2020 Next Gen fellow Asher Gamedze and 2020 APN fellow Theresia Philemon were interviewed during the APN and Next Gen’s first virtual joint workshop held form August 31, 2020 and September 3, 2020. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you heard about the […]
This article explores the premise that democracy and governance are shared values, and therefore a business model which enables AU member-states to advance the course of Africa integration.
The Covid-19 pandemic has arguably resulted in the most severe global economic crisis since the Great Depression of 1929, which changed the structure of the global economy. For Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and one of its two largest economies, the pandemic has made a bad economic situation worse. Nigeria was already experiencing a severe economic crisis prior to the outbreak of the pandemic. Elements of the crisis included mounting public debt, a high unemployment rate, declining oil export earnings, and currency depreciation, among others. The pandemic has exacerbated the situation of a country already in dire economic straits.
When the number of new coronavirus cases began to spike globally in March, gloomy predictions expected that Africa would become the epicenter of the pandemic. The reasons were obvious; foremost among them were the weak health-care systems in most countries on the continent. However, six months later, compared to cases and figures from other regions of the world, Africa continues to defy all these pessimistic predictions, a trend that requires critical examination for explanatory and other purposes.
Introducing SSRC’s African Peacebuilding Network’s 2020 Individual Research Fellows and Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowsby African Peacebuilding Network
The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of its Individual Research Fellowship and Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship. The program awards these fellowships to African researchers based in African universities, research institutes, and other policy-related and civil society institutions. Since 2013, the APN […]
On the 11th of March, 2020, Covid-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).1Jamie Ducharme, “World Health Organization Declares COVID-19 a ‘Pandemic.’ Here’s What That Means,” Time, March 11, 2020, https://time.com/5791661/who-coronavirus-pandemic-declaration/. Since then, Covid-19 has upturned the whole world. One of the transformations linked to the pandemic is the nature and future […]
As the protests continue to gain momentum, some argue that they point to a looming revolution in Nigeria.