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Pernille Baerendtsen · March, 2020

I've written for Global Voices since about 2008. Mainly on issues related to East Africa and South Sudan.

​I have an MA in African Studies from University of Copenhagen. Currently, I'm a PhD fellow at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) studying everyday humanitarianism and how it is applied in a refugee-hosting community in Tanzania.

I have lived and travelled extensively in the Balkans and in East Africa in connection with work spread out over 20 years in development, media and activism.

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Latest posts by Pernille Baerendtsen from March, 2020

Musicians in East Africa rush to produce ‘corona’ songs — even as the industry falters

As COVID-19 sweeps through Africa, musicians have taken a hit with canceled concerts, festivals, tours and interrupted studio time. Yet, they have risen to the challenge by composing catchy tunes.

Tanzania tackles COVID-19 with strict measures to slow the spread

In the wake of six confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tanzania, the government has taken strict measures to slow the spread. But messaging and communication around preventative measures remains a challenge.

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