The Governance Report
Can Africa join the digital data revolution?
Governments cannot plan for what they do not know. Or to put it another way, accurate, accessible and intelligible data is critical to inclusive development and governance in Africa. Reliable data is of particular relevance as the continent grapples with policymaking...
The Zimbabwe Crisis: from revolt to reform
In recent months, Good Governance Africa (GGA) has provided extensive analytical coverage of the escalating political and economic crisis unfolding...
From Willowgate to Covidgate: Three decades of malfeasance in Zimbabwe
The Robert Mugabe-led government’s response to the Willowgate scandal in Zimbabwe will go down in history as a missed opportunity for setting a...
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...
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.
Africa in Fact C-19 blog series: Theme 1: Leadership Style
On 28 May, Ethiopia marked the 29th anniversary of the fall of a military Marxist government in May 1991. It was also a day when the country marked its highest increase in the number of people who have contracted the COVID-19 virus since the first case was reported in March this year.
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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