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Coronavirus - Africa: UNHCR stepping up coronavirus prevention measures for refugees across East, Horn and Great Lakes region of Africa

The outbreak comes on the top of existing emergency conditions in the region, where 60 per cent of refugees are experiencing food ration cuts due to underfunding

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is ramping up efforts to increase capacity to prevent, treat and limit…

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The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

Bizcommunity’s essential daily business-to-business information provides a snapshot overview of 19 industry sectors that helps companies keep a virtual presence alive

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Recent comments from UK press (https://bit.ly/3aPhB6T) referring to South Africa’s 'formidable leadership'…

Kwik
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Yves Guillemot, Founder & CEO of Ubisoft S.A. invests in Franco-Nigerian startup Kwik Delivery

Yves Guillemot, Founder & CEO of French video games giant Ubisoft S.A. has invested in Franco-Nigeiran startup Africa Delivery Technologies SAS, who operated the Kwik Delivery (http://Kwik.Delivery) platform in Nigeria. The investment, part of Kwik's ongoing Series A round, aims to allow the company to scale up in Nigeria as…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Treasury on Public Finance Management Act extensions during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

PFMA: Communication on extensions during the lockdown period

On 15 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act to enable the government and the country to manage the spreading of the COVID-19 virus. On 23 March 2020, the President declared a nationwide lockdown, whereby all citizens, except those…

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Coronavirus – Somalia: United Nations (UN) appeals to all Somalis to ‘come together’ in fight against COVID-19 pandemic

To reinforce federal and state level efforts to contain and curb the virus, the UN has established system-wide operating, medical and support procedures

Like most countries in the world, Somalia is facing the unparalleled challenge of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations system in the country noted on Tuesday, calling on its citizens to “unite” in stemming the spread. “The UN family in Somalia stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Somalia during…

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CenturionPlus helps companies Stay Ahead of the Curve as we grapple with Covid-19

Amidst this time of crises and the restrictions put on travel and mobility, we have attorneys on the ground that can assist your company with its tailored legal needs

The CenturionPlus team (https://CenturionLG.com) and our on-demand lawyers are working around the clock to help clients navigate the uncharted legal waters sparked by COVID-19. Amidst this time of crises and the restrictions put on travel and mobility, we have attorneys on the ground that can assist your company with its…

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Coronavirus - Gambia: The Government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Health received medical supplies donated by Jack Ma Foundation

Saturday 28th March 2020, the Government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Health received medical supplies donated by Jack Ma Foundation at a colourful ceremony at Banjul International Airport. The Chinese Ambassador to The Gambia H.E. Ma Jianchun on behalf of the People's Republic of China handing over the…

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Coronavirus - Ghana: WHO donates Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Ministry of Health

Honourable Abban also made a passionate appeal to all out there to extend support to his course and make all donations to the Ministries of Health National Security

WHO has donated PPEs to the Ministry of Health as part of efforts to support COVID-19 Outbreak Response in Ghana.  The official handing over was done in a brief ceremony with the participation of the Honourable Deputy Minister for Health, Mr Alex K.K. Abban, the Acting Country Representative for WHO,…

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International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation recognized as Best Islamic Financier at the International Trade Finance Global (TFG) Trade Awards 2020

The winners were selected by an independent steering committee of industry experts from around the world

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has been named ‘Best Islamic Financier’ by the trade finance platform, Trade Finance Global (www.TradeFinanceGlobal.com), in cooperation with BAFT (www.BAFT.org). The international work carried out by banks, financial institutions and technology vendors to…

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Ecolog International and SMARTLINE Technology signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement to provide the Oil & Gas Industry with an Innovative Solution allowing faster drilling, lower cost and up to 90% reduction in water consumption

SMARTSITE™ enables operators to drill faster and reduce the water consumption used for drilling by up to 90%

Agreement underlines Ecolog Group’s (https://Ecolog-International.com/) commitment to driving efficiency and sustainability in the hydrocarbon services through integration of advance technologies; Solution, leveraging the patented SMARTSITE™ technology, aimed at enhancing drilling efficiency, optimizing cost, improving environmental footprint and considerably reducing water consumption. Ecolog International, a leading global provider of integrated services,…