December 8

Report: COVID-19 Brings 10 Challenges That Hinders Africa’s Path to Recovery

Africa faces 10 key governance challenges it must resolve in order for it to fully recover from the Covid-19 outbreak, according to this report by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. And unless the continent can vaccinate 70% of its population by the end of 2022, its chances of overcoming the pandemic will be severely reduced.

Only 6.8% of the continent’s population was fully vaccinated by November 18, 2021, while just five African nations are predicted to meet the 40% population vaccination target set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) by the end of 2021.

The ten challenges discussed in the Covid-19 in Africa: a challenging road to recovery report relate to the continent’s capacity to secure sustainable recovery in the areas of health, society and the economy. The report also draws from a decade’s worth of data from the 2020 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) to determine each African country’s performance relative to the ten challenges.

Photo courtesy of World Bank Photo Collection.

Source: allAfrica (link opens in a new window)

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