Blogs about COVID-19 in Africa

ASCL researchers and members of the ASCL Community have started to write blogs about the spread of COVID-19 through Africa, and the impact of the virus on African countries. Latest blog post is by Elsie Onsongo, Hub Manager of CFIA Kenya: Frugal Innovation during the COVID-19 crisis: Examples from East Africa.

The first post of this series, by ASCL researcher Mayke Kaag, is about what corona teaches us about Africa’s global connections; Samuel Aniegye Ntewusu, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, and member of the ASCL Community, blogs about the virus’ impact on society and academic life in Ghana; and ASCL researcher Rahmane Idrissa wrote a post for The New York Review of Books, Pandemic Journal. Dr Idrissa left the Netherlands at the end of February for Niger, to find himself stuck in the country ten days later. 

PhD candidate Tinashe Chimbidzikai wrote the post: Virus, curse or prophecy? African Pentecostals making sense of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lungisile Ntsebeza (University of Cape Town) wrote about COVID-19 and its implications for South Africa’s democracy He wrote a second blog post in which he raises worrying questions about the ability of the Eastern Cape province to deal effectively with the pandemic against a backdrop of corruption allegations. 

Harrison Esam Awuh deals with the situation in Cameroon, where separatists fighting for the independence of the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon have imposed lockdowns in the region for over three years now.

Ton Dietz wrote a blog post about Euro-African COVID-19 solidarity: the leadership.
More posts are to be expected!