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Africa waited for solutions to past health crises: will it be different for COVID-19?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently noted that “researchers are working at break-neck speed” to understand SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19). They are also working to develop potential vaccines,...

Electronic banking fraud in Nigeria: how it’s done, and what can be done to stop it

A warning sign advising users to be aware of their surroundings while playing a video game. Stefan Heunis/AFP via Getty Images Six years ago, a cashless policy became fully operational in Nigeria. The aim...

How West Africa can expand power supply and meet climate goals

The demand of power in West Africa is rising Sebastian Sterl Sebastian Sterl, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Robert Brecha, University of Dayton Not...

South Africa’s use of COVID-19 modelling has been deeply flawed. Here’s why

President Ramaphosa’s government is easing the lockdown because of unsustainable economic costs. Getty Images Seán Mfundza Muller, University of Johannesburg When President...