The Elephant publisher John Githongo hosts Prof Elísio Macamo to dissect Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Born and bred in Mozambique and a sociologist by training, he is currently a professor of African Studies at the University of Basel in Switzerland.

Prof Macamo argues that the current raft of COVID-19 mitigation measures is potentially disastrous for Africa: “The cure is worse than the disease,” he says. “We are committing suicide because we fear death.”

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