This week’s Monitor features Aya Chebbi, the African Union’s (AU) Special Envoy on Youth, who reflects on the different virtual engagements by the Office of the Special Envoy with young people across the continent, as well as on innovative ideas and acts of resilience shown by African youth in the face of the challenges posed by COVID-19 on the continent.
Ms Chebbi’s contribution reflects the general thrust of this week’s Monitor, with different pieces reflecting innovative actions born out of necessity and resilience in the face of COVID-19.
We also continue with our country-specific analysis, with a focus on Mozambique and the impact that COVID-19 is having on the implementation of the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) process. Maureen Sigauke’s article describes the ingenuity and solidarity of one community in Zimbabwe to ensure continued access to education for children during the country’s lockdown. And relying on the data collected thus far, Marisha Ramdeen reflects on some of the emerging trends and issues in various countries that have initiated processes to ease on their lockdowns.