IMPACT
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First Responsible, Traceable, and Commercially-Viable Artisanal Gold Supply Chain Operational in Côte d’Ivoire

The Just Gold project is the first to successfully trace responsible artisanal gold from mine site to export according to international standards

After a first export of gold, IMPACT (https://IMPACTTransform.org/en/) and the European Union announced today that a traceability and due diligence system from mine site to the international market for artisanal gold from Côte d’Ivoire has been successfully implemented as part of the Just Gold project. The Just Gold project supports…

Source: Hapag-Lloyd |

Hapag-Lloyd continues to grow in West Africa and opens office in Nigeria

As the largest economy and one of the most populous countries in Africa, Nigeria plays a crucial role in the container liner’s growth strategy on the continent

Today, Hapag-Lloyd (www.Hapag-Lloyd.com) opened its new office in Lagos, Nigeria. As the largest economy and one of the most populous countries in Africa, Nigeria plays a crucial role in the container liner’s growth strategy on the continent. Lagos is one of the most important port cities in Africa. “We are…

Source: Kwik |

Kwik Delivery releases WooCommerce plugin, enabling 2-Hour Deliveries for thousands of Nigerian Online Merchants

By installing this plugin in a few minutes, merchants large and small can offer Kwik Delivery’s on-demand, just-in-time delivery service to all their customers

Kwik Delivery (http://Kwik.Delivery/) announces today that it has become the first African last-mile delivery platform to release a WooCommerce plugin, enabling thousands of Nigerian online merchants to integrate seamlessly its delivery service to their WordPress online stores.  By installing this plugin in a few minutes, merchants large and small can offer Kwik Delivery’s…

World Food Programme (WFP)
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Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Coronavirus - Kenya: World Food Programme (WFP) Kenya Country Office - Markets Watch - COVID-19 Supply Chain and Markets Update

WFP is also supporting county food security situation rooms to monitor and report on the food security situation on a weekly basis

Economic Conditions Kenya currency exchange rate: The Kenya shilling continued to record historic lows against the US Dollar pointing to a rise in the cost of importing goods into the country in the short term. As of Friday 21 August, the Central Bank of Kenya mean indicative exchange rate was…

Source: Novartis |

New collaboration between Novartis and Africa Medical Supplies Platform to facilitate supply of COVID-19 related medicines

The African Union through the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP) has integrated vetted medical suppliers to ensure rapid access to affordable COVID-19 related supplies

The collaboration aims to help alleviate supply and logistical constraints in the African Union member states; Portfolio of 15 generic and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines from Sandoz division will be sold at zero-profit to governments through Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP) to 55 African and 15 Caricom eligible countries; the African…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Uganda: How Previous Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks Helped Uganda Respond to COVID-19 Outbreak

Years of investment in human resources, equipment and modest infrastructure came in handy when COVID-19 struck giving the country a reasonably decent response to the outbreak

For many public health workers in Uganda, responding to disease outbreaks of epidemic potential in not new. This is because the country has been in preparedness and response modes for quite some time and its disease outbreak system has regularly been tested over the years. Uganda has had four Ebola…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Regional Integration as a Tool for Wealth Creation in Africa (By Khaled Sherif)

There is a need to focus on fundamentals: producing more of what Africa consumes, and consuming more of what Africa produces

The COVID-19 pandemic and its health and economic impacts has forced a global rethink of the current multilateral framework and what it means for the future. For Africa, COVID-19 has served as a wake-up call in many ways. The mitigation measures that were put in place by most countries, globally,…

Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Coronavirus - Libya: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Libya Humanitarian Bulletin

Humanitarian access remains a persistent challenge across the country, compounded by COVID-19 restriction measures

Highlights: As of 31 July 2020, there are 3,691 confirmed cases and 74 COVID-related deaths nationally with significant increases in Tripoli, Sebha and Misrata. Socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 continue to affect people’s food security and livelihoods, exacerbated by electricity and water cuts. More than 243,000 people have been reached with…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), WHO and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) statement on access to internationally controlled medicines during COVID-19 pandemic

There is a need to ensure access to controlled medicines such as sedatives and analgesics for intubation protocols for the treatment of patients with COVID-19

Scope (COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients affected by the pandemic) The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) call on governments to ensure that the procurement and supply of controlled medicines in countries meet the needs of patients,…

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    • The 60-bed Khayelitsha Field Hospital was developed by MSF to support the nearby Khayelitsha District Hospital in coping with the pressures of peak COVID-19 transmission in the Western Cape. South Africa, June 2020. © MSF/ROWAN PYBUS
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Coronavirus - South Africa: Western Cape begins to breathe after COVID-19 peak

Western Cape was ahead of COVID-19 curve in South Africa and lessons learned in Khayelitsha are of high relevance as new coronavirus surges in other low-resource settings

On 1 June, the day Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened Khayelitsha Field Hospital, 1,730 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in South Africa’s Western Cape. To relieve the immense pressure on the Khayelitsha District Hospital, 17 patients were transferred to the field hospital on that first day. At one point during…