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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…

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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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LOCKING DOWN AFRICA NOW: There is no time for test runs (By Victor Oladokun)

The outlook for the continent is grim unless swift proactive actions are taken

By Victor Oladokun, is the former Director of Communication and External Relations, African Development Bank Group Two days ago, I received an urgent plea from Massimo, a good friend and a highly respected Italian journalist based in Rome. His message was simple, urgent and straight to the point. “Please Victor, pay…

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Coronavirus - Rwanda: Rwanda Update COVID-19

All new cases have been isolated and the tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management

As of 2nd April 2020, two (2) new COVID-19 cases were identified, bringing the total to eighty-four (84). • Two (2) frequent travelers who had visited multiple countries All new cases have been isolated and the tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management. All patients are under treatment…

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Coronavirus - Africa: The United States is leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

U.S. government agencies are working together to prioritize foreign assistance based on coordination and the potential for impact

The U.S. government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both at home and abroad. As part of this comprehensive and generous U.S. response, the State Department and USAID are providing an initial investment of…

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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…

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African Development Bank Group approves Gender Equality Trust Fund and Risk-Sharing Mechanism to improve women’s economic empowerment in Africa

Funded by donors, the GETF will support the delivery and scale-up of the Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) programme

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) have approved a new Gender Equality Trust Fund (GETF) aimed at pushing forward gender equality and women’s empowerment across the continent. Funded by donors, the GETF will support the delivery and scale-up of the Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for…

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Coronavirus – Rwanda: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Approves a US$109.4 Million Disbursement to Rwanda to address the COVID-19 Pandemic

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly unfolding, with the near-term outlook deteriorating quickly

The IMF approved the disbursement of US$109.4 million to be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility; The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly unfolding, with the near-term outlook deteriorating quickly; The authorities have acted fast by putting in place measures to help contain and mitigate the spread of…

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Coronavirus – Rwanda: Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus — 2 April 2020

All new cases have been isolated and the tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management

Two (2) new coronavirus cases were identified, bringing the total to eighty-four (84). • Two (2) frequent travellers who had visited multiple countries All new cases have been isolated and the tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management. All patients are under treatment in stable condition in…

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

Northern (2,740, 162, 290): Algeria (847, 58, 77), Egypt (779, 52, 179), Libya (10, 0, 0), Mauritania (5, 0, 0), Morocco (676, 40, 29), Tunisia (423, 12, 5)

African Union Member States (49) reporting COVID-19 cases (6,470), deaths (241), and recoveries (504) by region: Central (466 cases, 21 deaths, 19 recoveries): Burundi (2, 0, 0), Cameroon (271, 7, 10), Central African Republic (8, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (22, 2, 2), DRC (123, 11, 3), Equatorial…