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.
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 gap between predictions of COVID-19 deaths in Africa and what has actually happened is staggering.
The University of Cape Town (UCT), situated on land below Huri ǂoaxa (Hoerikwaggo or the mountain in the sea) that was once home to the Khoi and San, marked a milestone on its transformation journey with the launch of the Khoi and San Centre on 21 September.
The Horn of Africa is the epicentre of foreign military activity. Foreign troops have been deployed to support peace initiatives, subdue terror groups and support foreign security initiatives.
Black Lives Matter brings the slavery story into the present in America – but it leaves Africa stuck in the past.
With the right leadership, mindset and policies African countries can achieve, even exceed, the growth and development successes of Asian counterparts.
It’s the same old story on repeat. A Western visitor or celebrity comes to the continent and writes about their adventures in ‘deepest, darkest Africa.’ Well, Lineo Segeote is tired of it. It’s time the world pays to hear our stories, she says.