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.
Will the coronavirus pandemic extend Museveni’s authoritarianism or the lockdown instead provide openings for Uganda’s opposition?
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.
To cushion the economic blow of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a R50bn ($26bn) rescue package; 10% of GDP. It is a major step forward, but some warning lights are flashing.
South Africa mustn’t forget the public—and that includes migrants and refugees—in its public health response to COVID-19.
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.
African intellectuals are calling for a different discussion. Isn’t this the right time to propel changes that have often been postponed?
There is a disconcerting resemblance between how some Senegalese talk about homosexuality and how they discuss COVID-19.
The coronavirus shut down in Ghana exposes the weaknesses and inequities in the country’s education system.
Why we need randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to find the best ways to treat COVID-19.
In Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, a partial COVID-19 lockdown has increased domestic violence, but women are not turning to shelters.
The "Africa needs help" vs. "No! Africa can teach you lessons!" is tiring. Other than benefiting a few pundits, are we deriving any value from it?