Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Africa: New report from International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean

Besides offering analysis on migration flows within and from North and West Africa, this report also offers new evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on migrants and migration

Public debates surrounding migration in West and North Africa—indeed, across the Mediterranean Sea basin—often are riven by misconception and partial representations of a truly complex reality. A new volume by IOM’s Global Migration Data and Analysis Centre (GMDAC) titled Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean provides a more nuanced view. This comprehensive, fact-based and balanced account of migration from and within West and North Africa and on routes towardsthe…

Source: UN News |

Coronavirus - Africa: International community must unite, or be crushed by chaos, warns UN chief

The COVID-19 pandemic is a clear test of international cooperation

The UN Secretary-General on Thursday made an unequivocal case for strengthening multilateralism and building trust among the countries of the world in the face of the devastating coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed gaps on multiple fronts.  The dangerous mix of high geo-political tensions and complex threats to peace, now complicated…

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

Coronavirus: Celebrity Advocates Connie Britton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Yemi Alade call for green and gender-equal COVID-19 recovery during the United Nations General Assembly week

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of the people and the planet but has also provided an opportunity for the world to come out stronger

The three UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors joined the SDG Action Zone during the 75th UN General Assembly to share personal experiences during the pandemic and talk climate, inequality, and the challenges of being a working mom UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors American actor Connie Britton, Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Nigerian musician Yemi…

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)
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Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 24 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,429,704), deaths (34,839), and recoveries (1,175,855) by region: Central (57,334 cases; 1,072 deaths; 49,679 recoveries): Burundi (476; 1; 462), Cameroon (20,690; 416; 19,124), CAR (4,802; 62; 1,830), Chad (1,164; 81; 997), Congo (5,005; 89; 3,920), DRC (10,555; 271; 10,051), Equatorial Guinea (5,018;…

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Source: Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi |

Coronavirus - Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Information Update (24th September 2020)

New cases: 1 Total confirmed case: 5747 Total active cases: 1405 Total recovered: 4163 (23 New) Total number of tests conducted: 51773 (317 New) Total deaths: 179 (0 New)

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus: Social, environmental factors seen behind Africa’s low COVID-19 cases

Deaths attributed to COVID-19 have also remained low in the region

COVID-19 transmission in Africa has been marked by relatively fewer infections, which have been on the decline over the past two months, owing to a variety of socio-ecological factors as well as early and strong public health measures taken by governments across the region. The pandemic has largely been in…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

Over 21,000 people killed since UN global ceasefire-resolution

The UN issued a warning only last week on the risk of conflict-induced famine in South Sudan, Yemen, DRC and northeast Nigeria

At least 21,347 people have been killed in conflict, including more than 5,800 civilian adults and children who were directly targeted (1), despite the adoption of a UN Security Council resolution calling for a global cessation of hostilities some 90 days ago. Instead of a ceasefire, allowing countries and humanitarian…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Guinea-Bissau Independence Day

As our countries continue to combat COVID-19, we are encouraged by our shared commitment to peace and security

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I congratulate the citizens of Guinea-Bissau as you celebrate your Independence Day. As our countries continue to combat COVID-19, we are encouraged by our shared commitment to peace and security, economic growth,…

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

UNHCR assisting displaced families affected by floods in the Sahel

Across the region, infrastructure including medical facilities have been badly damaged, impacting national responses to COVID-19 and other illnesses such as malaria and measles

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is scaling up efforts to assist displaced families in Africa’s Sahel, among more than 700,000 people affected by devastating floods in the region. Dozens of people have died including a displaced pregnant mother and her teenage daughter. Thousands more are in immediate need of shelter,…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon’s EOS C70 brings the power of the RF Mount to its Cinema EOS System range

For the first time ever, filmmakers using a Canon Cinema EOS System camera can enjoy the incredible possibilities of the powerful RF lens range

Canon Europe (https://www.Canon-Europe.com/) today announces the launch of the EOS C70 – a compact, versatile camera that is the first to combine the powerful image quality of Canon’s Cinema EOS System range with the portability and flexibility of its EOS R line-up. For the first time ever, filmmakers using a…