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Africa and the Coronavirus pandemic: A blessing in disguise for some

Africa and the Coronavirus pandemic: A blessing in disguise for some

For several months governments across the globe have been working tirelessly to contain the Coronavirus pandemic, a crisis which has brought the entire world to a standstill.  To reduce the risk of transmission, countries have been urging their citizens to embrace the directives issued by the World Health Organization (WHO). ...
Coronavirus Pandemic: One Man’s Meat is Another Man’s poison

Coronavirus Pandemic: One Man’s Meat is Another Man’s poison

Have you ever pondered over the adage one man’s meat is another man’s poison? If you did, how relevant is the proverb to the present coronavirus state of affairs? Like a hurricane,  the pugnacious pandemic descended, tormenting the world community with impunity. Deaths, sickness, alienation, uncertainties, poverty, joblessness, hopelessness become ...
The Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown or Lock-up?

The Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown or Lock-up?

You could say that the coronavirus pandemic came unannounced. Followed by preventive measures to tame the seemingly indomitable aggressive deadly virus. First, came the lockdown, initiated by various governments around the world. It was meant to last for a period of two weeks or a little more. Fair enough, to ...
The Other Side of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Other Side of the Coronavirus Pandemic

It came like a flash of angry light and brimstone, followed by an audacious thunderous tempest. Bold and seemingly uncontrollable, leaving both the ill-prepared captain and crew members in a higgledy-piggledy state, struggling – somehow clueless – to damper the stubborn tidal tempest. Lockdown and quarantine seem the most suitable ...
Coronavirus: The deadly pandemic holding the world hostage

Coronavirus: The deadly pandemic holding the world hostage

The name coronavirus originated from the Latin word corona, meaning crown or halo. The new virus has wreaked havoc and caused fear in the entire globe sweeping both poor and rich countries, irrespective of race, gender, religion, social status or geographical location. What is coronavirus? The World Health Organization (WHO) ...
Malawi: Cancellation of Presidential election “birth” or  “death of democracy”?

Malawi: Cancellation of Presidential election “birth” or “death of democracy”?

Following the annulment on Monday, of the result of the last May election in Malawi, where the incumbent President Peter Mutharika was declared the winner, Mr Mutharika has labelled the verdict of the country’s Constitutional Court as the beginning of the “death of Malawi’s democracy”. The decision of the Constitutional ...