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

Coronavirus – Africa: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases

African Union Member States (49) reporting COVID-19 cases (6,213), deaths (221), and recoveries (469) by region: Central (425 cases, 20 deaths, 14 recoveries): Burundi (2, 0, 0), Cameroon (233, 6, 5), Central African Republic (8, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (19, 2, 2), DRC* (123, 11, 3), Equatorial…

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Coronavirus – Africa: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases

African Union Member States (49) reporting COVID-19 cases (5,940), deaths (210), and recoveries (426) by region: Central (409 cases, 26 deaths, 17 recoveries): Burundi (2, 0, 0), Cameroon' (233, 6, 5), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (19, 2, 2), DRC (109, 17, 6), Equatorial…

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Coronavirus – Africa: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases

African Union Member States (49) reporting COVID-19 cases (5,786), deaths (196), and recoveries (412) by region: Central (399 cases, 15 deaths, 13 recoveries): Burundi (2, 0, 0), Cameroon* (223, 6, 5), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (19, 0, 2), DRC (109, 8, 3), Equatorial…

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COVID-19: East African Community (EAC) Deploys Mobile Labs

The vehicles are fitted with laboratory and ICT equipment, as well as all the necessary consumables for a fully functional laboratory

The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat has moved to intensify efforts against Coronavirus spread by deploying mobile laboratories and testing kits in partner states as regional ministers for health met to deliberate on the pandemic. The Sectoral Council of Ministers of Health held a video conference to swiftly augment containment…

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

COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (March 24, 2020)

African countries have imposed tighter travel and public health policies such as full border closures

In addition to our weekly brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help member states, Africa CDC has begun to share a weekly brief detailing the latest changes in scientific knowledge and public health policy changes, as well as updates to the…

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Humanitarian agencies seek US$290 million to support Burundian refugees

The Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan aims to provide critical support in 2020 to some 326,000 refugees, in need of shelter, healthcare and schooling

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, together with its 36 humanitarian and development partners, today launched a funding appeal of US$290 million to assist more than 300,000 refugees from Burundi in the neighbouring countries. As the Burundi refugee crisis approaches its sixth year, some 367,000 Burundian refugees are being generously hosted…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Security Council Press Statement on Attack against Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic

The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the peacekeeper killed, as well as to Burundi and to MINUSCA

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on 15 March 2020 by anti-Balaka elements against the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in Grimari (prefecture of Ouaka), in the centre of the Central African Republic, which resulted in the death…

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MyOffice has started a Partner Network in Africa

The first level of the distribution channel will be granted to companies with the special status of master partner for the country or a group of countries in Africa

MyOffice (https://MyOffice.ru/en/), the Russian developer of software for collaborative work with documents, has developed a partner network for operation in the countries of Africa. They are planning to create a two-level distribution channel for sales of software to government and major commercial agencies of the region. MyOffice is conducting negotiations…

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Merck Foundation marks International Women’s Day through their Merck More Than a Mother campaign

Educating Linda aims to empower girls through education

Merck Foundation’s ‘Merck More Than A Mother’ aims to empower childless women through access to information, health and change of mindset; Educating Linda aims to empower girls through education. Merck Foundation (http://www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany marks the International Women’s Day themed #EachforEqual through their Merck More Than a…

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Merck Foundation announces the winners of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media Recognition Awards 2019 to break Infertility Stigma

Merck Foundation announce the Call for Application for ‘Merck More than a Mother’ Media Recognition Awards 2020

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany announced the winners of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media Recognition Awards 2019. The awards were initiated with the aim to recognize and appreciate African Journalists who have produced accurate, informative and compelling stories about infertility, infertile women or couples with…