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Conceptual and Methodological Issues in the Construction of Reproductive Health Accounts in Africa

"This paper provides a detailed review of the literature of Health Accounts, including National Health Accounts and its satellite accounts on HIV/AIDS; Immunization and RH; as well issues of concepts and definition relating to Reproductive Health; t…

Africa enters critical stage in coronavirus response

A young population and high disease burden makes predicting the continent’s outbreak tricky, say experts.

COVID-19 and Conflict: Seven Trends to Watch

The COVID-19 pandemic unquestionably presents an era-defining challenge to public health and the global economy. Its political consequences, both short- and long term, are less well understood. The global outbreak has the potential to wreak havoc in…

Africa after COVID-19 and the Retreat of Globalism

COVID-19’s spread to all corners of the world has left no society untouched. Its longer-term impact is likely to be felt in communities, politics and economics. COVID-19 illustrates the need for greater international cooperation, just as many countr…

Coronavirus and Temperature

The COVID-19 disease, caused by the novel coronavirus, is the most serious health crisis since the Spanish flu of 1918, which is estimated to have killed between 50 million and 100 million people worldwide. By the latest count (March 29), the dise…

Le COVID-19, une Menace à la Paix et à la Sécurité Internationales? / COVID-19, a Threat to International Peace and Security?

The Corona virus has left humanity helpless and helpless to deal with it. States reacted to it in dispersed ranks, without any coordination, and the International organizations have limited themselves to alerting and inciting states to take the nece…

The War on COVID-19: The 9/11 of Health Security?

The coronavirus pandemic represents a turning point in security studies, shedding light on the importance of the health of populations for sustaining the political, economic, and social health of the nation-state. Playing a role akin to the 9/11 eve…

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…

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…

Coronavirus and Climate: Learning from France

Policymakers across the world face a dilemma: to lockdown the economy, and see output and employment collapse, or to open and face a surge of COVID-19 infections and deaths that could overwhelm the medical system? The choice is especially stark in p…

La Pandémie Covid-19 a Changé l’échiquier Géostratégique Mondial / The COVID-19 Pandemic has Changed the Global Geostrategic Spectrum

At the start of the pandemic, heads of state still trusted science and medicine to find a cure as fast as the digital world we live in. After several weeks, with the increasing number of people affected and the cumulative death toll, seriousness and…

COVID-19 in Africa: Vulnerabilities and Assets

Not only did the COVID-19 disease arrive on Africa’s shores (and at its airports) later than in Asia, Europe, and North America, but for months the numbers of infections and deaths also appeared to remain relatively low. As of early August, the cont…

The Impact of Coronavirus on the Global Economy

COVID-19 brought the global economy to a sudden stop, causing shocks to supply and demand. Starting in January 2020, country after country suffered outbreaks of the new coronavirus, with each facing epidemiological shocks that led to economic and fi…

Capitaliser sur les "Bonnes Réputations" / Building on "New Reputations"

Reputation, a key concept, if any, is an indicator of the esteem granted to a natural person but also to a company or a state entity. Consisting of a sum of perceptions, it is the overall outcome of a set of images, appreciations of actions and beha…

Effet Coupe du Monde: Une Nouvelle piste de Réflexion à la Quête d'une Stratégie de Déconfinement Efficace/ The World Cup Effect: A New Avenue of Thought in Search of an Effective De-confinement Strategy

We explore a new avenue that could contribute to an effective de-confinement in the context of COVID-19. This phenomenon is known as the ‘World Cup Effect’. We first define this phenomenon and highlight its existence and its possible amplifying effe…

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