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How has the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted Ugandan Businesses? Results from a Business Climate Survey

The Corona Virus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) has continued to spread across the world leaving death and economic devastation in its wake. Although the number of confirmed cases in Uganda remain very low in comparison to other countries, the containment …

Financing the Revival of Sudan’s Troubled Transition

Mounting economic turbulence is rocking Sudan’s delicate political transition. Citizens yearning for an upturn in living conditions, following the popular revolt and military coup that toppled Omar al-Bashir in April 2019, may find their frustration…

Peace & Security Council Report Issue 124

This report consists of several small articles. On page 2 the article is titled: "The African Union can do better for the Sahel". The situation in the Sahel continues to preoccupy Africa. Despite the arrival of COVID-19, terrorist attacks have not …

African Economies Post Covid-19: Beyond Emotion, Bold Economic Policies

Covid-19 has a far-reaching impact and is imposing a slowdown on the world economy, raising fears of the worst consequences on production, jobs and the immediate future of developing economies. Fiscal and monetary authorities around the world are en…

Economies Africaines Post Covid-19: Au-delà de L’émotion, des Politiques Économiques Audacieuses / African Economies Post Covid-19: Beyond Emotion, Bold Economic Policies

Covid-19 has a far-reaching impact and is imposing a slowdown on the world economy, raising fears of the worst consequences on production, jobs and the immediate future of developing economies. Fiscal and monetary authorities around the world are en…

Africa is Preparing for the Worst against Coronavirus

While the world has been facing one of the most serious health crises of the century in recent months, Africa seems to have been spared so far. The African countries have announced only very few cases, about ten for some and none for others. However…

Face au Coronavirus, l’Afrique se prépare au pire / Africa is Preparing for the Worst against Coronavirus

While the world has been facing one of the most serious health crises of the century in recent months, Africa seems to have been spared so far. The African countries have announced only very few cases, about ten for some and none for others. Howeve…

L’Afrique du Sud à l’ère du Covid-19/ South Africa in the COVID-19 era

The rapid evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, currently affecting 212 states and territories— according to the World Health Organization "territories, areas, dependencies abroad and other jurisdictions of similar status" - reached 1,511,104 cases of…

Ensuring Food Security During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Review of Short-term Responses in Selected Countries

Food insecurity is not a new concern. Many people around the world are already under nourished because of several factors, including climatic, economic, and political factors. Unfortunately, in times of crisis, as currently with COVID-19, food insec…

La stratégie du Maroc face au COVID-19 / Morocco's Strategy Against COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, an action plan has been developed around three axes: health, economy and social order. In each of these fields, the assistance of public institutions, the private sector and members of civil society has made it …

L’agenda du Conseil de Sécurité de l’ONU au Premier Trimestre 2020: Les Foyers Classiques de Tension l’emportent sur le Covid-19 / The Agenda of the UN Security Council in the First Quarter of 2020: Classic Hotbeds of Tension Prevail over the COVID-19

In parallel with the appearance of Covid-19 at the beginning of this year, the various hotbeds of tension and war have seen dangerous escalations between the belligerents, threatening world peace and security. From Yemen to the Sahel, via Syria and …

Coronavirus, Risque Global et ordre Mondial / Coronavirus, global risk and global order

Never in the history of humanity has the configuration of an enemy common to all nations occurred. The pandemic Coronavirus crisis does not lie in wait for a particular race, religion or color. The one who is threatened is indeed the whole human spe…

The World of Work in the Time of Coronavirus: A Haemorrhage of Jobs and Changes in View

The labour market is being hit hard by the consequences of the damage caused by the novel Coronavirus. Out of the 3.3 billion employed working people in the world, more than 4 out of 5 are affected by the total or partial closure of workplaces, acco…

Le Monde du Travail à l’heure du Coronavirus: Une Hémorragie des Emplois et des Mutations en Perspective/ The World of Work in the Time of Coronavirus: A Haemorrhage of Jobs and Changes in View

The labour market is being hit hard by the consequences of the damage caused by the novel Coronavirus. Out of the 3.3 billion employed working people in the world, more than 4 out of 5 are affected by the total or partial closure of workplaces, acco…

COVID-19: Faced with a Violent and Long-lasting Shock, African Oil Countries are Improvising the Rescue of their Economy

While the Brent oil prices in London have been fluctuating between 20 and 35 dollars per barrel for several weeks, and while American oil prices in New York even reached negative values on 20 April, most African oil-producing countries have, at the …

Covid-19: Soumis à un Choc Violent et Durable, les Pays Pétroliers Africains Improvisent le Sauvetage de leur Économie / COVID-19: Faced with a Violent and Long-lasting Shock, African Oil Countries are Improvising the Rescue of their Economies

While the Brent oil prices in London have been fluctuating between 20 and 35 dollars per barrel for several weeks, and while American oil prices in New York even reached negative values on 20 April, most African oil-producing countries have, at the …

The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Trade: Recent Evidence from East Africa

This paper uses Kenyan trade data published up through May 2020 to provide a preliminary evaluation of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on regional trade in the East African Community (EAC). Paradoxically, given the prevailing pessimism surrounding…

Tackling COVID-19: The Need for a Nigerian Response

The coronavirus is a human tragedy that is now affecting over a million people around the globe. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. It indicated with certainty that the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) will s…

Unpacking Falsehoods: COVID-19 and Responses in Kano State

The escalation in the situation in Kano has come as a shock. Reports of a spike in deathscoincided with the suspension of testing in the state. A Daily Trust report on 21 April suggested that around 150 people had died in Kano in the five days previ…

The Economics of COVID-19 in South Africa: Early Impressions

South Africa’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic have been relatively rapid and comprehensive by international standards. Around passing 100 confirmed cases, a National state of Disaster was declared, and the country was placed under a comple…

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