Coronavirus

Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Information inconsistencies affect Pregnant Women

 Margaret Chinowaita On the 12th of July 2021, the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health and Child Welfare announced that pregnant...

Cote d’Ivoire: Serious misconducts in the health system

By François M’BRA II The Ivorian health system is still struggling to regain its credentials. Despite the reforms underway,...

Vaccination, ethics and freedom of choice

Earlier this month, News24 asked me to contribute to a piece on whether vaccine mandates were ethically defensible. Here are...

EU Green Pass: From Vaccine Nationalism to Vaccine Apartheid

Beginning today (1st July 2021), the 27 European Union (EU) countries start the implementation of a ‘Covid-19 Digital Green...

Amnesty International Indicts Togo for Human Rights Violations

The 20-page report addresses the issues of freedom of the press and expression, freedom of assembly, demonstrations, the right...

Tanzania: Suluhu ‘social-distances’ from Magufuli approach to pandemic

Tanzania is making an about-turn in its approach to tackling the Covid-19 pandemic. Samia Suluhu Hassan who took over...

Freedom deferred: Zimbabwe at 41 years of independence

The 18th of April 1980 officially marked the end of British colonial rule in what was Rhodesia and the...

Magufuli

Tribute: What did Magufuli do?

Tanzania’s former President John Pombe Magufuli last week became the first leader of the East African country to die...

Magufuli

Where is President Magufuli?

Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli has not been seen in public since 27th February 2021, as he swore in...

Media integrity in covering South Africa’s lockdown protests

Nobody will be surprised to read that journalism leans toward sensationalism in terms of topics chosen for coverage, how...

COVID-19: Africa’s wins and big losses

One year after the first recorded cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019, the world...

How “fake news” is slowing the fight against Covid-19

The deadly and hidden spread of Covid-19 misinformation on social media has hampered governments’ response to the pandemic across...

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