An Italian citizen who returned from Milan to Lagos, on February 25, 2020, was confirmed as Nigeria’s index Covid-19 case by the Federal Ministry of Health on February 27, 2020.1Osagie Ehanire, “First Case of Corona Virus Disease Confirmed in Nigeria,” Nigeria Center for Disease Control, February, 28, 2020, https://ncdc.gov.ng/news/227/first-case-of-corona-virus-disease-confirmed-in-nigeria. This provided ample time for the […]
Had Kenya succeeded in clinching the position of the AUC’s Chairperson, it would have marked the culmination of this renewed Afro-centric foreign policy approach. The country’s Afro-centric policy has been particularly successful in the areas of peacebuilding and security in the Horn of Africa especially through the auspices of the regional body, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Somalia and South Sudan.
The UNSC’s failure to pronounce Covid-19 a threat to international peace and security demonstrated the unwillingness of the Council, or at least of its members, to mobilize immediate multilateral action.
The Covid-19 pandemic has provoked multiple geostrategic uncertainties among nations and regions and schisms in various levels of global governance. Faced with the growing unpredictability of these developments, analysts are hard put as they gaze into the crystal ball to figure out global geopolitical trends and prospects in the coming months, let alone years. It […]
Introduction As migration is increasingly securitized globally, many destination countries are fearful of the entry, and presence of migrants within their territories. This is especially the case for immigrants from other regions and cultures of the world associated with extremism and violence. The rise of populist right-wing parties in some countries of the global North […]
Some of the measures adopted by states to combat the Covid-19 pandemic pose challenges to non-citizens, particularly refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants. As noted by the Assistant Commissioner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), “not only have national responses to Covid-19 led to the denial of fundamental refugee rights, but they have also […]
Harnessing the Capacities of Community Health Workers to Prevent the Spread of Covid-19 in Kenya’s Urban Informal Settlementsby Roseanne Njiru
This essay considers the role that community health workers (CHWs) can play in preventing the spread, and reducing the adverse impact, of Covid-19 on Kenya’s urban informal settlements. It argues that CHWs can make a significant contribution to efforts aimed at reducing such impacts due to their proximity to the grassroots. In Kenya, the number […]