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Coronavirus - Africa: African Union Member States (50) reporting COVID-19 cases

African Union Member States (50) reporting COVID-19 cases (7,741), deaths (313), and recoveries (640) by region: Central (753 cases, 28 deaths, 27 recoveries):  Burundi (3, 0, 0), Cameroon (509, 8, 17), Central African Republic (8, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (41, 3, 2), DRC (148, 16, 3), Equatorial…

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Africa: COVID-19 Surveillance Update - 3 April 2020 5:00 p.m

Northern (3,057, 203, 332): Algeria (986, 83, 77), Egypt (865, 58, 201), Libya (11, 1, 0), Mauritania (5, 0, 0), Morocco (735, 47, 49), Tunisia (455, 14, 5)

Total number positive cases in Africa 7,028 50 countries  289 deaths  592 recovery cases by Region African Union Member States (50) reporting COVID-19 cases (7,123), deaths (289), and recoveries (592) by region:    Central (535 cases, 24 deaths, 20 recoveries):  Burundi (3, 0, 0), Cameroon (306, 7, 10), Central African…

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LOCKING DOWN AFRICA NOW: There is no time for test runs (By Victor Oladokun)

The outlook for the continent is grim unless swift proactive actions are taken

By Victor Oladokun, is the former Director of Communication and External Relations, African Development Bank Group Two days ago, I received an urgent plea from Massimo, a good friend and a highly respected Italian journalist based in Rome. His message was simple, urgent and straight to the point. “Please Victor, pay…

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Coronavirus - Africa: The United States is leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

U.S. government agencies are working together to prioritize foreign assistance based on coordination and the potential for impact

The U.S. government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both at home and abroad. As part of this comprehensive and generous U.S. response, the State Department and USAID are providing an initial investment of…

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

African Union Member States (50) reporting COVID-19 cases (7,028), deaths (284), and recoveries (561) by region: Central (535 cases, 24 deaths, 20 recoveries): Burundi (3, 0, 0), Cameroon (306, 7, 10), Central African Republic (8, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (41, 3, 2), DRC (134, 13, 3), Equatorial…

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

Northern (2,740, 162, 290): Algeria (847, 58, 77), Egypt (779, 52, 179), Libya (10, 0, 0), Mauritania (5, 0, 0), Morocco (676, 40, 29), Tunisia (423, 12, 5)

African Union Member States (49) reporting COVID-19 cases (6,470), deaths (241), and recoveries (504) by region: Central (466 cases, 21 deaths, 19 recoveries): Burundi (2, 0, 0), Cameroon (271, 7, 10), Central African Republic (8, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (22, 2, 2), DRC (123, 11, 3), Equatorial…

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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: Notification note on COVID-19 situational update- April 2, 2020

Currently there are twenty five (25) patients in the isolation center and of this one person is in critical condition receiving intensive care

• The Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) conducted 65 laboratory tests within the last twenty-four hours for COVID-19 and all of them are negative. • Currently there are twenty five (25) patients in the isolation center and of this one person is in critical condition receiving intensive care. • In…

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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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African Development Bank approves $1.5 million emergency grant to curb desert locusts ravaging East and Horn of Africa

The proposed assistance will be channeled to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Wednesday approved a $1.5 million emergency relief grant to assist nine countries in the East and Horn of Africa on the control of swarms of desert locusts that are threatening livelihoods and food security. The proposed assistance will be…

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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…