It is important to track lineages as they can be very useful for determining how a virus spreads through communities or populations.
“Full subscriber details of each user means they have your name, cellphone number, address and all EcoCash records. This is a far reaching breach of privacy.”
Unlike other sub-Saharan African countries and like several Latin American countries, South Africa is both “First World” and “Third World”.
Abiy Ahmed came to power with a reformist agenda for a more democratic country, but that is now being severely tested
It seems the government wants to have the best of both worlds: to use dramatically incorrect predictions by early models to claim success of their interventions.
Africa and the West need to develop collaborative approaches to crises and create policies to leverage strengths of African societies rather than strain its weak points
President Magufuli’s response to Covid-19 will lend credence to others’ view that he is reckless.
African countries are struggling to offer widespread testing as global protectionism and “a failure of international solidarity” pushes them out of the market.