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Africa's Pandemic Stories

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HQ Africa: Vaccine Watch Desk

We tap into HQ sources and partners that give us insight into what's happening on the continent's vaccine front. Here are this week’s highlights.

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Vaccine confidence in the face of an ‘infodemic’

Dzikamayi Chando speaks to Zimbabwean nationals on getting vaccinated for Covid19

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Learning, anew

Lecturer and doctoral candidate Thulile Khanyile reflects on how the pandemic has affected her work as a teacher and researcher, and learning in higher education.

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What shouldn't stop post-Covid19

Zindzi Kibiku shares favourite newly acquired behaviours that Africans should keep doing, even beyond Covid19.

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How to safely care for a loved one

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, suggests that caring for those with Covid-19 at home may be the most effective way to alleviate some of the pressures on public health. Here is how you can safely care for your loved one with Covid-19.

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Writing on my own terms

Gold Gerry shares how Covid-19 pushed her to the next stage of her career – as a freelance writer.

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Book Bunk Trust and their Archeology of Kenya's Past

Zaqi Alibhai interviews Syokau Mutonga and Sahar McTough of BookBunk Trust in Nairobi about their work in three branches of Nairobi’s McMillan Memorial public libraries.

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The Pandemic Newsletter for Africa

Bringing a fresh perspective on how folks on the continent are seeing and dealing with the pandemic.

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A festival in your palm

Amandla Maphalala discovers the ways in which performance art has evolved and reflects on ‘My Body My Space’, the first ‘on your phone' festival in the world.

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Vaccine manufacturing in Africa: Education is the key

Africa constitutes 25% of global vaccine demand but currently only supplies 1% of the 1.3 billion vaccines needed annually. Mastercard Foundation’s Dr Reeta Roy weighs in on why developing human capital is key to changing this.

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Surviving Covid-19 with My Family

Tharwa Boulifi celebrates her family's love and resilience while jointly recovering from Covid-19.

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Rediscovering Love

Sakina Mirichii narrates how she and her husband rediscovered love during lockdown.


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