Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon Equipment & Training Used by KAS Print for COVID-19 Response in Nigeria

Canon partner KAS Print rolls out innovative initiatives using Canon equipment and training to support social distancing and hygiene in hospitals, schools, and other public spaces during the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) ( a leader in imaging solutions, is proud to support and highlight its partners making a special effort to support vulnerable people through the COVID-19 crisis. Today, CCNA would like to put a spotlight on KAS Print in Nigeria, as they find innovative ways…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Coronavirus - Sudan: Floods Flash Update

Ongoing heavy rainfall hampers crop production, increases risk of disease outbreaks and poses more obstacles to Government and partners’ efforts to contain COVID-19 pandemic

HIGHLIGHTS Heavy rains over the past week have led to flash and riverine flooding in different parts of Sudan, with Khartoum, Blue Nile and River Nile states amongst the hardest-hit. The storms have destroyed houses and displaced people, especially in the Blue Nile, where several hectares of crops have been…

Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Premier Alan Winde on Coronavirus COVID-19 update for 2 August

The Western Cape has recorded an additional 35 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 3105

As of 1pm on 2 August, the Western Cape has 10 630 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 94 691 confirmed cases and 80 956 recoveries. Total confirmed COVID-19 cases 94691 Total recoveries 80956 Total deaths 3105 Total active cases (currently infected patients) 10630 Tests conducted 421358 Hospitalisations 1450…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Coronavirus - Sierra Leone: COVID-19 Hinders Sierra Leone’s Growth and Girls’ Education Prospects as Government Implements Quick Response Program

The study recommends as immediate priorities support to students and families to cope with the crisis and ensure that learning continues while they stay at home

According to the new World Bank Sierra Leone Economic Update launched in Freetown, the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the country’s medium-term growth prospects and the economy is projected to contract by 2.3 to 4.0 percent in 2020 due to disruption in global trade, travel restrictions and…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

In Lesotho, An African Development Bank project enhances primary and secondary school education - report

The eight-year project focused on improving the quality of primary and secondary instruction and building skills to give young people access to better job opportunities

An education project in Lesotho, financed by the African Development Bank ( and implemented between 2008 and 2016, has provided the country with new primary and secondary school infrastructure and teacher training to enhance educational quality, according to a recently published report by Bank. The Support to Education Quality Enhancement…

Source: Paxful |

In response to the COVID-19 Economic Crisis: Paxful accelerates Bitcoin Entrepreneur Development Education in Southern Africa

In celebration of their fifth birthday this year and to support the entrepreneurship drive amongst participants, Paxful is giving away R100 000

To help aid entrepreneurship and job-creation opportunities in one of their leading markets, peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace, Paxful ( will be offering more free virtual entrepreneur education workshops and courses to the public, in Southern Africa, during July and August 2020. Upcoming workshops include the following: 29 July 2020 @…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Coronavirus - Africa: UNICEF - An additional 6.7 million children under 5 could suffer from wasting this year due to COVID-19

Wasting is a life-threatening form of malnutrition, which makes children too thin and weak, and puts them at greater risk of dying, poor growth, development and learning

An additional 6.7 million children under the age of five could suffer from wasting – and therefore become dangerously undernourished – in 2020 as a result of the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF warned today. According to an analysis published in The Lancet, 80 per cent of these…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Coronavirus: Nigeria to Boost Support for Keeping Adolescent Girls in School

The ambitious project will support access to secondary education and empowerment for adolescent girls in 7 states

The World Bank Board of Directors approved today a $500 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA)* for the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE), whose goal is to improve secondary education opportunities among girls in targeted areas. Adolescent girls face many constraints in accessing and completing…

Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A)
Source: Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) |

VC4A announces 2020 ‘Venture Showcase - Seed’ in partnership with AWS Activate, AfriLabs and ABAN

Via this campaign VC4A will select 10 innovative early-stage startups to showcase their business to the world

VC4A ( is calling for African startups looking to raise between $150K and $1M. In proud collaboration with technical partner AWS Activate, and network partners AfriLabs and ABAN, VC4A will be hosting the exclusive ‘Venture Showcase - Seed (’ in November as part of a virtual gathering of Africa-focused early-stage…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Coronavirus – Africa: Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States urged to strengthen mechanisms to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, as 45 million people across the region face increasing food insecurity

COVID-19 pandemic has further increased the risk of malnutrition due to socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and lockdown measures taken by various Member States

A new report, released today by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has revealed that close to 44.8 million people in urban and rural areas across 13 Members States of Southern Africa are food insecure. The 2020 Synthesis Report on the State of Food and Nutrition Security and Vulnerability in…