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: 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: 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…

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

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 10 July 2020 9am EAT

Northern (119,267; 5,062; 49,884): Algeria (17,348; 978; 12,329), Egypt (79,254; 3,617; 22,753), Libya (1,268; 36; 306), Mauritania (5,087; 139; 1,994), Morocco (15,079; 242; 11,447), Tunisia (1,231; 50; 1,055)

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (541,381) deaths (12,443), and recoveries (264,721) by region:  Central (39,365 cases; 816 deaths; 21,340 recoveries):  Burundi (226; 1; 141), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,200; 52; 1,142), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (2,028; 47; 589), DRC (7,846; 189; 3,513), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

Source: UN News |

Coronavirus - Africa: Refugees in Africa ‘even more vulnerable than ever’ amid COVID crisis

Millions of refugees across Africa face even greater food insecurity because of aid disruption and rising food prices linked to the COVID-19 crisis, UN humanitarians warned on Thursday

The alert from the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), coincides with ongoing conflict and disasters on the continent, and severe underfunding for their work. “While the situation continues to deteriorate for everyone, the disaster is magnified for refugees who have absolutely nothing to cushion their…

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

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 9 July 2020, 5 pm EAT

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (523,806), deaths (12,229), and recoveries (255,016) by region: Central (39,058 cases; 815 deaths; 21,171 recoveries): Burundi (219; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,109; 52; 1,050), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (1,821; 47; 525), DRC (7,846; 189; 3,513), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

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

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases 9 July 2020 9 am EAT

Northern (117,381; 4,994; 48,940): Algeria (16,879; 968; 12,094), Egypt (78,304; 3,564; 22,241), Libya (1,182; 35; 295), Mauritania (5,024; 135; 1,944), Morocco (14,771; 242; 11,316), Tunisia (1,221; 50; 1,050)

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (522,104) deaths (12,206), and recoveries (254,361) by region:  Central (38,949 cases; 810 deaths; 21,150 recoveries):  Burundi (219; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,109; 52; 1,050), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (1,821; 47; 525), DRC (7,737; 184; 3,492), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…