Susan Russell
Editorial: Code Red for Africa – and the world 

Editor’s Note: Liberated but not free

The 1950s, 60s and 70s were a heady time for Africa, as the continent broke free from the shackles of colonialism after more than a century of formal European rule following the 1884-5 Berlin Conference. Leaders in the...

A stronger and more united Africa?

A stronger and more united Africa?

Strong medicine: the COVID-19 effect Despite immense challenges, the coronavirus pandemic could offer a unique opportunity for transformative change across the continent Despite the devastating worldwide effects of the...

A poor prognosis, with some cause for hope

A poor prognosis, with some cause for hope

Abuja Declaration: broken promises African nations have largely defaulted on a 2001 pledge to commit at least 15% of their annual budgets to healthcare Africa has so far seen controversial and even dramatic policy...

The rules of engagement

The rules of engagement

COVID-19: an African overview African countries have reacted in different ways to the pandemic, from outright denial to some of the most stringent lockdown rules in the world When retired star footballer Musa Otieno...

Learning the hard way

Learning the hard way

West Africa: lessons from Ebola Understanding why people resisted disease containment measures during Ebola outbreaks is critical in the handling of COVID-19 in DRC The first case of COVID-19 was reported in Democratic...