Zimbabwe: Shattered Economy Poses a Serious Challenge to Fighting COVID-19

[The Conversation Africa] The COVID-19 pandemic has left Zimbabwe in an extremely difficult situation. As of early April, the number of infections and deaths from the pandemic appeared low, although the available data isn’t necessarily reliable.

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Africa: Keeping People Fed in a Time of COVID-19 Lockdowns

[allAfrica] “The government is saying we stay in the house, but if we do that, we will die of hunger. If we go out to look for money to buy food, we will die from the virus. They need to tell us what to do!” These were sentiments from Pauline, a Nairobi resident during a TV interview a few days ago

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South Africa: Laughter in the Time of a Pandemic – Why South Africans Are Joking About Coronavirus

[The Conversation Africa] Almost immediately after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in South Africa, the jokes started. From memes featuring prominent politicians to bad puns, from TikTok video clips to pictures of people posing with silly home-made protective gear, South Africans took to Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook to make fun of the virus.

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