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Post-Coronavirus: Africa’s Manufacturing Moment, By Muhammadu Buhari

In the new post-coronavirus age, Nigeria — and Africa, more broadly — wishes to benefit the world, not be a drag on its resources or to seemingly be forever in need of aid. At last, after years of poor governance, we have the people, the purpose and the political will…
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African Liberation Day: It Is Time for Africa To Develop New Forms of Resilience, By Moussa Faki Mahamat

There is an urgent need for Africa to develop new forms of resilience. In a world in which multilateralism is sorely tested, Africa must stop expecting solutions from others. Africa should no longer be satisfied with this role of a never-ending reservoir for some, and dumping ground for others. My…
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Rallying A Global Response To the Impact of COVID-19 On Africa, By António Guterres

The United Nations, and I personally, stand in total solidarity with the people and governments of Africa, and with the African Union, in tackling COVID-19. UN agencies, country teams, peacekeeping operations and humanitarian workers are providing training, expertise and other support. The African continent’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has…
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U.S.’s Health and Humanitarian Aid, By Mary Beth Leonard

We will continue to help countries build resilient health care systems that can prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. Just as the has made the world more healthy, peaceful, and prosperous for generations, so will we lead in defeating our shared pandemic enemy, and rising stronger in its…
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The Pandemic Is No Time For Fiscal Distancing, By Akinwumi Adesina

In the face of this pandemic, we must put lives above resources and health above debt. Why? Because developing economies are the most vulnerable at this time. Our remedies must go beyond simply lending more. We must go the extra mile and provide countries with much-needed and urgent financial relief…
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Between COVID-19 and Constitutional Encroachment, By Wole Soyinka

So far, the anti-COVID-19 measures have proceeded along the rails of decentralised thinking, multilateral collaboration and technical exchanges between The universal imperative and urgency of this affliction should not become an opportunistic launch pad for a sneak RE-CENTRALISATION, no matter how seemingly insignificant its appearance. Constitutional lawyers and our elected…
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COVID-19: We Will Come Through This Together, By António Guterres

No country can do it alone. More than ever, governments must cooperate to revitalise economies, expand public investment, boost trade, and ensure targeted support for the people and communities most affected by the disease or more vulnerable to the negative economic impacts – including women who often shoulder a disproportionate…
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Working Together Towards A Health Silk Road, By Zhou Pingjian

As President Xi points out, “We should step up efforts in deepening medical and health cooperation, and enhancing mutually beneficial cooperation in the alert on infectious diseases, disease control and prevention, medical assistance, traditional medicines and other areas, so as to jointly build a health Silk Road.” The COVID-19 outbreak…
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