NTT Pro Cycling
Source: NTT Pro Cycling |

NTT Pro Cycling set for Milano-Sanremo

The 2020 edition of Milano-Sanremo will go down into the history books as one of the most unique editions of the event, ever

The first monument of the UCI cycling season is upon us as Milano-Sanremo takes place this Saturday, 8th of August. NTT Pro Cycling ( will line up for the famous Italian classic, which is usually held in the early Spring, with our in-form Italian sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo leading our 6-rider…

Norwegian Refugee Council
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Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Coronavirus - Ethiopia: 15,000 Ethiopian returnees receive emergency Covid-19 assistance at quarantine sites

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is working to prevent the spread of coronavirus to areas with vulnerable refugees, displaced and host communities across Ethiopia

Over 15,000 Ethiopian returnees, many of whom are vulnerable women and children languishing at quarantine sites, have received critical emergency assistance as the country continues to curb the spread of Covid-19. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is working alongside the Ethiopian…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Germany to Ramp Up Investment in African Energy

An exclusive webinar explored the market dynamics set to shape post-COVID-19 German-African business relations

“Germany-Africa Economic Relations: Making Deals Post COVID-19” highlighted opportunities for German businesses in Africa’s power production, clean energy, and digitalization and technology sectors; An opening keynote was given by H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea; Panelists included Ibrahima Mané, Director…

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The Launching of the Inaugural Africa Biennial Report on Disaster Risk Reduction

This is the first report since the adoption of the Programme of Action for implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 by the African Union

My fellow Africans!  I am pleased to issue this press briefing at the launch of the Inaugural Africa Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. As you might be aware, disasters have become a recurrent phenomenon in Africa and the Africa Union wants to ensure that countries prepared to minimize the losses…

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
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Coronavirus - Nigeria: COVID-19 Situation Report for Nigeria (5th August 2020)

The COVID19 Nigeria situation report for 5th August, 2020 has been published. Download Report: Our daily COVID19 situation reports provide a summary of the epidemiological situation & response activities in Nigeria. 

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Coronavirus emergency appeal - UNHCR’s preparedness and response plan (REVISED) 5 August 2020

UNHCR is revising its initial requirements of $33 million and is appealing for an additional $222 million

In light of the unprecedented impact that the COVID-19 outbreak is having across operations worldwide, UNHCR is revising its initial requirements of $33 million and is appealing for an additional $222 million, bringing revised requirements to $255 million to urgently support preparedness and response in situations of forced displacement over…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Rwanda: Update COVID-19 05 August 2020

The new cases are in Kiagali (4) from high risk groups, and Nyagatare (1); heightened vigilance is required everywhere

Five (5) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 4598 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to two thousand, one hundred and four (2104). To date, one thousand, two hundred and twenty-seven (1237) patients have recovered and been discharged, including fifteen (15) in the past…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Anticipatory action for COVID-19: building the systems that protect livelihoods throughout a pandemic

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, COVID-19 restrictions risk cutting off the country’s capital from the rural regions that provide most of its food

The impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis on food systems are vast and varied, and as of yet hard to predict. But nowhere are they felt harder than in countries already struggling with food security. When the socio-economic ramifications of COVID-19 were becoming clear, FAO began monitoring the…