Regional organisations (ROs) are key actors in global and regional governance, and their authority has continuously grown in all world regions. In the face of growing contestation and politicization, these ROs increasingly justify their right to rule. The GIGA Focus Global analyses their legitimation patterns.
At first it seemed that African countries had been spared the COVID 19 outbreak, but recent infections across the continent have prompted officials to act. The author of this GIGA Focus analyses the situation and argues for local responses to the Corona crisis by African countries.