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Coronavirus - Namibia: German Embassy helps soup kitchen project in the South

As the region remains hard hit by drought, the communities need support to mitigate the additional hardship caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

The German Embassy supports the non-profit organization OANA Community Development Project in Warmbad, ǀǀKaras Region, in setting up a soup kitchen project that will benefit five villages in the south of Namibia. A total of 57,412 NAD (approx. EUR 2,960) from the Embassy’s micro project fund will serve as an…

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African’s welcome United Nations Industrial Development Organization Investment and Technology Promotion Office Germany (UNIDO ITPO) OFF-Grid Expo + Conference Digital with a focus on energy poverty

The exclusive digital event aims to cover off-grid solar, wind turbine, and hydropower systems and independent power supply

OFF-GRID Expo + Conference 2020 (www.Off-Grid-Expo.com) hosts its first digital edition in partnership with UNIDO ITPO Germany and Alliance for Rural Electrification for a two-day trade event; the exclusive digital event aims to cover off-grid solar, wind turbine, and hydropower systems and independent power supply; attendees can look forward to…

Merck Foundation
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Merck Foundation to announce journalists in Africa and Latin America for best media coverage of coronavirus, as winners of “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards

Merck Foundation to advance Media capacity in Africa to improve their standard of reporting and advocating for Health, Social and Economic issues in their countries

During a video conference, Dr. Rasha Kelej conducted the Merck Foundation (http://www.Merck-Foundation.com) Award Ceremony to celebrate the Winners of Africa and Latin America “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards and welcome them to Merck Foundation Alumni;  81 Winners from 28 African Countries and 16 Winners from 4 Latin American Countries…

African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)
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African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) supports USD67m solar plant in Malawi to fill a critical energy gap

This is the 2nd renewable energy project supported by ATI’s Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF), designed to cover the late-payment risks of publicly owned power utilities

COVID-19 has highlighted the extent of the critical energy gap in Africa, where diversification is needed to ensure more stable and broader energy access; Malawi’s USD67 million Nkhotakota Solar Power Plant, backed by an international consortium, is expected to set a regional standard and considerably reduce the country’s energy deficit;…

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)
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Coronavirus - Africa: Outbreak Brief #41 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Six countries account for approximately 84% of the new COVID-19 cases reported

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (20 October 2020), 3,025,116 new confirmed [1] coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 40,780 new deaths have been reported globally. To date, a total of 42,977,875 COVID-19 cases and 1,152,8883 related deaths (case fatality rate (CFR): 2.7%) have been reported from 219 countries and territories.…

Merck Foundation
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Malawi First Lady partners with Merck Foundation to build healthcare capacity and strengthen COVID 19 response in Africa

Merck Foundation will enroll the selected Malawian doctors by the First Lady office and Ministry of Health to their various training programs for the next 10 years

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) appoints Malawi First Lady as the Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother to empower infertile women; Merck Foundation in partnership with Malawi First Lady and Minister of Health to provide speciality training to Malawian doctors in various fields such as; Oncology, Diabetes, Fertility, Embryology, Respiratory Care,…

GIZ
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Covid-19 Sees Growth of eLearning in Africa, just in time for atingi.org

New German-backed platform brings Free, Premium eLearning to Africa’s Jobseekers just as African eLearning Market booms

www.atingi.org, a free-to-use eLearning platform, is now available in 54 countries across the continent. Africa’s e-learning market has seen substantial growth due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, with the use of e-learning applications and platforms surging as schools and universities are forced to deliver lessons virtually, and people use eLearning…

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

Coronavirus - Africa: Outbreak Brief #40 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Six countries account for approximately 86% of the new COVID-19 cases reported since the last brief

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (13 October 2020), 2,524,173 new confirmed [1] coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 36,810 new deaths have been reported globally. To date, a total of 39,952,759 COVID-19 cases and 1,112,108 related deaths (case fatality rate (CFR): 2.8%) have been reported from 219 countries and territories. This…

Jubilee Holdings Limited
Source: Jubilee Holdings Limited |

Jubilee Insurance and Allianz forge Strategic Partnership

It aims to expand and broaden the insurance markets across East Africa

Partnership covers general insurance in five East African countries; it aims to expand and broaden the insurance markets across East Africa; transaction is subject to regulatory approvals Jubilee Holdings Limited (“JHL” or “Jubilee Insurance”) (www.JubileeInsurance.com), East Africa’s largest insurance group, and Allianz (www.Allianz.com), one of the world's leading insurers and…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Coronavirus: Violence, COVID-19, contribute to rising humanitarian needs in the Sahel

The agency said a record 7.2 million children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger now require humanitarian assistance: a staggering two-thirds jump in just a year

A surge in armed violence, coupled with the economic and social fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, are contributing to worsening conditions for children in the Central Sahel, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Friday. The agency said a record 7.2 million children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger now…