In this week’s Monitor, we feature a piece from the Commissioner for Gender, Human and Social Development Commission of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Kapinga Yvette Ngandu. Her piece reflects on the status of child labour in Central Africa in the context of COVID-19 and offers recommendations on how to combat child labour in Central Africa’s mining sector.
Moving to Southern Africa, ACCORD’s Rumbidzaishe Matambo provides an update of the COVID-19 situation in Zimbabwe and specifically looks at the politicization of the COVID-19 vaccine and its impact on Zimbabwe and Africa.
Finally, we return to our ongoing commentary on the GERD with a piece from Anne Funnemark, who outlines the legalities around the dam dispute. This is based on a longer report from the Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) entitled, Water Resources and Inter-state Conflict: Legal Principles and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).