Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Coronavirus - South Sudan: Time is now to avert the worst in the fight against COVID-19

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is putting infection prevention and control measures in place in the three hospitals and 36 primary health care centres

South Sudan has a critical window in which actions can be taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 and avert the worst. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) fears that if the virus takes hold it could be particularly devastating to communities already suffering from years of war…

Centurion Law Group
Source: Centurion Law Group |

Centurion Law Group Launches COVID-19 Legal Updates Series

Centurion Law Group has launched a series of legal updates where it will be providing the latest updates and insights on in-country changes in legislations and regulations

The series will provide an overview of the current state of affairs in Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, Mauritius, Ghana, Cameroon, Angola, Nigeria and Zambia; Centurion (https://CenturionLG.com) continues to push its on demand legal service, Centurion Plus during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Centurion Law Group…

Source: Save the Children |

Coronavirus - Africa: Alarm grows in Africa as continent records its 10,000th case of COVID-19

Children and their families across Africa have already been struggling through a decade of climate shocks and regular food crisis

Some of the most vulnerable children and their families across Africa who depend on the informal economy for their livelihoods are and will increasingly be impacted by measures designed to stop the spread of COVID-19, Save the Children is warning, as the number of people on the continent infected with…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Coronavirus - Libya: Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Libya

Medical personnel, hospitals and medical facilities are protected under international humanitarian law and that attacks on them may constitute war crimes

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the heavy shelling, for the second consecutive day, of Al Khadra General Hospital in Tripoli. He also condemns the continued attacks on medical personnel, hospitals and medical facilities, particularly at a time when they are critical to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Secretary-General…

Source: Genesys |

Genesys helps organisations manage increased customer service demands and establish remote workforces during COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid Response offer gives organisations free cloud contact centre solution deployed in 48 hours, plus no premiums for volume spikes and comprehensive training and support

As the world adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations of all sizes are struggling to manage increased demand while working to keep employees safe. To help navigate these challenges, Genesys® (www.Genesys.com), the global leader in cloud customer experience and contact centre solutions, has launched a new Rapid Response offer to…

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

Coronavirus - Africa (UNHCR): Staying and delivering for refugees amid COVID-19 crisis

Over 100 tonnes of emergency and medical aid were recently airlifted to Chad and Iran

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, detailed today a series of measures it is taking in its field operations to help respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and prevent further spread. “I am deeply concerned at this unprecedented pandemic and its impact on refugees and their host communities. The COVID-19…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

Coronavirus - South Sudan: COVID-19 confirmed in South Sudan; International Rescue Committee (IRC) calls for rapid scale up of support to stop the spread of the disease

Less than half of South Sudan’s health care facilities are functioning and many in operation are poorly equipped and understaffed

Yesterday, the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in South Sudan, exposing a population struggling to recover from six years of brutal war to even more suffering amid poor health care, nutrition and access to water and sanitation. With 7.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and more than…

Source: Centurion Law Group |

Juggling at the Top: What it Takes to Manage a Pan-African Energy Law Practice in 2020

Zion believes that a practical mindset and local understanding is how African lawyers can make the difference in a very competitive industry

At 35, Zion Adeoye is the youngest Managing Partner at an African multi-national law firm. Appointed in 2020 to head the Centurion Law Group (https://CenturionLG.com), Zion embodies a new generation of African lawyers leading the continent into the transformations that will place Africa as the 21st century’s success story. As…

Source: Amnesty International |

Coronavirus - Eritrea: Show humanity and release prisoners of conscience amid COVID-19

At least 22 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to its Ministry of Health

Eritrean-American Ciham Ali Ahmed turns 23 today – and once again she is spending her birthday behind bars. This year she faces the additional and potentially deadly risk of contracting COVID-19 in some prison in Eritrea. She is a prisoner of conscience, jailed simply for trying to exercise her human…