in the country has slowed down, pressing questions remain: How long does immunity last? What accounts for the differences in the disease’s severity?
With 70 percent of its people under 30 years, Nigeria needs to harness the strength in its youthful population.
His COVID-19 response has thrown the negative aspects of his presidency into sharp relief.
He’s a brooding, taciturn figure, who has dominated Eritrean politics since the 1970s, and there are few signs of an effective challenge to his rule.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled the OR Tambo commemorative statue to honour the late struggle stalwart Oliver Reginald Tambo.
Restricting trade to control the pandemic damages livelihoods, especially those of the urban poor. The control of future pandemics must strike a balance between health and economic activity.
Although the Nigerian government has announced the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, protesters have not let up. They are now calling for wider reforms.
“Put Musina residents first! Put South Africa[ns] first!” was the chant taken up by about 70 protesters who recently marched demanding that 85% of all local jobs go to South African residents in Musina.
The electoral commission and the state apparatus have prevented a level playing field ahead of the polls.