As Africa prepares to face a perfect storm, it's time for Europe's approach towards Africa to show its teeth.
Nigeria's reliance on drug importation is worrisome as COVID-19 pandemic rages.
To support precarious households that can't access existing relief during lockdown and its aftermath, the government should implement a temporary increase in the value of the child support grant.
Lockdown should be nuanced to the South African context of overcrowded accommodation and high levels of domestic violence. Permitting cigarette purchases and exercise might assist.
Models can predict the risk and spread of diseases and establish the time and place to implement optimal prevention and control mechanisms.
The coronavirus is stressing the continent's aviation sector.
Effective public health response to a pandemic, depends on the availability of a stable power supply system.
The survival resource of the world’s most vulnerable people – their social networks – may become compromised
The consequences will be far more severe and long lasting in poorer countries.
The notion that there is a binary choice between the economy and the medically optimal strategy is wrong.
The Nile Treaties prevent upstream countries from using the waters of the Nile without the consent of those downstream. This results in an Egyptian bias.
Very little is known about the relationship between COVID-19 and HIV and TB. What is known is that people's lungs are affected by all three.
The immediate need to “track and trace” infections for public health purposes poses an unprecedented challenge to privacy.
Frequently used phrases to frame discussion about Chinese capital in Africa don't allow for the interrogation of the actual behaviour, practices and possibilities of Chinese capital.
Remaining nonviolent despite enormous provocation made it difficult for the regime to depict the movement in a negative light
Epidemiology is only one of the inputs that should be considered in designing public health policy response to COVID-19 pandemic. The wider social and economic contexts must be factored in too.
The agents causing illness do not care for our assumptions about our alleged superiority on the planet, nor do they discriminate.
Since 2010 the number of Kenyans going hungry has been growing. The country now suffers from serious levels of hunger
Recently, the Kano State government in the north west region of Nigeria removed the Emir, the first highly westernised and educated person on the throne.
Social distancing is impossible in much of Africa, and its economic consequences may lead to a famine that is worse than the pandemic. Prevention measures must consider the African context.
Many informal workers will not be able to take the precautions that health authorities suggest.
Most consumers in South Africa aren't able to fill up a trolley of groceries for their daily needs, let alone join the panic buying induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reactions in South Africa give little reason for hope that the virus will bring people closer together or trigger more energetic action against poverty.
Fifty years after the Biafran war, the massacre in Asaba in the south-south region of Nigeria is still a highly sensitive issue.
Women must be included at decision making levels to advise on development, designing, delivery and implementation of tools that target health issues that affect them especially malaria.