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Is Africa’s Post-COVID ‘Return to Normal’ Premature?

As we celebrate having survived COVID-19, one distinct contrast remains—vaccination levels vary widely throughout the world. While most global north countries have hit their targets, Africa lags far behind, making it too early to abandon precautionary measures.

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Green transition and First Nations’ rights in light of the drawbacks of COVID-19 intertwined with the Russian invasion of Ukraine

A human rights-based approach to development must be used when approving new extractive projects in traditional First Nations territories. It will foster meaningful participation and address inequalities stemming from resource-based development while ensuring preparedness to deal with geopolitical and health challenges.

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Deepening the Woes: The COVID-19 pandemic and the right to health of persons with albinism in Ghana

The COVID 19 pandemic has increased stigma and discrimination against persons with albinism in Ghana with negative effects on their health.

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A Different Vaccine? Towards decent and humane leadership

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered unprecedented challenges. Several solutions have been provided. A decent leadership that entails elements of empathy and humanity is proposed as a different type of ‘vaccine’.

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Concluding Curated #3: Digital Technologies and Human Rights

As this Curated series draws to a close, we reflect on what it emphasises as regards human rights preparedness for digitalisation.

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From Recipient to Participant: Community empowerment as a solution to food insecurity in the COVID-19-affected South Africa

What are the true requirements for ending world hunger? Drawing lessons from community-driven food growing initiatives in South Africa, we advocate for a human rights-based approach to build communities with localised and participatory food systems.

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Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare and Human Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 arrayed the prospects and challenges that come with digital technologies. Going forward the development of healthcare standards with such technologies calls for a mindful approach that recognises the digital divide between countries.

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