Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Sierra Leone: Stranded Sierra Leoneans return amid COVID-19 pandemic, part of 2,800 returns along Humanitarian Corridors in West, Central Africa

As per Sierra Leone health regulations, all returnees were tested for COVID-19 before they left Senegal

This week (13 August), 59 Sierra Leoneans stranded in Senegal since the outbreak of COVID-19 returned home safely via air charter flight, bringing to 2,800 the number of people assisted with voluntary return in the region by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with financial support from the European Union.…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 14 August 2020, 6 pm EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,086,098) deaths (24,694), and recoveries (781,669) by region: Central (50,728 cases; 978 deaths; 37,919 recoveries): Burundi (410; 1; 321), Cameroon (17,586; 393; 16,060), CAR (4,652; 61; 1,728), Chad (949; 76; 860), Congo (3,745; 60; 1,625), DRC (9,605; 238; 8,512), Equatorial Guinea (4,821;…

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Coronavirus - Africa: World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa COVID-19 Situation Report

Due to higher urban nature of COVID-19 response, it is expected that at least 14 country offices in region will engage in or increase urban programming

Highlights • A number of important assessments were published by WFP and partners recently on the food and nutrition security situation in the world and in the region, including the study on how conflict has resulted in loss of arable lands and food insecurity in the Liptako Gourma region, early warning…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: COVID-19 response in southern Nigeria boosts surveillance of other diseases

Early detection of any disease is the goal for health workers in the Delta

In many countries, tackling the COVID-19 pandemic has taken cues from other disease approaches, such as lessons from protecting communities against Ebola. But in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, health workers have found inspiration from guarding against the coronavirus. They have exploited the rigorous surveillance standard set by the COVID-19 response to…

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Dr. Robert N. Erlich Joins the African Energy Chamber’s Advisory Board

Robert will be advising and supporting the Chamber’s work within its Exploration Committee

American geologist and oil expert Robert Erlich has joined the African Energy Chamber’s (www.EnergyChamber.org) Advisory Board for 2020 and 2021. Robert will be advising and supporting the Chamber’s work within its Exploration Committee. Robert brings decades of exploration experience working in the hottest oil & gas frontiers in the Americas…

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

Coronavirus - African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,064,546) deaths (23,839), and recoveries (758,292)

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,064,546) deaths (23,839), and recoveries (758,292) by region: Central (50,539 cases; 965 deaths; 37,770 recoveries): Burundi (408; 1; 315), Cameroon (17,586; 393; 16,060), CAR (4,647; 61; 1,727), Chad (946; 76; 859), Congo (3,745; 60; 1,625), DRC (9,499; 225; 8,375), Equatorial Guinea (4,821;…

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Coronavirus - African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,057,599) deaths (23,616), and recoveries (745,530)

African Union Member States reporting (55) reporting COVID-13 cases (1,057,599) deaths (23,616), and recoveries (745,530) by region: Central (50,529 cases; 964 deaths; 37,744 recoveries): Burundi (408; 1; 315), Cameroon (17,586; 393; 16,060), CAR (4,641; 60; 1,721), Chad (945; 76; 843), Congo (3,745; 60; 1,625), DRC (9,499; 225; 8,375), Equatorial Guinea…

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Coronavirus - African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,055,964) deaths (23,582), and recoveries (744,438)

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,055,964) deaths (23,582), and recoveries (744,438) by region: Central (50,518 cases; 963 deaths; 37,732 recoveries): Burundi (408; 1; 315), Cameroon (17,586; 393; 16,060), CAR (4,641; 60; 1,721), Chad (945; 76; 843), Congo (3,745; 60; 1,625), DRC (9,488; 224; 8,363), Equatorial Guinea (4,821;…

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Equatorial Guinea Continues Proactive Industry Engagement to Support the Oil Sector

The MMH has recognized the need to double efforts on tackling ongoing industry challenges, and finding new ways to do business to ensure that Equatorial Guinea remains competitive

In order to maintain the engagement with the oil sector of Equatorial Guinea in light of the ongoing crisis of Covid-19 and challenging market conditions, H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) recently met with an industry delegation in Malabo. Accompanied by H.E. Santiago Mba Eneme…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 10 August 2020, 6 pm EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,048,600) deaths (23,278), and recoveries (734,235) by region: Central (50,353 cases; 961 deaths; 37,589 recoveries): Burundi (408; 1; 315), Cameroon (17,586; 393; 16,060), CAR (4,641; 60; 1,721), Chad (944; 76; 839), Congo (3,664; 58; 1,605), DRC (9,488; 224; 8,363), Equatorial Guinea (4,821;…