Notes on Corona in Africa 2

Notes on Corona in Africa 2

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

From 'let's gather and pray' in Tanzania to 'compassionate leadership' in South Africa. A continent fighting a virus in a context of extreme poverty, food shortage and homelessness. But then: why are the figures still relatively low?



  1. Notes on Corona in Africa

    Notes on Corona in Africa

    Blog / By ZAM Reporter

    A weekly overview of interesting analysis and findings on the coronavirus in Africa.


  2. 1 April 1960: Workers categorised as coloured under apartheid queue for hours for the bus at the end of the working day to return to their township homes. (Photograph by Grey Villet/ The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

    On movement, human rights and Covid-19

    Blog / By Pumla Dineo Gqola

    Meditating on human rights and the coronavirus in South Africa, Pumla Dineo Gqola posits that the landscape of freedom after apartheid has cemented an old regime of movement.


  3. Life Upcountry in a Time of Coronavirus

    It has been barely two weeks since the first case of coronavirus was detected in Kenya yet the ramifications of the pandemic are already being painfully felt within my community.


  4. Kinshasa, DRC | When chaos provides art

    A new documentary shows the city as an assault on all your senses. It's loud, smelly, full of contrast, tasty and hot. And there is street art everywhere.


  5. Angola | The Artwashing of Sindika Dikolo?

    Angola | The Artwashing of Sindika Dikolo?

    Blog / By Africa is a Country, Delinda Colier & Marissa Moorman

    Coverage of the #LuandaLeaks revelations have steered clear of the art world dealings of Isabel dos Santos’s husband, and art luminaries have largely defended Dokolo’s reputation.


  6. Can we dance? | Elnathan John’s lecture in 12 quotes

    “I am not interested in revolutionary speeches by corrupt and ineffective leaders who have lived, along with their families in stupendous wealth while their countries have remained beggar nations.”


  7. ‘The Law should be Unbound’

    ‘The Law should be Unbound’

    Blog / By Ayọ̀ Adénẹ́

    If the courts in Nigeria were working, they’d take the case of 47 men accused of homosexuality, scrutinize it, then tear it apart.


  1. Essay | Blacks from Elsewhere and the Right to Abode

    Sorrowing over the treatment of migrants, the Cameroonian philosopher calls for Africa to adopt a pro-migration stance, phase out colonial borders and become ‘a vast space of circulation’.


  2. Book Extract | One Day in Bethlehem

    Book Extract | One Day in Bethlehem

    Chronicle #41 / By Jonny Steinberg

    Imprisoned before the end of Apartheid for a crime he did not commit, Fusi Mofokeng finds a changing nation.


  3. Pride Photo Award Winners Announced

    The winners of PRIDE PHOTO AWARD, an annual international contest for photos about sexual and gender diversity, were announced last Friday, November 1, 2019, in Amsterdam. 


  4. Mugabe Was Not A Revolutionary

    Mugabe Was Not A Revolutionary

    Chronicle #41 / By Melusi Nkomo

    In the future, when history is written about Robert Mugabe, it will not be about a black man raised by a single mother, who defied all odds in racially segregated Southern Rhodesia to pursue an education at the highest levels. Neither will it be a history of an articulate black African teacher-turned-politician who spent around a decade in prison for challenging white colonial racism and working for the betterment of black Zimbabweans. It will be for the four decades that Robert Mugabe was at the helm of power in post-colonial Zimbabwe, in which his rule was anything but admirable.