A roundup of the latest news, stats, and analysis of COVID-19’s impact in Africa. View our data tracker and sign up for our weekly newsletter, and read on for the latest on the third wave of COVID-19 infections engulfing Africa, how a new technology hub could boost vaccine access in Africa, and a preview of the Generation Equality Forum, the global gathering aiming to accelerate progress towards gender equality. Top news COVID isn’t sexist, but the Aftershocks are… Disproportionate: COVID-19 has killed...
A roundup of the latest news, stats, and analysis of COVID-19’s impact in Africa. View our data tracker and sign up for our weekly newsletter, and read on for the latest on the looming third wave in Africa, Nigeria’s faltering economy, and the new vaccine that could give a much-needed shot in the arm to COVAX. Top news Tidal wave: COVID-19 cases are surging across Africa. The WHO said that confirmed cases rose by more than 20% since last week, calling...
A roundup of the latest news, stats, and analysis of COVID-19’s impact in Africa. View our data tracker and sign up for our weekly newsletter, and read on for what we’re calling for at the G7 summit, the UK’s aid cuts, and how ONE plans to elevate African female journalists covering the pandemic. Top news Turning point: This week’s G7 summit needs to be a “turning point” in the race to vaccinate the world against COVID-19. Joe Biden played the first...
A roundup of the latest news, stats, and analysis of COVID-19’s impact in Africa. View our data tracker and sign up for our weekly newsletter, and read on for the latest on the shockingly uneven prospects for post-pandemic economic recovery, the looming inflation crisis, and the tribulations of Nigerian cocoa exporters. Top news Fundamental threat: Low-income economies face a “fundamental threat” of being left behind. The OECD this week predicted low-income countries could take as long as five years to return...
A roundup of the latest news, stats, and analysis of COVID-19’s impact in Africa. View our data tracker and sign up for our weekly newsletter, and read on for the latest on how under-resourced health systems are contributing to high COVID-19 death rates in Africa, the prospects of a global pandemic treaty, and the ONE Community’s Africa Day celebrations.  Top news Disturbing discrepancy: If you become severely ill with COVID-19 in Africa, you have about a 50-50 chance of surviving. New...
A roundup of the latest news, stats, and analysis of COVID-19’s impact in Africa. View our data tracker and sign up for our weekly newsletter, and read on for the latest on global vaccine sharing, why COVID-19 is the 21st century’s “Chernobyl moment,” and how public banks can combat the pandemic. Top news Astoundingly unequal: Vaccine equity will dominate debates at this week’s Global Health Summit in Rome. Convened by G20 Chair Mario Draghi and European Commission President Ursula von der...
A roundup of the latest news, stats, and analysis of COVID-19’s impact in Africa. View our data tracker and sign up for our weekly newsletter, and read on for the latest on the vaccine cold war, how women are leading the recovery, and the “news deserts” created by the pandemic.  Top news We didn’t have to do this: The pandemic could have been prevented. So said the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, chaired by former Liberian President Ellen Johnson...
A roundup of the latest news, stats, and analysis of COVID-19’s impact in Africa. View our data tracker and sign up for our weekly newsletter, and read on for more about the Seychelles vaccine roll-out, Kenyan activists crashing a Zoom meeting, and cereal harvest conditions. But first, how COVID-19 news from India and the US will affect Africa. Top news Indian variations: India’s heartbreaking crisis is spilling over to Africa. The ban on export of vaccines from India’s Serum Institute slowed...
A roundup of the latest news, stats, and analysis of COVID-19’s impact in Africa. View our data tracker and sign up for our weekly newsletter, and read on for how COVID-19 has accelerated learning poverty, where African stimulus money is going, and what’s happening to military spending. Top news Through the cracks: Half the world’s 10-year-olds can’t read and understand a simple sentence. ONE, Save the Children, and the Global Partnership for Education launched a new tool this week called the Lost...
A roundup of the latest news, stats, and analysis of COVID-19’s impact in Africa. View our data tracker and sign up for our weekly newsletter here, and read on rising cases, variants, and vaccines — plus why vaccine policy is climate policy. Top news “Aid for climate change should be given separately and not be part of official development assistance.” — Cyril Ramaphosa at the Leaders Climate Summit Africa’s youngest president: Idriss Déby was reportedly wounded and killed in the line of fire...