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Africa's Pandemic Stories

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The HQ Beat Vol. 1 No. 22

Sannu from the HQ Squad As economies heal from the barrage of challenges that arose because of COVID-19, post-pandemic recovery strategies are making up the bulk of contemporary discourse on the continent. From fast-tracking the implementation of the AfCFTA to integrating climate change action, some of the best and brightest

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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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30 Minutes to Curfew

Patrick Nzabonimpa on the nervous hustle and rush to make it home in time for curfew.

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Ajoh!

Musician and academic, Ajoh writes about the resurgence of her passion for music while navigating inconvenient lockdown regulations.

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The Curious Case of Mr Banana

Multi-disciplinary artist Tanlume Enyatseng on reinventing as an African creative.

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Dife-ing the Odds

Davis Lichuma, born and bred in Mathare, Nairobi. He is popularly known as Dife. He is a presenter at Mathare radio and also a community organizer and mobilizer.

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A Green Hero

Patricia Kombo is a youth climate activist in Kenya. She is best known for her tree-planting initiatives as part of her non-profit PaTree Initiative. The initiative has planted over 10 000 trees as of 2020. We spoke to Kombo about her inspiring work. How did you find yourself as a

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Bottoms Up!

Robert Ssemwogerere, an entrepreneur in Kampala, Uganda, shares his pandemic survival tips and lessons for businesses in the liquor and entertainment industry.

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The HQ Beat Vol. 1 No. 20

Pẹlẹ o from the HQ Squad This year's theme for World TEacher's Day was 'Teachers at the heart of education recovery' which sought to honour the efforts that teachers have made to keep classes going throughout the pandemic. Teachers have had to be adaptable and offer as much stability as

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Dakar's Newspaper Man

Diarra Housseyni Mbaye is a popular newspaper seller who has had to diversify his offering to motorists.

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Fun Factory!

Hannington Bugingo shares his story about how, while COVID-19 is no laughing matter, comedy can spread messages of hope even in a pandemic.

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Dispelling Myths

Uzochukwuamaka Olukoya writes about how education and storytelling are a powerful tool to dispel myths and spread information to empower and connect communities.


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