Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Taming post-harvest losses can boost food security in Africa, say church leaders

In sub-Saharan Africa, the loss is estimated at 100 million metric tonnes of food, with the estimated waste being much higher for perishable foods such as vegetables, fruits, meat and dairy

African Church leaders are highlighting the need to tame the continent’s persistent post-harvest losses, as organizations point at rising food insecurity due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although some regions have registered bumper harvests following improved rains, concerns for loss of food in the processes of harvesting, transport, and storage have…

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

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 10 July 2020 9am EAT

Northern (119,267; 5,062; 49,884): Algeria (17,348; 978; 12,329), Egypt (79,254; 3,617; 22,753), Libya (1,268; 36; 306), Mauritania (5,087; 139; 1,994), Morocco (15,079; 242; 11,447), Tunisia (1,231; 50; 1,055)

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (541,381) deaths (12,443), and recoveries (264,721) by region:  Central (39,365 cases; 816 deaths; 21,340 recoveries):  Burundi (226; 1; 141), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,200; 52; 1,142), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (2,028; 47; 589), DRC (7,846; 189; 3,513), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

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

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 9 July 2020, 5 pm EAT

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (523,806), deaths (12,229), and recoveries (255,016) by region: Central (39,058 cases; 815 deaths; 21,171 recoveries): Burundi (219; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,109; 52; 1,050), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (1,821; 47; 525), DRC (7,846; 189; 3,513), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

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

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases 9 July 2020 9 am EAT

Northern (117,381; 4,994; 48,940): Algeria (16,879; 968; 12,094), Egypt (78,304; 3,564; 22,241), Libya (1,182; 35; 295), Mauritania (5,024; 135; 1,944), Morocco (14,771; 242; 11,316), Tunisia (1,221; 50; 1,050)

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (522,104) deaths (12,206), and recoveries (254,361) by region:  Central (38,949 cases; 810 deaths; 21,150 recoveries):  Burundi (219; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,109; 52; 1,050), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (1,821; 47; 525), DRC (7,737; 184; 3,492), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

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

Coronavirus - African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (509,584) deaths (12,000), and recoveries (247,207)

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (509,584) deaths (12,000), and recoveries (247,207) by region: Central (38,691 cases; 807 deaths; 20,958 recoveries): Burundi (191; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,071; 52; 970), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (1,757; 44; 525), DRC (7,737; 184; 3,492), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus: Africa records over 500 000 COVID-19 cases

Cases have more than doubled in 22 countries in the region over the past month

COVID-19 infections in Africa today surpassed 500 000, and there is concern as a growing number of countries are experiencing a sharp rise in cases. So far, in less than five months, the virus has claimed 11 959 lives, overtaking the 11 308 lives lost in the world’s worst Ebola outbreak in West…

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

Coronavirus: African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases as of 8th July 9 am EAT

Northern (115,556; 4,903; 47,429): Algeria (16,404; 959; 11,884), Egypt (77,279; 3,489; 21,718), Libya (1,182; 35; 295), Mauritania (4,879; 130; 1,844), Morocco (14,607; 240; 10,639), Tunisia (1,205; 50; 1,049)

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (508,086) deaths (11,955), and recoveries (245,068) by region:  Central (38,614 cases; 806 deaths; 21,538 recoveries):  Burundi (191; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,071; 52; 970), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (1,757; 44; 525), DRC (7,660; 183; 4,072), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

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Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

REMINDER: WHO Africa Online Press Briefing on COVID-19 and vaccine development in Africa

Ask your questions to the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

Please join an online media briefing with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa (www.afro.who.int), and the Principal Investigator of Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine Trial in South Africa. The briefing is on-the-record and it is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the COVID-19 and vaccine development in…