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COVID-19 and the Egyptian Economy: Estimating the Impacts of Expected Reductions in Tourism, Suez Canal Revenues, and Remittances

Egypt’s recent economic success will almost certainly be interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We examine the likely impact on the Egyptian economy of a significant reduction in tourism, payments received from the Suez Canal, and remittances from Eg…

Ghanaians' Acceptance of Security-related Restrictions Faces Test with COVID-19 Lockdown

Effective Monday, 30 March, parts of Greater Accra and Ashanti regions – the areas of Ghana most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic – were placed on lockdown, in accordance with President Nana Akufo-Addo’s announcement in his fourth address to the na…

Le Maroc à l’épreuve du Covid-19: de l’Etat Nation à l’Etat Social / Morocco in the Ordeal of Covid-19: From the Nation State to the Social State

The Covid-19 is an evil that the Kingdom will have chosen very early on to fight head-on, at all costs and whatever the sacrifices, with the supreme objective of guaranteeing national security in the broadest sense of the word. The timely measures, …

Health Misinformation: False stories from Ebola to Coronavirus

Nigeria has had a long-running battle with misinformation and disinformation. In times of health pandemics, misinformation, or false information shared unintentionally, becomes especially harmful. This was evident during the Ebola crisis in Nigeria;…

COVID-19: Impending Situation Threatens to Deepen Nigeria's Education Crisis

The past few weeks have ushered in a range of government sanctioned and structure-shifting risk-control directives across Nigeria and the Globe, in an attempt to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19. From international airpor…

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…

La Structure de l’activité Économique du Sénégal: Un Obstacle pour un Confinement Total Face au COVID-19 / The Structure of the Senegalese Economic Activities: A Constraint for Total Containment of COVID-19

Many jobs are threatened and people without a source of income are increasingly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. The implemented measures of social distancing in many countries have weakened or even wiped out small businesses as well as other…

Trusted and Influential: Religious and Traditional Leaders can be Assets in COVID-19 Fight

In late March, the Ghanaian government locked down parts of the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions to slow the spread of COVID-19 and deployed security personnel to enforce the restrictions. In announcing the measures, President Nana Akufo-Addo sai…

Peace and Security Council Report No.123: Special Focus: COVID-19 in Africa

The first article in this report on pages 2 to 4 is titled: The African Union’s structures and mechanisms put to the test - Since the outbreak of the coronavirus at the beginning of the year, the African Union (AU) has been active in coordinating re…

COVID-19 and Political Stability in Ethiopia

The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures used to tackle it could have profound implications for Ethiopia’s political stability. While initially the threat appeared to temper political tensions, there are concerns that the state of emergency imposed …

COVID-19 in Somalia: A Public Health Emergency in an Electoral Minefield

With one of Africa’s most fragile health care systems, millions of internally displaced people and a bureaucracy still recovering from state collapse and civil war, Somalia might be less prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic than almost any other count…

Note d'Analyse des Impacts Socioeconomiques Potentiels du COVID-19 et des Mesures de Riposte/ The Potential Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19: Analysis and Response Measures

In order to protect populations from the COVID-19 pandemic, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) member states have put in place, response measures as soon as the first cases on the continent were registered. These measures, which could …

Food in the Time of Coronavirus: Why We Should Be Very, Very Afraid

The social legitimacy of the ‘COVID-19 lockdown’, government’s regulations imposed to contain the spread of the virus, is most likely to run aground unless an urgent plan can be made to ensure that everyone in the country has access to sufficient fo…

The Nature and Magnitude of the COVID-19 Outbreak in South Sudan

This analysis uses laboratory data to examine the COVID-19 infections in South Sudan. Preliminary findings point to the underlying concerns. First, the COVID-19 preventive measures instituted in March are ineffective, with at least 100 new cases of …

The Economic Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic in South Sudan

The COVID-19 outbreak presents three lessons for South Sudan, with 156 confirmed cases to-date. First, the government’s policy to clamp down on social gatherings is not as effective as assumed. Granted the streets are indeed empty now compared to th…

The COVID-19 Pandemic Vulnerability Factors in South Sudan

South Sudan is one of the most vulnerable countries to coronavirus disease (COVID19). The high level of vulnerability emanates from conflict induced state fragility, weak health system, high level of illiteracy, poverty and weak economic system, oil…

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 …

Gandhi now, COVID-19 and the Need for Solidarity Economics: Blessed are the Peacemakers and Sustainers of Life

The COVID-19 global pandemic has made a few things clear. The first is precisely how interdependent we are on each other. What should have remained obvious as a self-evident fact has, sadly, become obscured by the predominant socio-economic, politic…

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…

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