COVID-19 in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic in Africa has, as in other parts of the world, an enormous impact on all aspects of life. A vast body of literature is developing on the COVID-19 outbreak in Africa and its social, economical, and political consequences.

This ‘growing’ web dossier consists of scientific publications on this subject. On the occasion of the NVAS Africa Day 2021 about 'Entrepreneurial responses to COVID-19 in Africa' on 16 October 2021, this dossier has been updated with an introduction by co-organiser Maud van Merrienboer. Also an extensive overview of relevant web resources has been included. Also see INCLUDE's extensive page on COVID-19 and its Equity in COVID-19 research programme.

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On 14 February 2020, the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Egypt. Shortly after, the virus reached sub-Saharan Africa with a case reported in Nigeria at the end of February 2020. Within three months, the virus spread had throughout the continent. The true number of COVID-19 cases remains elusive due to suspected widespread underreporting, yet it has become clear that the mortality rate of the virus is relatively low in Africa compared to other continents. This is partially attributed to the young demographic and lack of long-term care facilities for the elderly. Vaccine uptake has been slow. Despite the African Union pronouncing that it had secured 300 million vaccine doses in January 2021, and the COVAX initiative to distribute vaccines to lower-income countries, only four per cent of the population is fully vaccinated in September 2021.

Naturally, the global pandemic has severely impacted all spheres of life in Africa. Many regions in Africa have been dealing with lengthy corona measures, such as lockdowns and market closure. In addition to social, psychological, and political consequences, African economies are hit hard, partly due to Africa’s reliance on the global supply chain and the drying up of external financial flows. Although the economic impact of the pandemic differs greatly both between and within countries, the pandemic and measures employed to contain its spread have taken their toll, whilst disparately impacting SME-dominant sectors such as tourism, trade, and services.

What role does entrepreneurship play in the post-COVID 19 era in Africa? The annual NVAS Africa Day aims to explore this question. Within the theme ‘Entrepreneurial Responses to COVID-19 in Africa’ scholars and practioners will come together on Saturday 16 October to discuss the role of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial support organizations (ESOs) in the aftermath of a global pandemic in Africa.

Whilst unemployment rates are rising and economic activity is expected to have a broad downturn due to an increase in risk on both the demand- and supply side, there are also signals that entrepreneurship has the potential to provide a way for society to recover from the crisis. Innovations in the realm of healthcare, education, and social protection have emerged across the continent. According to a WHO Africa study, 12.8 per cent of technologies developed globally in response to the pandemic are in Africa. Africa’s young demographic gives entrepreneurs an advantage in adopting new technologies and gives the continent a chance to leapfrog in terms of innovation.

The ASCL Web dossier 'COVID-19 in Africa' aims to document and share scientific publications and useful links pertaining to the global pandemic. Below you can find links pertaining to a wide area of subjects, including but not limited to entrepreneurship, and region-specific information on the impact of COVID-19. The web dossier will be regularly updated with additional relevant material.  

Maud van Merrienboer


Africa Joint Continental Strategy for COVID-19 outbreak / Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, African Union.Cover_COVID19_Outbreak
Addis Ababa : Africa CDC 2020. (Free access)

Africa's COVID-19 situation in focus and recent happenings: A mini review. / Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, John Elvis Hagan Jr., Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, and Thomas Schack
In: Frontiers (2020) (Free access)

Africa's digital solutions to tackle COVID-19 / European Investment Bank.
European Investment Bank, 2020.

Africa’s innovation and creative response to COVID-19 / Yvonne A. Dadson, Joseph R. Oppong & Hilary Ansah
In: African Geographical Review (2021) (Restricted access)

Africa's preparedness towards COVID-19 vaccines : demand and acceptability challenges / Hagan Jr, John Elvis; Ahinkorah, Bright Opoku; Seidu, Abdul-Aziz; Ameyaw, Edward Kwabena; Schack, Thomas.
In: Current Research in Behavioral Sciences (2021) Volume 2, November 2021 (Free access)

Africa trade and COVID‑19 : the supply chain dimension / Jodie Keane Karishma Banga, Max Mendez-Parra, Laetitia Pettinotti and Lily Sommer.
London : Overseas Development Institute (ODI) 2020. (Free access)

The African COVID-19 anomaly / Joseph R. Oppong
In: African Geographical Review (2020) volume 39, issue 3, September 2020, page 282-288 (Free access)

African economic outlook 2020 supplement : amid COVID-19 / African Development Bank Group.
Abidjan : African Development Bank Group, 2020. (Free access)

African politics of survival : extraversion and informality in the contemporary world / edited by Mitsugi Endo, Ato Kwamena Onoma, Michael Neocosmos.
Mankon : Langaa Research and Publishing CIG, 2021. (Book in print)

Afterword: COVID-19 developmental impacts, challenges and responses: perspectives from below and local agency / Ndangwa Noyoo
In: Cadernos de Estudos Africanos (2021) (Free access)

AIDS and COVID-19: more lessons to be learned / Alan Whiteside
In: African Journal of AIDS Research (2020) volume 19, issue 3 September 2020, page iii-vi (Free access)

Art and performance during the time of COVID-19 lockdown / Lauren Warnecke
In: Agenda : empowering women for gender equity (2020) (Restricted access)

Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s economic development / Grace Gondwe.
Geneva : UNCTAD 2020. (Free access)

Cleavage: Guangzhou, COVID-19 and China–Africa Friendship Politics / Yu Qiu.
In: Journal of African Cultural Studies (2021), volume 33, issue 2, June 2021, page 184-193 (Restricted access)

Considering volatile livelihoods is critical in the war against the COVID-19 disaster / Jackson, Wachira
2020. (Free access)

COVID-19 and Africa : a synthesis of 12 country studies / Dzodzi Tsikata and Gertrude Dzifa Torvikey.
Leiden: INCLUDE, 2022. (Free access)

COVID-19 and the dialectics of global pandemics in Africa : challenges, opportunities and the future of the global economy in the face of COVID-19 / Bernard Chazovachii and Francis Machingura. editors: Munyaradzi Mawere
Mankon : Langaa Research & Publishing CIG, 2021. (Book in print)

COVID-19 and the law in Africa (Special issue) / Lutz Oette Olivia Lwabukuna, Sope Williams-Elegbe (eds.)
In: Journal of African Law, (2021) vol. 65, Suppl. 2 (Free access)

COVID-19 and the state in Africa: the state is dead, long live the state / Lloyd G. Adu Amoah
In: Administrative Theory & Praxis (2021) vol. 43 no. 3 (Free access)

Le COVID-19 en Afrique et son impact sur l'exécution des contrats / par Thomas Kendra, Johann Bensimon, Lédéa Sawadogo-Lewis.
In: Penant : revue de droit des pays d'Afrique (2020) année 130, numéro 911, pages 269-278 (Article in print)

COVID-19 en Afrique : transformer la crise sanitaire en tournant / Secka Guèye.
In: Akofena (2020) vol. 2, no. 363-376 (Free access)

COVID-19 in Africa: a call for coordinated governance, improved health structures and better data / Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
London : Mo Ibrahim Foundation 2020. (Free access)

COVID-19 in Africa: turning a health crisis into a human security threat? / R. van der; Demarest; L. Haer
Leiden: Leiden University, 2020. (Free access)

COVID-19, George Floyd and human security / Temitope B. Oriola
In: Routledge: African Security (2020) volume 13, issue 2, April-June 2020, page 111-115. (Free access)

COVID-19, guerres modernes ou crises : rôle et position du citoyen africain / [auteurs: Ameth Diallo ... et al.]
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified] 2020. (Book in print)

COVID-19 implications on Africa's research and policy : insights from ARIN International Conference 2020 / J. Atela, Mbeva, K., & Onyango, J. (eds)
Nairobi : Africa Research and Impact Network, 2020. - Technical Report No. 004. (Free access)

COVID-19, knowledge production and the (un)making of truths and fakes / George Ogola.
In: Journal of African Cultural Studies (2021), volume 33, issue 3, pages 305-311 (Free access)

COVID-19 : maux et mots d’un continent en pleine crise sanitaire, l’Afrique face à son destin ? / coordinateurs: Amoikon Dyhie Assanvo et Jean-Martial Tape.
In: Akofena (2020) (Free access)

COVID-19 pandemic: questioning conspiracy theories, beliefs or claims that have potential negative impact on public health interventions and proposal for integrated communication and information dissemination strategies (ICIDS) / Geraldine Taponeswa Nyika, Aceme Nyika, Jeffrey Tonderai Nyika, Jeremy Tashinga Nyika, Trenah Nyika
In: Journal of Development and Communication Studies (2021) (Free access)

COVID-19 pandemic worsening gender inequalities for women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa / John Elvis Hagan Jr., Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, and Thomas Schack.
In: Frontiers in Global Women's Health (2021) volume 2, pages 1-6 (Free access)

COVID-19, politics and international Relations: hopes and impediments / Siphamandla Zondi, Kenneth Ombongi (eds.)
Politikon, vol. 48, no. 2 (2021). Special issue. (Restricted access)

"COVID-19 : un "réactif" révélateur de l'Afrique? / Josephine Kanakin.
Cotonou : Les Editions IdS, 2020. (Book in print)

Deadly serious: pandemic humour, media and critical perspectives (special issue) / Victoria Bernal (ed.)
In: Journal of African Media Studies (2022) vol. 14 no. 2 (Restricted access)

Determinants of COVID-19 response strategies in selected African countries / P. Asare-Nuamah
In: Journal of Applied Social Science. (2022) vol. 16 no. 1,pages 281-304. (Free access)

L'économie informelle en Afrique face à la crise de la COVID-19 / Simon Barussaud and Fréderic Lapeyre (dir.)
Louvain-la-Neuve : Academia, 2022. (Book in print)

Editorial: managing the march of COVID-19: lessons from the HIV and AIDS epidemic / Alan Whiteside
In: African Journal of AIDS Research (2020), vol. 19, issue 2, pages iii-vi (Free access)

Épidémiologie de l'économie et confinement de l'organisation COVID-19 / Moungou Mbenda S. et Ondoua Biwole V. (éd. sc.)
Yaoundé : Les Presses Universitaires de Yaoundé, 2020. (Free access)

Et si on s'était tous trompé ? : repenser le développement de l'Afrique des leçons tirées de la pandémie du Coronavirus / Joseph Tony Djunga.
Paris : L'Harmattan, [2021] Paris : 2021. (Book in print)

Une étude comparative des discours sur le COVID-19 en Côte d'Ivoire et au Cameroun beaucoup de peur et de questionnement / Oumarou Boukari Martina Drescher, and Carline Liliane and Ngawa Mbaho
Bayreuth: University of Bayreuth 2022. - University of Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers (Free access)

Framing notes – COVID-19: The intimacies of pandemics
In: Agenda (2021) vol. 35 no. 4 (Special issue) (Restricted access)

Gendered perspectives on Covid-19 recovery in Africa : towards sustainable development / edited by Ogechi Adeola.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. (Book in print)

Global capitalism and Africa after COVID-19 / Peter Lawrence.
In: Review of African Political Economy (2020) volume 47, issue 165, September 2020, page 351-362 (Free access)

Global capital's 21st century repositioning : between COVID-19 and the fourth industrial revolution on Africa / edited by Artwell Nhemachena, Rewai Makamani, Olivier Mtapuri.
Mankon : Langaa Research and Publishing CIG, 2021.

How Africa’s digital acceleration can create jobs in a post-COVID-19 world / Elsie S. Kanza.
World Economic Forum, 2020.

How can cities build resilience through Risk Modelling? Reflections from the COVID-19 experience / Akala, Haron; Randa, Tom; Chengo, Victoria; Atela, Joanes.
2020. (Free access)

How the UK's African Studies libraries and archives reacted to the Coronavirus pandemic / by Lucy McCann.
In: African research and documentation : the journal of the African Studies Association of the UK and the Standing Commission [Conference] on Library Materials on Africa (2020.) no. 137, p. 3-5 (Article in print)

Impact of COVID-19 in Africa / United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
Addis Ababa : UNECA 2020. (Free access)

Impact of COVID-19 in Africa : a scenario analysis to 2030 / Marius Oosthuizen, Jakkie Cilliers, Stellah Kwasi, Kelly Alexander,TK Pooe, Kouassi Yeboua and Jonathan D Moyer.
Pretoria : Institute for Security Studies, 2020. (Free access)

The impact of COVID-19 on African economies / Adeleke O. Salami, John C. Anyanwu
In: African development review (2021), volume 33, special supplement issue. (Free access)

Impacts psycho-socioéconomiques de la pandémie Covid-19 et du confinement en Afrique subsaharienne / sous la direction de Rachid Chaabita.
Paris : L'Harmattan, 2022. (Book in print)

Insights from Africa’s COVID-19 response : tech innovations / Hayley Andersen.
Londen: Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, 2020.

An investigation into ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomacy in Africa via Twitter and Facebook at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic / Ellison Shumba
In: South African Journal of International Affairs (2021), vol. 28, issue 3, pages 471-483 (Restricted access)

Le juge constitutionnel et les conséquences de l'état urgence sur le fonctionnement du parlement / Delphine EmmanuelCover_Multiple_shocks_call_for_alternative_ways
In: Afrilex (2020) (Free access)

Mainstream re-integration of COVID-19 survivors and its implications for mental health care in Africa / Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, John Elvis Hagan, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Thomas Schack
In: Pan African Medical Journal (2020) volume 36 , article number 366 (Free access)

Media and the Coronavirus pandemic in Africa (part one) : the coronavirus pandemic in Africa: crisis communication challenges. / Martin N. Ndlela (ed.)
In: Journal of African Media Studies, vol. 13, no. 2 (2021). Special issue. (Restricted access)

Media and the Coronavirus pandemic in Africa (part two) : Media and global pandemics: Continuities and discontinuities / Chari, Tendai; Akpojivi, Ufuoma (eds.)
In: Journal of African Media Studies, vol. 13, no. 3 (2021). Special issue. (Restricted access)

Media and the Coronavirus pandemic in Africa (part three) / Martin N. Ndlela (ed.)
In: Journal of African Media Studies, vol. 14, no. 1 (2022). Special issue. (Restricted access)

Multiple shocks call for alternative ways forward: African economies after the COVID-19 pandemic / Jörgen Levin
Uppsala: NAI, 2020. (Free access)

On commandment as refuge : exploring the politics of health and indigenous African religion on COVID-19 / Sepetla Molapo.
In: Strategic Review of Southern Africa (2021) vol 43, no. 1p. 145-159 (Free access)

One novel virus, different beliefs as playmakers toward disease spread in Africa: looking at COVID-19 from a religious lens / Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, John Elvis Hagan, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Thomas Schack
In: Pan African Medical Journal (2020) volume 36, article 365 (Free access)

Pandemix / Rosabelle Boswell.
Mankon : Langaa Research & Publishing CIG, 2020. (Book in print)

Peace-Making, military integration, banditry, and weaponization of the COVID-19 pandemic by extremist groups / Temitope B. Oriola and W. Andy Knight
In: African Security (2022) vol. 15 no. 2 (Special issue) (Restricted access)

Penser la Covid 19 en Afrique : de la crise sanitaire à l'éthique de la crise / Nathanaël Noël Owono Zambo ; préface de Hubert Mono Ndjana.
Paris : L'Harmattan, 2021 (Book in print)

Racial discrimination in uncertain times: COVID-19, positionality and Africans in China Studies / Kudus Oluwatoyin Adebayo
In: Journal of African Cultural Studies (2021) Volume 33, Issue 2, June 2021, Page 174-183 (Restricted access)

Rapid appraisal of food system risks due to COVID-19 measures: Voices from the field / Lecoutere, E.I.; Brouwer  I.D.; Berg, M.M., van den; Ruben, R.
Wageningen : Wageningen University & Research, 2020. (Free access)

Rapid assessments of the impact of COVID-19 on the availability of quality seed to farmers: Advocating immediate practical, remedial and preventative action / Boef, Walter S. de; Borman, Gareth D.; Gupta, Arnab; Subedi, Abishkar; Thijssen, Marja H.; Ayana Aga, Amsalu; Hassena Beko, Mohammed; Thein, Swe Zin Myint; Thein, Win; Okelola, Folarin; Olusegun, Osundiya; Ojo, Olusegun Philip; Agbara, Chinedu; Otim, Geoffrey; Ssemwogerere, Charles; Ntare, Bonny; Oyee, Patrick / 
In: Agricultural Systems (2021), no. 188 (Free access)

Reflecting on pandemic publishing, now and then : COVID-19 and HIV / Alan Whiteside.
In: African Journal of AIDS Research (2021) (Free access)

Rethinking African Futures after COVID-19 / Detlef Müller-Mahn
In: Africa Spectrum (2021) (Free access)

Rising above misinformation or fake news in Africa: another strategy to control COVID-19 spread / Bright Opoku; Ameyaw Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena; Hagan Jr., John Elvis; Seidu, Abdul-Aziz; Schack, Thomas.
In: frontiers in Communication (2020) volume 5, article 45 (Free access)

The securitisation of COVID-19 in Africa: Socio-economic and political implications / Hamdy A. Hassan.
In: African Security Review (2021) (Restricted access)

Social work perspectives of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) / Langton Mundau, Chamunorwa Nyoni.
In: African Journal of Social Work (2020), vol. 10, no. 3, Special issue (Free access)

Special issue on COVID-19 / Loretta N. Baryeh.
In: African Journal of Economic Review, vol. 9, no. 3 (2021) (Free access)

Special issue: Communicating Covid-19 /
In: Communicatio (2022) vol. 48 no. 1 (Restricted access)

Special Issue : the impact of COVID-19 on student affairs and higher education in Africa / Thierry M. Luescher
In: Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, vol. 9, no. 1 (2021) (Free access)

Special Issue on “COVID-19, peace and security in Africa: challenges and opportunities” / Cyril Obi
In: African Security (2021) vol. 14, no. 4 (Restricted access)

Special issue: pandemic politics
In: Acta Academica: Critical views on society, culture and politics (2022), vol. 53, no. 2 (Free access)

Strategic flexibility and organizational resilience of women entrepreneurs’ in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic / Chioma Onoshakpor, Abasiama Etuknwa, Nagmeldin Karamalla-Gaiballa.
In: Research Journal of Business and Management (2020), vol. 7, issue 4 (Free access)

Students’ experiences of using digital technologies to address their personal research needs during the COVID-19 lockdown / Lerato Hlengiwe Sokhulu
In: African identities (2020) (Free access)

Survey of impact of COVID-19 on African trade finance / African Export-Import Bank.
Cairo : African Export-Import Bank, 2020. (Free access)

Thèse du catastrophisme du COVID-19 en Afrique : ressentiment desafricains ou réalité ? / Gountiéni D. Lankoandé.
Ouagadougou : GRAAD, 2020. access)

Unity is strength : COVID-19 and regionalism in Africa / Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba.
In: The International spectator (2021), vol. 56, no. 2, p. 56-71 (Restricted access)

Willingness to pay for COVID-19 test and vaccine in South Africa and Ghana: a contingent valuation study / Emmanuel Ayifah Rebecca Nana Yaa Ayifah
In: South African Journal of Economics (2022) vol. 90, no. 1 (Free access)


Northern Africa

COVID-19 and North Africa / George Joffé
In: The Journal of North African Studies (2020) volume 25, issue 4, pages 515-522 (Free access)

Impacts psycho-socioéconomiques de la pandémie Covid-19 et du confinement au Maghreb / sous la direction de Rachid Chaabita.
Paris : L'Harmattan Editions Distribution, 2022. (Book in print)

North Africa economic outlook 2020 : coping with the COVID-19 pandemic / African Development Bank Group.
Abidjan : African Development Bank Group, 2020. (Free access)

Numéro spécial COVID-19 / - Karima Boudjeda (ed.)
Les cahiers du cread, vol. 36, no. 3 (2020). (Free access)

Infobotting COVID-19 : a case study of Ask Nameesa in Egypt / Mona Khattab.
In: Journal of African media studies (2021), vol. 13, no.3, pages 451-476 (Restricted access)

‘You can’t arrest a virus’ : the freedom of expression crisis within Egypt’s response to COVID-19 / Gabriele Cosentino.
In: Journal of African media studies (2021) Volume 13, Number 2, pages 207-220 (Restricted access)

Assessment of the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on migrants and IDPs in Libya /
Tripoli : IOM Libya, [2021]. (Free access)

COVID-19 and civil war in Libya: the current situation / Muhammed Elhadi and Ahmed Msherghi.
In: Pathogens and global health (2020), vol. 114, no. 5, p. 230-231 (Free access)

Libya, COVID-19, health diplomacy, and COVAX / Reida ElOakley and Haider El Saeh.
In: Libyan international medical university journal (2021), vol. 6, no. 1, p. 1-5 (Free access)

Assessing COVID-19 pandemic-forced transitioning to distance e-learning in Moroccan universities: an empirical, analytical critical study of implementality and achievability / Abdelghanie Ennam.
In: The Journal of North African Studies (2021) (Restricted access)

Dispositifs d'enseignement-apprentissage en période de Covid-19 : défis et scénarios prospectifs à l'UCA (Maroc) / Noureddine Samlak, Fatima Ez-Zahra Benkhalloq.
Paris : L'Harmattan, 2021. 

Fall to the abyss : Tunisia from revolution to pandemic / Houda Laroussi.
Paris : Editions L'Harmattan, 2021. (Book in print)

Maladie d'islam : chroniques du ramadan au temps du COVID-19, bilingue francais/arabe / Farhat Othman.
Paris : L'Harmattan, 2020. (Book in print)

Mitigation strategies in response to COVID-19 and inequalities in Tunisia / Majdi Hassen, Mohamed Ali Marouani, and Emilie Wojcieszynski.
Leiden : INCLUDE knowledge platform on inclusive development policies, 2021. (Free access)


East and Northeast Africa

COVID stories from East Africa and beyond : lived experiences and forward-looking reflections / edited by Mary Njeri Kinyanjui, Roopal Thaker, Kathryn Toure.
Mankon : Langaa Research and Publishing CIG, 2020. (Book in print)Cover Covid stories from Africa and beyond

East Africa economic outlook 2020 : coping with the COVID-19 pandemic / African Development Bank Group.
Abidjan : African Development Bank Group, 2020. (Free access)

God and COVID-19 in Burundian social media : the political fight for the control of the narrative / Antea Paviotti.
In: Journal of African media studies (2021), vol. 13, no. 3, pages 385-397 (Restricted access)

Monitoring the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on Djiboutian and refugee households in Djibouti : results from the Third Wave of Survey / Bilal Malaeb, et al.
World Bank, Washington, DC , 2021. (Free access)

COVID-19 and Eritrea’s Response / Redie Bereketeab.
New York : Kujenga Amani, 2020. (Free access)

The economywide impact of the COVID-19 in Ethiopia : Policy and Recovery options / Lulit Mitik Beyene, Tadele Ferede and Getachew Diriba. 
Addis Ababa : Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) 2020. (Free access) 

The effect of COVID-19 on SMEs and entrepreneurial resilience in Ethiopia: a case of Nekemte Town / Dugasa Rafisa Olana.
In: Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, vol. 10, no. 11 (2020) (Free access)

Restricting religious practice in the era of COVID-19: the case of the Ethiopian Orthodox Täwahədo community / Elias Gebrselassie, Romina Istratii
Londen: SOAS 2020. (Free access)

Access to health information for persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya /John Ndavula, Jackline Lidubwi.
In: African Journal of Social Work, vol. 11, no. 4 (2021), pages 172-181 (Free access)

Adapting research projects to the COVID-19 pandemic : experiences from the Nairobi Risk Hub / Victoria Chengo; Joanes Atela.
2020. (Free access)

County Covid-19 social economic re-engineering recovery strategy 2020/21-2022/23 / COG and KIPPRA.
[Nairobi, Kenya]: Council of Governors, 2020. (Free access)

Governance and public administration during the COVID-19 pandemic: issues and experiences in Kenya’s health system / Sandra Ochieng’-Springer.
In: Politikon (2021) (Restricted access)

Kenya’s digital diplomacy amid COVID-19 : new tools in an old toolbox? / Cliff Mboya
In: South African Journal of International Affairs (2021), volume 28, issue 3, pages 429-448 (Restricted access)

The COVID-19 epidemic in Madagascar: clinical description and laboratory results of the first wave, march-september 2020 / Rindra Vatosoa Randremanana [et al...]
In: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses (2021) (Free access)

Challenges of governance during COVID-19 pandemic : the case study of Mauritius / Linganaden Murday
In: Politikon (2021) (Restricted access)

Beyond the curve : equity in Rwanda’s COVID-19 response / Martin Luther Munu.
Leiden : INCLUDE knowledge platform on inclusive development policies, 2021. (Free access)

Count Cough-ula / Author: Michael Ross; Illustrator: Odile Uwera.
New York : NABU, 2020. (Free access)

Counting ways to stay safe / Author: Michael Ross; Illustrator: Emmanuel Bagirishya.
New York : NABU, 2020. ((Free access)

I love you / Author: Michael Ross; Illustrator: Bruno Iradukunda.
New York : NABU, 2020. (Free access)

The impact of Internet use during COVID-19 lockdown in Rwanda : a potential public health threat / James Ngamije.
In: Journal of Addictive Diseases (2021), vol. 39, no. 3, p. 417-420 (Restricted access)

Knowledge, attitude, and practice towards COVID-19 among people living with HIV/AIDS in Kigali, Rwanda / Patrick Gad Iradukunda, et al.
In: Journal of Community Health (2021), vol. 46, no. 2, p. 245-250 (Free access)

Koronavirusi / Tuyirinde Tuzayitsinda.
[Rwanda] : Kibondo Editions, 2021. (Book on print)

My back to school bubble /  Author: Hilary Rogers; Illustrators: Kevin Ntwali, Emmanuel Bagirishya, Odile Uwera and Bruno Iradukunda.
New York : NABU, 2020. (Free access)

Shami and Nana learn about COVID-19 / Otaala Johnson.
Kigali: School Book Distributors, 2020 (Free access)

Twirinde koronavirusi / inkuru yanditswe na Nyiraminani Oliviette; yashushanyijwe na Toni Bakatubia.
Kigali : Cactus Publishers 2020. (Book in print)

The vaccine for carnivores / written by Eric Edmond Munyarugendo and illustrated by Remy Pierre Nishimwe.
Kigali: Mudacumura Publishing House, 2021. (Free access)

The virus-stopping champion / Author: Hilary Rogers; Illustrator: Kevin Ntwali.
New York : NABU, 2020. (Free access)

Les Seychelles... : un héritage métissé fragile, identités, cultures et traditions face à la pandémie / Frank Underwood.
Paris : L'Harmattan, [2021]. (Book in print)

COVID-19 and sustainable development in Somalia/Somaliland / Eric Herring, et al.
In: Global security (2020), vol. 5, no. 1, p. 93-110 (Free access)

Lockdowns, lives and livelihoods: the impact of COVID-19 and public health responses to conflict affected populations - a remote qualitative study in Baidoa and Mogadishu, Somalia / Dorien H. Braam, et al.
In: Conflict and health (2021), vol. 15 (Free access)

More attacks or more services? Insurgent groups’ behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic in Afghanistan, Syria, and Somalia / Mohammed Ibrahim Shire
In: Behavioral sciences of terrorism and political aggression (2020), vol. 1-24 (Restricted access)

South Sudan
South Sudan: a young country's fight against COVID-19 / Daniel Garang Aluk Dinyo, et al.
In: Pan Afr Med J (2020), vol. 37, no. Suppl 1, p. 49-49 (Free access)

South Sudan COVID-19 pandemic / Edward Eremugo Keny (ed.)
In: South Sudan Medical Journal (2020), vol. 13, Special Issue May 2020 (Free access)

Acceptability and feasibility of strategies to shield the vulnerable during the COVID-19 outbreak : a qualitative study in six Sudanese communities / Nada Abdelmagid, et al.
In: BMC public health (2021), vol. 21, no. 1 (Free access)

COVID-19 in conflict border regions : a case of South Kordofan, Sudan / Quraish Sserwanja, et al.
In: Conflict and Health (2021), vol. 15, no. 1 (Free access)

The formidable task of fighting COVID-19 in Sudan / Yasir Ahmed Mohammed Elhadi, et al.
In: The Pan African medical journal (2020), vol. 35 (Free access)

Knowledge, attitude, and practice of university students toward COVID-19 in Sudan : an online-based cross-sectional study / Safaa Badi, et al.
In: Current medical issues (2021), vol. 19, no. 2, p. 70-77 (Free access)

Aisha and Moses strong against coronavirus! / Author: Els van Hemert; Illustrators: Mieke Linssen.
[Weert] : Dutch Tanzania Foundation, 2020. (Free access)

An employers' guide on working from home in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 / Association of Tanzanian employers.
Dar es Salaam : Association of Tanzania Employers, 2020. (Free access)

Tanzania Civil Society's Position Paper and Strategic Engagement Areas on COVID-19 / Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC)
Dar es Salaam: Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC), 2020. (Free access)

COVID-19 prevention measures : impact stories and lived experiences of Uganda-based refugees / Aloysius Tenywa Malagala Betty J. Okot, Eric Awich Ochen, Denis Muhangi, Gloria K. Serwagi.
In: Stichproben (2021) Jahrgang 21, Nummer 41, Seiten 43-62 (Free access)

Evaluation of a national program to distribute free masks for COVID-19 prevention in Uganda: evidence from Mbale District / Aleksandra [et al.] Jakubowski
Berkeley: Center for Effective Global Action, University of California, 2022. - CEGA Working Paper Series No. WPS-193 (Free access)

Import substitution : Uganda's post-COVID-19 industrial policy strategy / by Ramathan Ggoobi.
Kampala, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 2020. (Free access)

The informal sector of Kampala : return migration and livelihood strategies in response to the COVID 19 crisis / L.M. Knirsch.
Utrecht: Utrecht University, 2021. (Free access)

Public trust, policing, and the COVID-19 pandemic : evidence from an electoral authoritarian regime / Robert A. Blair, Travis Curtice, David Dow, Guy Grossman.
Berkeley : Center for Effective Global Action, University of California, 2021. - CEGA Working Paper Series No. WPS-164. (Free access)

The State of Uganda Population Report 2020 : impact of COVID-19 on population and development : challenges, opportunities and preparedness / National Population Council (NPC).
[Kampala] : National Population Council, November 2020. (Free access)

Uganda Country Case Study : equity in COVID-19 mitigation and policy responses / Amref Health Africa, Program on Global Health and Human Rights; Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, University of Southern California
Leiden : INCLUDE knowledge platform on inclusive development policies, 2021. (Free access)


West Africa

Conscience historique et conscience sanitaire en Afrique : qu'attendre des sciences sociales face à la COVID-19? / (sous dir. de) Hetcheli, K.F. Lolowu; Dédi, Séri; Koné, Issiaka; Azalou-Tingbe, Albert.
Calavi, Bénin : Presses de l'Université d'Abomey-Calavi (PUAC), 2021. (Book in print)

COVID-19 and (im)mobilities in West Africa / Breuer, Andras; Doevenspeck, Martin; Donko, Kamal; Ouedraogo, Serge.
Bayreuth : University of Bayreuth, 2021. - African Studies Working Papers ; 26 (Free access)

The COVID-19 pandemic in francophone West Africa: from the first cases to responses in seven countries / E. Bonnet, et al.
In: BMC public health (2021), vol. 21, no. 1 (Free access)

ECOWAS responses to the COVID-19 pandemic under its peace and security architecture / Kenneth Chukwuemeka Nwoko
In: South African Journal of International Affairs (2021) (Restricted access)

Les élections présidentielles et legislatives a l'epreuve du COVID-19 : une mise en lumière en Afrique de l'Ouest Francophone / Seni Mahamadou Ouedraogo, Djibrihina OuedraogoCover_le_Grafitti_pour_Sauver_des_Vies
In: Afrilex (2020) (Free access)

Impact of COVID-19 in central Sahel : Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso / Rida Lyammouri.
Rabat : Policy Center for the New South, 2020. (Free access)

Knowledge, attitude and perception of West Africans towards COVID-19: a survey to inform public health intervention / Udoakang, A.J., Djomkam Zune, A.L., Tapela, K. et al.
In: BMC Public Health (2022)

Monitoring report on the impacts of COVID-19 in West Africa / United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.
Addis Ababa : UNECA, 2021. (Free access)

West Africa economic outlook 2020 : coping with the COVID-19 pandemic / African Development Bank Group.
Abidjan : African Development Bank Group, 2020. (Free access)

La COVID-19 en question : mutation societale ou dynamique systemique pour un nouvel ordre mondial? / CEPAD ; foreword Albert Tingbe-Azalou ; préface Abou-Bakari Imorou.
Abomey-Calavi (BENIN) : Les editions ProTIC 2020. (Book in print)

The COVID-19 pandemic and inequality : are Benin's mitigation actions and strategies inclusive? / African School of Economics.
Leiden : INCLUDE knowledge platform on inclusive development policies, 2021. (Free access)

Les effets de la COVID-19 à court, moyen et long terme sur les acteurs de l'informel / Kassim Assouma.
Cotonou-Bénin : FES Bénin, 2020. (Free access)

Etude de l'impact socio-economique de la COVID-19 dans les secteurs de l'UITA au Benin / Grégoire Balaro and Siméon Toundré Dossou.
Cotonou, Bénin : Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2020. (Book in print)

Burkina Faso
L’eau publique urbaine face à la Covid-19 au Burkina Faso: Stratégies institutionnelles et adaptations locales dans un quartier non-loti de Ouagadougou / Catherine Baron and Léandre Guigma.
In: Afrique contemporaine (2019), vol. N°269-270, no. 1, p. 179 (Restricted access)

Penser la Covid-19 : la santé comme la vie en mémoire de leur fragilité / Fatié Ouattara.
Paris : L'Harmattan 2021. (Book in print)

Scolarisation en temps de pandémie de COVID-19 : défis de l’utilisation des TIC au Burkina Faso / Aoua Carole Congo.
In: Akofena (2020), no. 3, vol. 2, pages 45-56 (Free access)

Cabo Verde
Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards COVID-19: A cross-sectional study in the resident cape-verdean population / Maria de Fátima Carvalho Alves, et al.
In: Social Sciences & Humanities Open (2021), vol. 4, no. 1 (Free access)

Côte d'Ivoire
Knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in Côte d'Ivoire : understanding the non-compliance of populations with non-pharmaceutical interventions / Richard B. Yapi, et al.
In: Int J Environ Res Public Health (2021), vol. 18, no. 9 (Free access)

Perceptions and practices on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a Bouaké prayer camp in Côte d’ivoire / Adiko Francis Adiko M’bra Kouakou Dieu-donné Kouadio, M’bra Ahou Estelle Kouadio, Ahou Marie-Ange Kouame
In: African Journal of Social Work (2021) (Free access)

Social representations of Covid-19 and stigmatization of healthcare personnel and people attained by abidjanese populations, Cote d’Ivoire / Félicien Kouame Kouakou, et al.
In: Technium Social Sciences Journal (2020), vol. 9, p. 352-363 (Free access)

Examining the perceptions and behaviors of Gambian adults in response to COVID-19 social mitigation strategies / Mat Lowe.
In: Pan African Medical Journal (2020), vol. 37 (Free access)

Human rights and education for Gambian young women during COVID-19: Recommendations for social policy and practice / Wisuwat Wannamakok, et al.
In: International social work (2020), vol. 63, no. 6, p. 825-829 (Free access)

Using rapid online survey to assess public perceptions of Covid-19 in Gambia / Mat Lowe
In: Pan African Medical Journal (2020), vol. 35, no. suppl 2 (Free access)

Acceptability of COVID-19 vaccination among health care workers in Ghana / Grace Frempong Afrifa-Anane Martin Wiredu Agyekum , Frank Kyei-Arthur, and Bright Addo
In: Advances in Public Health (2021) (Free access)

Adversity or opportunity? Exploring the effect of COVID-19 on Ghana's informal economy / O. Anku-Tsede, Arthur, R.
In: Kantola, J.I., Nazir, S., Salminen, V. (eds) Advances in Human Factors, Business Management and Leadership. AHFE 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 267. Springer, Cham. (2021)
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Community acceptance of COVID-19 and demystifying stigma in a severely affected population in Ghana / Delia A. Bandoh [et al.]
In: Ghana medical journal (2021) vol. 55, no. 2, supplement: 2-9 (Free access)

Coping strategies adapted by Ghanaians during the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown: A population-based study / Samuel Iddi [et al.]
In: PloS one, (2021) (Free access)

COVID-19 and Ghana’s agri-food system : an assessment of resilience / Andrew Agyei-Holmes.
In: African Geographical Review (2021) (Restricted access)

COVID-19 in Ghana : a looking glass into structural inequalities and political distrust / Clara Osei-Boateng and Zjos Vlaminck.
Leiden : INCLUDE knowledge platform on inclusive development policies, 2021. (Free access)

COVID-19 and water access in Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana’s free water directive may not benefit water insecure households / Sarah L. Smiley
In: African Geographical Review (2020) volume 39, issue 4 (Restricted access)

COVID-19 pandemic: Ghana and the geographies of blame / Bernard Owusu, et al.
In: GeoJournal (2022) (Free access)

COVID-19 private burial with 25 persons in the lens of the mortuary rites culture in Ghana / Dickson Adom.
In: African Identities (2021) (Restricted access)

Exploring the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic in marketplaces in urban Ghana / Lewis Abedi Asante
In: Africa Spectrum (2020) (Free access)

Ghana's COVID-19 response: the Black Star can do even better Quakyi NK, et al.
In: BMJ Global Health (2021) (Free access)

The impact of COVID-19 and religious restrictions on the well-being of Ghanaian Christians: the perspectives of religious leaders / A. Osei-Tutu, Affram, A.A., Mensah-Sarbah, C. [et al.]
In: Journal of Religion and Health (2021) vol. 60, pages 2232–2249 (Free access)

Inadequate preparedness for response to COVID-19 is associated with stress and burnout among healthcare workers in Ghana / Akua O. Gyamerah, Patience A. Afulani, Jerry J. Nutor, Amos Laar, Raymond A. Aborigo, Hawa Malechi, Mona Sterling, John K. Awoonor-Williams.
In: PloS one, (2021) vol 16, iss 4 (Free access)

Overview of preparedness and response to COVID-19 in Ghana / Badu Sarkodie [et al.]
In: Ghana medical journal (2021) vol. 55 no. 2 (Free access)

Pandemic democracy: the nexus of covid-19, shrinking civic space for civil society organizations and the 2020 elections in Ghana / Emmanuel Kumi
In: Democratization (2022) Volume 29 - Issue 5 (Restricted access)

Public health response to COVID-19 pandemic and drivers of mistrust in Ghana / Elijah Bisung
In: African Geographical Review (2021) (Restricted access)

Socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on Ghana's economy: challenges and prospects / David Tanoh Aduhene and Eric Osei-Assibey
In: International Journal of Social Economics (2021) (Free access)

Stakeholders perspective of, and experience with contact tracing for COVID-19 in Ghana: A qualitative study among contact tracers, supervisors, and contacts. / Nashira Asiimwe [et al.]
In: PloS one, (2021) vol. 16 no. 2 (Free access)

Strategic responses of microfinance institutions to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis in Ghana / Ernestina Fredua Antoh & Emmanuel Kumi Thomas Yeboah
In: Development in practice (2022) vol. 32, no. 1 (Restricted access)

COVID-19 : témoignages de Guinée, le livre au service de la lutte contre la COVID-19 / sous la direction de Sansy Kaba Diakité, et al.
Paris : L'Harmattan, 2020. (Book in print)

The daunting task of fighting against COVID-19 in Guinea-Bissau / Shohra Qaderi, et al.
In: Public Health in Practice (2021), vol. 2 (Free access)

State of “Emergency” for health but State of “Exception” for people : Guinea‐Bissau’s paradox in the battle against COVID‐19 / Miguel Barros, et al.
In: City & society (2020), vol. 32, no. 1 (Free access)

All I need to know about corona virus : an activity book for early learners / Written by: Brenda Brewer Moore; Illustrated by: Roland Seh Washington.
[Place of publication not identified] : [KEEP-Liberia], 2020. (Free access)

COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes and practices: a mixed-mode cross-sectional survey in Liberia / Josiah Brown Wilson, et al.
In: BMJ open (2021), vol. 11, no. 7 (Free access)

Liberia Economic Update, June 2020 : the COVID-19 crisis in Liberia - projected impact and policy options for a robust recovery / World Bank.
World Bank, Monrovia , 2020. (Free access)

The coronavirus pandemic and food security : evidence from Mali / Guigonan Serge Adjognon, et al.
In: Food policy (2021), vol. 101 (Restricted access)

Impacts de la Covid-19 au Mali : discours, fragilités et résiliences / Moriké Dembele Université des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de Bamako ; sous la direction de Idrissa Soïba Traore, Mamadou Dia.
Paris : L'Harmattan Mali 2021.

Islamic fundamentalism framing politics in Mali : from the Middle Ages to the age of pandemic / Olga Torres Díaz
In: Religious fundamentalism in the age of pandemic / Käsehage, Nina (editor). - Bielefeld : transcript Verlag, 2021.(Free access)

Policy responses to COVID-19 and socio-economic vulnerability of households in Mali : preventive strategies and social policy measures in response to COVID-19 and the socio-economic vulnerability of households in Mali / Ousmane Z. Traoré.
Leiden : INCLUDE knowledge platform on inclusive development policies, 2021. (Free access)

COVID-19 outbreak in Mauritania: epidemiology and health system response / Mohamed Lemine Cheikh Brahim Ahmed [et al.]
In: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries,  vol. 15, no. 8 (2021) (Free access)

Niger in the year of the COVID-19 pandemic : the fear, the grief, and the coping / author Think Tank Économie Politique et Gouvernance Autonome.
Leiden : INCLUDE knowledge platform on inclusive development policies, 2021. (Free access)

Addressing budget and debt vulnerability amidst COVID-19 : policy pathways for Nigeria /Osabuohien, E. S. C.; Gershon, Obindah; Oye, Queen-Esther; Efobi, Uchenna.
2021. (Free access)

Coronavirus pandemic and spirituality in southwest Nigeria : a sociological analysis / Christiana O. Adetunde, Olawale Y. Olonade, Oluwakemi S. Iwelumor, Mercy I. Ozoya, and Tayo O. George.
In: Heliyon (2021) vol. 7, no. 3, pages 1-8 (Free access)

COVID-19 containment policies in Nigeria : the role of conflictual federal–state relations in the fight against the pandemic / Ernest Toochi Aniche.
In: Review of African Political Economy (2021) (Restricted access)

COVID-19 infodemic: perception of fake news among residents of Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria / Omotola Elizabeth Nejo.

COVID-19 in Nigeria / Thelma Obiakor, Chimere Iheonu and Ezra Ihezie, Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa.
Leiden : INCLUDE knowledge platform on inclusive development policies, 2021. (Free access)

COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing policies and the sustainability of small businesses in South-Eastern Nigeria / Victor Chidubem Iwuoha
In: Politikon (2021) (Restricted access)

COVID-19 pandemic and its cost implications for Nigeria / Esther O. Moses, Ugochukwu D. Abasilim, Daniel E. Gberevebie, PhD, Ifeoluwa A. Fatogun.
In: FUWukari Journal of Politics & Development. (FUWJPD), ISSN: 2636-5081 (2021), vol. 5, no. 1. (July, 2021) (Free access) 

Extortionate policing and the futility of COVID-19 pandemic nationwide lockdown in Nigeria : insights from the South East Zone / Freedom Chukwudi Onuoha.
In: African Security Review (2021) (Restricted access)

Health diplomacy and COVID-19 containment: a study of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control / Oiza Esther Moses
Ota : Covenant University, 2021. (Free access)

Health sector corruption and COVID-19 outbreak: evidence from Anambra and Enugu States, Nigeria / Obinna J. Eze
In: Journal of Contemporary African Studies (2021)

Implication of COVID-19 pandemic on taxation in Nigeria / Dorcas Titilayo Adetula, Cordelia Onyinyechi Omodero, Benjamin Ighodalo Ehikioya, Obiamaka Nwobu, Kingsley Adeyemo, Folashade Owolabi.
In: Academy of Strategic Management Journal (2020) volume 19, special issue 1, pages 1-9 (Free access)

Influence of corona virus disease (COVID-19) on spiritual well-being and insecurity among Nigerian citizens / I.M. Ojedokun.
In: African Journal of Social Work (2021), vol. 11, no. 3 (Free access)

Is it yet uhuru? How religious institutions disconnect with the governments in the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria / George C. Nche
In: Journal of Contemporary African Studies (2022) (Restricted access)

A linguistic and literary analyses study of selected cartoons on the novel COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria / Hameed Tunde Asiru.
In: African Identities (2021) (Restricted access)

Maximal covering location problem (MCLP) for the identification of potential optimal COVID-19 testing facility sites in Nigeria / Olalekan John Taiwo
In: African Geographical Review (2020) (Free access)

Narrow escapes : a poetic diary of the Coronavirus pandemic / Tanue Ojaide.
Denver : Spears Media Press, 2021. (Book in print)

The Nigerian state and the realities of managing COVID-19 pandemic: whither political restructuring and economic diversification? / Kelechi Elijah Nnamani
In: African Identities (2022) (Restricted access)

Solidarity and social behaviour: how did this help communities to manage COVID-19 pandemic? / Paul Agu Igwe [et al.]
In: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy (2020) vol. 40 no. 9/10 (Free access)

Vaccine nationalism and the quest for indigenous COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria / Kelvin Ashindorbe
In: African Identities (2022) (Restricted access)

When all hands are not on deck: intergovernmental relations and the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the Nigerian Federation / Ernest Toochi Aniche
In: Politikon (2021) (Restricted access)

Le coronavirus un jour une histoire! / Diénaba Kakou Diawara.
2021. (Book in print)

L'étreinte du mal : récit / Seydi Sow
Dakar : L'Harmattan, 2021. (Book in print)

L’état et les mobilisations religieuses à l’épreuve de la covid-19 au Sénégal : quelles lectures sociologiques ? / Saliou Ngom.
In: Revue Akofena : revue scientifique des sciences du langage, lettres, langues et communication, (2020.) no. 3, vol. 3, pages 403-412 (Free access)

Le Graffiti pour sauver des vies : l'art s'engage contre le Coronavirus au Sénégal / ouvrage édité sous la direction de Aude Leveau Mac Elhone
Paris : Éditions Dapper, 2020. (Free access)

Sénégal post-COVID-19 : souveraineté et ruptures / sous la direction de Abdourahmane Ndiaye, Cheikh Guèye et Cheikh Oumar Ba.
Dakar : L'Harmattan Sénégal, 2021. (Book in print)

Le son d'humanité : contributions géo-stratégiques vers une Afrique post-covid / Thierno Souleymane Diop Niang.
Dakar : L'Harmattan-Sénégal, 2020. (Book in print)

Sierra Leone
Community knowledge, perceptions and practices around COVID-19 in Sierra Leone : a nationwide, cross-sectional survey / Paul Sengeh, et al.
In: BMJ Open (2020), vol. 10, no. 9 (Free access)

COVID-19 Quick Action Economic Response Programme (QAERP): / Government of Sierra Leone, Ministry of Finance, Bank of Sierra Leone, National Revenue Authority.
[Freetown] : Government of Sierra Leone, 2020. (free access)

Ebola and COVID-19 in Sierra Leone: comparative lessons of epidemics for society / Paul Richards.
In: Journal of global history (2020), vol. 15, no. 3, p. 493-507 (Restricted access)

Fighting COVID-19 in Freetown, Sierra Leone : the critical role of community organisations in a growing pandemic / Emmanuel Osuteye, et al.
In: Open Health (2020), vol. 1, no. 1, p. 51-63 (Free access)

Effets de la COVID-19 sur la variation du revenu et la sécurité alimentaire des ménages au Togo / Yaovi Tossou, Yevessé Dandonougbo, Esso‐Hanam Atake, Didier Koumavi Ekouevi
In: African development review (2021) (Free access) 


Central Africa

Conjonctures de l'Afrique centrale : 2021 / sous la direction de Sahawal Alidou, Réginas Ndayiragije, An Ansoms et Sara Geenen.
Paris : L'Harmattan, 2021. (Book in print)

Perspectives économiques en Afrique Centrale 2020 : faire face à la pandémie du COVID-19 / African Development Bank Group.
Abidjan : African Development Bank Group, 2020. (Free access)

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Real governance of the COVID-19 crisis in the Great Lakes region of Africa / Anuarite Bashizi
In: Journal of Eastern African Studies (2021) (Restricted access)

What did Angola learn from the world and what did the world learn from COVID-19? : reflection on epidemiological surveillance in health / Euclides Nenga Manuel Sacomboio.
Journal of Health Management, vol. 22, no. 4 (2021) (Free access)

Le Cameroun au révélateur du Covid-19 : construction d'une cause politique, incertitude et mise à l'évidence de l'état "bricoleur" / Joseph Keutcheu.
In: Revue Béninoise de Science Politique, (2021) , vol. 5 (2021), no. 1, p. 11-46. (Free access)

COVID 19 contre humains : troisième guerre mondiale : nouvelle = Covid 19 against humans : third world war : novel / Patricia Noumi
Yaoundé : Edition Mili du Miroir de Littérature GIC, 2020. (Book in print)

Méditations philosophiques d'un confiné sur Coronavirus : suivies de Dix méditations supplémentaires / Lucien Ayissi.
Paris : L'Harmattan, 2021. (Book in print)

Pratique des loisirs dans un contexte de crise sanitaire (COVID-19) / Annie Laurence Sikali, et al.
Paris : L'Harmattan Cameroun, 2022. (Book in print)

Central African Republic
Lessons from HIV to guide COVID-19 responses in the Central African Republic / Pierre Somse and Patrick M. Eba
In: Health and Human Rights Journal (2020), vol. 22, no. 1, p. 371-374 (Free access)

L'Alerte et quinze autres nouvelles / Recueil Collectif; préface de Clarisse Nomaye; postface de Olgatine Ngo Hongla.
N'Djaména : Editions Salon des Belles Lettres, 2020. (Book in print)

Le Coronavirus-là c'est quoi même encore? / dessins and réalisation de la maquette : Adji Moussa Abdou Scénario : Baldal N. Yanko, coordination : Association Action Rurale pour le Développement Intégré (ARDI) et Ligue Tchadienne des Droits de l’Homme (LTDH).
[N'Djaména] : ARDI, 2020 (Free access)

Rapport d’observation des violations des droits de l’homme au Tchad en période du COVID-19 : 19 mars au 1er juin 2020 / Ligue Tchadienne des Droits de l'Homme.
[N'Djaména] : LTDH, 2020. (Free access)

Congo (Brazzaville)
Journal d'un Brazzavillois confiné / Boris Ebaka.
Paris : L'Harmattan, 2020. (Book in print)

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Carine, la prostituée de Pakadjuma : dans les abysses apocalyptiques de la COVID-19, roman / Winner Franck Palmers; préface de Ramsès Bongolo.
Paris : Editions L'Harmattan, 2021. 

Le Congo d'après : nécessité d'un changement de cap post-COVID-19 / Guy Loando Mboyo.
Paris : L'Harmattan, 2020. (Book in print)

La COVID-19 en République démocratique du Congo : défis et perspectives / Léon Matangila Musadila.
Paris : L'Harmattan, [2021]. (Book in print)

Mboka bolumbu : Les Leçons de la COVID-19 à 95 millions de Congolais/ Julie Ndaya Tshiteku(ed.)
In: Le Carrefour Congolais, (2020) volume 1 (2020), no. 4 (Free access)

Equatorial Guinea
Mobilizing against kleptocracy : lessons from Equatorial Guinea / By Lucas Olo Fernandes.
Washington: NED, 2021. (Free access)

Impact de la covid-19 sur les conditions de vie des ménages au Gabon en 2020 : rapport de suivi no. 1 / Francis Thierry organizer Tiwinot, et al.
Libreville : Direction générale de la statistique , 2020. (Free access)


Southern Africa

AIDS and COVID-19 in southern Africa / Arnau van Wyngaard.
In: African Journal of AIDS Research (2021) vol. 20, issue 2, pages 117-124. (Free access)

COVID-19 pandemic: lessons from the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Southern Africa / Logan Cochrane, Paul Mkandawire, and Shazia Sadaf
In: African Geographical Review (2021) (Restricted access) 

Growing and Eating Food during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Farmers' Perspectives on Local Food System Resilience to Shocks in Southern Africa and Indonesia Nicole Paganini  [et al.]
In: Sustainability (2020) (Free access)

Movement Building Responses to COVID-19 : lessons from the JASS Mobilisation Fund / Shereen Essof, Awino Okech, Laura Carlsen.
In: Economia Politica (2021) (Free access)

Southern Africa economic outlook 2020 : coping with the COVID-19 pandemic / African Development Bank Group.
Abidjan : African Development Bank Group, 2020. (Free access)

Transformation discourses in southern Africa in COVID-19 perspective / Marc Epprecht
In: Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines (2021) (Restricted access)

Why does food security and nutrition matter in social protection responses to systemic shocks in the Southern African region? / World Food Programme together with the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI).
Rome: World Food Programme, 2020. (Free access)

Reimagining Botswana’s national security in light of COVID-19 / Lawrence Ookeditse
In: African Security Review (2020) (Free access)

In: African Journal of Social Work, vol. 11, no. 4 (2021), pages 164-171 (Free access)

Les Comores à l'épreuve du Coronavirus / Ali Mohamed Toibibou, préface du Dr. Mbaé Toyb.
Moroni : KomEDIT, 2020. (Book in print)

Assessment of early COVID-19 compliance to and challenges with public health and social prevention measures in the Kingdom of Eswatini, using an online survey / Sara Padidar [et al.]
PLOS One (2021) (Free access)

The dynamics of language: a linguistic analysis of the framing of COVID-19 in Eswatini / Phindile Dlamini.
In: Language Matters (2022) Volume 53, Issue 1, March 2022, Page 23-45 (Restricted access)

Students’ perceptions on the use of LMS at a Lesotho university amidst the COVID-19 pandemic / M.A. Makumane
In: African Identities (2021) (Restricted access)

Exploring COVID-19 infodemic in rural Africa: a case study of Chintheche, Malawi / Levi Zeleza Manda.
In: Journal of African media studies (2021) Volume 13, Number 2, pages 253-267 (Restricted access)

Essential work : using a social reproduction lens to investigate the re-organisation of work during the COVID-19 pandemic / Stevano, Sara; Ali, Rosimina; Jamieson, Merle.
2021. (Free access)

Equity in COVID-19 pandemic responses in Africa : Mozambique case study: COVID-19 response: policy coherence from an equity perspective / By Centro para Democracia e Desenvolvimento, Adriano Nuvunga, Angela Collet, Agostinho Machava and Dimas
Leiden : INCLUDE knowledge platform on inclusive development policies, 2021. (Free access)

Navigating civic space in a time of COVID-19: the case of Mozambique / Crescêncio Pereira, Salvador Forquilha and Alex Shankland.
Maputo : Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos (IESE), 2021. (Free access)

Turismo em tempos de COVID-19 : ensaios sobre casos na Argentina, Brasil, Moçambique e Portugal / de Cássia, Rita; da Cruz, Ariza ; Larrabure, Sara; Todesco, Carolina; Rogério, Hugo; Serra, Hage; Guambe, José Júlio Júnior
São Paulo : FFLCH/USP, 2021. (Free access)

The Coronavirus and social justice in Namibia / Ralph Marenga and Job Shipululo Amupanda.
In: Politikon (2021), vol. 48, no. 2, p. 206-225 (Free access)

A perfect storm? The impact of COVID-19 on community-based conservation in Namibia / Selma Lendelvo.
In: Namibian Journal of Environment (2020)
(Free access)

South Africa
Archive of kindness : [Stories of everyday heroism during the South African lockdown] / by Jess Auerbach, et al.
Gauteng : BK Publishing, 2021.

The Corona virus and migration governance in South Africa : business as usual? / Franzisca Zanker. Cover Kwaba_Mnyama_Kukhanya
In: Africa spectrum ; (2020.) no. 1/2020, pages 100-112 (Free access)

COVID‐19, economic growth and South African fiscal policy / Philippe Burger, Estian Calitz
In: South African Journal of Economics (2020) (Free access)

COVID-19, Fourth Industrial Revolution and the future of elections in Africa / Joseph Olusegun Adebayo, Blessing Makwambeni and Colin Thakur.
In: Journal of African elections, (2020) volume 19, number 2, pages 1-17. (Free access)

COVID-19 in South Africa: The prognosis with respect to preparedness and the implications of the pandemic for social work / Tatenda Manomano.
In: African Journal of Social Work, vol. 11, no. 4 (2021), pages 182-188 (Free access)

COVID-19 : interdisciplinary explorations of impacts on higher education / editors: Tennyson Mgutshini, Kunle Oparinde and Vaneshree Govender.
Stellenbosch : African Sun Media, 2021. (Book in print)

COVID-19's ambiguous parcel: Agency, dignity, and claims to a rightful share during food parcel distribution in lockdown South Africa / Magnus Godvik Ekeland.
In: Economic Anthropology (2021) (Free access)

Democratic and expert legitimacy: Science, politics and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic / Peter Weingart, et al.
In: Science and Public Policy, (2022) Volume 49, Issue 3, June 2022, Pages 499–517 (Free access)


Duma says : let’s Live! Collector’s edition / Written and illustrated by Nathi Ngubane.
South Africa : Social Bandit Media, 2021. (Free access)

Economic and distributional impact of COVID‐19: evidence from macro‐micro modelling of the South African economy / Margaret Chitiga‐Mabugu, Martin Henseler, Ramos Mabugu, Hélène Maisonnave
In: South African Journal of Economics (Free access)

Entangled battlefields: challenges of precarity for womxn under COVID-19 / Hlengiwe Ndlovu
In: Agenda (2022) (Restricted access)

Evolving information security governance practices from evolving technologies : focus on COVID-19 lockdowns / Cosmas Ngwenya et al.
In: The African Journal of Information Systems (2021), vol. 13, issue 3 (Free access)

Examining the 4th industrial revolution and South Africa : youth entrepreneurship linkage to COVID-19: opportunities and challenges / Mkhothi Tshabalala and Andrisha Beharry-Ramraj.
In: Gender & Behaviour, vol. 19, no. 1 (2021) (Free access)

A gender mainstreaming approach to South Africa’s budget response to COVID-19 / Danita Hingston.
In: Agenda : empowering women for gender equity (2021) (Restricted access)

Hay’khona Corona! / Jive Media Africa.
South Africa : Jive Media Africa, 2020. (Free access)

Indigenising and Africanising South Africa's approaches to curbing COVID-19 in South Africa: an integrated approach / Joseph Makanda.
In: International Journal of African Renaissance Studies - Multi-, Inter- and Transdisciplinarity: Table of Contents (2021) (Restricted access)

Keto and Zuri learn about COVID-19 / the Kolisi Foundation Roche, One-By-One Target Covid Campaign and Transnet.
[Pietermaritzburg] : Jive Media Africa, 2021. (Free access)

Kwaba mnyama kukhanya : ukhuvethe lwansondo = (There was a glimmer in that darkness) / N.S. Zulu (Umhleli).
Johannesburg : Bhiyoza Publishers, 2020. (Book in print)

Labour Market Dynamics in South Africa at the onset of the COVID‐19 Pandemic / Reza Che Daniels, Vimal Ranchhod.
In: South African Journal of Economics (2021) (Free access)

Le Re Le Ma-Afrika, Baena Ma-Africa Tena? The unAfrikan policing tactics used during the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa / Mpho Matlala
In: International Journal of African Renaissance Studies - Multi-, Inter- and Transdisciplinarity (2022) (Restricted access)

Let all kids know about coronavirus and COVID-19 / Author: Unathi Sihlahla; Illustrator: Theodore Key.
South Africa : INMED Partnerships for Children, 2020. (Free access)

Politics of language in COVID-19 : multilingual perspectives from South Africa / Stephanie Rudwick
In: Politikon (2021) (Restricted access)

Reaching high: translating emergent practices of street-level drug users to institute harm reduction in Durban : implications for urban governance / Monique Marks & Sogen Moodley.
In: Urban Forum (2021) (Free access)

Religion and state: development cooperation : a German-South African dialogue on historical and current challenges / ed. by Renier Koegelenberg et Udo Hahn ; Konrad Adenauer Foundation ; EFSA Institute ; Evangelische Akademie Tutzing.
[Stellenbosch] : Sun Press, 2020. (Book in print)

River willows : senryu from lockdown / Tony Ullyatt.
Cape Town : Dryad Press, 2020. (Book in print)

South African competition policy on excessive pricing and its relation to price gouging during the COVID‐19 disaster period / Willem H. Boshoff.
In: South African Journal of Economics (2020) (Free access)

South Africa’s trade policy post COVID-19 / Catherine Grant Makokera & Mary-Beth Makokera
In: South African Journal of International Affairs (2021) (Free access)

A tale of three countries: what is the relationship between COVID‐19, lockdown and happiness? / Stephanie Rossouw, Talita Greyling, Tamanna Adhikari.
In: South African Journal of Economics (2021) (Free access)

Teaching in and beyond pandemic times / editors: Jonathan D. Jansen & Theola Farmer-Phillips
2021. (Book in print)

Teaching in COVID-times: reflections, refractions and refrains on technology and transition in Southern African higher education, part I / Romie Nghitevelekwa Teresa Connor, and Sethunya Mosime (eds.)
In: Anthropology Southern Africa (2021) vol. 44., no. 3 (Restricted access)

Teaching in COVID-times: reflections, refractions and refrains on technology and transition in Southern African higher education, part II / Motsaathebe Serekoane
In: Anthropology Southern Africa (2021) vol. 44 no. 4 (Restricted access)

Die virus in die woud / geskryf deur Wietske Boon ; illustrasies deur Jokie Boshoff.
Centurion : Kraal Uitgewers, 2020. 

Where did everyone go? / Ian S. Thomas.
[Place of publication not identified] : [Ian S. Thomas], 2020. (Free access)

Women informal food traders during COVID-19: a South African case study / Sikhulumile Sinyolo
In: Agenda (2022) (Restricted access)

Working in the time of COVID-19: Rehabilitation clinicians’ reflections of working in Gauteng’s public healthcare during the pandemic / Hester M. van Biljon and Lana van Niekerk
In: African Journal of Disability (2022) vol. 11 (Free access)


Wrecking ball : why permanent technological unemployment, a predictable pandemic and other wicked problems will end South Africa's experiment in inclusive democracy / Stu Woolman.
Makhanda : NISC (Pty) Ltd, 2021. (Book in print)

Yola and the trusted crown / Written by Siphokazi Madlingoz; Illustrated by Thabiso Gcwensa.
Cape Town : Coronation Fund Managers, 2021. (Free access)

The impact of COVID-19 lockdown in a developing country: narratives of self-employed women in Ndola, Zambia / Nyashanu Mathew, et al.
In: Health Care Women Int (2020), vol. 41, no. 11-12, p. 1370-1383 (Free access)

Local characterization of the COVID-19 response: the case of a lockdown in Lusaka, Zambia / C. Muzyamba
Utrecht: Utrecht University, 2021.

Competing or complimentary actors in the journalistic field? An analysis of the mediation of the COVID-19 pandemic by mainstream and peripheral content creators in Zimbabwe / Wishes Tendayi Mututwa
In: African Journalism Studies (2022) vol. 42, no. 4

COVID-19 and the restrictive measures : the national security conundrum for Zimbabwe / Ishmael Mugari.
In: African Security Review (2021) (Restricted access)

COVID-19 manifestation, ramifications and future prospects for Zimbabwe : a multi-disciplinary perspective / edited by Alexander Madanha Rusero, Nhamo Mashavira and Munyaradzi Mawere.
Mankon : Langaa Research and Publishing CIG, 2021. (Book in print)

Gratuitous benefit for the ZANU-PF government? Securitisation of COVID-19 and authoritarian politics in Zimbabwe / Tompson Makahamadze.
In: African Security Review (2021) (Restricted access)

Guns, truncheons and the virus: an analysis of liberation war ideology in the COVID-19 pandemic response in Zimbabwe / Joseph Pardon Hungwe
In: African Studies (2022) (Restricted access)

IMonitoring COVID-19 impact on households in Zimbabwe: Results from a high-frequency telephone survey of households
[Harare] : ZimStat, 2020. (Free access)

Special issue on social work and COVID-19 in Zimbabwe /
In: African Journal of Social Work (2021), vol. 11, no. 4 (Free access)

A stubborn culture? Zimbabwean migrants and the quest for a decent burial during the COVID-19 pandemic / Chipo Hungwe
In: International Journal of African Renaissance Studies - Multi-, Inter- and Transdisciplinarity (2022) vol. 16, no. 2 (Restricted access)

Zimbabwe preparedness response plan on Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) /
Harare: Ministry of Health and Child Care, 2020. (Free access)


ASCL Blog posts

Higher education and inequality in Ethiopia: the effects of COVID-19 Simone Reinders -  07 October 2020
COVID-19: will enough lessons be learned to re-balance this unbalanced universe? / Charmaine Williamson - 13 August 2020
COVID-19 in the Central African Republic: respecting Barriers Measures in a Multi-Crisis Context / Crépin Marius Mouguia - 22 July 2020
Better securing Africa's food supply after COVID-19 / Bruno Parmentier - 10 June 2020
Three ways to conduct historical research on Africa in times of Corona / Tycho van der Hoog - 08 June 2020
Frugal Innovation during the COVID-19 crisis: Examples from East Africa / Elsie Onsongo - 29 May 2020
Euro-African COVID-19 solidarity: the leadership / Ton Dietz. - 04 May 2020
COVID-19 and South Africa: dissonance between national and provincial strategies / Lungisile Ntsebeza - 29 April 2020
Cameroon’s Anglophones between a rock and a hard place during COVID-19 / Harrison Esam Awuh - 16 April 2020
COVID-19 and its implications for South Africa’s democracy / Lungisile Ntsebeza - 09 April 2020
Virus, curse or prophecy? African Pentecostals making sense of the COVID-19 pandemic / Tinashe Chimbidzikai - 07 April 2020
Corona in Ghana: a virus’ impact on society and academic life  / Samuel Aniegye Ntewusu - 30 March 2020
A virus’ journey: what does Corona teach us about Africa’s global connections? / Mayke Kaag - 23 March 2020


Web resources

Africa Center for Disease Control - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from Africa CDC. With the CDC Dashboard, links to Africa CDC Vaccination Portal, African Union COVID-19 Response Fund, and COVID-19 Africa Pool Procurement Portal, health advice, guidance documents, brochures, outbreak briefs, videos, news, and much more.

Africa Center for Strategic Studies - Topic in Focus - COVID-19 in Africa
The Africa Center for Strategic Studies has undertaken a series of analyses tracking the spread of  COVID-19 across Africa, examining key risk factors, urban landscapes, and vulnerable populations that shape the virus’s transmission as well as the social, political, and security implications for the continent. On this page links to infographics and spotlights are brought together.

Africa Geo Portal - COVID-19 Response
Page dedicated to COVID-19 on Africa Geo Portal, with links to numerous dashboards and other data sources, official and community-based.

African Arguments - COVID-19
Exploring the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Africa on health, the economy, politics, social issues, culture and more.

Milken Institute COVID-19 Africa Watch
A hub for information, analysis, and the global response to COVID-19’s impact on Africa.

Moleskin Foundation - COVID-campaign
Page on the Moleskin Foundation COVID-campaign, aiming to get information on COVID-19 available on Wikipedia in as many African languages as possible.

WHO Africa - Health Topics - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Overview page for Africa of the WHO. With links to media briefings, multimedia, news, dashboards, travel advice, myth busters, and more.

Web resources by country (click on the country's map)
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