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The big asks Africa needs to table with the IMF and World Bank: here's the list

The big asks Africa needs to table with the IMF and World Bank: here's the list

9th April 2020 The coronavirus and its economic consequences have caused economic tsunamis in every country in the world. The scale of the onslaught will dominate... 

Investing in research is South Africa's best insurance policy against crises

Investing in research is South Africa's best insurance policy against crises

9th April 2020 As the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads around the world, causing the disease COVID-19, it is becoming ever clearer that the solutions to this pandemic... 

How Africa has developed its scientific research capabilities

How Africa has developed its scientific research capabilities

9th April 2020 Africa’s preparedness for containing the spread of Covid-19 is determined by several factors. So far the focus has been on Africa’s weak health... 

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Ghana's president has invoked a tough new law against coronavirus: why it's disquieting

Ghana's president has invoked a tough new law against coronavirus: why it's disquieting

8th April 2020 During a state of emergency, governments, as the duty-bearers, are allowed to temporarily suspend the exercise and enjoyment of some rights. They... 

Tough choices about who gets ICU access: the ethical principles guiding South Africa

Tough choices about who gets ICU access: the ethical principles guiding South Africa

8th April 2020 Just weeks after confirming the first case of COVID-19 in South Africa, the government ordered a lockdown in an attempt to flatten the curve of... 

Few clinical trials are done in Africa: COVID-19 shows why this urgently needs to change

Few clinical trials are done in Africa: COVID-19 shows why this urgently needs to change

7th April 2020 The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its quest to find efficacious therapies to treat Covid-19, plans to conduct a multi-arm, multi-country... 

Coronavirus will have long-term implications for business leaders. Here are the top five

Coronavirus will have long-term implications for business leaders. Here are the top five

3rd April 2020 As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, the focus of business leaders and others has been on immediate responses and short-term time horizons. This is for... 

COVID-19: how personal versus public freedoms are playing out in South Africa

COVID-19: how personal versus public freedoms are playing out in South Africa

3rd April 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in South Africa two weeks ago, the first glimpse emerged of the lengths to which people would go to avoid... 

Shaping Africa's urban areas to withstand future pandemics

Shaping Africa's urban areas to withstand future pandemics

2nd April 2020 The power of cities comes from the number of interactions they enable, between people, firms and markets - they are centres of social interaction.... 

Lagos' size and slums will make stopping the spread of COVID-19 a tough task

Lagos' size and slums will make stopping the spread of COVID-19 a tough task

2nd April 2020 Human vulnerability has come to the fore with the coronavirus practically bringing the world to its knees. National and city governments are taking... 

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