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Using COVID-19 Donations To Give Charity A Bad Name, By Azu Ishiekwene

The current packages – all of them almost exclusively bearing the names of ruling governments – are a recipe for scandal. The packages, as currently structured by donors, would only give charity a bad name. Global response to the outbreak of the coronavirus in Africa has been remarkable, especially following…
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Opinion

Hunger Games: the Socioeconomic Divide and Response To Disease Outbreaks, By Adaeze C. Oreh

Given the peculiarities of countries in sub-Saharan Africa, which are densely populated, have high rates of health safety and prevention measures cannot be expected to succeed unless accompanied by robust and innovative strategies to address social factors and humanitarian challenges such as hunger. The global count of confirmed cases of…
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Opinion

COVID-19 Response: Preparing for the Inevitable, Now!, By Chima Ariel Onoka

Overall, while progress has been made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, the country needs to prepare for the inevitable flooding of the citizens into the streets now, not at the end of the lockdown. The strategy needs to ensure the protection of the elderly and the preparation…
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