Last year, while looking ahead to the future of international relations, several global leaders wondered if “winter is coming”. Well, it ... has come. It’s the winter of coronavirus. At a time where regional and global solidarity should be the norm, it is the exception. This crisis calls for more (and better) multilateralism; not less. The crucial issue at stake is the state of our global health system.
The coronavirus outbreak has deepened Algeria’s legitimacy crisis. This could easily become a crisis between the state and Algerians, leading ... to a radical revolt. But it has also given Hirak the opportunity to think about new forms of peaceful struggle and the possibility of providing an alternative to the system.
COVID-19 is a major global crisis that is exposing the lack of resilience of an increasingly highly connected world, and it is certainly not ... going to be the last. But can it be an opportunity to rethink development and what governments stand for, rather than simply fixing market failures when they arise? Can it be an opportunity to shift towards actively shaping and creating markets that deliver sustainable and inclusive growth?
With dwindling oil prices, medical doctors embarking on strike, banditry, an unending insurgency, millions of out-of-school children roaming ... the streets and a possible outbreak of the coronavirus, Northern Nigeria, is preparing for a devastating pandemic.