Africa’s grim prospects post-COVID-19 (4)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

By Olukayode Oyeleye ISSUES THAT SPUR many people into activism and prompt many more to consider and rally support for collective actions have been coming in torrents to the forefront of global affairs in the past three decades. Voices in favour of common fronts and unifying causes are getting more strident as many risks are […]

Africa’s grim prospects POST-COVID-19 (3)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

PANDEMICS HAVE BEEN infrequent occurrences since the past half a century – the age of unprecedented breakthroughs in life sciences.  When they occurred,  their spread, prevalence, the morbidity,  mortality or case fatality rates have not been as scary to nations,  political leaders,  business communities and medical professionals as the affliction that befell the world in […]

Africa’s grim prospects post-COVID-19 (2)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

AS THE NATIONS of the world wait to see the end of the global pandemic of unprecedented proportions,  key issues that will shape lives, economies and countries’ fortunes after the pandemic are rapidly emerging and becoming obvious at a fast quip.  While the industrialised countries in the global north are frantically pulling intellectual and financial […]

Africa’s grim prospects post-COVID-19

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

SIGNS OF WHAT to expect after the Coronavirus pandemic are already in the horizon. Those who fear the worst may ultimately happen have their point proven and corroborated by the unfolding realities. That point has just been amplified by Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations. His worries were anchored on what he described […]

Building Africa’s resilience for sustainable food security post-COVID-19 (2)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

DESPERATE SITUATIONS sometimes require desperate solutions. For Africa, the COVID-19 pandemic requires quality thinking and actions beyond the ordinary, ritualistic or business-as-usual. The pattern of spread of the pandemic, the surge, the sustained presence and severity of impacts will not be exactly the same as in more developed countries. Statistics might be a major hurdle […]

Mutable frontiers in public health and economy post-COVID-19

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

SINCE THE CORONAVIRUS outbreak in Wuhan in China became a matter of public knowledge as it spreads through the continents, a consistent finding is that the death rates are higher among the seniors and people with underlying health challenges. This is understandable as age and some chronic ailments tend to weaken the body and compromise […]

Nigeria and post-COVID-19 expectations

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

BY THE TIME THE roaring hurricane of the ravaging Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic must have spent its fury and the lull of calm sets in, various countries of the world will wake up to diverse realities. Much of these realities will either be consequences of years of hard work, meticulous scenario thinking and strategic planning or […]

Security: Africa and global realities (3)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

CONFIGURATIONS OF national and Africa’s continental security architecture are about to undergo unprecedented changes arising from the prevalent global Coronavirus (or COVID-19) pandemic. The changes, which will take different forms post-COVID-19, will vary in the extent of impacts in various countries. What will be common to all is the inescapable truth that the impacts of […]

Security: Africa and global realities (2)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

TRUTHS KNOWN ABOUT security lapses in Africa may continue to be frankly discussed at the office corridors, on dinner tables, in beer parlours, at the bus stops, newspaper stands or in political science and history classrooms while officials and discussants in government and diplomatic circles continue to do window dressing and talking tongue-in-cheek. The official […]