Technological Change

Can a virus accelerate change in Africa

Confinements, lockdowns, social distancing, masks, and protective equipment have all become part of the new vocabulary used in Africa. This may be no different from other parts of the world. But the implications of COVID-19 can be far-reaching for the continent with some of the lowest human development indicators in the globe. African countries have been …

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Comment une reprise post-Covid-19 pourrait conduire à une Afrique plus résiliente

Il est impossible de le contourner: la crise du Covid-19 frappera particulièrement les Africains. Même si le taux d’infection reste faible, la dévastation socio-économique se fait déjà sentir. L’accès à l’eau potable et aux services de santé de base reste un défi sur tout le continent, ce qui rend les mesures de confinement prises par …

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How a Covid-19 recovery could lead to a more resilient Africa

There is no getting around it: the Covid-19 crisis will hit Africa’s people particularly hard. Even if the infection rate remains low, the socioeconomic devastation is already being felt. Access to clean water supply and basic health services remain a challenge throughout the continent, making the containment measures taken by most countries all the more challenging. Beyond …

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Giving wings to Africa’s regional integration

As the world gets used to new forms of interconnectedness, Africa is not left aside. Today, more than 700 million Africans are subscribed to mobile services with many wealthy Africans proudly displaying more than one cell, a symbol of a newly acquired social status. The proliferation of mobile networks has transformed communications, businesses or banking, …

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