In this week’s Monitor, we feature an in-depth analysis of the situation in Tunisia from Na’eem Jeenah – Executive Director of the Afro-Middle East Centre. Explaining that the next few weeks will be crucial for the state of Tunisia’s democracy, Mr Jeenah expounds on the political, economic and societal implications of the latest actions taken by President Kais Saied.
Staying with the theme of trust between citizens and institutions, Dr Kenneth S. Ombongi argues that there is a growing deficit of trust between governments and citizens based on state responses to COVID-19 in Africa. In this piece, Dr Ombongi calls on governments to rethink standardised approaches to the pandemic.
Finally, Dr Enock Nyorekwa Twinoburyo reflects on how the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa have been affected by COVID-19 arguing that the extent and success of Africa’s recovery is largely dependent on strong leadership and solidarity.