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Coronavirus - Africa: International community must unite, or be crushed by chaos, warns UN chief

The COVID-19 pandemic is a clear test of international cooperation

The UN Secretary-General on Thursday made an unequivocal case for strengthening multilateralism and building trust among the countries of the world in the face of the devastating coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed gaps on multiple fronts.  The dangerous mix of high geo-political tensions and complex threats to peace, now complicated…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 24 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,429,704), deaths (34,839), and recoveries (1,175,855) by region: Central (57,334 cases; 1,072 deaths; 49,679 recoveries): Burundi (476; 1; 462), Cameroon (20,690; 416; 19,124), CAR (4,802; 62; 1,830), Chad (1,164; 81; 997), Congo (5,005; 89; 3,920), DRC (10,555; 271; 10,051), Equatorial Guinea (5,018;…

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UNHCR assisting displaced families affected by floods in the Sahel

Across the region, infrastructure including medical facilities have been badly damaged, impacting national responses to COVID-19 and other illnesses such as malaria and measles

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is scaling up efforts to assist displaced families in Africa’s Sahel, among more than 700,000 people affected by devastating floods in the region. Dozens of people have died including a displaced pregnant mother and her teenage daughter. Thousands more are in immediate need of shelter,…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 22 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,412,699) deaths (34,077), and recoveries (1,158,751) by region: Central (56,990 cases; 1,071 deaths; 49,571 recoveries): Burundi (474; 1; 462), Cameroon (20,431; 416; 19,124), CAR (4,793; 62; 1,830), Chad (1,153; 81; 967), Congo (5,002; 89; 3,913), DRC (10,523; 271; 10,011), Equatorial Guinea (5,002;…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 21 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,408,140) deaths (33,954), and recoveries (1,154,423) by region: Central (56,975 cases; 1,071 deaths; 49,483 recoveries): Burundi (473; 1; 462), Cameroon (20,431; 416; 19,124), CAR (4,793; 62; 1,830), Chad (1,151; 81; 967), Congo (5,002; 89; 3,913), DRC (10,519; 271; 9,952), Equatorial Guinea (5,002;…

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The keys to a peaceful Sahel (By Mabingué Ngom)

It is the responsibility of the people of the Sahel to free themselves from the current cycle of violence, by prioritising peace, both as a human right and also a development goal

By Mabingué Ngom If today Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad are painted red on the security maps of the world, it has nothing to do with the colour of its soil. As much as it pains me to write it, the terrorist threat is palpable and the risks…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 17 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,374,616), deaths (33,262), and recoveries (1,127,939) by region: Central (56,608 cases; 1,065 deaths; 48,996 recoveries): Burundi (472; 1; 448), Cameroon (20,303; 415; 18,837), CAR (4,782; 62; 1,830), Chad (1,090; 81; 960), Congo (4,934; 88; 3,887), DRC (10,442; 267; 9,840), Equatorial Guinea (5,000;…

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North-East Nigeria: Situation Update

Community Transmission of COVID-19 cases recorded nationwide has led to the continuation of nationwide preventive measures

5,950 Persons with Specific Needs identified for targeted assistance. UNHCR Protection, Human Rights and Border Monitoring site visits reached 55,396 IDPs, IDP returnees and refugee returnees. UNHCR supported the issuance of 4,846 civil documentation for IDPs, returnees and host community members to prevent Statelessness. Download Report: https://bit.ly/3mssqSC Operational Highlights The…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 16 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,366,236) deaths (33,065), and recoveries (1,117,386) by region: Central (56,511 cases; 1,065 deaths; 48,923 recoveries): Burundi (472; 1; 448), Cameroon (20,271; 415; 18,837), CAR (4,772; 62; 1,828), Chad (1,087; 81; 944), Congo (4,934; 88; 3,887), DRC (10,414; 267; 9,827), Equatorial Guinea (5,000;…

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In times of COVID-19, malaria remains the number one killer of children in CAR

September is the rainy season, when malaria becomes more deadly than ever in the Central African Republic each year

The hospital in Batangafo – a town of 31,000 people, including 22,000 displaced from elsewhere in the Central African Republic – is bustling with activity. While a particular focus has been placed on infection prevention and control measures to identify and isolate people with suspected cases of COVID-19, another deadly disease has a…