Resources, ideas, and guidelines around the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa

Thousands of individuals and hundreds of grassroots and international organisations, CBOs, NPOs, governmental and industrial are working hard to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on the African continent. We are not trying to replicate other organisations’ efforts, instead:

Let us collaborate and streamline processes, interconnect platforms (GoogleDocs & Spreadsheets, Wikis, Twitter streams, collectives, …) our attempt is to make this collection as interoperable and synergetic with other Africa-specific initiatives around the coronavirus as possible.

Covid in Africa

A weekly podcast by Sound Africa looking at the continental response to COVID-19 and how it’s affecting people on the ground. Here you will hear about some of the systemic, under-reported issues underlying the coronavirus crisis in Africa.

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Highlights from the Open Publishing Fest
Highlights from the Open Publishing Fest

Earlier this week it was a great pleasure to present AfricArXiv at the Open Publishing Fest to discuss with the participants around the question: ´Why do we need a preprint repository for Africa?

Multilingual chatbot for African citizens, researchers and policy-makers to provide quick answers around COVID-19
Multilingual chatbot for African citizens, researchers and policy-makers to provide quick answers around COVID-19

The German startup DialogShift and the pan-African cross-disciplinary preprint repository AfricArXiv develop a multilingual chatbot for African citizens, researchers and policy-makers to provide quick…

Scholarly publishers are working together to maximize efficiency during COVID-19 pandemic
Scholarly publishers are working together to maximize efficiency during COVID-19 pandemic

Today on 27 April 2020, a group of publishers and scholarly communications organizations announced a joint initiative to maximize the efficiency of peer review, ensuring that key work related to COVID…

Mitigating the effects of COVID-19 by distributing hand sanitizers
Mitigating the effects of COVID-19 by distributing hand sanitizers

An initiative gathers professors of Omdurman Islamic University in Sudan for COVID-19 pandemic mitigation.

Knowledge Futures Group and AfricArXiv launch Audio/Visual Preprint Repository on PubPub
Knowledge Futures Group and AfricArXiv launch Audio/Visual Preprint Repository on PubPub

PubPub, the open-source collaboration platform built by the Knowledge Futures Group, has partnered with AfricArXiv, the African preprint repository, to host audio/visual preprints. This partnership wi…

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