Source: United Nations Nigeria |

Coronavirus - Nigeria: UN, Nigerian Government Launch a COVID-19 Basket Fund to Harmonize Investments in National Pandemic Response Plan

The National COVID-19 Response Plan is developed around 10 pillars, encompassing scaling up surveillance, testing, isolation, contact tracing, infection prevention and control

The UN system in Nigeria, in collaboration with the Government of Nigeria, has launched the COVID-19 Basket Fund to complement ongoing efforts to mobilise resources in support of the National COVID-19 Multi-Sectoral Pandemic Response Plan, developed by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. The Basket Fund will serve as the…

Source: Bizcommunity |

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

Bizcommunity’s essential daily business-to-business information provides a snapshot overview of 19 industry sectors that helps companies keep a virtual presence alive

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Recent comments from UK press ( referring to South Africa’s 'formidable leadership'…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Stronger partnerships crucial for successful implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in light of COVID-19

Africa’s Finance Ministers have called for an initial support package of US$ 100 billion in 2020 to cushion their nations from impacts of the pandemic

The Bureau of the Sixth Session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) has met and adopted an action plan establishing key priorities for implementing key messages from the forum that was held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, in February. Chaired by chaired Zimbabwe’s Public Service, Labour and Social…

Source: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) |

Coronavirus - Response to Covid-19 in Mali: United Nations provides support amounting to over US$6 million

The scope of this support is expected to be even broader, with in-kind contributions based on the comparative advantages of each entity

The United Nations in Mali through MINUSMA signed on Monday, April 6, with the Malian Ministry of Health and Social Affairs three (3) memoranda of understanding that will enable an integrated and rapid response to the health crisis prompted by the Covid-19 virus. With a total amount of US$2,732,043 or…

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

Africa - COVID-19 Surveillance Update: 6 April 2020 5:00 p.m

Northern (4,204; 321; 420): Algeria (1,320; 130; 90), Egypt (1,173; 78; 247), Libya (18; 1; 0), Mauritania (6; 1; 2), Morocco (1,113; 71; 76), Tunisia (574; 18; 5)

Total number positive cases in #Africa 9,457 51 countries 442 deaths 848 recovery cases by Region African Union Member States (51) reporting COVID-19 cases (9,457), deaths (442), and recoveries (848) by region:  Central (917 cases; 33 deaths; 30 recoveries):  Burundi (3; 0; 0), Cameroon (650; 9; 17), Central African Republic (9; 0;…

Source: Department of Health, Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: Public Health Authority records new case of COVID-19

The total number of confined cases in Seychelles is 11

Today, Monday 6. April 2020, a 26 year old man who works as a ground handling staff at the Seychelles International airport has tested positive for COV1D-19. The individual reported to the Anse Royale health facility, located the District Administration on Friday 3. April 2.0.. was consulted by a physician…

Ministry of Health, Zambia
Source: Ministry of Health, Zambia |

Coronavirus - Zambia: Covid-19 Update #17 Summary

A cumulative total of 351 alerts notified have been cleared as non-cases.

COVID-19 UPDATE #17 SUMMARY: 1. No new COVID-19 case recorded in Zambia in four days. 2. In 24hrs, 99 tests conducted: 72 truck drivers, 11 contacts to the deceased patient and 16 persons under investigation. 3. Two (2)more discharged: Total now five(5) 4. Out of 6,450 persons classified as high…

Source: Kwik |

Yves Guillemot, Founder & CEO of Ubisoft S.A. invests in Franco-Nigerian startup Kwik Delivery

Yves Guillemot, Founder & CEO of French video games giant Ubisoft S.A. has invested in Franco-Nigeiran startup Africa Delivery Technologies SAS, who operated the Kwik Delivery (http://Kwik.Delivery) platform in Nigeria. The investment, part of Kwik's ongoing Series A round, aims to allow the company to scale up in Nigeria as…