Despite its claims, the United States is not “leading” the global response to COVID-19. If it were, its approach to the pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa, the region most vulnerable to the economic impact of the virus, would be much different.
Tanzanians are increasingly alarmed at their government’s unscientific approach to the coronavirus pandemic.
The United States’ failing coronavirus response experiment holds some important lessons for Africa.
There are about one million domestic workers in South Africa according to Stats SA. Many are without an income since the lockdown. Unions propose amnesty for all employers who have not registered with Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).
Some of the worst health performers in recent weeks have been ‘First World’.
His COVID-19 response has thrown the negative aspects of his presidency into sharp relief.
May 13, marks one year since Akachi Chukwuemeka died by suicide, aged 21. Neke and I found and carried him to the UNNMedicalCentre that morning. I wrote this as a reference for how to discuss suicide, how schools should help. I still haven’t mourned him.
Swift positions taken by the AU could be stymied by ongoing conflicts, funding shortfalls and border closures.
Governments across the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the mountain of related challenges, fake news has become a source of frustration. Some are now referring to this fake news phenomenon as a ‘disinfodemic’.