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Africa and the COVID-19 Challenge

27:31October 29, 2020

A few months ago, there was a lot of concern about how COVID-19 was going to affect Africa once it arrived. But many of the assumptions about the continent have failed to play out. Africa Program Director Monde Muyangwa walks us through why that is, assessing the positives and negatives of the COVID-19 response among African nations.

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