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Humour Ignores Social Distancing: Postcolonial Irony and Covid-19 in Africa

In February 2020, many analysts assumed Covid-19 would arrive in Africa before it reached Europe. From the outset, international humanitarian experts have worried about...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Support to find work, claim benefits or get help

The Nottingham City Council offers help for those who are struggling financially and/or mentally due to the lockdown. Below the available support is summarised: Way2Work...

How has human smuggling changed under COVID-19?

There has long been a vast divide in perceptions of human smuggling between those with and without actual experience of it. In the international...

Victims of domestic abuse reminded #YouAreNotAlone

Government campaign reminds us that help and support remains available for victims of domestic abuse and their children.  The government is reminding victims of domestic abuse...

Will Covid-19 South Africa be Another Case of ‘Death Without Weeping’?

In the 1990s, the anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes produced an unsettling ethnography of death, violence and hope in a shantytown in north-eastern Brazil. Her book,...

Sneinton Market shining ray of hope and joy amid pandemic

As the country continues with the lockdown to keep everyone safe, Sneinton Market team, traders and customers are making a real difference in Nottingham. This...

Could elections lead to another political crisis in Burundi?

Burundi’s main opposition candidate in this week’s elections, Agathon Rwasa, exudes confidence. His rallies are well attended despite violence meted out against his party...

Neglected refugees find themselves even more neglected during COVID-19

As COVID-19 spreads across the world, our most vulnerable communities have suffered the most extreme brunt of its effects. Refugees especially. In Uganda, the country...

Volunteers Week

Today is the start of National Volunteer’s Week (1st – 7th June) and Notitngham City Council have launched the #NottinghamStar campaign which aims to...

Risks of delaying Africa’s free trade deal

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), launched in 2018, was supposed to be an exciting example of multilateral cooperation against a growing tide...

Why is the Somali diaspora so badly hit by COVID-19?

In early March, some of our extended Somali family returned to London from Umra (a semi-pilgrimage) in Saudi Arabia with a fever. A few...

Useful Information During the Pandemic

Below we summarised the different support available for those living in Nottingham area. The Warm House Hub - If sending more time at home is...
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