Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus: Less than 10% of African countries to hit key COVID-19 vaccination goal

This comes as the Region grapples to meet rising demand for essential vaccination commodities, such as syringes

Just five African countries, less than 10% of Africa’s 54 nations, are projected to hit the year-end target of fully vaccinating 40% of their people, unless efforts to accelerate the pace take off. This comes as the Region grapples to meet rising demand for essential vaccination commodities, such as syringes. Three…

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    • Health worker, Lucy Addy, 52, shows a COVID-19 vaccination card after receiving a jab of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Ridge Hospital in Accra, Ghana, March 2021. ©UNICEF/2AMZIFRJZ2XN
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Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

G20 members have received 15 times more COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita than sub-Saharan African countries

Ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit this weekend, 48 UNICEF Africa ambassadors and supporters unite, calling on countries to deliver doses by December

G20 countries have received 15 times more COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita than countries in sub-Saharan Africa*, according to a new analysis. The analysis, conducted by science analytics company Airfinity, exposes the severity of vaccine inequity between high-income and low-income countries, especially in Africa. It found that doses delivered to…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UNHCR Egypt Supports Government Efforts to Digitalize COVID-19 Vaccination

The laptops will support in the deployment of the national vaccination plan against COVID-19

UNHCR delivered 200 laptops to the Ministry of Health to support its efforts in health digitalization exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The laptops will support in the deployment of the national vaccination plan against COVID-19. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, donated 200 laptops to the Ministry of Health and Population…

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    • Coronavirus: In fight against COVID-19, Germany donates 163,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Somalia through COVAX facility. © UNICEF Somalia/2021/Hinds
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Coronavirus: In fight against COVID-19, Germany donates 163,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Somalia through COVAX facility

Joint press release by the Department of Health and Human Services, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, UNICEF and WHO in Somalia

Somalia scaled up its battle to end the COVID-19 pandemic after receiving 163 000 doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines from the Government of Germany through the COVAX Facility today. “The Government of Germany has extended its valuable support to Somalia in the fight against COVID-19 and we would like to thank them…

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UN Reaffirms Commitment to Ensuring Peace and Prosperity for all in Nigeria

Due to the pandemic, millions of Nigerians have been devastatingly affected through the loss of lives and livelihoods

The United Nations System in Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring peace and prosperity for all in Nigeria. This commitment was made by Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo, the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Representative and United Nations Resident Coordinator (Ad Interim) during a symposium to commemorate the 2021 UN…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$76 Million Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility to Burundi to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

The financial assistance will support the implementation of Burundi’s COVID-19 response plan aimed at limiting the disease spread

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated border closures resulted in a slowdown of Burundi’s economy, which threatens to deteriorate living standards; To address Burundi’s urgent balance of payments and fiscal needs, the IMF approved emergency financial assistance equivalent to about US$76.2 million under the Rapid Credit Facility; The financial assistance will…

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Coronavirus: United States Donates 336,000 More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Madagascar

The single-shot Johnson&Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, a donation from the American people, come as Madagascar opens its borders to international travel

The U.S. government has donated 336,000 doses of the Johnson&Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Madagascar as part of the Biden Administration’s global effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigate its devastating social and economic impacts, and build back a world that is better prepared for future outbreaks.  Following close collaboration between the United States, COVAX, and the African Union, these doses arrived at Ivato Airport…

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Divergent Trends in Property Values across Africa (By Roger Long)

The outlook for each country’s market is largely tied to the expectations on the performance of the wider economy in that country

By Roger Long, Director of Valuation & Advisory Services, Broll Property Group (www.broll.co.ke) The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic not only affected people and communities, but also impacted commercial property values across the world. This report looks at the effect of the pandemic on property values in Africa, with a…