New Voices COVID-19 Coverage

Updated 3/29 Coronavirus is officially a global pandemic. As the virus continues to spread, several of our 2020 Fellows and Senior Fellows have given media interviews or penned pieces on different aspects of the outbreak, particularly in the African context. To date, 22 New Voices Fellows have given over 20+ interviews and written 23 Op-Eds related …

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COVID-19 in Africa: Fewer Cases So Far, and More Preparation Needed

BY: Akebe Luther King Abia The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has taken the world by surprise. The good news is that tremendous scientific and technological advances have permitted scientists to understand a lot about this virus in a short amount of time. Within just two months of the first …

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Is the Building You are in Safe to Occupy?

BY Etta Madete — More than 700 buildings in Kenya are condemned as unsafe yet people continue to live in them. In the past 10 years alone, over 20 buildings have collapsed, killing over 100 people and injuring thousands. We were all quick to point fingers at the government and owners when eight children died …

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