COVID-19: to test or not to test

Posted on Wed 01 April 2020 in Nigeria • Tagged with COVID-19, WHO, pandemic, health, health system, lockdown, Nigerian Government

An aerial view of a new isolation and treatment centre established by the Lagos State government at the main bowl of the state-owned Stadium. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

Doyin Odubanjo, Nigerian Academy of Science

You can’t fight a virus if you don’t know where it …


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Kenya: why elite cohesion is more important than ethnicity to political stability

Posted on Mon 02 March 2020 in Africa • Tagged with Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga, Kenyan elections, politics

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) shakes hands with the opposition coalition leader Raila Odinga to symbolise a truce in March 2018. Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images

Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham; Gabrielle Lynch, University of Warwick, and Karuti Kanyinga, University of Nairobi

Kenyan politics is often depicted as …


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