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…

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Source: Government of Eswatini |

Coronavirus - Eswatini : Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini has announced first batch of Government COVID-19 payment for laid-off workers

Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini has announced that the first batch of Government COVID-19 payment for laid-off workers begins today with 1949 recipients. “Subsequent payments will be made every Friday until the current figure of laid off employees is exhausted.”  

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

Coronavirus - South Sudan: UNMISS strengthens COVID-19 risk communication at and on public gatherings in Eastern Equatoria

The UNMISS-supported COVID-19 awareness-raising campaign in the state is currently taking place in the towns of Magwi, Ikotos, Narus and Nadapal

To further increase awareness on how to keep communities safe from COVID-19, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan has reached an agreement with local authorities in Eastern Equatoria State to borrow one of its strategically located billboard spaces for critical messaging on measures to prevent the spread of the…

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…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Coronavirus – South Africa: Appropriations Committees - Ministers of Finance, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) and South African Local Government Association (SALGA) to address critical challenges in Local Government

The committees recognise the important role of local government, especially in response to challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic

As part of the processing the 2020 Division of Revenue Amendment and Adjustment Appropriations Bills, joint meetings of the Standing and Select Committees on Appropriations over the past two days have received briefings from the National Treasury (NT), the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) and the South African Local Government…

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: The Republic of Sierra Leone State House |

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Broadcast Statement by His Excellency, Dr. Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone on the Easing of Restrictions on Houses of Worship and Other Measures

Citizens must take personal responsibility for protecting themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19

By His Excellency, Dr. Julius Maada Bio In our fight to protect against and curtail COVID-19, we have taken well-considered measures to protect lives and also sustain livelihoods through an inclusive and rigorous consultative process with stakeholders and experts. Throughout, we have also urged strict compliance with all public health…

Source: Ministry of Health - Republic of Uganda |

Coronavirus - Uganda: Results of COVID-19 Tests Done on 09 July 2020

Of the 6 confïrmed cases; two (2) are truck drivers and four (4) are contacts and alerts from Malaba, Busia, Amuru and Kyotera Districts

Today, the Ministry of Health confirms 6 new COVID-19 cases from 2,048 samples tested. The cumulative confïrmed cases of Ugandans is now 1,006. Of the 6 confïrmed cases; two (2) are truck drivers and four (4) are contacts and alerts from Malaba, Busia, Amuru and Kyotera Districts. Regarding the Ugandan…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Coronavirus - Nigeria: Phone Survey Data - Monitoring COVID-19 Impact on Firms and Households in Nigeria

This survey is being implemented by the National Bureau of Statistics with technical support from the World Bank

Nigeria was among the first countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to identify COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases and has since implemented strict measures to contain the spread of the virus. At the same time, oil prices plummeted by 60% following the spread of the global pandemic. As the oil sector accounts for the…