COVID -19

43 African governments are facing expenditure cuts totalling $183 billion (equivalent to 5.4 percent of GDP) over the next five years, reveals new analysis from Oxfam and Development Finance International (DFI) today. If these cuts are implemented, their chances of achieving the UN’s Sustainable...
Africa is facing a crisis of extreme inequality which is undermining growth, preventing poverty eradication and contributing to insecurity. The six richest African billionaires are now wealthier than the poorest 50% of Africans combined. This briefing paper shows that COVID-19 has deepened this...
New billionaire minted every 26 hours, as inequality contributes to the death of one person every four seconds The world’s ten richest men more than doubled their fortunes from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion —at a rate of $15,000 per second or $1.3 billion a day— during the first two years of a...
En tant qu'organisations de la société civile à travers l'Afrique, nous joignons nos voix pour demander un vaccin populaire, qui assure une protection en tant que bien public mondial, disponible gratuitement et équitablement pour tous, en donnant la priorité à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin.
Over 60 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have come together to demand for COVID-19 vaccine access and equity for all. The CSOs have made specific demands such as that governments make publicly available COVID-19 vaccines procurement and distribution plans, including number of doses procured,...
Ask any small holder farmer in Africa about their experience with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and you are more likely to sample a story of personal economic decline than a near-death health experience with COVID-19. Movement restrictions imposed by governments to slow down the coronavirus...
Le programme panafricain d'Oxfam International félicite et salue l'élection de Son Excellence Félix Tshisekedi, Président de la République démocratique du Congo, à la présidence de l'Union africaine et les nouveaux commissaires de l'Union présidés par Son Excellence Moussa Faki. Pour Mr Peter...
AUC elections press release
Oxfam International Pan Africa Program congratulates and welcomes the election of His Excellency Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, as the Chairperson of the African Union and the new Commissioners of the Union led by His Excellency Moussa Faki. '' The AU elections...
A number of actions have indeed been put in place by governments as an immediate response to COVID-19 and the effects it is having on the population, which is to be applauded. Across the continent, agricultural inputs and livestock feed are being distributed to support food and pastoral production...
The measures that the G20 takes today must be those that ensure African governments have the resources needed to respond to the crisis. The COVID-19 crisis is collapsing health systems and threatening economies in the developed world, and they are using unlimited monetary expansion, something never...
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