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Many refugees living in Nairobi struggle to survive because of COVID-19

Many refugees living in Nairobi struggle to survive because of COVID-19

21st May 2020 The economic impact of COVID-19 is being felt across the world. This also applies to refugees. For about eight years a team of researchers in the... 

Ethiopia's poll has been pushed out by COVID-19. But there's much more at play

Ethiopia's poll has been pushed out by COVID-19. But there's much more at play

19th May 2020 The decision by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to postpone the elections in Ethiopia has created a constitutional crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is the... 

South Africa's COVID-19 strategy needs updating: here's why and how

South Africa's COVID-19 strategy needs updating: here's why and how

14th May 2020 Decision-making at the early stages of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (the coronavirus causing COVID-19) was constrained by a paucity of medical evidence... 

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Coronavirus weekly: where are countries finding the money to mitigate economic catastrophe?

Coronavirus weekly: where are countries finding the money to mitigate economic catastrophe?

13th May 2020 The management of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in tough public policy measures around the globe, including lockdowns aimed at reducing human... 

How South Africa is denying refugees their rights: what needs to change

How South Africa is denying refugees their rights: what needs to change

13th May 2020 South Africa hosted about 273 488 refugees and asylum seekers, of whom 84% come from sub-Saharan Africa, in 2018 - the latest period for which... 

COVID-19 highlights South Africa's need for local level social data

COVID-19 highlights South Africa's need for local level social data

12th May 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is a fundamentally social and societal event. The virus spreads between people, and impacts individuals, households and... 

What should South Africa's coronavirus endgame look like? Here are some options

What should South Africa's coronavirus endgame look like? Here are some options

7th May 2020 South Africa has aggressively intervened to contain the local SARS-CoV-2 viral epidemic. But it is far from clear which strategic outcome is being... 

Coronavirus: corruption in health care could get in the way of Nigeria's response

Coronavirus: corruption in health care could get in the way of Nigeria's response

5th May 2020 Since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power in Nigeria in 2015, anti-corruption has been at the heart of his administration. However, a lot of... 

How South African stokvels manage their lending activities outside the courts

How South African stokvels manage their lending activities outside the courts

5th May 2020 The South African stokvel sector is massive and controls vast financial resources. It holds an estimated R49.5-billion in member savings and has... 

A novel idea: integrating urban and rural safety nets in Africa during the pandemic

A novel idea: integrating urban and rural safety nets in Africa during the pandemic

4th May 2020 In countries across Africa, the public health restrictions imposed to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic have thrown many people out of work. Cities... 

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