Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Tanzania: African Development Bank project tripled incomes of rural producers and traders

With $56.8 million in funding from the African Development Bank, the programme was undertaken in 32 districts with a population of 6.1 million in 1.2 million households

An African Development Bank (http://www.AfDB.org) project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) (https://bit.ly/38xRvFo) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results, according to a report released by the project team. The project, rolled out in the country between 2012 and 2017 increased the incomes of rural producers and…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Global experts call for a radical health policy shift in post COVID-19 Africa

Countries must strengthen and reform their health policy research institutions to focus on Africa-led inclusive solutions

Global health experts and practitioners at a policy webinar hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI) called for a “Marshall Plan on Inclusive Health in Africa.”   There is an urgent need for inclusive health policy in Africa – one that can detect and interpret warning signs and rapidly mobilize…

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 (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (494,380) deaths (11,652), and recoveries (238,287)

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (494,380) deaths (11,652), and recoveries (238,287) by region: Central (38,372 cases; 806 deaths; 21,503 recoveries): Burundi (191; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,033; 52; 970), Chad (872; 74; 787), Congo (1,557; 44; 501), DRC (7,660; 183; 4,072), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

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Source: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) |

Coronavirus - Nigeria: Donation of Personal Protective Equipment from ANPA for COVID-19 response in Nigeria

We are grateful to The Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA) for the donation of personal protective equipment as support for the COVID-19 national response. We commend the efforts of public and private entities as we jointly take responsibility in the face of this pandemic.

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Madagascar receives USD 2.13 million from African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited Policy for Drought Response

The payout will be implemented to assist the lives and livelihoods of 600,000 vulnerable population affected by the drought

The Government of Madagascar today received a symbolic cheque in the amount of USD 2,13 million from the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) to cover anticipated losses to livelihoods of its vulnerable population from the crop failure in the just concluded farming season. The ARC payout is…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Minister Nathi Mthethwa on gazetting of the re-opening of arts and cultural spaces during Coronavirus COVID-19 Alert Level 3

Minister Nathi Mthethwa announces the gazetting of the re-opening of arts and cultural spaces

Minister Nathi Mthethwa has signed and approved the re-opening of cinemas, theatres, museums, libraries, galleries and archives, in compliance with measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 as per 27 (2) of the Disaster Management Act 2002 (Act no. 57 of 2002). This approval comes after consultation with…