Category Africa

News, opinion and analysis from The Zimbabwean Progressive

International aid to Africa needs an overhaul. Tips on what needs to change

Foreign aid "has failed to deliver sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction" in Africa, numerous studies have shown. De-linking African institutions from "an aid-dependent economic model" would be "one way to reform foreign aid" and make it work, argues Tigist Mekonnen Melesse, a post-PhD Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Effective Global Action, University of California, Berkeley.
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COVID-19 vaccine “apartheid”, deadly virus variants and vaccine pauses

This week, the global death toll from COVID-19 topped 3 million, and cases topped 140 million, two heartbreaking milestones accompanied by burgeoning global COVID-19 vaccine “apartheid”, emerging deadly virus variants and mutations, increasing prevalence of vaccine “blood clots” and side-effects, vaccination pauses and restrictions, and the racist politics around the global distribution of life-saving vaccines.
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