Fighting the Corona Crisis "The World Could Have Learned from Africa"

Africa has thus far avoided the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Aminata Touré, the former prime minister of Senegal, explains in an interview why that is and what Europe must change in its approach to the continent.
Interview Conducted by Maria Stöhr
Former Senegalese Prime Minister Aminata Touré: "The countries that have proven to be the most vulnerable are those in the West."

Former Senegalese Prime Minister Aminata Touré: "The countries that have proven to be the most vulnerable are those in the West."

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"At the beginning of the crisis, many people bet on millions of deaths in Africa. But it hasn't happened."
"Europe still thinks that Africa is stuck in the 1950s, but the gap between the two continents has narrowed by quite a lot."

This piece is part of the Global Societies series. The project runs for three years and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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