While SARS-CoV-2 and HIV are different pathogens, comparing the viruses themselves, as well as how southern Africa has responded to them, can help us better understand the region’s current climate and provide insight into whether coronavirus and its aftermath will spur a crisis on a scale comparable to the United States. Read more.
The preparedness of African countries to combat public health crises like the COVID-19 pandemic is debatable, it is obvious that they currently lack the capacity to transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. Read more.
Orienting our economies toward wellbeing requires that while we work hard toward accessible health care, we work even harder toward health creation by transforming the systems driving up the need for healthcare. Read more.
The process of the current development agenda does little to advance real development outcomes because of its persistence in catering to economic neoliberalism, which prioritizes economic growth over addressing the structural drivers of women’s subordination and oppression. Read more.
Despite the modest success of their previous attempts at improving regional trade and integration, West African governments are considering turning ECOWAS into a monetary union and adopting a single currency managed by a single central bank.
The target year, 2020, is here and it is worth asking how much of Vision 2020 has been actualized. How have Nigeria’s development indicators compared with those of advanced countries, the first 20 of which Nigeria had aspired to join by 2020?