Total Mobilization :

Governments in Africa face the enormous task of uniting all our people to fight as one against the coronavirus. Our governments owe us the duty to offer political leadership in uniting the different political forces and civil society groups to put our collective shoulders to the wheel in these difficult times for our societies. As in a war situation, our collective survival is at stake and demands that all well-meaning groups in society join forces to fight the common threat that faces our entire continent. All groups that claim to represent people in various ways and all persons who lay claim to leadership at any level are duty bound to stand up in this time of crisis to be counted and to live up to their responsibilities of leadership..



Zimbabwe: Dealing with COVID 19 while the economy teeters on the edge.

Zimbabwe has been in a political and economic crisis for well over a decade. Politics in Zimbabwe during the period has been turbulent and characterized by authoritarianism and rights abuses while the country’s economy has suffered numerous ailments. These have included capital flight, low (...)

Dealing with the menacing COVID 19: The Zambian Approach!

The first cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the Republic of Zambia on March 18, 2020. This involved a Zambian couple who had returned from holiday in France. One week later on 25th March 2020, 10 more cases were detected among a group of Zambians of Pakistani origin who had returned from a (...)

Tanzania’s Approach to Fighting COVID-19 – Saving the economy for the people or not acting to their detriment?

Tanzania has been under scrutiny from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other institutions for various reasons since COVID-19 began to spread across Africa. Specifically, Tanzania’s approach to fighting the spread of the virus has been classified as not being stringent enough and dominated (...)

Management of the COVID-19 crisis in Central Africa

In the Central African Republic, which is considered by the United Nations to be one of the "least prepared" countries in the world to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, one out of every two people is in need of humanitarian assistance and about 70% of health services are provided by humanitarian (...)

Niger - even more vulnerable with the COVID-19 crisis

Located in the heart of the Sahel, Niger has a non-diversified economy, essentially dependent on agriculture (40% of the GDP). Despite the great progress made by the country over the last decade in reducing its poverty rate, the level of extreme poverty remained very high at 41.4% in 2019, (...)

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7th New Year School : In order to stop illicit financial flows for a structural transformation of Africa, trade unionists roll up their sleeves.

Around US $ 50 billion is lost by Africa every year through illicit financial flows, which, according to Global Financial Integrity (GFI) estimates, are growing at an astounding rate of 20.2 percent annually. A phenomenon that is in the agenda (...)
2017 Jan 30 - Feb 03 / New Year School Lome - TOGO
2020 Apr 18

COVID-19: ITUC-Africa letter to the AU Chairperson

Given the enormity of the catastrophe that could befall Africa should the continent experience a full-scale outbreak of the epidemic, we deem it necessary to address the African Union on a number of urgent issues....