Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Record 121 NBA and WNBA Players to Compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

27 NBA Teams and 10 WNBA Teams Represented on National Team Rosters

A record 121 NBA (www.NBA.com) and WNBA players are featured on national team rosters for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The men’s and women’s 5x5 competitions will feature a record 49 current NBA players and a record 29 current WNBA players, as well as 16 former NBA and…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Namibia |

Coronavirus – Namibia: United States Donates Electronic High-Tech Equipment to Support Namibia’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program

The electronic equipment will be used for data entry at vaccination sites and for monitoring purposes

At a virtual ceremony today, the United States donated 176 tablet and 53 laptop computers, as well as 250 remote temperature monitoring devices and 2,000 terabytes in hard-drive capacity to the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) to support the country’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. The electronic equipment will be…

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Source: Ministry of Health, Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini |

Coronavirus - Eswatini: COVID-19 Daily Info Update (July 23, 2021)

Total daily Tests: 1,449 Active Cases: 1,844 New Deaths: 7 New Confirmed Cases: 276 Recoveries: 19,570 (178 New) Total Deaths: 742 (CFR 3.3%) Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 22,156 Currently Admitted: 210 Total Vaccinated: 1st Dose 38,326                             1st  and 2nd Dose 27,341  

Source: The World Bank Group |

Somalia’s Women and Children are Among the 1.84 Million to Benefit from Improved Healthcare Services

This project is the first World Bank investment in Somalia’s health sector in 30 years

The World Bank approved the Improving Healthcare Services in Somalia Project, known as “Damal Caafimaad,” which is financed by a US$75 million International Development Assistance (IDA) grant and an additional US$25 million grant from the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF). This project is the first World Bank investment…

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Coronavirus – Niger: United States Donates an Additional 151,200 COVID-19 Vaccines to Niger

This donation will help protect the Nigerien people from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus and begin reducing barriers to building back the Niger’s economy

The U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger announces the donation by the United States Government of 151,200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to provide initially at least 25 million of 80 million doses globally to Africa.  The…

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Ahmed Yahya, Chairman of CAF’s Interclub Competitions Committee: “Africa backs the idea of a World Cup every two years”

The head of African tournaments speaks exclusively to MARCA about the Super League project, which the Confederation of African Football has officially given the green light

Ahmed Yahya is African football’s man of the future. Under his leadership, the Mauritanian federation went from being suspended by FIFA to playing in their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations in 2019. He’s now Chairman of CAF’s Interclub Competitions Committee. One of his first tasks involves developing the African Super…

Source: Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation |

Coronavirus – Tunisia: Belgium sends emergency aid to Tunisia in the fight against COVID-19

Tunisia is currently facing a serious deterioration of its health situation and a sharp increase in hospitalizations

Belgium has decided to provide emergency assistance to Tunisia, following a request transmitted by this country through the European Mechanism of Civil Protection, in the context of the fight against COVID-19. Tunisia is currently facing a serious deterioration of its health situation and a sharp increase in hospitalizations. The country…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Covid-19 Statistics for Republic of South Africa (22 July 2021)

A total of 55,981 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 14,858 new cases, which represents a 26.5% positivity rate. A further 433 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 68,625 to date.  

Source: Action Against Hunger |

New Data Show Tigray, Ethiopia at Risk of Famine

After nearly nine months of conflict in Tigray, many farmers were forced to miss planting season and will not have harvests

Analysis released today show that up to 400,000 women, men and children in Tigray, Ethiopia are now facing acute food insecurity. At least 33,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, with a real risk of dying from hunger if they do not receive urgent treatment. Action Against Hunger, a…