How’s West Africa doing? Covid-19 tests region’s resilience

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What’s West Africa learned since the Ebola pandemic? When’s the right moment to ease lockdown? What are the conditions for staging elections during the current crisis? As the pressure builds to re-open the economy, François Picard’s panel looks at the sanitary challenges for a region that’s shown both resilience and clear signs that it should not rely on the outside world to fix weak public health sectors or – in the case of the Sahel – more outside help in the fight against radical insurgencies.

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