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Richard Ali: ‘There’s a growing dictatorship of disinformation in Nigeria’

The coronavirus lockdown in Nigeria has let the genie out of the bottle, writer Richard Ali says. The ensuing rise in ethnic populism in the digital space has to be confronted by journalists and artists alike. Forced to provide large-scale social services for the first...

Nigeria’s Mental Health Desert

IFEANYI M. NSOFOR, BELL IHUA Nigeria is failing those of its people who struggle with mental-health issues – no small share of the population. But with improved legislation, education, and support systems, the country can turn the tide on mental health, laying the groundwork...

Scaling Up African Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in a Time of COVID-19

Emily Kaine, MD, is the senior vice president for global health at the U.S. Pharmacopeia. Jude Nwokike is a vice president for global public health at the U.S. Pharmacopeia. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive disruptions to global supply chains. Africa is particularly vulnerable with...

Investing in Nature Pays off for People and Biodiversity

If you take care of the land, it will take care of you, says Tsefaye Kidane, a 40-year-old coffee farmer from the Kafa Biosphere Reserve, a protected area in southwest Ethiopia that is also regarded as the birthplace of wild Arabica coffee. Kidane’s farm is...

A Pledge for Africa

ABIY AHMED In 34 of Sub-Saharan Africa’s 45 countries, annual per capita health spending is below $200, and measures like lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, and even frequent handwashing to combat COVID-19 are nearly impossible to implement. This simple fact underscores the urgent need for the Global...

China Must Pay Reparations To Africa For Its Coronavirus Failures By Obiageli Ezekwesili

The covid-19 pandemic has dealt a severe injury to Africa’s development prospects and worsened the conditions of its poor and vulnerable. Although there are calls for voluntary international aid to support the continent during this difficult time, this is far from the best solution. The...

How Africa Can Fight the Pandemic

ARKEBE OQUBAY The response to Africa’s COVID-19 plight must be swift and at scale rather than too little, too late. In a world short of progressive global leadership, where rules-based global governance is under threat, this is a chance for African and international policymakers to...

Revolution “The Last Boat Of Salvation For Nigerians” By E.d Adegoke

"The Man dies in all who keeps silent in the face of tyranny" Said Professor Wole soyinka. Many Nigerians do not understand the term "Revolution" as many perceive the word to mean threat just has as being portrayed by their government. Haven't said of...

Suspend Emerging and Developing Economies’ Debt Payments

CARMEN M. REINHART , KENNETH ROGOFF Leaders of the world’s largest economies must recognize that a return to “normal” in our globalized world is not possible so long as the pandemic continues its grim march. It is myopic for creditors, official and private, to expect...

In It Together: Protecting the Health of Africa’s People and their Economies

By Karen Ongley and Abebe Aemro Selassie The growing presence of COVID‑19 in sub-Saharan Africa threatens the same human costs as elsewhere in the world. The economic costs could be just as devastating. Sweeping measures For their part, countries in sub-Saharan Africa are acting decisively, taking sweeping...
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