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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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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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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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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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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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A Push to Make Vaccines in Africa

In 2019, Africa imported over $15 billion worth of pharmaceutical products. How can trade and health be placed at the nexus of African industrialisation?

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Breaking Routine

Emmauel Agyei-Poku narrates his story of how he became the de facto health minister of the house, sanitising door handles and ensuring guests wore their face masks and washed their hands upon entering the home.

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Fear and Denial

I was aware of the stigma associated with taking the covid test and feared our neighbours would ridicule my family if they found out that I tested positive.

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Mindfulness: The Antidote to my Anxiety

Oladotun Ola-Egbinola shares his Covid-19 experience: On days I was restless or haunted by worry, lying on my back and humming a tune would calm my nerves.