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    • Johannesburg, South Africa. COVID-19 testing by South African Red Cross Society at their Vereeniging branch in Vereeniging. On site, people are registered, screened and given behaviour change and prevention messages while they wait. A volunteer nurse does the testing, giving each individual the choice between a nasal swab or a throat swab. Nurse Joyce Radebe says everybody chooses the throat swab. Photo: IFRC/South Africa Red Cross
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Africa CDC, IFRC, and USAU call for equitable vaccine coverage in Africa

The deep inequities in vaccine distribution are also linked to the devastating socio-economic impacts of COVID-19

Today, during a high-level event on COVID-19, on the margins of the UN General Assembly, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the U.S. Mission to the African Union (USAU) called on partners and governments…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Equatorial Guinea to Revise its Oil and Gas Law to Incentivize Investment in Upstream, Midstream and Downstream, Other African Countries Should do the Same

Speaking at a Bilateral Chamber hosted webinar on Wednesday the 22nd of September, H.E. Minister Gabriel Obiang Lima indicated a new Hydrocarbon Law in Equatorial Guinea, with more insights to be provided at African Energy Week in Cape Town

H.E. Gabriel Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, has announced the Ministry’s intention of preparing a new Hydrocarbon law focused on attracting oil investment into the country’s sector. With national targets to establish the country as an oil and gas leader, the new Hydrocarbon Law aims…

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UNMISS, Warrap state authorities visit Marial Lou, appeal for peace and reconciliation in the region

The Force Commander’s visit came on the heels of recent intercommunal clashes

UNMISS Force Commander, Lieutenant-General Shailesh Tinaikar, recently visited Marial Lou, Warrap state, to see first-hand the situation on the ground. Accompanied by Anastasie Nyirigira Mukangarambe, the Head of the UNMISS Field Office in the state, Force Commander Tinaikar was also joined by state officials, including Acting State Governor Debora Uduel…

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South Sudanese political elites illicitly diverting millions of US dollars, undermining core human rights and stability – UN experts note

The Commission noted that this figure is only a fraction of the overall amount looted

By diverting staggering amounts of money and other wealth from South Sudan’s public coffers and resources, South Sudan’s leaders are undermining human rights and endangering security, the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan has found in its latest Conference Room Paper presented to the Human Rights Council in Geneva…

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Children in South Sudan say hunger is forcing them into child marriage and crime

South Sudan is facing its worst ever hunger crisis

Children in South Sudan said hunger was forcing more young people to drop out of school, putting girls at risk of early marriage and sexual exploitation, and forcing some boys into crime, according to Save the Children research being released on Thursday at the United Nations General Assembly. The child right’s…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Gambia: WHO and Ministry of Health discuss Programme Budget 2022-23

Deputizing for the Honourable Minister of Health, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry thanked WHO for the invaluable support it is rendering to the health sector

Following internal discussions and preparations, the WHO Country Office and the Ministry of Health held a fruitful meeting this morning to discuss and plan for the Pogramme Budget 2022-23.  The meeting was held at Ocean Bay Hotel and was attended by senior management and programme officers from both institutions. Deputizing…

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Africa needs seven-fold rise in COVID-19 vaccine shipments

While Africa’s third wave continues to ease, 108 000 new cases were recorded, and more than 3000 lives lost in the week to 19 September

COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa must rise by over seven times from around 20 million per month to 150 million each month on average if the continent is to fully vaccinate 70% of its people by September 2022. The 70% target was agreed at the global COVID-19 summit hosted by…

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Canon to Harness the Power of Imagery to Inspire a World of Change at Expo 2020 Dubai

Canon is an Official Provider of Expo 2020 Dubai and the first company ever to be the single provider of printing and imaging solutions for a World Expo

Canon is the first official single provider (https://bit.ly/2XTZawP) of printing and imaging solutions at the most digitally connected World Expo ever; Miraisha program empowers young storytellers across Africa by promoting job opportunities and future livelihoods. Canon is an Official Provider of Expo 2020 Dubai and the first company ever to…