Accor
Source: Accor |

Accor Middle East & Africa region expands with addition of India and Turkey

Middle East & Africa region expanded to include India and Turkey, under management of the Dubai Regional Office

Accor (www.group.Accor.com), a world-leading augmented hospitality group, has added India and Turkey to its Middle East & Africa region. The newly expended region will now comprise of a portfolio of more than 84,000 rooms across 400 hotels.  With the industry’s most dynamic portfolio of brands, covering every market segment from…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Indo-Africa Summit panel calls for strong Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to close Africa’s infrastructure gap, strengthen trade

The three-day event, which took place virtually from 4 to 6 November, drew lessons from India’s public-private partnership experience, which some speakers described as a good model for Africa

Panelists at the IMC Indo-Africa Summit called for stronger public-private partnerships to close Africa’s infrastructure gap and speed up intra-continental and world trade. The three-day event, which took place virtually from 4 to 6 November, drew lessons from India’s public-private partnership experience, which some speakers described as a good model…

APO Group
Source: APO Group |

Google Sub-Saharan Africa Director Nitin Gajria joins prestigious judging panel for APO Group’s African Women in Media Award

The panel is the largest and most influential ever assembled for a media prize in Africa, with Nitin joining more than 100 luminaries from diverse organizations like Twitter, Canon, the NBA, Microsoft, FIFA, Dangote and many more

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, is delighted to announce that Google’s Sub-Saharan Africa Director, Nitin Gajria is joining the African Women in Media Award judging panel (www.bit.ly/MeetTheAPOJury). The Award recognizes, celebrates and empowers African women in the media who support female entrepreneurship throughout the continent.    More than 100…

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

Coronavirus - Africa: Outbreak Brief #42 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Six countries account for approximately 83% of the new COVID-19 cases reported

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (27 October 2020), 3,434,225 new confirmed [1] coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 40,289 new deaths have been reported globally. To date, a total of 46,412,100 COVID-19 cases and 1,193,177 related deaths (case fatality rate (CFR): 2.6%) have been reported from 219 countries and territories.…

World Rugby
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New Report Highlights Global Rise in Rugby Interest in 2019

A new global study from Nielsen has recorded 877 million followers and 405 million fans of rugby union worldwide in 2019

Rising rugby interest in Africa is not limited to just South Africa, and several emerging nations, particularly Zimbabwe and Namibia, have shown impressive growth In Namibia and Zimbabwe, 50 per cent of people are interested in rugby; 23 per cent of people in Kenya are very interested in rugby In…

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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.…

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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…

Source: World Trade Organization (WTO) |

Coronavirus: Members discuss intellectual property response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Discussion on a proposal submitted by India and South Africa for a temporary waiver of certain Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) obligations

At the meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 15-16 October 2020, WTO members discussed how best to use the global intellectual property (IP) system to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Members also discussed the extension of the transitional period for least developed countries (LDCs)…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

World Council of Churches (WCC) congratulates World Food Programme on receiving Nobel Peace Prize

The World Food Programme’s contribution has become even more important in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

The World Council of Churches (WCC) welcomed and celebrated the award of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to the UN World Food Programme. “We express our gratitude and congratulations to the leadership and each staff member of the World Food Programme,” said Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, WCC interim general…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Landmark Move: South Africa & India propose no patents on COVID-19 medicines, tools during pandemic

India and South Africa on 2 October asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to allow all countries to choose to neither grant nor enforce patents

MSF: "With this bold action, India and South Africa have shown that governments want to be back in the driver’s seat when it comes to ensuring all people can have access to needed COVID-19 medical products" In a landmark move, India and South Africa on 2 October asked the World…