Author: Kate Fin

COVID-19 Poses Disproportionate Threat To African Women

As the effects of COVID-19 are starting to take root in Africa, a pernicious trend has materialized: the pandemic is having a disproportionate effect on the health, security, and prosperity of African women. “Women are the front end and the back end of this crisis; they are our nurses and

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Burundi Government Scales Up Repression As Elections Near

Human rights abuses and severe crackdowns on civil liberties continue to mount as Burundi prepares for its presidential elections on May 20. The elections have long been a source of anxiety amongst human rights watchdogs, who fear that current president Pierre Nkurunziza’s party, the National Council for the Defense of

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South Sudan’s Vulnerability To COVID-19

In the world’s youngest country, where armed conflict has led to widespread displacement and massive famine, COVID-19 is only making a dire situation worse. South Sudan’s security and humanitarian conditions are only expected to deteriorate as the virus hinders critical humanitarian aid deliveries, burdens an already fragile health system, and staunches the flow of

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No Ceasefire For African Conflicts Amidst COVID-19

Amidst pleas from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a global ceasefire to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, violent conflict in Africa rages on. On March 23, Guterres urged warring parties worldwide to unite against the COVID-19 pandemic by laying down their arms temporarily. “The fury of the virus illustrates the

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