COVID-19 isn’t simply a medical or epidemiological crisis; it is a crisis of sovereignty.
Pandemics force even neoliberal thinkers to admit government action and collective solidarity are urgently needed.
While COVID-19 hasn't yet hit African cities as hard as those in the global North, it will eventually likely penetrate deep into the countryside where the most vulnerable live and where health facilities are rudimentary.
In a Kenya coping with COVID-19 restrictions, circumcision season presents an impossible choice between tradition and civil obedience.
Will the coronavirus pandemic extend Museveni’s authoritarianism or the lockdown instead provide openings for Uganda’s opposition?
South Africa's R50bn ($26bn) rescue package is 10% of its GDP. It is a major step forward, but some warning lights are flashing.
The arrival of coronavirus in the Comoros Islands has seen a disruption of informal migration routes and the unequal power relationship between the archipelago's islands.
Coronavirus and the problematic perception of migrants as health threats.
South Africa mustn’t forget the public—and that includes migrants and refugees—in its public health response to COVID-19.
The global public health industry is complicit in the reproduction of “the African tragedy.”
We need swift, bold, and decisive action on debt relief and monetary creation in Africa in order to face the coronavirus crisis and prevent many ordinary Africans from paying with their lives.
Africans can lead the charge to decolonize the profit-driven biomedical system by challenging European and American claims to prioritized access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
There is a disconcerting resemblance between how some Senegalese talk about homosexuality and how they discuss COVID-19.
African intellectuals are calling for a different discussion. Isn’t this the right time to propel changes that have often been postponed?
The coronavirus shut down in Ghana exposes the weaknesses and inequities in the country’s education system.