Source: South African Rugby Union |

Physical and mental boost as Blitzboks prepare to return to training

The players will undergo COVID-19 testing on Thursday as part of the return to play protocols and will report for duty next Tuesday

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell believes his squad’s return to training will not only boost the Blitzbok players on a physical level, but will also give the players a mental boost as they prepare for their return to their Stellenbosch Academy of Sport base next week. The players will undergo…

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

Coronavirus - African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (968,020) deaths (20,612), and recoveries (629,726)

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (968,020) deaths (20,612), and recoveries (629,726) by region: Central (49,220 cases; 944 deaths; 35,463 recoveries): Burundi (395; 1; 304), Cameroon (17,255; 387; 15,320), CAR (4,614; 59; 1,635), Chad (936; 75; 814), Congo (3,546; 58; 1,589), DRC (9,133; 215; 7,424), Equatorial Guinea (4,821;…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Total number of COVID-19 cases increases to 516862

COVID-19 Update: In the last 24 hours, there has been a total of 5378 new cases which takes the overall number of cases to 516862. Click the link to view the full report: https://bit.ly/2DtOz18

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Coronavirus - South Africa: COVID-19 update for South Africa (3rd August 2020)

COVID-19 Update: A total of 21916 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, with 5378 new cases. Regrettably, we report 173 more COVID-19 related deaths bringing the total number of deaths to 8539. Click the link to view the full report: https://bit.ly/3gD39li

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

New Regulatory Affairs Committee: Putting Regulatory Frameworks at the Heart of the Continent’s Global Investment Competitiveness

The Committee will be central to the Chamber’s policy advocacy and advisory efforts across the continent

The African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) is delighted to announce the nomination of its Regulatory Affairs Committee, which will serve on its Advisory Board for 2020 and 2021. The Committee will be central to the Chamber’s policy advocacy and advisory efforts across the continent to provide an enabling business environment for…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Coronavirus - Sudan: Floods Flash Update

Ongoing heavy rainfall hampers crop production, increases risk of disease outbreaks and poses more obstacles to Government and partners’ efforts to contain COVID-19 pandemic

HIGHLIGHTS Heavy rains over the past week have led to flash and riverine flooding in different parts of Sudan, with Khartoum, Blue Nile and River Nile states amongst the hardest-hit. The storms have destroyed houses and displaced people, especially in the Blue Nile, where several hectares of crops have been…

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

Coronavirus - Uganda: UNHCR Operational Update

There were 945 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 30 June 2020, with 837 recoveries

There were no new arrivals during the month of May 2020, after Uganda closed its international borders on 22 March 2020, as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19 into the country. Between 1 January to 31 March 2020, there were 21,796 new arrivals. The humanitarian situation remains unpredictable…