Africa and the coronavirus: a solid challenge for international cooperation

Scientific staff looking for coronavirus, in the secure laboratory of the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, February 3, 2020. Seyllou / AFP

By: Marie-France Chatin Follow

The world has entered a health war. While the Covid-19 crisis is crumbling the economies of developed countries, it confronts the governments of many African countries with a dilemma that is complicated to say the least.


The continent is already very indebted, but requires external aid. The response of the rich countries will influence its relations with Africa for decades to come. African countries will remember who helped them.


- Serge Michailof, professor at Sciences Po, former director of the World Bank and former director of operations of the French Development Agency. Africanistan : will Africa in crisis find itself in our suburbs? "

- Thierry Vircoulon, coordinator of the Observatory for Central and Southern Africa of the French Institute of International Relations.

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