Source: UN News |

Coronavirus: Reggae classic ‘One Love’ re-issued to help children upended by COVID crisis

The fundraising initiative comes as the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that an additional 6,000 children could die every day from preventable causes in the next six months

The iconic Bob Marley song One Love is to be re-released with the blessing of the musician’s family to support children whose lives have been upended by COVID-19, the UN said on Thursday. The fundraising initiative comes as the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that an additional 6,000 children could…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Clustering in special economic zones can boost the creative industry in Central Africa, says ECA’s Pedro

Can help countries of the sub-region build back better in a post-COVID-19 dispensation

The creative industries constitute an important lever for economic diversification in Central Africa and can help countries of the sub-region build back better in a post-COVID-19 dispensation, said the Head of ECA’s Office for Central Africa – Antonio Pedro – to a range of actors from across Francophone Africa who…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Singer and activist Youssou N’Dour, Zambia’s Minister of Health, African Development Bank Vice President headline call to build African solidarity post-COVID-19

COVID-19 crisis could exacerbate inequalities in education, health and employment opportunities that exist on the continent

How can Africa build on the solidarity shown during the coronavirus pandemic to achieve the continent’s development goals in the post-COVID world? That was the question posed at a webinar hosted by the African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) and the African Development Bank’s Civil Society and Community…

Source: Mastercard |

Camila Cabello Joins Mastercard Roster Creating Digital Priceless Experiences

Becca, Marcel Dessailly, Naomi Osaka, Wasim Akram and Other Partners Help Fulfill People’s Passions for Arts & Culture, Culinary, Music and Sports Around the World

From intimate acoustic sessions with Camila Cabello featuring new renditions of her hit music to a question and answer session hosted by rugby legend Bryan Habana and two-time Grand Slam™ winner Naomi Osaka serving up a family favorite recipe, Mastercard (www.Mastercard.co) is partnering with its global ambassadors to craft unique…

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

Coronavirus - Africa: Facebook and Red Cross launch #AfricaTogether, a Campaign calling for vigilance against Covid-19

#AfricaTogether combines musical and comedy performances with information from Covid-19 first responders and fact-checkers from across Africa

Facebook and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are partnering to launch #AfricaTogether – a digital campaign and two-day festival on June 4th and 5th featuring artists from across Africa to encourage continued vigilance against Covid-19. With more than 100,000 Covid-19 cases confirmed on the continent and containment…

Rasha Kelej
Source: Rasha Kelej |

Rasha Kelej creates a song by singers from 11 African countries to support medical workers during Coronavirus battle

This is the first time in Africa and may be in the world that 11 singers from 11 African countries in three languages have participated in one song, to support the medical staff during this difficult time

Rasha Kelej: I have directed and produced for the first time, a song by singers from 11 African countries for the first time together in three languages; English, French and Arabic to show our support for medical workers around the world. This is my personal contribution towards the response to…

Facebook
Source: Facebook |

Facebook and Red Cross Launch #AfricaTogether, a Campaign Calling for Vigilance against Covid-19

#AfricaTogether combines musical and comedy performances with information from Covid-19 first responders and fact-checkers from across Africa

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are partnering to launch #AfricaTogether – a digital campaign and two-day festival on June 4th and 5th featuring artists from across Africa to encourage continued vigilance against Covid-19. With more than 100,000 Covid-19 cases confirmed on the continent and…

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Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: When hip-hop saves lives - UNESCO, i4Policy, UNHCR join forces in #DontGoViral campaign to fight infodemic around COVID-19

As over 5,000 coronavirus cases were reported in West and Central Africa, the song was composed to express the spirit of #DontGoViral

“We are at war against an invisible enemy/ For once, by keeping our distance we will be invincible/ I know you've always dreamed of being Superman/ But stay home, you'll see it’s super, man” says the song Protect your Life, released by the Raised Fists collective of Nigeria to raise awareness of,…

Source: Bizcommunity |

South Africa not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 Industry Overview

Big business in South Africa should continue communicating during this time of crisis

The second of Bizcommunity’s (https://www.Bizcommunity.com/) 360 overviews, showing SA business communities putting the grit in integrity to meet the unique economic and health challenges caused by Covid-19 in our region. Former media and crisis communications manager at SAB and AB InBev, Azure Fey shared that ‘big business in South Africa…