Links I Liked

June 8, 2020

     By Duncan Green     

No explanation needed for this, tweeted by the Martin Luther King Jr Centre More Africa-specific thinking on Covid:

Epidemics and Social Observation: Why Africa Needs a Different Approach to Covid-19. Brilliant from ebol-anthropologist Paul Richards.

This 5 point plan by Clement Sefa-nyarko for how to design a more suitable Covid response in different African countries makes a lot of sense.

I’ve been having fun finding out more about my LSE colleagues’ lives, research and thoughts on Covid in a series of 15 minutes podcasts. Here’s the latest, zooming in with decentralization guru Prof Jean-Paul Faguet.

Billy Baldwin: ‘Attention white supremacists: Here comes the future… and she ain’t takin’ shit from nobody.’

ODI is launching a Centre for the Study of Armed Groups & kicking off with a webinar on 17th June: ‘Armed groups responses to the Covid-19 crisis’

Chinese NGOs in Africa are New and Making Some Mistakes but They’re Learning Fast. Interesting reflections from Hongxiang Huang. ht Tobias Denskus

“As the Commander of Pacific Air Forces, a senior leader in our Air Force, and an African-American, many of you may be wondering what I’m thinking about the current events surrounding the tragic death of George Floyd. Here’s what I’m thinking about…” Brilliant and compelling from Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.

June 8, 2020
Duncan Green