Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Coronavirus - Democratic Republic of Congo: With conflict and COVID-19 deepening hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo, more help is needed to save millions of lives

Four in ten of DRC’s estimated 100 million people are food insecure, according to the most recent nationwide data, with 15.6 million suffering “crisis” or “emergency” hunger

As conflict and the coronavirus escalate in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), aggravating one of the world’s biggest but most under-funded hunger crises, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that millions of lives could be lost unless the international community steps up with more help. Four…

Source: World Trade Organization (WTO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: World Trade Organization (WTO) members discuss cotton development assistance, impact of COVID-19 on cotton trade

The Cotton-4 (Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali) noted the importance of supporting cotton development assistance projects designed locally, including the "Cotton Roadmap Project"

t a meeting of the Director-General’s Consultative Framework Mechanism on Cotton on 30 July, the chair Deputy Director-General Alan Wm. Wolff reiterated the forum’s mandate to ensure transparency of development assistance programmes for cotton and to improve the effectiveness of cotton projects. The WTO Secretariat presented a report and video…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Lessons of HIV/AIDS key to halting COVID-19 slide, says Red Cross

South Africa is the worst affected nation on the African continent, and currently has the fifth highest number of people testing positive worldwide

A senior Red Cross official has warned that South Africa needed to learn lessons from the country’s fight against HIV/AIDS to help curb the rise in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19, as the number crossed the half a million mark on 1 August 2020. South Africa is…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Rugby, Books & Entrepreneurship

National team players Celestine Masinde and Jacob Ojee share their experiences about rugby,books and entrepreneurship tonight at 7.00pm. Celestine Masinde plays her club rugby for Stanbic Mwamba and is a member of the Kenya Women's national team and an Olympian, having represented Kenya as part of the Kenya Lionesses squad…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Impact of COVID-19 on Livelihoods, Food Security & Nutrition in East Africa - Urban Focus

At 53,000 confirmed cases and 821 deaths as of 1 August, the region is at a relatively modest level compared to other regions in the world

HIGHLIGHTS Urban populations in East Africa are highly vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly 35 million people, or 58% of the urban populations living in informal settlements who are at high risk from its impact. Livelihoods and incomes of these urban populations are seriously affected, particularly the urban poor who…

Source: Ambassade de France au Zimbabwe et au Malawi |

Coronavirus: COVID-19 – Information on measures in place on arrival in mainland France and in French overseas territories

Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they leave

Health measures apply to all travellers before departure and upon arrival into French territory. In addition, restrictions apply for entry into French territory depending on the travellers’ country of origin. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 on entering France, you will be required to carry out compulsory 14-day quarantine. Can…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region

Of the 114 394 reported new cases, the majority, 68% (77 963), were recorded in South Africa

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to accelerate with over 700 000 cases and 12 000 deaths reported in the WHO African Region. Since our last External Situation Report 21 issued on 22 July 2020, a total of 114 394 new confirmed COVID-19 cases (an 18% increase) was reported…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank commits $1.04 million towards two COVID-19 research projects in Angola

The Angolan Government intends to promote research and enhance capacity in the health sector, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic

Funds from the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) ongoing Science and Technology Development Project have been committed towards two research projects to mitigate the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Angola. The Science and Technology Development Project which is being executed by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, aims to…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Trident Energy continues to bet on Pre-Salt Layer with Brazil Acquisition

The company has acquired the Pampo & Enchova clusters from state-run Petrobras

Trident Energy, the independent company operating the Ceiba and Okume fields in Equatorial Guinea since 2017, has just made its official entry into Brazil’s offshore. The company has acquired the Pampo & Enchova clusters from state-run Petrobras, which include ten concessions producing over 22,000 bopd from the PPM-I, PCE-1, P-8…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: WHO and UNICEF warn of a decline in vaccinations during COVID-19

This is due to disruptions in the delivery and uptake of immunization services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

WHO and UNICEF call for immediate efforts to vaccinate all children as new data shows that, before the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine coverage stalled at 85 per cent for nearly a decade, with 14 million unvaccinated infants yearly The World Health Organization and UNICEF warned today of an alarming decline in…