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

Africa: COVID-19 Surveillance Update - 4 April 2020 9:00a.m

Northern (3,280, 217, 357): Algeria (986, 83, 77), Egypt (985, 66, 216), Libya (17, 1, 0), Mauritania (6, 1, 2), Morocco (791, 48, 57), Tunisia (495, 18, 5)

Total number positive cases in Africa 7,741 50 countries 313 deaths 640 recovery cases by Region African Union Member States (50) reporting COVID-19 cases (7,741), deaths (313), and recoveries (640) by region:  Central (753 cases, 28 deaths, 27 recoveries):  Burundi (3, 0, 0), Cameroon (509, 8, 17), Central African Republic (8, 0,…

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Coronavirus - Africa: African Union Member States (50) reporting COVID-19 cases

African Union Member States (50) reporting COVID-19 cases (7,741), deaths (313), and recoveries (640) by region: Central (753 cases, 28 deaths, 27 recoveries):  Burundi (3, 0, 0), Cameroon (509, 8, 17), Central African Republic (8, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (41, 3, 2), DRC (148, 16, 3), Equatorial…

Source: Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi |

Address by His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of The Republic of Malawi, on confirmed Coronavirus cases

We are currently providing initial care and medical management for all three cases

Fellow Malawians, As you are all aware, the world has been attacked by Coronavirus. And until today, Malawi had no any confirmed case. However, sadly, I would like to inform the nation that for first time, we now have confirmed cases of Coronavirus disease in the country. There are three…

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

Africa: COVID-19 Surveillance Update - 3 April 2020 5:00 p.m

Northern (3,057, 203, 332): Algeria (986, 83, 77), Egypt (865, 58, 201), Libya (11, 1, 0), Mauritania (5, 0, 0), Morocco (735, 47, 49), Tunisia (455, 14, 5)

Total number positive cases in Africa 7,028 50 countries  289 deaths  592 recovery cases by Region African Union Member States (50) reporting COVID-19 cases (7,123), deaths (289), and recoveries (592) by region:    Central (535 cases, 24 deaths, 20 recoveries):  Burundi (3, 0, 0), Cameroon (306, 7, 10), Central African…

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Coronavirus - Africa: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases

African Union Member States (50) reporting COVID-19 cases (7,028), deaths (284), and recoveries (561) by region: Central (535 cases, 24 deaths, 20 recoveries): Burundi (3, 0, 0), Cameroon (306, 7, 10), Central African Republic (8, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (41, 3, 2), DRC (134, 13, 3), Equatorial…

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

COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (March 24, 2020)

African countries have imposed tighter travel and public health policies such as full border closures

In addition to our weekly brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help member states, Africa CDC has begun to share a weekly brief detailing the latest changes in scientific knowledge and public health policy changes, as well as updates to the…

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

Africa - Outbreak Brief #10: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

333,393 cases and 14,508 deaths

Outbreak Update: Globally, a total of 333,393 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) confirmed cases1, and 14,508 (CFR 4%) related deaths have been reported to date. Since the last brief (17 March 2020), 165,803 new COVID-19 cases and 7,900 new deaths have been reported globally. Thirty-five new countries and territories, including 13…

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African capital market activity declines further in 2019

The general slowdown in equity markets was largely driven by a series of macroeconomic factors including an equity capital market (ECM) deceleration in global markets

Overall, African equity capital market (ECM) activity in 2019 declined sharply both in volume and value from 2018, with 2019 posting the lowest proceeds raised in ten years. The general slowdown in equity markets was largely driven by a series of macroeconomic factors including an ECM deceleration in global markets,…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Well-fed schoolchildren are key to fuelling Africa’s Economic Growth and Development – says WFP

Across Africa, more and more countries have made school feeding a national priority, and over 30 million children now benefit from school feeding programmes

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) joins the African Union (AU) and countries across Africa to celebrate the Africa Day of School Feeding on 01 March 2020, taking the occasion to underscore that investments in human capital through school health and nutrition programmes can garner huge pay-offs that extend…

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Reinventing steam power technology for a low-carbon future (By Africa Energy Indaba)

Great strides have been made in Africa’s development in biomass

By Africa Energy Indaba As prevalent debates concerning the implementation of carbon neutral sources continue to make headlines, also increasingly rife, is the energy industry’s endeavour to explore a broader array of renewable energy sources including biomass. Great strides have been made in Africa’s development in biomass. Interestingly, Africa has the highest portion…