Catégorie : Covid-19 vu d’Afrique

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Covid-19 en Côte d’Ivoire : Les dons au cœur des batailles électorales

Contre toute attente, les Etats africains n’ont pas attendu, comme à l’accoutumée, le déferlement d’actions de solidarité internationale pour lutter contre la pandémie de la Covid-19. Ceux-ci ont contrairement fait reposer les stratégies de riposte face à la Covid-19 sur une solidarité nationale assumée. Des appels aux dons, initiés au...

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Ugandan fathers in the lockdown

There is a saying in Uganda: “omwana omubi, avumaganyisa nyina”, “an undisciplined child is a disgrace to the mother”. A friend from Kampala brought it to my attention, ironically observing that, according to another saying, “a good child is the father’s pride”. These adages hint to unequal recognition in the...

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Waiting for Covid

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the number of Covid cases is still among the lowest in the world, 1.5 cases per million, however the pandemic preparedness measures are already battering the continent’s fragile economy, hijacking its health systems, and causing countless excess deaths.

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Troubler le droit au respirateur.  Une critique de la raison respiratoire

Partout dans le monde, le virus du SARS-CoV-2 a mis sur le devant de la scène les services de réanimation dans les hôpitaux et érigé en outil indispensable le respirateur. Il permet en effet de mettre les patients malades de la Covid-19, dont l’état s’aggrave parfois très soudainement, sous respiration...

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Organized Crime and the COVID-19 Pandemic

As of 18 May 2020, 53 countries in Africa recorded 85,000 cases and 2,700 deaths; officials believe these figures are gross underestimates. Africa has a population of over 1.3 billion, and a Yale University study estimates that by 30 June, 16.3 million people in Africa could contract COVID-19. As the coronavirus...

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CFP for our new section ! Covid-19 seen from Africa: post-coronial thoughts

Description of the section The Covid-19 pandemic is overwhelming our ability to think critically. We all struggle to gather our thoughts, feelings and analyzes. Whatever magnitude the epidemic will turn out to have on the African continent, its repercussions will go far beyond the current health crisis. We propose to...