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Colin Murphy: Covid-19’s threat to Africa requires a localised response

The threat posed by Covid-19 in Africa is real and multi-faceted and strategies used to combat it in Asia and the West will not necessarily apply in African countries

7th June, 2020
Trucks wait in a line on the road to enter Uganda in Malaba, a city bordering with Uganda, western Kenya

The world is facing “multiple famines of biblical proportions”, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned. And for some, such warnings are familiar.

In 2002, southern Africa faced a horrendous double jeopardy called the “Aids famine”. The UN reported at the time that the HIV/AIDS epidemic was fuelling a deadly famine in the region with more than 14 million people at risk of starvation. That famine never happened, although there were...

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