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Tanzania prays Covid downturn away

There was no lockdown, no recession, and just 21 official deaths in Tanzania – which goes to the polls this month. But with the country’s main trading partners reeling from lockdown-induced job losses, Zachary Ochieng asks whether economic contagion might…

Africa's antibody results explained

NewsAfrica cuts through the media hysteria and gets the lowdown on lockdowns, Covid-19 antibody tests and herd immunity in this Q&A with Professor Sunetra Gupta, a world-leading expert in theoretical epidemiology at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford.  …

Culture wars dividing the West

One of the major world events during the Covid-19 pandemic was the eight minutes in which Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck. A harrowing eight minutes that was blasted across social media and crept into conversations…

The Climate Emergency

With extreme weather events like floods and droughts already having a disastrous impact on people’s lives across a continent that has become a climate change hotspot, countries must take urgent steps to reduce their vulnerability, writes Newton Vusa Sibanda CLIMATE…

In search of universal human rights

Drawn up after World War ll, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was seized upon by Africa’s independence leaders to advance their cause. By Franck Kuwonu African countries barely existed when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human…
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