Egyptian Energy Now Top Priority For UK Companies
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Egyptian Energy Now Top Priority For UK Companies

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK-Scottish companies explore business opportunities in Egypt as the country transitions to net-zero The UK Department for International Trade (DIT), in partnership with the Scottish Development International (SDI) organized the first virtual energy event to explore business opportunities for UK-Scottish companies in Egypt’s transition to net zero, as part of UK’s endeavour to support Egypt Read More…

Israel continues to Advance Controversial Settlements in Palestinian Territory
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Israel continues to Advance Controversial Settlements in Palestinian Territory

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norway Condemns the Israeli government’s decision to expand settlements on occupied Palestinian territory Norway calls on the Israeli government to reverse the recently approved plans for the construction of close to 5000 new housing units on occupied Palestinian territory. “The Norwegian government considers the settlements to constitute a violation of international law and supports the Read More…

Canada Takes Leadership Role in Global Media Conference
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Canada Takes Leadership Role in Global Media Conference

Reading Time: < 1 minute Media and Journalists have been under attack since the election of US President Trump François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that Canada will co-host the second Global Conference for Media Freedom with Botswana on November 16, 2020. This online conference will bring together traditional and digital media workers, international and civil society organizations, and Read More…

5.2M Somalis In Desperate Need of COVID-19 Humanitarian Aid
Africa

5.2M Somalis In Desperate Need of COVID-19 Humanitarian Aid

Reading Time: 3 minutes Aid workers scale-up COVID-19 response as the Somali Government gradually opens the economy Somalia continues to face a dire humanitarian situation, with an estimated 5.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. This is attributed to cumulative shocks, including erratic 2020 Gu season, (monsoon-like rainfall) widespread and severe seasonal flooding, desert locust infestation, socio-economic impacts of Read More…

Woman of Africa Shattering Mental Health Taboos Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
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Woman of Africa Shattering Mental Health Taboos Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Reading Time: 3 minutes PsychHealth empowering mental health problems in poorer communities COVID-related health care disruptions could reverse decades of improvement, with less than half of the global population covered by essential health services; With lockdowns worldwide, mental health and anxiety are increasing, together with the risk of violence, especially against women and girls; Kayumba Chiwele co-founded PsycHealth Zambia, Read More…

Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over 10,300 cases and 260 deaths of the Ebola virus since Friday Ebola is spreading throughout the western provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising fears that the disease could reach neighbouring Republic of Congo and even the capital, Kinshasa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The outbreak in Equateur Read More…

Hundreds of millions in EU aid to Kenya, but poverty remains they same
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Hundreds of millions in EU aid to Kenya, but poverty remains they same

Reading Time: 2 minutes EU donors call on auditors to rethink its approach to allocating development aid Kenya The European Commission and External Action Service (EEAS) have not demonstrated that European Development Fund (EDF) aid to Kenya between 2014 and 2020 addressed the country’s development obstacles and focused on reducing poverty, according to a new report by the European Read More…

Uganda's Army educates fishing community about COVID-19 with help from WHO
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Uganda’s Army educates fishing community about COVID-19 with help from WHO

Reading Time: 4 minutes WHO-supported intervention managed to reach over 150 army officers and men, 300 fishermen, community leaders and community members At Rwenshama point of entry on the shores of Lake Edward in Rukungiri district, western Uganda, it’s a warm windy day and the place is bustling with activity. At one end, many sailors in groups of over Read More…

Worst oil ever recorded in Mauritius water, over 1 million litres dumped into Indian Ocean
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Worst oil spill catastrophe ever in Mauritius history, WAKASHIO tanker dumped over 1 million litres into Indian Ocean

Reading Time: 2 minutes Japan to dispatch disaster recovery experts to assist with the WAKASHIO oil spill clean up Japan has dispatched the third Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Expert Team, which consists of 6 members, to the Republic of Mauritius to deal with the oil spill from the bulk carrier “WAKASHIO” which has been stranded off the coast of Read More…

Togo becomes the first African country to eradicate sleeping sickness
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Togo becomes the first African country to eradicate sleeping sickness

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sleeping sickness is caused by parasites which are transmitted by infected tsetse flies and is only found in 36 countries in sub-Saharan Africa Togo has received validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for having eliminated human African trypanosomiasis or “sleeping sickness” as a public health problem, becoming the first country in Africa to reach Read More…

COVID-19 has set South Africa's GDP back five years
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COVID-19 has set South Africa’s GDP back five years

Reading Time: 3 minutes New study shows the damaging aftermath of COVID-19 to the South African economy South Africa’s overall GDP is expected to decline by at least 5.1 and up to 7.9 percent in 2020 and recover slowly through 2024. This will lead to major setbacks in addressing poverty, unemployment and inequality, according to a new United Nations Read More…

$5 million to Awake the entrepreneurial spirit of every young African
Africa

$5 million to Awake the entrepreneurial spirit of every young African

Reading Time: 2 minutes Youth Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship, is key to Africa’s future Today the African Development Bank (AfDB) joined a number of development leaders in calling for greater support of youth entrepreneurship during a virtual event organized by the Tony Elumelu Foundation. The webinar was timed to coincide with International Youth Day, which fell on Wednesday 12 August, Read More…

Historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates
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Historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

Reading Time: 2 minutes Middle East ushers in a new era of peace between Israel and the Arab world. What started with a virtual conference between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) became a historic day for peace in between Israel and the UAE We Read More…

Africa (CDC), African Risk Capacity (ARC) goes hitech to fight COVID-19
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Africa (CDC), African Risk Capacity (ARC) goes hitech to fight COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes The tools will help African Union Member States in evaluating the potential magnitude of COVID-19 in their countries The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the African Risk Capacity (ARC) are the latest organizations to launch two COVID-19 modelling tools for Africa: COVID-19 Potential Outcomes Scenarios and COVID-19 Spread Simulation Tool Read More…

Robots use in Rwanda to fight against COVID-19
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Robots use in Rwanda to fight against COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Robots are being deployed to minimizes risks with confirmed COVID-19 cases One of the challenges being faced worldwide is the rate of infection of health professionals while treating COVID-19 patients. As Rwanda is reopening Kigali International Airport for commercial international flights from 1st of August, Urumuri will allow to speed up mass screenings of fever Read More…

UNHCR warns of increased COVID-19-related trafficking risks for African refugees
Africa CoronaVirus

UNHCR warns of increased COVID-19-related trafficking risks for African refugees

Reading Time: 2 minutes UNHCR global estimates indicate that millions of people are trafficked worldwide With COVID-19 increasing needs and vulnerabilities of refugees and internally displaced and stateless people, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned that the impacts of the pandemic are also heightening their risks to trafficking and exploitation. COVID-19-related impacts ranging from movement restrictions to the Read More…

$283M needed to support people affected by COVID-19 in Sudan
Africa

$283M in humanitarian aid needed to fight COVID-19 in Sudan

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sudan in desperate need of humanitarian help The United Nations and humanitarian partners, in support of the Transitional Government of Sudan, launched today an addendum to the 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan to respond to increasing humanitarian needs in the country. The Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan, Gwi-Yeop Son, today called on the international community to scale Read More…

Africa call for health policy shift in post COVID-19 era
Africa World News

Africa call for health policy shift in post COVID-19 era

Reading Time: 3 minutes Urgent need for inclusive health policy in Africa Countries must strengthen and reform their health policy research institutions to focus on Africa-led inclusive solutions Global health experts and practitioners at a policy webinar hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI) called for a “Marshall Plan on Inclusive Health in Africa.”   There is an urgent Read More…

Burkina Faso resumes Polio Vaccination of 174,304 children
Africa

Burkina Faso resumes Polio Vaccination of 174,304 children

Reading Time: 3 minutes The African nation also conducting COVID-19 testing on a wide scale The campaign is the first to be conducted since the government suspended all mass immunization on 27 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Burkina Faso today concluded a four-day mass polio immunization campaign, vaccinating 174 304 children under five years of age in two Read More…

1 million COVID-19 cases reported in Eastern Mediterranean
Africa CoronaVirus

1 million COVID-19 cases reported in Eastern Mediterranean

Reading Time: 3 minutes 1 million COVID-19 cases reported in Eastern Mediterranean. War torn countries are the most affected As of 11:00 today, 1 025 478 cases and 23 461 deaths have been recorded from the Region, which spans from Morocco to Pakistan The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed more than one million cases of COVID-19 in the Read More…

Germany ups their support for Sudan amidst political crisis
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Germany ups their support for Sudan amidst political crisis

Reading Time: 3 minutes Germany ups their support for Sudan amidst political crisis. Germany is bringing international representation Following the peaceful revolution in 2019, the Sudan is now at a historic crossroads. After the peaceful revolution, what Comes next? In 2019 the peaceful protests by the courageous and resolute Sudanese people led to the fall of President Bashir’s regime. Read More…

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A Joint Parliamentary Assembly is non-negotiable says EU

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Joint Parliamentary Assembly is non-negotiable says EU. Africa-Caribbean nations & EU Nations Relations on the rocks European Parliament insists that the future institutional framework must still include an ACP-EU joint parliamentary dimension. The negotiations on a new partnership agreement between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries are entering the final Read More…

How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology
Africa

How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology

Reading Time: 3 minutes How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology. 9 million jobs created for youths Rwanda is renowned as a pioneer for gender equality In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. It ranked in the top four in the Read More…

Women peace-builders lead COVID-19 prevention across Libya
Africa

Women peace-builders lead COVID-19 prevention across Libya

Reading Time: 3 minutes Women peace-builders lead COVID-19 prevention across Libya. Libyan women are at the forefront of the pandemic For almost a year now, the Network has met weekly on WhatsApp and Zoom to find ways for Libyan women to enter male-dominated decision-making and negotiation spaces “We believe that we should be one Libya,” said one member* of Read More…

Africa building $4 Billion Solar Park, Largest in the world
Africa

Africa building $4 Billion Solar Park, Largest in the world

Reading Time: 4 minutes Africa building $4 Billion Solar Park, Largest in the world. Africa is in the midst of a major energy boom Africa50 is an independent infrastructure fund, focused on high-impact projects mostly in the energy and transport sectors A 37-square-kilometer solar park so large that it can be seen from space, with over seven million photovoltaic Read More…

EU Ambassador to transfer €5 million to 80,000 Kenyans
Africa

EU Ambassador to transfer €5 million to 80,000 Kenyans

Reading Time: 2 minutes EU Ambassador to transfer €5 million to 80,000 Kenyans. Help for 1,035 survivors of sexual violence As a result of COVID-19, an estimated 30% of Kenyans living in Nairobi’s informal settlements are experiencing severe hunger Thursday, June 11, 2020, European Union Ambassador for Kenya, Simon Mordue will sign a €5 Million grant, in the presence Read More…

Kenya records the highest number of recoveries for Covid-19
Africa

Kenya records the highest number of recoveries for Covid-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kenya records the highest number of recoveries for Covid-19. New cases continue to emerge in Nairobi This now brings the cumulative number of discharges to 706 on the 86th day since the country reported its first coronavirus case Kenya continues to record high numbers of recoveries from coronavirus. In the last 24 hours, the country Read More…

Malawi: Ensure Free, Fair, Safe Elections
Africa

Malawi: Ensure Free, Fair, Safe Elections

Reading Time: 3 minutes Malawi: Ensure Free, Fair, Safe Elections. Malawi has a deadly history of violence against politicians Opposition Malawi Congress Party leader Lazarus Chakwera addresses supporters after a court annulled the May 2019 presidential vote that declared Peter Mutharika a winner, in Lilongwe, Malawi, February 4, 2020. © REUTERS/Eldson Chagara Safeguard Citizens Against Violence During Presidential Rerun Vote Read More…

Telecoming comes to Egypt to promote digital entertainment
Africa

“Telecoming” comes to Egypt to promote digital entertainment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Telecoming comes to Egypt to promote digital entertainment. $100M people will have access to a mobile network The arrival into the Egyptian market means a further step in Telecoming’s strategy to enhance its presence in Africa The digital market in Egypt means more than 100M people and a mobile penetration of 94%; Africa plays a Read More…

Nigeria: Borno launches COVID-19 heroes’ campaign
Africa CoronaVirus

Nigeria: Borno launches COVID-19 heroes’ campaign

Reading Time: 3 minutes Borno launches COVID-19 heroes’ campaign. The Borno state has the displacements for many people The campaign aims to demystify and de-stigmatize COVID-19 survivors by declaring them heroes and heroines of a disease that has claimed 25 lives in Borno As part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 outbreak in north-east Nigeria, Borno State, WHO Read More…

Africa CoronaVirus

COVID-19 having major impact on Ugandans living with HIV

Reading Time: 3 minutes COVID-19 having major impact on Ugandans living with HIV. UNAIDS stepping up its support to HIV positive Ugandans People living with HIV and tuberculosis have found it difficult to access their routine medical care or essential medicine refills Kuraish Mubiru wakes up at dawn every day to get refills of antiretroviral therapy from different health Read More…

Kenya holds first-ever virtual health meeting with WHA
Africa CoronaVirus

Kenya holds first-ever virtual health conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kenya holds first-ever virtual health conference. Kenya has been hit heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic Addressing the Assembly the CS noted that Kenya has put in place robust economic, social and public health measures aimed at interrupting the transmission of the virus Health Cabinet Secretary, Sen. Mutahi Kagwe today attended the historic virtual 73rd World Read More…

Kenya lacks life-saving protective COVID-19 equipment
Africa

Kenya lacks life-saving protective COVID-19 equipment

Reading Time: 3 minutes Kenya lacks life-saving protective COVID-19 equipment. The second wave of the virus will be catastrophic The disruption of the local health care infrastructure caused by the outbreak has badly affected their ability to find essential medical care For the over half a million people living in Mathare, one of Kenya’s largest slums, the arrival of Read More…

A Perfect Storm Is Brewing in Burundi, Amidst 2020 Election
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A Perfect Storm Is Brewing in Burundi, Amidst 2020 Election

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Perfect Storm Is Brewing in Burundi, Amidst 2020 Election. Political tensions and arrests are ramping up While most of the world tries to slow the spread and limit the death toll of Covid-19, Burundi is expelling health experts. This week, the government, which refuses to acknowledge the threat the virus presents, resorted to familiar tactics and declared the country representative Read More…

COVID-19 Continues To Devastate Somalia's Disabled Community
Africa

COVID-19 Continues To Devastate Somalia’s Disabled Community

Reading Time: 4 minutes COVID-19 Continues To Devastate Somalia’s Disabled Community. 15-20% of the population have a disability In Somalia, it is estimated that some 15-20 per cent of the population – around 1.5 million people – are living with some form of disability The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all areas of Somali Read More…

2Africa, To Build The Largest Internet Project In The World
Africa

2Africa, To Build The Largest Internet Project In The World

Reading Time: 5 minutes 2Africa, To Build The Largest Internet Project In The World. The 2Africa Cable Will Implement New Technology, 2Africa is one of the largest subsea projects in the world, connecting 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe China Mobile International, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC announced today that they will Read More…

China Steps Up COVID-19 Medical Donation To Seychelles
Africa Asia

China Steps Up COVID-19 Medical Donation To Seychelles

Reading Time: 2 minutes China Steps Up COVID-19 Medical Donation To Seychelles. Over 40,000 pieces of medical equipment donated China continues to be major supply donors of medical devices to African nations hit by the coronavirus. On May 8, the Chinese embassy in Seychelles donated medical supplies to the Department of Health to support the Seychelles’ efforts to fight Read More…

South Sudan Unity Government Welcomes COVID-19 Refugees
Africa

South Sudan Unity Government Welcomes COVID-19 Refugees

Reading Time: 2 minutes South Sudan Unity Government Welcomes COVID-19 Refugees. 250 people from DRC have crossed into South Sudan The new arrivals have been sensitized on the new coronavirus disease and the measures in place to tackle it The UN Refugee Agency in South Sudan commends the Transitional Government of National Unity for continuing to welcome people seeking Read More…

Nestlé Donates $3.4M US For COVID-19 Relief In West Africa
Africa

Nestlé Donates $3.4M US For COVID-19 Relief In West Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nestlé Donates $3.4M US For COVID-19 Relief In West Africa. 850,000 People Will Benefit From Nestlé’s Gift Nestlé is also contributing masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep frontline health workers safe Nestlé Corporation is supporting more than 850,000 vulnerable people in Central and West Africa as part of a $3.4 million USD Read More…

COVID-19 Task Force Met In South Sudan For Emergency Meeting
Africa

COVID-19 Task Force Met In South Sudan For Emergency Meeting

Reading Time: 2 minutes COVID-19 Task Force Met In South Sudan For Emergency Meeting. This Was The Tasks Force 40th Meeting The High-Level Taskforce was briefed on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation in South Sudan, the Region and the Globe by the Honourable Minister for Health The High-Level Taskforce on COVID-19 Pandemic held its 40′ Meeting on the afternoon of Read More…

IMF Approves $200M US Disbursement to Mali To Address The COVID-19 Pandemic
Africa

IMF Approves $200M US Disbursement to Mali To Address The COVID-19 Pandemic

Reading Time: 3 minutes IMF Approves $200M US To Mali To Fight The COVID-19 Pandemic. The COVID-19 Shock Hit The Economy Hard This assistance will help support urgent spending on health services and assistance to affected firms and households, while preserving overall social spending The IMF approved a disbursement of US$200 million under the Rapid Credit Facility to help Read More…

Africa CDC Receives 3rd Mega Donation From Jack Ma Foundation
Africa CoronaVirus

Africa CDC Receives 3rd Mega Donation From Jack Ma Foundation

Reading Time: 3 minutes Africa Receives 3rd Mega Donation From Jack Ma Foundation. Over 5 Million Medical Items To Fight COVID-19 The Ethiopian Airlines cargo flight carrying part of the consignment departed Guangzhou, China, and landed in Addis Ababa at about 3 pm Eastern Africa Time The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) today received a Read More…

President Of Ghana African To Address 3,000 Business Leaders
Africa

President Of Ghana To Address 3,000 African Business Leaders

Reading Time: 2 minutes President Of Ghana To Address 3,000 African Business Leaders Across On The Continent And Worldwide Over 3,000 participants are expected from 81 countries – 41 countries on the African continent + 40 countries throughout the world The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will address what is possibly the largest ever gathering of senior Read More…

Urgently Needed COVID-19 Medical Packs Delivered To Nigeria
CoronaVirus Africa

Urgently Needed COVID-19 Medical Packs Delivered To Nigeria

Reading Time: 3 minutes Urgently Needed COVID-19 Medical Packs Delivered To Nigeria. There Has Been 981 Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 The starter packs consist of medical consumables to ensure the protection of frontline workers The Honorable Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that COVID-19 starter packs had been deployed to all tertiary health institutions and Federal Medical Read More…

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Uganda Vaccinates 900K Kids For Polio And Fights COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Uganda Vaccinates 900K Kids For Polio And Fights COVID-19. 3,842,000 Does Of Polio Vaccine Will Be Issued Vaccines will ensure uninterrupted routine immunization services for children in Uganda Uganda has today received 3,842,000 doses of bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV) to support ongoing routine immunization services throughout the country. The bivalent oral polio vaccines procured Read More…

Africa: Racing To Respond To The COVID-19 In 70 Countries
Africa

Africa: Racing To Respond To The COVID-19 In 70 Countries

Reading Time: 7 minutes Africa: Racing To Respond To The COVID-19 In 70 Countries. 73,000 Burundian Refugees In Need Of COVID-19 Help In Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, and South Africa, MSF has started producing cloth masks for use in the community Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are racing to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in Read More…

CACOVID To Donate 1.7M Meal Packages To Nigerian Families
Africa CoronaVirus

CACOVID To Donate 1.7M Meal Packages To Nigerian Families

Reading Time: 3 minutes CACOVID To Donate 1.7M Meal Packages To Nigerian Families Along With Orders For 250,000 COVID-19 Tests The Private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has ordered for 250,000 supplies for tests and another 150,000 extraction kits to fast-track molecular testing for the deadly coronavirus, noting that the reality of the situation at hand was such that Read More…

Spread Of COVID-19 Virus Devastating To Refugee Communities
Africa

Spread Of COVID-19 Virus Devastating To Refugee Communities

Reading Time: 3 minutes Spread Of COVID-19 Virus Devastating To Refugee Communities, Putting Hundreds of Thousands of Lives At Risk Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are doing everything we can to prepare for a potential outbreak in Nduta refugee camp Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in Tanzania are concerned about the threat posed by the spread of Read More…

Around Africa In 60 Seconds, COVID-19 Updates
Africa

Around Africa In 60 Seconds, COVID-19 Updates

Reading Time: 3 minutes Around Africa In 60 Seconds – Covid-19 Updates. Have The African Nations Flatten The Curve? Cameroon: Mandatory Wearing of Masks in Public Places Let’s activate this morning, the MANDATORY wearing of masks in public places. Our SMEs will produce in quantity. It should also be noted that specialized COVID-19 treatment centres are under construction. Together, Read More…

UN Pleads For Early Release Of Eritrean Prisoners
Africa

UN Pleads For Early Release Of Eritrean Prisoners

Reading Time: 2 minutes UN Pleads For Early Release Of Eritrean Prisoners. Over crowed prisons increase infection rates of COVID-19 A UN rights expert has urged Eritrea to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in its overcrowded jails by immediately releasing all political prisoners, low-risk offenders and others such as the sick and elderly who are particularly vulnerable to Read More…

Africa World News

Uhuru Torch Race Cancelled

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Uhuru Torch race takes place every year starting from different places President John Magufuli on Tuesday suspended Uhuru Torch race for 2020, as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, which is wreaking havoc across the globe. Speaking to residents of Dar es Salaam while inspecting the on-going Ubungo Interchange Read More…

Africa CoronaVirus

10 More Countries In Africa Declare COVID-19 Infection

Reading Time: 2 minutes Containment remains the most appropriate strategy for African countries. BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of the), March 13, 2020/APO Group/ —  The World Health Organization (WHO) officially designated COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020. There are now 137 confirmed cases in Africa. “With COVID-19 officially declared a pandemic, all countries in Africa must act,” said Dr Matshidiso Read More…

Africa World News

Mozambicans Still Struggling From Deadly Cyclone

Reading Time: 2 minutes World Food Programme (WFP) needs US$91 million to be able to fully implement rehabilitation projects for Idai victims this year. A year after Cyclone Idai devastated much of central Mozambique, limited funding for essential reconstruction is preventing many of the hardest-hit people from getting back on their feet, according to the United Nations World Food Read More…

Africa

Sudanese Prime Minister Escapes After Failed Car Bomb Assassination Attempt

Reading Time: < 1 minute Photo taken on March 9, 2020 shows the site of a blast in Khartoum, Sudan.Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok has survived an assassination following a blast in capital Khartoum, state media reported on Monday. (Xinhua) Image source ZALINGEI, Sudan African, Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) expresses deep regret at the attempted assassination of Dr. Abdalla Read More…

Africa World News

20,000 Migrants Have Now Died In The Mediterranean Sea

Reading Time: 2 minutes International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reiterates that improved and expanded safe, legal pathways for migrants and refugees are urgently needed. A tragic shipwreck off the coast of Libya last month and more than a dozen other recent fatalities elsewhere have pushed the death toll in the Mediterranean Sea to 20,014 since 2014, according to IOM’s Missing Read More…

Africa World News

The Democratic Republic Of Congo’s Last Ebola Patient Discharged

Reading Time: 2 minutes Although the patient has been allowed to leave, 46 people who had come in contact with her are still being monitored. GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, The last Ebola patient in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was discharged today from a treatment centre in the north-eastern town of Beni. With no more confirmed cases, Read More…

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United States To Provide $30.4 Million To Support Democratic Elections In Ethiopia

Reading Time: < 1 minute USAID will strengthen the capacity of Ethiopian civil society organizations and political parties to respond to the needs of all Ethiopians more effectively. The United States and the National Elections Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) signed a memorandum of understanding for a new $30.4 million program to support the upcoming national elections. United States Agency for Read More…

Africa World News

U.S. Provides Defender Patrol Boats To Djiboutian Navy

Reading Time: < 1 minute Defender patrol boats combine an unmatched ability to conduct high-speed maneuvers in a compact deployable package. Four Defender patrol boats arrived in port at Djibouti City, Djibouti, in two shipments in late February as part of a train-and-equip partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the Djiboutian military. They are used extensively by the Read More…

Africa World News

$2Bn Nigerian Fertilizer Plant Is The Biggest In The World

Reading Time: 3 minutes With a capacity of 3 million tonnes per annum, the plant has been classified as the biggest project in the entire fertilizer industry history in the world. LAGOS, Nigeria, Dangote Fertilizer Limited has begun the countdown to the inauguration of its $2 billion Granulated Urea Fertilizer complex located in the Dangote Free Zone. With a capacity Read More…

Africa

Ethiopia Races Against Time To Control Locusts As The Planting Season Starts

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cross-border swarm movements with Kenya and breeding continues in Southern Ethiopia. The Government of Ethiopia is racing against time to control Desert Locusts as the February – May Belg season starts. With support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Ministry of Agriculture is scaling up aerial and ground operations in Oromia and Southern Read More…

Africa

UN Refugee Chief Welcomes South Sudan’s Government Of National Unity

Reading Time: < 1 minute UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi welcomes the formation of a long-awaited unity government in South Sudan, bringing political rivals together to work for lasting peace.  The new government follows the ‘Revitalised agreement on the resolution of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan’ signed in September 2018 by South Sudan’s warring parties The two main parties have agreed to Read More…

Africa

In 12 months, Violence Displaces More Than 700,000 In Burkina Faso

Reading Time: 2 minutes People fleeing the violence report attacks on their villages by militant groups, killing, raping, pillaging. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners are facing severe challenges in accessing and responding to the needs of the internally displaced people and refugees scattered throughout the Sahel region, as attacks against civilians grow in number and frequency. In Read More…

Africa

1.6 million Children, Affected by Humanitarian Crises In Niger

Reading Time: 3 minutes UNICEF took this opportunity to appeal for solidarity to help the Government of Niger and its partners meet the urgent needs of the affected populations Nearly 3 million people, more than half children, in Niger are in need of humanitarian assistance, amid the risks posed by insecurity, malnutrition, recurrent disease epidemics and outbreaks, cyclical floods, Read More…

Africa

First Major Group Of Ethiopian Refugees Return Home From Kenya

Reading Time: 2 minutes The returnees were flown from Kakuma to the eastern Ethiopian city of Dire Dawa in two UNHCR-chartered flights. A group of 76 Ethiopian refugees have voluntarily returned home from Kenya’s Kakuma camp today. This marks the first major voluntary repatriation program for Ethiopian refugees in the country. The movement, supported by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Read More…

Africa U.S.A

United States Announces $8 Million To Locust Control Operations In East Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes By helping to reduce the size of the swarms, this aid is expected to have a positive impact on affected communities throughout the Horn of Africa. WASHINGTON D.C., In response to the outbreak of desert locusts in East Africa, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will be providing $8 million Read More…

Africa

These African Countries Are A Scammers Paradise

Reading Time: 5 minutes Of all the countries surveyed, Kenyans (75%) and South Africans (74%) were the most concerned about the risk of cybercrime JOHANNESBURG, South Africa,   Key findings:53% of Africans surveyed think that trusting emails from people they know is good enough; 28% have fallen for a phishing email and 50% have had a malware infection; 64% Read More…