Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Coronavirus - South Sudan: UNMISS conducts door-to-door COVID-19 awareness campaign in Warrap State

The campaign is being conducted by the peacekeeping mission’s field office in Kuajok,

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has embarked on a 14-day-long door-to-door awareness campaign on COVID-19 to reach individual households in Warrap State with messages on how to keep themselves and others safe. When visiting houses, they are distributing posters, postcards, face masks and banners on preventive measures…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: UNESCO and UNHCR on improving refugee youth education in the post-Covid context, a roundtable debate

A mere 63% of refugee children attend primary school and only 24% continue their secondary education

UNESCO and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are convening an online round table on Monday 13 July from 4 to 5.30 pm (2.00—3.30 pm, UTC) to examine ways to optimize schooling and learning for young refugees in the future post-epidemic context. The discussion will…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Libya: African Development Bank grants $0.5 million emergency relief assistance for personal protective equipment (PPE) protection against COVID-19

The Bank’s funding will contribute to supporting the country’s national Response Plan for COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) have approved a grant of $480,000 to Libya under the Special Relief Fund (SRF) for the procurement of much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) intended for treatment of cases of infection of the novel Coronavirus. The Bank’s funding will contribute to…

Source: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, South Africa |

Coronavirus: South Africa (SA) and Zambia should formulate Innovative Solutions to manage COVID-19 effects on Economic Relations – Deputy Minister Gina

Gina stressed that the response to this pandemic had to be on par with the challenges and further suggested practical actions that could be considered during the virtual semina

The devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic suffered by our economies compels us to swiftly formulate innovative solutions that will manage and minimise the negative effects of the virus on our respective economic, cultural investment, political and trade relations. This was said by the Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Africa: WHO calls for equitable access to future COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

WHO and partners launched the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator to speed up the development, production and equitable access to COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Africa joined immunization experts in urging the international community and countries in Africa to take concrete actions to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, as researchers around the world race to find effective protection against the virus. “It is clear that as the international…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Coronavirus: South Sudan National Day

This year we are also proud to support your response to the global COVID-19 pandemic

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of South Sudan as you mark nine years of independence. The United States continues to support the people of South Sudan in your pursuit of peace and stability.…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Coronavirus – South Sudan: Statement from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General David Shearer celebrating South Sudan Independence Day

We mark this special day at an unprecedented time of global crisis as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc among peoples and economies across the world, including South Sudan

By David Shearer Today, we join with the people of South Sudan in celebrating the historic moment that their country became the world’s newest nation. On the 9th of July 2011, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan as the outcome of a 2005 agreement that ended Africa’s longest-running civil war.…

Source: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, South Africa |

Coronavirus: South Africa and Zambia to strengthen Trade Relations

The theme for this year’s meeting is Developing Afrocentric solutions and forging partnership in response to COVID-19

The Deputy Minister of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic), Ms Nomalungelo Gina will address a virtual Trade and Investment seminar with Zambia. The two day-session will take place tomorrow,  9 July 2020 to Friday, 10 July 2020 from 09:00 The theme for this year’s meeting is…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Coronavirus - Libya: Speech by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Libya at the UN Security Council (Video conference)

While doctors and patients on all continents were fighting to save human lives, hospitals in Libya were being bombed

By Heiko Maas Mr Secretary-General, Colleagues, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, Six months have passed since the Berlin Conference on Libya. In those six months, COVID-19 has turned the world upside down. While doctors and patients on all continents were fighting to save human lives, hospitals in Libya were being bombed.…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Standing in solidarity with migrants - Supporting civil society and other stakeholders in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

The challenges many migrants already faced are now exacerbated by responses to COVID-19 that, whether by design or indirectly, lead to discrimination and exclusion

The UN Network on Migration salutes all actors providing vital protection, monitoring, advocacy, information and support to and in collaboration with migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Civil society organizations, migrant and diaspora associations, workers and employers organizations, national human rights institutions, youth and women-led organizations, local authorities and communities, the…