Source: Centurion Law Group |

Centurion Plus boosts availability of agile legal support across Europe

The on-demand legal solutions provider, Centurion Plus, has opened offices in Frankfurt and Berlin to cater for European clients

Centurion Plus ( is changing the way services are provided to businesses across Germany and Europe. The firm offers fully agile, on-demand legal service with the aid of its pool of European and internationally trained lawyers. Lawyers are readily available to respond to clients for short-term or long-term projects, to…

Source: UN News |

Coronavirus - Africa: WHO chief points to ‘green shoots of hope’ in COVID-19 pandemic

Tedros underlined two elements for addressing the pandemic effectively, namely that “leaders must step up to take action and citizens need to embrace new measures”

Although COVID-19 cases are on track to hit 20 million worldwide this week, and 750,000 deaths, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has pointed to “green shoots of hope” amidst the global crisis, while urging both governments and people everywhere to work to suppress the new coronavirus. “I…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus - Rwanda: WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 (10 August 2020)

Some countries in the Mekong Region, New Zealand, Rwanda, and many island states across the Caribbean and the Pacific were able to suppress the virus early

By WHO Director-General Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, This week we’ll reach 20 million registered cases of COVID-19 and 750,000 deaths. Behind these statistics is a great deal of pain and suffering. Every life lost matters. I know many of you are grieving and that this is a difficult…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: Public Health Authority Issues latest list of countries from which visitors are permitted in Seychelles

As of the 5th August 2020, the Public Health Authority has issued a list of countries approved for entry in Seychelles. Only visitors from the following country will be allowed in Seychelles. Note: This list will be updated periodically. Austria      Germany   Monaco  United Arab Emirates Belgium Hungary New…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Germany supports Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in rebuilding seed systems in Southern Africa after Cyclone Idai

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has further impacted local seed systems in Southern Africa

In Sub-Saharan Africa, around 80 percent of seeds used by smallholder farmers come from seed systems managed by farmers. Local seeds have adapted over centuries to local growing conditions and are more tolerant to weather changes, climate shocks, pests and diseases. Additionally, local seeds provide farmers with crops that meet…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Germany to Ramp Up Investment in African Energy

An exclusive webinar explored the market dynamics set to shape post-COVID-19 German-African business relations

“Germany-Africa Economic Relations: Making Deals Post COVID-19” highlighted opportunities for German businesses in Africa’s power production, clean energy, and digitalization and technology sectors; An opening keynote was given by H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea; Panelists included Ibrahima Mané, Director…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

German Energy Investors Have a Bright Future in a Post-Covid 19 Africa

The reshaping of the continent from 2021 onwards provides a great opportunity for German companies and technology to fight energy poverty in Africa

On Thursday, the Germany-Africa Business Forum (GABF) is organizing an exclusive webinar to encourage new deals between German and African public and private energy stakeholders. This is an extremely timely initiative. Covid-19 has accelerated several major trends and dynamics within Africa’s energy sector which are set to significantly increase the…

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

Coronavirus - Africa: UNICEF Global COVID-19 Mid-Term Situation Report

UNICEF has actively responded to the pandemic by sourcing Personal protective equipment (PPE) equipment and other COVID supplies

Highlights UNICEF continues to scale-up and deliver across sectors to address the needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, UNICEF has reached 2.6 billion people on COVID- 19 messaging on prevention and access to services. UNICEF has actively responded to the pandemic by sourcing PPE equipment and other COVID…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus - Libya: Health Sector Bulletin

There was a reported serious lack of capacity in the south to handle the COVID-19 response

KEY ISSUES Expected shift of lines of military control from LNA/Benghazi to GNA/Tripoli. The humanitarian situation is defined by Libyan authorities as dire and aggravated by COVID-19. There was a reported serious lack of capacity in the south to handle the COVID-19 response. South-specific list of recommendations was developed. Health…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

Coronavirus - Africa: As confirmed COVID cases more than double in July across African countries, a lack of testing in crisis-affected contexts keeps responders in the dark about the real spread of the disease, warns IRC

The countries in Africa where the IRC works which have done the least tests per million are Tanzania* (63 tests per million), Niger (373 tests per million), Chad (383 tests per million, DRC (467 tests per million), and Burundi (563 tests per million)

Each country in Africa where the IRC works has done less than 8,000 tests per million people, compared to the UK (205,782 per million), United Arab Emirates (472,590 per million), and Singapore (199,904 per million); The countries in Africa where the IRC works which have done the least tests per million…