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Coronavirus - South Africa: COVID-19 Statistics for RSA (13 June 2021)

A total of 44,560 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 7,657 new cases, which represents a 17.2% positivity rate. A further 59 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 57,765. Read more: http://ow.ly/d0kx50F9fmI.

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Drop in blood donations add to maternal health threats in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has further worsened the shortfall, with donations dropping by 17% over the past year

Just half of the blood needed for transfusion each year in the African region is collected, leaving many facing life-threatening shortages. The COVID-19 pandemic has further worsened the shortfall, with donations dropping by 17% over the past year. One of the critical requirements for blood transfusion is in saving the…

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PM meeting with President Ramaphosa of South Africa: 13 June 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson met President Ramaphosa of South Africa at the G7 summit in Cornwall

The Prime Minister met South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at the G7 Summit in Cornwall. The Prime Minister outlined the importance of the UK’s relationship with South Africa and the leaders agreed to work together to strengthen that relationship, including through enhancing our trade partnership and investment links. He explained…

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G7 Development Finance Institutions and multilateral partners to invest over $80 billion into African businesses over the next five years

It is the first time the G7 DFIs have come together to make a collective partnership commitment to the African continent

The G7 DFIs, the IFC, the private sector arm of the African Development Bank, EBRD and the European Investment Bank (www.EIB.org) today announced that they were committed to investing $80 billion in the private sector over the next five years to support sustainable economic recovery and growth in Africa. The…

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UN-Habitat, local government and the EU join forces to combat Gender-Based Violence in Mogadishu through COVID-19 awareness forums

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, data from community health workers has shown that GBV cases have intensified especially in vulnerable communities

UN- Habitat through the Benadir Regional Administration (BRA), Directorate of Health and Human Services held a training on the prevention and response to Gender-Based Violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, an initiative funded by the European Union. The 30 participants who took part were drawn from the BRA Directorate of Health…

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Kenya's Chipu prepare for Barthes U20 Trophy defense

Kenya’s U20s, affectionately referred to as Chipu are the defending champions of this tournament which serves as the Rugby Africa U20 Championship

A 28 strong Kenya U20 (www.KRU.co.ke) training squad has been preparing for their Barthes U20 Trophy defense under the tutelage of Head Coach Curtis Olago. The side has had a series of training camps in Nairobi and Nakuru over the past month and has also had the opportunity to play…

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Two European Investment Bank reports highlight solutions for development challenges and the importance of partnership with Africa

A Partnership with Africa lays out the EIB’s track record in Africa and illustrates how the EIB believes it can deliver better in the years ahead

The European Investment Bank (www.EIB.org) today releases its vision for working with Africa and a set of expert ideas about the future of development. The two new publications were formally launched by EIB President Werner Hoyer and Vice President Thomas Östros earlier today, ahead of the European Development Days. The…

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International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) signs a US$ 250 Million Framework Agreement to support the Development of Key Economic Sectors in the Republic of The Gambia

The agreement aims at boosting trade development across the country’s agriculture, energy, healthcare, and private sectors over a period of five years

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-idb.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group, has signed a new 5-Year Framework Agreement in favour of the Government of The Gambia that target to provide up to US$ 50 million to the country on an annual basis. The agreement,…

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The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator partnership welcomes commitment of 870 million vaccine doses and calls for more investment in all tools to end the pandemic

870 million vaccine doses for low and low-middle income countries over the next year

G7 leaders donate 870 million vaccine doses for low and low-middle income countries over the next year, vital for reducing virus transmission; G7 leaders emphasize the importance of all ACT-Accelerator tools to exit the pandemic; ACT-Accelerator’s funding gap remains significant with an urgent need for funding of tests, treatments and health…

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G7 Development Finance Institutions and multilateral partners to invest over $80 billion into African businesses over the next five years

The announcement is a welcome boost to support the long-term development objectives of African economies that have been negatively impacted by the crisis

The G7 DFIs, the IFC, the private sector arm of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), EBRD and the European Investment Bank today announced that they were committed to investing $80 billion in the private sector over the next five years to support sustainable economic recovery and growth in Africa. The…