Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Coronavirus - UNHCR Niger: Staying and delivering for refugees amid the COVID-19 crisis

UNHCR’s top priority in the COVID-19 crisis is to ensure that people we serve are included in the Government’s response plan and are properly informed

There are confirmed COVID-19 cases in Niger. Refugees are at the same risk of contracting and transmitting the COVID-19 virus as local populations. To date and based on available evidence, there have been no reports of COVID-19 infections among refugees and asylum-seekers in Niger. However, there is no reason to…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

What oil companies need to know to maintain resilient energy assets amidst a global pandemic

Most economic analysts and energy asset operators now agree that 2020 could see negative demand growth for oil globally

In this time of depressed oil Prices and raging scourge of COVID-19, most economic analysts and energy asset operators now agree that 2020 could see negative demand growth for oil globally as industries shut down and countries around the world go on lockdown. Negative economic impacts are also being forecasted…

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Source: UN News |

Coronavirus - Africa: Peacekeeping radio stations provide COVID-19 information to vulnerable communities in conflict-affected countries

UN Peacekeeping currently has large, popular and trusted radio stations in four African countries

UN Peacekeeping radio stations have in recent decades helped build support for peace process in a dozen countries around the world including Cambodia, Croatia, Namibia and Timor-Leste. Today, these stations are playing another vital role – getting the word out to vulnerable communities in conflict-affected states about the coronavirus pandemic…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Equatorial Guinea shortlists companies for Key Energy Projects under its Year of Investment

The decision was adopted during a meeting on March 19th, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) of Equatorial Guinea has selected and revealed the key companies shortlisted for the execution of its landmark projects under its ongoing Year of Investment. The decision was adopted during a meeting on March 19th, 2020. At Punta Europa,…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

CORRECTION: African Development Bank launches record breaking $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” Social Bond

Landmark transaction, largest US dollar denominated Social bond transaction to date in capital markets

The African Development Bank (AAA) (www.AfDB.org) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.   The Fight Covid-19 Social bond, with a three-year maturity, garnered interest from central banks and…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Communique of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Teleconference on COVID-19, Held on 26 March 2020

His Excellency President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Arica, in his capacity as Chairperson of the African Union, convened a teleconference of the Bureau of the African Union Heads of State and Government, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit video-teleconference on 26 March 2020. The Bureau…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank launches record breaking $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” Social Bond

Landmark transaction, largest Social bond transaction to date in capital markets

The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.   The Fight Covid-19 Social bond, with a three-year maturity, garnered interest from central banks and…

Kaspersky
Source: Kaspersky |

Kaspersky supports healthcare institutions amid COVID-19 pandemic with free full featured product licenses for six months

Continuity of operations and data protection is extremely critical for healthcare organisations

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) announces free availability of its core endpoint security products for medical organisations, in order to help them stay protected from cyberthreats during the pandemic. The full list of B2B products available for free for six months includes Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Plus, Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365,…

Source: Presidency of Nigeria |

Coronavirus - Nigeria: Statement by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (March 26, 2020)

Over the last few days I have received extensive briefings on the state of the nation as it relates to the Covid-19 pandemic, from the relevant Federal Government agencies as well as the Lagos State Government.     Accordingly, I approved the following: The immediate release of a 10 billion Naira…