The African continent accounts for 17 percent of the global population, but only 3.5 percent of reported Covid-19 deaths worldwide. What’s more, Africa’s overall infection rate has been dropping steadily over the past two months. What’s behind the continent’s success? What role does music have – and what can Europe and the US learn from Africa?
Global Podd, Episode 40 takes on Covid-19 in Africa and how a continent succeeded in keeping Covid at bay through music.
- Bobi Wine, musician and president candidate in Uganda.
- Dipo Oyeleye, a researcher from Nigeria, currently at the University of Wisconsin (USA), where he is tracking covid songs as a part of his thesis.
- Chibuzo Okonta MD and director of Doctors Without Borders in West Africa.
- Patience Mususa, an environmental anthropologist specialising on mining and human settlement, a researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute (Uppsala, Sweden).
Moderators and editors: Ylva Bergman and David Isaksson.
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And here is the music!