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Merck Foundation to announce journalists in Africa and Latin America for best media coverage of coronavirus, as winners of “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards

Merck Foundation to advance Media capacity in Africa to improve their standard of reporting and advocating for Health, Social and Economic issues in their countries

During a video conference, Dr. Rasha Kelej conducted the Merck Foundation (http://www.Merck-Foundation.com) Award Ceremony to celebrate the Winners of Africa and Latin America “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards and welcome them to Merck Foundation Alumni;  81 Winners from 28 African Countries and 16 Winners from 4 Latin American Countries…

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As the African Energy Chamber sets for litigation, BEAC postpones implementation of new Forex Regulation towards 2021

The Chamber remains determined in its commitment to seek a fair and just resolution that puts forth the interests of African people, businesses, investors and economic growth

BEAC postpones the implementation of the Forex Regulation following litigation sought by the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org); The Chamber remains determined in its commitment to seek a fair and just resolution that puts forth the interests of African people, businesses, investors and economic growth. The African Energy Chamber (“the Chamber”)…

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BEAC must reconsider its new Forex regulation to save jobs in Gabon, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic and Chad (By Leoncio Amada Nze)

Fighting for decent paying jobs in the African energy sector is at the centre of what the African Energy Chamber stands for

By Leoncio Amada Nze, CEMAC Region President, African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) On March 1st, 2019, a new Foreign Exchange Currency Regulation was adopted by the members of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa states – CEMAC. These member states, Gabon, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, the…

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COVID-19 Hits Life-Saving Health Services in Africa

A new wave of COVID-19 infections could further disrupt life-saving health services, which are only now recovering from the initial impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to key health services in Africa, raising worries that some of the continent’s major health challenges could worsen. The preliminary analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) of five key essential health service indicators that include outpatient consultation, inpatient admission, skilled birth…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Outbreak Brief #42 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Six countries account for approximately 83% of the new COVID-19 cases reported

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (27 October 2020), 3,434,225 new confirmed [1] coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 40,289 new deaths have been reported globally. To date, a total of 46,412,100 COVID-19 cases and 1,193,177 related deaths (case fatality rate (CFR): 2.6%) have been reported from 219 countries and territories.…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Outbreak Brief #41 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Six countries account for approximately 84% of the new COVID-19 cases reported

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (20 October 2020), 3,025,116 new confirmed [1] coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 40,780 new deaths have been reported globally. To date, a total of 42,977,875 COVID-19 cases and 1,152,8883 related deaths (case fatality rate (CFR): 2.7%) have been reported from 219 countries and territories.…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Outbreak Brief #40 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Six countries account for approximately 86% of the new COVID-19 cases reported since the last brief

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (13 October 2020), 2,524,173 new confirmed [1] coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 36,810 new deaths have been reported globally. To date, a total of 39,952,759 COVID-19 cases and 1,112,108 related deaths (case fatality rate (CFR): 2.8%) have been reported from 219 countries and territories. This…

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Merck Foundation and African First Ladies celebrate the winners of “Stay at Home” Media Awards to raise Awareness about coronavirus

The Merck Foundation Media Awards Committee has further introduced a second and a third position and selected more than one winner

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany announced the winners of “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards for African Countries. The theme of the awards was ‘Raising Awareness on how to Stay Safe and Keep Physically and Mentally Healthy during Coronavirus Lockdown’ with the aim to separate…

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff completes Review Mission to Central African Republic

Welcomes the progress made in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic

The IMF team welcomes the progress made in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and the preparation of next December’s presidential and legislative elections; the pandemic and the containment measures have had a significant impact on growth, inflation, and public finances; the Central African authorities and the IMF team discussed…

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Opening Remarks at Mobilizing with Africa II High-Level Virtual Event

We are here today because COVID-19 continues its assault on the health and wellbeing of people, and on the economy

By Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva As prepared for delivery Excellencies, Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen—thank you for participating in this important event. I am honored to co-host with President Malpass. And I would like to recognize U.N. Secretary General Guterres and AU Commission Chair Moussa Faki Mahamat. We are here today…