The global and pan-African vaccine response is, compared with past pandemics, remarkable, even if it is still not as fast and fair as one would like.
At this rate it will take years to vaccinate some populations, prolonging the pandemic: “The longer the virus is able to travel the world, the greater the risk of mutations and the greater the risk that the vaccines we do have will become ineffective”
This is an important point by @davidpilling. Wine has played up his "ghetto president" image and journalists (myself and David included) have revelled in his pop-star background. But there is much more to him than that‚ as Museveni well knows.
I just did an interview over the phone with @HEBobiwine. He says he is essentially under house arrest — with no one allowed in or out of his house. He says the government’s intent is to isolate him.
Museveni trying to intimidate, confine and silence Bobi Wine
In Africa there are 54 countries , each one of them with unique architecture and design that represent the cultural identity and history of the people.
54 days , 54 projects one for every African nation .
I’ll start with Morocco I’ll ended in western sahara.
My favourite thread of the year and it's only January
We are under siege. The military has jumped over the fence and has now taken control of our home
Replying to @JDevermont: This cannot stand. We need strong regional and international condemnation, including consequences for the Museveni regime.…
The criminalisation of the opposition in Africa. In honour of the bravery of Bobi Wine, Tundu Lissu & Hopewell Chin’ono I look at the growing harassment and arrest of gov’t critics and the use of “lawfare” to keep dictators in power. @TheAfricaReport
Excellent piece. Opposition parties growing in popularity and in their willingness to take their cases to the streets and courts. In response ruling regimes are cracking down.
Just filed my last piece of the year.
Bloody knackered but I feel so lucky to do this job.
Among other things, in 2020 I’ve reported on:
— How African politics is becoming more competitive. Young people sick and tired of their ageing rulers (1/12)
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