Author: OSISA

Viral Authoritarianism

In the rush to mitigate a public-health emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic, illiberal governments around the world are testing the limits of civil rights and democratic checks and balances. As history has shown time and again, there is no better moment than an emergency for...

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Beyond Health

here is no doubt that the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered many facets of everyday life. Even more, we may be witnessing a fundamental re-odering of the social order, as we know it. Whilst COVID-19 is essentially a public health issue, it is a crisis that has also...

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COVID-19: what’s next for southern Africa?

When the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 (coronavirus) a global pandemic on March 11, concern was immediately raised on Africa’s state of preparedness to deal with the disease. At the time of the WHO declaration, Africa had recorded less than ten (10) cases, with...

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Corona Virus: is southern Africa prepared?

Although, only 4 cases of the Corona Virus have been confirmed on the continent, (Algeria, Egypt and Nigeria), the risk of more cases developing remains very high. The heightened risk of an outbreak in Africa is very concerning given the state of most health systems...

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