COVID-19: In the Shadow of Ebola, the Patent War to Come and a Forgotten Africa

By Chidi Oguamanam and Nailah Ramsoomair Note: A previous, shorter version of this article was published in Punch Newspapers here. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world continues to overlook the epidemic raging on...

Life under COVID-19 for micro and small enterprises in Africa: a race for survival

By Bertha Vallejo and Erika Kraemer-Mbula Dr. Bertha Vallejo is an OpenAIR QES fellow with the University of Johannesburg. She analyzes the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies and its effects on local multinational’s counterparts....

COVID-19: My Experience, My Reflections

By Esther Adekunbi My expectations and enthusiasm to explore this beautiful land called Canada, to interact with its friendly people, to network and collaborate, was rudely halted by COVID-19. At first, when the news of it...

Africa and COVID-19

The author - Chidi Oguamanam
By Chidi Oguamanam As an African and a Canadian, I inhabit an observatory. I am a resident in two worlds of blunt contrasts. On a good note, daily at every turn, those contrasts offer privileged lessons on the richness and complexity of...

My First Week of COVID-19 in Town: a Week with More Transformations than I could Realize

By Bertha Vallejo I am an Open AIR QES Fellow with the University of Johannesburg, currently in The Netherlands, due to COVID-19/coronavirus. I have expertise in science, technology, and innovation policy analysis, particularly regarding technological and social change. I...