How Will Africa Fare After COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic is another momentous challenge for African countries, albeit one that the continent should use as an opportunity to fast-track the process of development and welcome the chance of becoming self-reliant and autonomous, as the West focuses on its survival and recovery.

The epicentre of the pandemic has gradually moved from China to Europe and now the United States. Bringing each of these countries to their knees and dismantling the myth that only the global south is susceptible to viral infections.

This is a great time to lay strong foundations of socio-economic reforms that prioritize African innovation, and allow African markets to transition economies from relying on the extraction of raw materials to the West into establishing local industries that turn raw materials into products on home soil…..

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