Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

Coronavirus: Morocco Draws on Funds Available under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) remains closely engaged with the authorities to help them mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Morocco’s economy

On April 7, the Moroccan authorities purchased all available resources (about US$ 3 billion) under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line (PLL) arrangement; The authorities will use funds purchased under the PLL to cope with the social and economic impact of COVID-19 and to maintain strong external buffers in a context…

Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Sixth Press Briefing on Coronavirus Disease Outbreak

This briefing will provide updated information from Member States and the supported being provided by Africa CDC and other partners

What:The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread to almost all countries and claimed over 70,000 lives worldwide. More than 9000 cases have been reported in 51 African countries, with over 400 deaths. Africa CDC is supporting African Union Member States in responding to the outbreak. This briefing will provide updated…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Events Industry retools to build hospitals in Africa

The venture applies HOTT3D’s design, construction and project management expertise to building medical facilities within days

A Cape Town-based exhibition builder, together with an event organizer, offer to work with governments and private sectors across Africa to rapidly build hospital infrastructures and shelters in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Afrika Umoja, an initiative initiated by Cape Town temporary architecture specialists, HOTT3D with pan-African energy event…

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PICHA launches Curated COVID-19 Image Collection as visual support for Public Health in Africa

PICHA's community of photographers have joined forces to release a free, curated collection of health-related images on COVID 19 to keep people educated and safe

As the world fights the novel coronavirus disease, PICHA's (https://PichaStock.com) community of photographers have joined forces to release a free, curated collection of health-related images on COVID 19 to keep people educated and safe. As a visual content provider of Afrocentric stock imagery, PICHA believes the photo collection will bolster…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

Statement by Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the 26th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda (Kwibuka26)

Under the Theme: “Remember-Unite-Renew”

Fellow Africans  Youth, Ladies and Gentlemen  Today we commemorate the 26th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda (KWIBUKA26), under the theme: “Remember-Unite-Renew”.  This is the twelfth year since the African Union started the annual commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. However, this…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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African Development Bank appoints Nourredine Lafhel Acting Chief Risk Officer

An experienced risk management professional, Nourredine has more than twenty (20) years of experience in finance and risk management

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Nourredine Lafhel as Acting Chief Risk Officer, effective 6th April 2020. Lafhel, a Canadian national, is currently the Sovereign Credit and Market Risk Division Manager (PGRF3), in the Directorate of the Group Risk Management Function of the African Development Bank Group. An…

Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Announcement presented by Fifty-Five South Ventures

Ticket Packages for Enshrinement Festivities Available Now on Hoophall.com

Today on ESPN, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the nine honorees in the Class of 2020 presented by Fifty-Five South Ventures. The Class of 2020 will be enshrined in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Birthplace of Basketball, on Saturday, August 29, 2020. As previously announced, in light of the…

Bench Events
Source: Bench Events |

Over 3,000 register for virtual hospitality summit

The event features an impressive array of speakers, all giving their time free of charge to participate

Hospitality Tomorrow (www.HospitalityTomorrow.com) – Digital conference will unite the hospitality industry to combat the COVID-19 crisis Over 3,000 hospitality industry professionals have already registered and over 5,000 are expected to attend Hospitality Tomorrow, a free online summit, taking place tomorrow, 7th April, to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Communique of the African Union (AU) Bureau of Heads of State and Government Teleconference Meeting held on 3 April 2020

The Heads of States highlighted the unprecedented threat that Covid-19 presents to the health of African citizens and to the continent’s hard-won developmental and economic gains

President Cyril Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa, and Chairperson of the African Union (AU) convened a second and follow-up teleconference meeting of the AU Bureau of Heads of State and Government, on 3 April 2020, to discuss the African response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The following members of the…

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Coronavirus – Sudan: UNAMID and State Health Authorities launch Community Awareness Campaign against COVID-19

The program, part of the UNAMID Communications Strategy for Prevention and Combat on COVID-19, has been facilitated by the Mission in support of the state Health Ministries

UNAMID’s Communications and Public Information (CPIS) and Governance and Community Stabilization Sections (GCSS), in partnership with the Darfur state authorities, this week launched a two-week Community Engagement Awareness Campaign (CEAC) in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in north and central Darfur to raise awareness of the communities on the preparedness,…