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Pressure is on to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, but corners can't be cut

Pressure is on to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, but corners can't be cut

8th July 2020 The advent of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic and the dynamics of its spread is unprecedented. It is... 

Africa waited for solutions to past health crises: will it be different for COVID-19?

Africa waited for solutions to past health crises: will it be different for COVID-19?

2nd July 2020 The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently noted that “researchers are working at break-neck speed” to understand SARS-CoV-2, the virus that... 

Africa's scientists set out their COVID-19 research priorities

Africa's scientists set out their COVID-19 research priorities

2nd July 2020 In April 2020, about two months after the African continent recorded its first case of COVID-19, the African Academy of Sciences undertook an... 

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Why the African Union has failed to 'silence the guns'. And some solutions

Why the African Union has failed to 'silence the guns'. And some solutions

1st July 2020 Seven years ago African leaders committed themselves to working towards an end to armed conflict. As they marked the 50th anniversary of the... 

A post-pandemic world is unlikely to focus on meeting need over human greed

A post-pandemic world is unlikely to focus on meeting need over human greed

1st July 2020 How often has it been said that ‘the world will never be the same again after the Covid-19 pandemic’? If so, the question is, how might it change?... 

South Africa sets aside more money for Covid-19 but lacks a spending strategy

South Africa sets aside more money for Covid-19 but lacks a spending strategy

30th June 2020 The supplementary budget tabled last week by South Africa’s finance minister, Tito Mboweni, whose primary objective was to make more money... 

Chakwera has his work cut out restoring democratic rule that delivers for Malawians

Chakwera has his work cut out restoring democratic rule that delivers for Malawians

30th June 2020 Lazarus Chakwera’s victory as the new president of Malawi represents a remarkable reversal of fortunes for Peter Mutharika, who almost a year ago... 

Kenyatta and Odinga's pact has led to a new elite alliance. Why it won't last

Kenyatta and Odinga's pact has led to a new elite alliance. Why it won't last

24th June 2020 On March 9, 2018 Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and the leader of the main opposition, Raila Odinga, surprised their supporters when they... 

The coping mechanisms the DRC is putting in place as it faces Ebola, measles and COVID-19

The coping mechanisms the DRC is putting in place as it faces Ebola, measles and COVID-19

23rd June 2020 Ebola, a viral haemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates, has become endemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The country has had... 

Why South Africa has a keen interest in extremist violence in northern Mozambique

Why South Africa has a keen interest in extremist violence in northern Mozambique

23rd June 2020 A growing insurgency in the northern parts of Mozambique has caught the attention of conflict analysts and observers worldwide. There is now even a... 

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