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Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 is an opportunity for innovation and increased solidarity in Africa, say African Union (AU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

COVID-19 is expected to deepen food insecurity by at least 19 percent in the region

“The consequences of the pandemic could be long-lasting”, stated Ambassador Smail Chergui, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, adding that “the AU will continue to support governments to make extremely difficult choices to address the impact of COVID-19 across the continent”. Amb. Chergui’s remarks followed the launch of a…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Demonstrate commitment to Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment with actions; meeting with Civil Society Organisations emphasises

The meeting observed that COVID-19 pandemic continues to accentuate the inequalities between men and women

The speedy implementation of commitments to Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) has yet again been emphasized in a Declaration and Call for Action between the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). The Declaration and call for action is an outcome statement of the AUC, Women,…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Mobility of African Health Workers comes under the Spotlight Post COVID-19

The experts also agreed that COVID-19 was revealing shortcomings in how the movement of health workers has been managed by both sending and receiving countries

The African Union’s Labour Migration Advisory Committee (LMAC) last week convened a virtual conference where health policy experts discussed ways to better manage the labour market for health workers in Africa. This was the last of three online meetings in which LMAC examined changes in labour migration governance in Africa in…

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Coronavirus - Africa CDC Receives COVID-19 test kits donation from Government of Germany

The donation is to support implementation of the Africa Joint Continental Strategy for COVID-19, which aims to prevent severe illness and death from COVID-19 infection

The German Epidemic Preparedness Team, on behalf of the Government of Germany, has donated SARS-CoV-2 extraction and test kits, capable of conducting 1.3 million tests, to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). A first batch of the test kits was handed over today to the Africa…

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The African Union and Ministry of Commerce of China on the Project of the AfricaCDC Headquarters Building (Phase I)

The Chinese Government agreed to provide financial support to The African Union (AU) to undertake the Project of AU Africa CDC HQ Building (Phase I)

H.E. Amira Elfadil Commissioner for Social Affairs and H.E.Mr. Qian Keming the Vice Minister of the Minstry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, held an online MoU Signing Ceremony on the Project of the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) Headquarters Building (Phase I). H.E…

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Communique of the 2nd Extraordinary African Union (AU) Bureau of the Assembly of Heads Of State and Government Video-Teleconference Meeting on The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd) Held on 21 July 2020

The Meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government held extensive discussion on the matter of the first filling and annual operation of the GERD

His Excellency President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the African Union (AU), convened an Extraordinary Meeting of the African Union (AU) Bureau of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, on 21 July 2020, to review progress…

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African Union launches a new program on Migration and Health

Inadequate access to health services and unfavourable conditions many migrants live and work in, make them subject to a variety of health risks

The nexus between migration and health is conspicuously apparent at this time of corona virus which permeates all spheres of life. The situation of migrants and refugees in Africa is exacerbated by the pervasive spectre of conflicts, climate change and impact of irregular migration. This, compounded by recent outbreaks of…

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Coronavirus - The Africa Young Feminist Blog “Sauti صوتي” winners

The Sauti صوتي project was made possible with the support of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and Forum for African Women Educationalists

Africa’s creative young women and girls are awarded for their art and impact amid COVID-19. The African Union through the Office of the AU Youth Envoy in collaboration with the Women, Gender and Development Directorate created Africa Young Feminist blog “Sauti صوتي”, a first of its kind in the AU, as…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Receiving of Donation from the Republic of Korea to the African Union Commission

Representatives from the African Union (Africa CDC), Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ethiopia, Government of Ethiopia and other Diplomatic missions to the African Union

WHAT: The African Union through Africa CDC will receive a medical supplies donation for the COVID-19 response from the Republic of Korea. SPEAKER: Representatives from the African Union (Africa CDC), Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ethiopia, Government of Ethiopia and other Diplomatic missions to the African Union. WHEN: Friday, 24…

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Sudan Launches the Cost of Hunger in Africa National Report

The report was launched through the National Council for Child Welfare, which is the implementing body and coordinating partner for the COHA in Sudan

The Republic of Sudan has today launched The Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA)-Sudan report. The report was launched through the National Council for Child Welfare, which is the implementing body and coordinating partner for the COHA in Sudan. The COHA study was undertaken in Sudan from October 2018 to…