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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…

Peace and Security Council Report Issue 122

This report comprises several articles. The first article on pages 2, 3 : PSC postpones several activities due to COVID-19 - In line with recommendations to halt the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Africa, the Peace and Security Council (PSC…

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, …

Nigeria Economic Update Weekly Digest Issue 11

The first article on page 2 is titled: Decline in External Reserves. Between January and February, Nigeria’s external reserves declined from US$37.2 billion to $35.5 billion, its lowest in over 2 years. Although the reserve level remains above the $…

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;…

News in the COVID-19 crisis: Where do South Africans get their News, and is it Trustworthy? Findings from the 2019 South African Reconciliation Barometer

Where do South Africans get their news and do they believe it to be trustworthy? This question takes on even greater significance in the context of a national lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19. This policy brief, using insights from the 2019 …

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: Are We Asking the Right Questions about the Nature of the Economic Recovery?

No-one knows what the long-term economic effects of the Covid-19 epidemic will be. The massive disruption attendant on a global lockdown has thrown supply chains into turmoil, pushed tens of millions of the workers into (at least) temporary unemploy…

Economic and Welfare Effects of COVID-19 and Responses in Ethiopia: Initial Insights

The Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic is a global challenge that requires coordinated efforts from governments, individuals, businesses, and various stakeholders. The world economy is experiencing a historic and unprecedented shocks as the pa…

Cash Shortages Pose a Threat to Zimbabwe's Fight Against COVID-19

Zimbabwe has been on lockdown since March 30 to inhibit the spread of the new coronavirus, though the mining and manufacturing sectors have reopened under rules set by the World Health Organization and public health authorities. To help “vulnerable …

Mining Sector Exemptions from the COVID-19 Lockdown: Motivations and Triggers - Key Highlights

Zimbabwe now relies heavily on mining. In 2019, mineral exports contributed US$2.9 billion, accounting for 55.2% of the country’s total export earnings and approximately 73% of the value of the National Budget. The 2020 National Budget of Zimbabwe w…

Mining Sector Exemptions from COVID-19 Lockdown: Motivations and Triggers - Special Report

On April 19, 2020 the President of Zimbabwe announced the extension of the National Lockdown period by an extra two weeks to contain the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Part of the measures that constituted the first lockdown period include…

COVID-19 Response Tracker

The Southern Africa Trust collated responses to the COVID-19 pandemic by civil society organisations from SADC region and beyond. This publication also highlights the actions taken by organisations in response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 & les Agendas Internationaux de Developpement: Sortie de Piste? / COVID-19 & the International Development Agendas: Off the Track?

At the national level, and gobally, Cameroon has achieved a goal out of 08 within the framework of the 2015 agenda of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), and nearly 03 targets out of 20. This has led the country to renew the MDGs by 2020. And …

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