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Sparring for a jab

Trade and production deals may help the region’s vaccination drive in the short term more than lobbying for changes to the IP and patent laws

The challenge to access vaccines against Covid-19 is not just an African problem, it is a global battle. But it has shone a spotlight on the complexities that Africa faces when it ...

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A question of control

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and its director, John Nkengasong, are in a turf war after winning praise for their leadership combatting the pandemic through...


A scramble for vaccines

Despite pious pledges of equal access to the shots, Africa is losing out. Fixing that will take more cooperation and bold policy

While the outgoing chair of the African Union, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, was able to make a triumphant announcement on 13 January that the AU had 'secured' 230 mill...


Paths out of the pandemic

Dire predictions of the toll in Africa from Covid-19 were overblown but disinformation is threatening public health initiatives

Back in March, it was the lull before the storm, with predictions of three million deaths from Covid-19 in Africa. Thankfully, the storm never came. Today, it is the lull before wh...


First the good news…

Although Africa may escape the worst of the health emergency, concern is mounting about its effects on economies and public services

As Africa cautiously welcomes the positive news that it looks like it will escape the worst ravages of Covid-19 infections, it is also having to deal with the fallout of several re...


Time to re-open

Africa’s lockdown era is nearing the end as policy-makers focus on how to live with Covid-19 rather than defeat it

The shadow-boxing over Covid-19 in Africa appears to be over. While retaining measures to protect public health wherever possible, the priority is now shifting to opening up econom...


Pandemic prospects

Cases are increasing rapidly but lockdown policies have been easing and there is little public or political appetite to tighten them again

With Covid-19 positive cases doubling in the last two weeks, Africa is expected to notch up its millionth patient in the coming days. 'We are at a pivotal point,' said Dr Matshid...


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