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COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor – 29 July 2021

During the COVID-19 crisis ACCORD's analysis is focused on the impact of the pandemic on conflict and resilience in Africa.

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References: AfricaCDC, ACLED and African Arguments

This week’s edition of the Monitor features a piece from Dr Remember Miamingi on the impact of COVID-19 on children in conflict in Africa. To assist the plight of children in these situations, Dr Miamingi shares a four-point plan which calls on the international community to take action.

Our second piece from Pravina Makan-Lakha, Charlotte Lobe and Prof Cheryl Hendricks reflects on the South African Women’s Peace Table which convened on 19July 2021 against the backdrop of serious socio-political unrest in South Africa. This piece shares the key outcomes and recommendations of the event to rebuild peace and social cohesion in a divided South Africa.

Finally, ACCORD’s Katharine Bebington, Keenan Govender and Andrea Prah discuss the impact of the third wave in Africa and in particular, the implications of state responses to the third wave in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Uganda.

Special Guest Editor
Managing Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor
Chief Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor​
Managing Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor
Assistant Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor​
IMF Photo/James Oatway
IMF Photo/James Oatway

COVID-19 has ravaged and devastated economies, fracturing communities’ social safety and exposing individuals to unemployment, homelessness, a heightened sense of loneliness, a careless world, and mental health challenges. These effects of COVID-19, though the world over, have been felt even more in the Global South, especially in Africa. Unfortunately, the light touch of the first wave might have created a false sense of escaping for many African countries, robbing the continent of precious time to better prepare for subsequent waves.

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Photo by James Oatway/Getty Images
Photo by James Oatway/Getty Images
Pravina Makan-Lakha
Political Unrest or Violence

South Africa’s Women’s Peace Table Calls for Peace and Security

  • Pravina Makan-Lakha
  • Charlotte Lobe
  • Cheryl Hendricks

At a time of a health crisis, societal tensions, and social-political unrest in our country, now, more than ever, we need to bring a meaning to solidarity and put our hands and hearts together to explore how we can rebuild social cohesion and peace in a divided South Africa. 

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ACCORD COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor
References: AfricaCDC
Andrea Prah
Trust between Citizens & Institutions

Third wave in Africa: state responses and impacts on state-societal relations

  • Katharine Bebington
  • Keenan Govender
  • Andrea Prah

The world watched while India struggled with the COVID-19 Delta variant that was proving to be the most transmissible COVID-19 variant worldwide.  It was only a matter of time before the African continent would have to face up to this more contagious variant too.

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