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A Strategic Review of the Biological Threat in the Light of Post-COVID-19 Uncertainties

Rumours about the Covid-19 pandemic, which spread from Central China in mid November 2019, are fuelling several conspiracy theories. These include, for example, the assumption of a biological attack against the backdrop of a trade war or a leak of t…

Les pays Pétroliers Africains sous la Menace du Covid-19: Enjeux Économiques et Pistes pour sortir de l'impasse /African Oil Countries under Threat from COVID-19: Economic Stakes and Ways out of the Impasse

Oil-rich African countries are facing both the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic and the collapse of oil prices, which exposes them to many vulnerabilities. The situation is all the more alarming given that most of these countries have not yet recover…

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…

Coronavirus et Climat: Tirer les leçons du cas Français/ 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…

Morocco and Covid-19: Agility, Cohesion, Innovation

Morocco is today cited as an example for its dynamism, its leadership, under the impetus of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, and, above all, its coherence in decision-making and the involvement of the population, through the COVID-19 Special Fund and t…

La Covid-19 et la Chaîne de Valeur Mangue au Sénégal: Effets, Stratégies d’adaptation et Recommandations / COVID-19 and the Mango Value Chain in Senegal: Impacts, Adaptation Strategies and Recommendations

Prior to the onset of the coronavirus disease, commonly known as COVID-19 (CoronaVirus Infectious Disease-19), in Senegal, the mango value chain operated with opportunities and structural constraints. As part of the fight against the spread of COVID…

The Timely Decision for Businesses in Uganda to Adopt Modern Technology in the New World Setting

2019 will be remembered as the year the world was hit by an originally unknown and remorseless disease. By 2020, the whole world was locked down because of Coronavirus pandemic. Everything changed including the way businesses are conducted. However,…

South Africa's Informal Sector in the Time of COVID-19

In the months to come, further data will emerge on the economic impacts of Covid-19. It is crucial that we gain as clear as possible a picture of how the informal sector has been affected by the pandemic. Policy responses will be required that start…

Peace & Security Council Report Issue 127

On page 2 the article is titled: Mali’s military takeover puts popular protests in the spotlight. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta announced his resignation on Mali’s national television on Tuesday night, 18 August. Earlier that day he was detained …

COVID-19 Lockdown a Crisis for Informal Traders Disadvantaged by Government Inaction

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many countries to take drastic actions to reduce its spread and impact. In Zimbabwe, a national lockdown in effect since late March has been eased to allow select industry and commerce to operate, but the informal se…

La Monnaie Hélicoptère aurait-elle son mot à dire Dans la Crise de la Covid-19 ? / Would Helicopter Money have any say in the COVID-19 crisis?

The current pandemic has hit all countries hard, with severe repercussions at all levels. In economic terms, and given the scale of the damage, countries have reacted quickly by drawing on their available toolboxes. However, unlike in 2008, room for…

Reviving a Declining Mining Industry

These are extraordinary times and there is little time to mince words: South African mining is in decline. We have limited exploration for new mining opportunities. We have almost no investment in new mines. We have decreasing investment to expand a…

How will COVID-19 Impact South Africa's Climate Change Diplomacy?

COVID-19, which first surfaced in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and reached pandemic proportions by early 2020 has added an additional layer of complexity to an increasingly uncertain global landscape. The pandemic comes at a time when shifts in th…

COVID-19 and South Africa's Foreign Policy

COVID-19 poses great risks to the African and global community but in what could otherwise be apocalyptic despair, there are also great opportunities to change the style and practice of international relations. Most crucially, there is now the norma…

In Zimbabwe, Weak Water and Health Systems Heighten Vulnerabilities during COVID-19 Crisis

Like much of the rest of the world, Zimbabwe has confronted the COVID-19 pandemic with stay-at-home orders and advice to practice social distancing and frequent handwashing, hoping to prevent a wave of infections that would overwhelm the national he…

COVID-19 and the Rising Levels of Domestic Violence in Uganda

Domestic violence which may also be referred to as domestic abuse or family violence is a very disastrous habit in families. Globally, domestic violence is a very big challenge among married partners more so in developing countries including Uganda.…

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…

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…

A Cautious Look at Economic Prospects Beyond the COVID-19 Disaster

COVID-19 has delivered a powerful double punch to the chin of the global economy, combining a terrifying pandemic with a collapse in production because of the withdrawal into their homes of half the world’s workers. The uncertainty generated by the …

TANA Papers 2020

This set of policy briefs intend to inform the upcoming discussions at the 9th Tana Forum. This year’s theme is “The AfCFTA: Revitalizing Pan Africanism for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa.” The first brief by Brenda K. Kombo “Strengthen…

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