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Facebook launches Coronavirus Information Center in 17 African countries

Facebook users can opt in to follow the center to get notifications and see updates in their News Feed from official government health authorities

Facebook (www.Facebook.co.za) is expanding its Coronavirus Information Center to 17 more countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Information Centers form part of Facebook’s effort to help the global fight against COVID-19 by providing people with the latest news and information from trusted health authorities as well as resources and tips to…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Outbreak Brief #12: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

As of 3 pm EAT 7 April 2020, a total of 10,086 COVID-19 cases and 487 (CFR 5%) deaths have been reported in 52 African countries

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (31 March 2020), 518,122 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 34,452 new deaths have been reported globally. This is a 75% increase in cases reported. To date, a total of 1,211,961 COVID-19 cases and 67,666 (CFR 6%) related deaths have been reported…

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Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 Surveillance Update - 7 April 2020 5:00 p.m

Northern (4,506; 365; 444): Algeria (1,423; 173; 90), Egypt (1,322; 85; 259), Libya (18; 1; 0), Mauritania (6; 1; 2), Morocco (1,141; 83; 88), Tunisia (596; 22; 5)

Total number positive cases in Africa 10,252 52 countries 492 deaths 989 recovery cases by Region African Union Member States (52) reporting COVID-19 cases (10,252), deaths (492), and recoveries (989) by region:  Central (950 cases; 33 deaths; 34 recoveries):  Burundi (3; 0; 0), Cameroon (650; 9; 17), Central African Republic (9; 0;…

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Africa - COVID-19 Surveillance Update: 7 April 2020 9:00a.m

Total number positive cases in #Africa 10,075. 52 countries 487 deaths 913 recovery cases by Region #AfricaPrepares #FactsNotFear African Union Member States (52) reporting COVID-19 cases (10,075), deaths (487), and recoveries (913) by region:  Central (950 cases; 33 deaths; 34 recoveries): Burundi (3; 0; 0), Cameroon (650; 9; 17), Central African Republic (9;…

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African Energy Chamber urges Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to reach a deal on ending Oil Prices War

The situation in Africa’s oil economies is dire and the continent needs a deal to ensure the continuity and survival of its industry

OPEC and OPEC+ are set to meet in Vienna on Thursday, April 9th, to try to reach a deal on ending the current oil prices war. Since OPEC failed to reach a deal on maintaining production cuts last March, major oil producers have been ramping up production to maintain and…

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Coronavirus - Africa: WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies Week 14

Cases of COVID-19 are rising rapidly and spreading geographically across the WHO African Region, with 45 (96%) of the 47 countries in the Region now reporting cases

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 111 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the WHO African Region Ebola virus disease…

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African Development Bank appoints Mrs. Nafissatou N’diaye Diouf Acting Director for Communications and External Relations

Nafissatou, a Senegalese national, is currently a Division Manager in the Communications and External Relations Department of the African Development Bank Group

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Nafissatou N’diaye DIOUF as the Acting Director for Communications and External Relations Department (PCER), effective 1 April 2020. Nafissatou, a Senegalese national, is currently a Division Manager in the Communications and External Relations Department of the African Development…

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Africa - COVID-19 Surveillance Update: 6 April 2020 5:00 p.m

Northern (4,204; 321; 420): Algeria (1,320; 130; 90), Egypt (1,173; 78; 247), Libya (18; 1; 0), Mauritania (6; 1; 2), Morocco (1,113; 71; 76), Tunisia (574; 18; 5)

Total number positive cases in #Africa 9,457 51 countries 442 deaths 848 recovery cases by Region African Union Member States (51) reporting COVID-19 cases (9,457), deaths (442), and recoveries (848) by region:  Central (917 cases; 33 deaths; 30 recoveries):  Burundi (3; 0; 0), Cameroon (650; 9; 17), Central African Republic (9; 0;…

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Africa - COVID-19 Surveillance Update: 6 April 2020 9:00a.m

Total number positive cases in #Africa 9,198. 51 countries 414 deaths 813 recovery cases by Region #AfricaPrepares #FactsNotFear African Union Member States (51) reporting COVID-19 cases (9,198), deaths (414), and recoveries (813) by region:  Central (917 cases; 33 deaths; 30 recoveries): Burundi (3; 0; 0), Cameroon (650; 9; 17), Central African Republic (9;…

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Africa - COVID-19 Surveillance Update: 5 April 2020 9:00a.m

Northern (3,837; 255; 391): Algeria (1,171; 105; 77), Egypt (1,170; 71; 241), Libya (18; 1; 0), Mauritania (6; 1; 2), Morocco (919; 59; 66), Tunisia (553; 18; 5)

Total number positive cases in #Africa 8,536 50 countries 360 deaths 710 recovery cases by Region African Union Member States (50) reporting COVID-19 cases (8,536), deaths (360), and recoveries (710) by region:  Central (766 cases; 32 deaths; 28 recoveries):  Burundi (3; 0; 0), Cameroon (509; 8; 17), Central African Republic (9; 0;…