The Governance Report
A snapshot of the roots of instability in West Africa
Over the last two years, military-led coups have afflicted the West Africa region, particularly in Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mali (twice).
Historic Malawi election provides lessons for opposition parties across the continent
On 6 July 2020, Lazarus Chakwera was inaugurated as Malawi's sixth president after winning the 2020 Malawi election, an election that was...
Rethinking Public Healthcare Systems In Africa: a Covid-19 reflection
‘The right to life’ is fundamental; an imprescriptible right inherent to all human beings. The Equity and Human Rights Commission states that...
#ZimbabweanLivesMatter: Can South Africa get it right this time?
Amid a spiralling economic and political crisis, President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed the people of Zimbabwe on Tuesday 4 August. His speech,...
In Cameroon, the wearing of face masks is mandatory – but not for Mr President
Cameroon occupies a prominent position on the list of countries in sub-Saharan Africa badly hit by the coronavirus. By 15 June, the country had surpassed the 10,000 mark in terms of confirmed coronavirus cases, with more than 275 deaths.
COVID-19: In South Africa, a constitutional crisis and even worse inequality
When President Cyril Ramaphosa stepped up to the podium on 15 March 2020, to announce a National State of Disaster, 10 days after the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the country, there was a collective sigh of relief.
COVID-19: Corona cases triple in precarious Zimbabwe
On 23 March, 2020 Zimbabwe recorded its first coronavirus (COVID-19) casualty, national broadcaster Zororo Makamba. The renowned and highly influential 30-year-old journalist contracted the virus during a visit to New York, and his subsequent passing created widespread panic resulting in a quick call-to-action.
COVID-19: In Kenya, confusion and corruption while politicians flout lockdowns
Kenya was engulfed by a cloud of apprehension on 12 March 2020, when the Ministry of Health confirmed the country’s first case of coronavirus since its outbreak in China in December 2019.
Here you’ll find up-to-date Covid-19 stats provided by the WHO COVID-19 DASHBOARD and in-depth reporting on the governance around Covid-19
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