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February 26, 2024

Closing the Information Gap: the HSE Center for African Studies publishes a new Handbook on e-Governance

On December 21, during the Winter Knowledge Sharing Week, the HSE Center for African Studies presented the handbook E-Governance in Africa 2024: Opportunities and Challenges which examines the actual state and process of digitising public administration in African countries. The handbook also explains the capabilities…
January 22, 2024

Moscow Holds the Winter E-Governance Knowledge Sharing Week

On December 18-22, the HSE University held the Winter Knowledge Sharing Week for sharing experience in digitalisation of public administration for senior officials from African countries. The first of its kind event was organised under the E-Governance Knowledge Sharing Program for Africa initiated in 2023…
November 1, 2023

Global South Combats Deforestation: Congo-Brazzaville Takes the Lead

The countries of the world’s largest tropical forest basins—the Congo, the Amazon, and the Borneo-Mekong—met in Congo’s capital Brazzaville on October 26-28 with an ambitious goal in mind. The idea, first proposed by President Denis Sassou Nguesso, envisions a global coalition of countries home to…
October 27, 2023

Tensions Rise in Chad’s Gold-Rich Region But Implications Radiate Far Beyond It

Close to the Libyan border, Chad’s gold-rich Kouri Bougudi region has been the scene of mounting tensions, compounded by tribal rivalries and external factors. An Intersection of Ethnicities and Interests The Chadian armed forces conduct routine patrols in the area with the stated goal of…
October 26, 2023

Africa and BRICS Support Zimbabwe on Its Anti-Sanctions Day

Zimbabwe marks the country’s 5th Anti-Sanctions Day on October 25, a public holiday introduced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to showcase the country’s resilience to what his government persistently calls ‘illegal and unjustified sanctions’. The date was declared as such in 2019, at the 39th SADC…
October 10, 2023

GIZ: German development projects in Africa

As part of the study on international experience in the digitalisation of public services in African countries, a research fellow of the Center for African Studies of HSE University in Moscow, Russia, prepared an overview of the projects of GIZ. The German Agency for International…
Medicine April 19, 2021

Algeria Plans to Produce Sputnik V

Algeria plans to launch the production of Sputnik V this September, announced Dr. Lotfi Benbaxmed, Minister for the Algerian Pharmaceutical Industry, about a week ago. He noted that it was the Russian party who proposed to transfer the technology. According to the minister, the vaccine…
Medicine April 7, 2021

Sputnik V Vaccine in Africa

The Russian vaccine Sputnik V has been authorized for either full or emergency use in 17 African countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Mali, Guinea, Ghana, Cameroon, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Kenya, Seychelles, Mauritius, Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe. Tunisia, Algeria, Guinea, Kenya and the Republic of…
SDG 3 March 19, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns in Africa

By mid-March 36 African countries have received COVID-19 vaccines and 24 of them had already launched vaccination campaigns. Most of the countries use AstraZeneca/Oxford, which is rolled out through COVAX. Recently South Africa, Guinea-Bissau, the Democratic Republic of the Congo have suspended the use of…
Medicine January 9, 2021

79% of Africans Would Consider Taking a Vaccine

According to the latest research by the Africa CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 79% of Africans would consider taking a COVID-19 vaccine if it were deemed safe and effective. This attitude contrasts great from…
Education November 12, 2020

Africans Struggle to Return to Russian Universities due to COVID-19

It has been two months since the academic year in Russia started, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, African students are struggling to enter the country and take up their studies. This might affect Russian educational diplomacy towards Africa, which has long been one of the…
Medicine September 14, 2020

Eight months of COVID-19 in Africa

Since February 14, when the first case in Africa was diagnosed, the African Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded 1,353,283 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 80% of which are marked as successful recoveries and 2.6% (32,625) as deaths. More than half of all the…