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.
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.
“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.
Slums are a challenge for controlling the pandemic. Strengthening their fragile healthcare provision would help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and future pandemics.
African trade experts have called for the swift implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to lift Africa out of an economic downturn caused by COVID-19.
The Nigerian government believes in the use of violence more than it upholds human rights. The #EndSARS protestors who are mainly the youth are clamouring for a stop to police brutality which is still ongoing.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo who started his tenure with the support of Nigerian youths is finding himself on the wrong side of history as the #EndSARS protests continue.
Asylum seekers and citizens from Lesotho, Angola and Zimbabwe with special permits were excluded from Covid-19 assistance until a court ordered in June that they also get the Covid-19 relief grant.