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Africa's Pandemic Stories

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The HQ Beat Vol. 1 No. 13

Sawubona from the HQ Squad. Technology remains one of the key factors in mitigating the effects of COVID-19, with diverse application from education and data management to eventing, the creative process and travel. Small, micro and medium enterprises in Africa have been acutely impacted by various lockdowns with challenges ranging

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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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Therapy.

Oladotun Ola-Egbinola on how a family Covid19 diagnosis inspired her to become a mental health advocate following her own brush with anxiety.

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Close Call

Lutgard Musiime writes about almost losing her grandmother to Covid-19, and how her family survived the ordeal.

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A Vision of Responsible Travel

Covid’s effect on travel has been disastrous, Deborah Calmeyer experienced this first hand. She however suggests that humanity has a lot to learn from this period.

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The HQ Beat Vol. 1 No. 12

Mbote from the HQ Squad. COVID-19 cases are surging on the continent and globally, with many nations bracing for a fourth wave of the virus. The Delta variant is real, people. While vaccination rollout has been slow and beset with challenges, the general climate seems to be shifting, with more

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Knocking Curveballs

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

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A Bubble for my Baby

Jade Solomon writes about navigating motherhood during a pandemic, and reflects on how she has grown and changed through the mayhem.

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A Small Boat at Sea

Cynthia Ayeza writes about the risk and constant threat of exposure to an invisible virus in shared spaces.

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Ku tense, Ku tricky, Ku wow!

Zinhle kaNobuhlase, an expat in the USA, reflects on the layered experience of living abroad, and the constant worry they carry about home.

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The HQ Beat Vol. 1 No. 11

Aw ni ce from the HQ Squad. We'll dive right into it: The excitement of the Olympic Games has been shaken by the news of athletes who have tested positive for COVID-19. Amid protests and concerns that the Games will be a superspreader event, officials remain resolute to ensure a

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Nairobi's New Normal

With global vaccine inequities and tough economic times, Nairobians have had to embrace a new normal of trying to keep safe while simultaneously continuing to strive to make ends meet.


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