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Because of COVID-19, Florence and her husband have lost their jobs and eat only corn paste. Credit: Alokpa Kodjovi/ Oxfam
Austerity, spiraling debt and vaccine inequity will bring the inequality crisis tolevels never reached before, reveals new index. West African governments are planning to “slash and burn” their way out of COVID-19 induced economic loss, reveals new analysis from Oxfam and Development Finance...
Tantanon*cooking in the commune of Tori, neighborhood of Aklome in the south of Benin. Credit : Alokpa Kodjovi / Oxfam
While West African governments’ indifference towards inequality would be a tragedy at any time, it is more so during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is worsening inequality. In 2021, when COVID-19 infections are rising in West Africa, the critical support health and socioeconomic programmes put in...
The Sahel superheroes: these African activists who fight against inequalities on a daily-basis.
In Mali, Niger and Chad, there is no shortage of adversities, but Kadiatou, Younoussi, Salim, Yasmine, Fousseyni and many other anonymous heroes demonstrate to us every day that we can face them.