Source: Ministry of Health, Ethiopia |

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update

Currently, there are twenty-five (25) cases in the treatment center and two of the patients are in critical condition

Ethiopian Public Health Institute conducted 68 laboratory tests within twenty-four hours and three cases are confirmed for COVID-19, making the total cases twenty-nine (29). The confirmed cases are all Ethiopians. The first patient is 33 years old female with travel history to Djibouti, Brazil, India and her last travel was…

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Coronavirus – Tanzania: Local Manufacturers’ Ordeal

The two Asian economic giants are the main suppliers of raw materials to the country's manufacturing industries

The coronavirus outbreak has impacted many investments, but mainly local manufacturers who depend on raw materials from China and India. The two Asian economic giants are the main suppliers of raw materials to the country's manufacturing industries. Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF), Executive Director Godfrey Simbeye unveiled to the "Daily…

Source: Bench Events |

Hospitality - COVID-19: Digital Conference to Unite Hospitality Sector

The virtual conference will take place on April 7th from 10.00–16.00 BST and registration is free of charge for all participants

Bench Events (https://BenchEvents.com/), the leading organiser of conferences and forums for the hotel, aviation and restaurant sector is organising a complete live conference experience on the internet to bring together industry leaders to discuss the unprecedented economic circumstances caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and what the industry can do collectively…

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

COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (March 24, 2020)

African countries have imposed tighter travel and public health policies such as full border closures

In addition to our weekly brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help member states, Africa CDC has begun to share a weekly brief detailing the latest changes in scientific knowledge and public health policy changes, as well as updates to the…

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Merck Foundation Calls for Applications for Merck Africa Research Summit – MARS Awards

UNESCO Merck Africa Research Summit – MARS 2020 in partnership with African Union will be held in Zambia with the aim to empower Women and Youth in Research

Merck Foundation (https://www.Merck-Foundation.com/), the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany plans to conduct the New Edition of their “UNESCO – Merck Africa Research Summit (MARS) 2020” with the aim to Empower Women & Youth in Research on the 13th of October in Lusaka, Zambia on the side of their annual conference…

Source: Embassy of France in Gaborone, Botswana |

COVID-19: Last Minute

Latest measures taken by the authorities of Botswana

The Botswana authorities have announced several measures to address the crisis: • Travellers from "high-risk" countries (China, Japan, South Korea, Iran, the United States, the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and India) are banned from entering Botswana; • Botswana citizens and…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Ambassador T. Selby Pillay - Seychelles’ First Envoy Accredited to Nepal

The accreditation is a manifestation of the commitment of both Seychelles and Nepal to reinvigorate their efforts on areas of mutual interest

On Thursday 5th March 2020, Mr. Selby Pillay became the first Seychelles Ambassador to be accredited to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. This follows the presentation of his Letter of Credence to Nepalese President, the Rt. Hon. Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Rastrapati Bhavan, Shital Niwas of Kathmandu,…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

The Republic of Mauritius National Day

The United States and Mauritius have long enjoyed a strong bilateral relationship

On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my congratulations to the Mauritian people in recognition of the 52nd anniversary of your independence. The United States and Mauritius have long enjoyed a strong bilateral relationship. Our common dedication to democracy and our countries’ excellent cooperation in maritime security…

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The incredible progress of Women's Rugby in Mauritius

In three years, the federation recorded a growth of 177% going from 119 to 211 female licenses

Women's Rugby is the fastest growing sport in Mauritius and on Rugby Africa. In three years, the federation recorded a growth of 177% going from 119 to 211 female licensees. The Mauritius2024 Olympic program as a booster for women's rugby. In 2018, the Federation launched the Mauritius2024 Olympic program with…